Sunday Real Estate Round-Up, 12/14/08
From the LA Times Hot Property:
Designer Randolph Duke has put his fabulous Hollywood Hills home, shown above, on the market. The modern home on the AIA award for best residential design in 2007 and was recently featured on the cover of Architectural Digest. it is listed at $8.25 million.
--Actor Christopher Masterson and Laura Prepon have sold their home for $2.28 million.
--The creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Kevin Eastman has lowered the price of his home in Beverly Hills to $3.495 million from $3.995 million. The listing is here.
--Former Hollywood superagent Michael Ovitz and his wife Judy have listed their seven-bedroom home in Brentwood home for $14.95 million. The listing is here.
--A home belonging to music producer Michael Blakey has been reduced by $1.7 million to $2.995 million. He listed the home in August for $4.695 million. The property website is here.
--The home belonging to music producer Scott Humphrey has come on the market for $2.695 million. It will be our estate of the day later today.
--Sex advice columnist and author Laura Corn's Malibu house has been reduced to $3.795 million after two price drops. She listed it in August for $4.4 million. The listing is here.
From Celebrity Big Time Listings:
--Mr. Big Time checks out the real estate past of lovely actress Gretchen Mol who picked up a house in Venice, California for $1.505 million in 2005, the real estate moves of actress Mindy Kaling of "The Office," who became a first-time homebuyer last year when she paid $1.575 million for a home in Los Angeles' Beverly Grove neighborhood, and the real estate dealings of "Entourage" actor Rhys Coiro, who paid $885,000 in late 2007 for his home in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles.
--Actress Amy Yasbeck, who is the widow of actor John Ritter, has listed a four-bedroom house in the Hollywood Hills on the market for $2.495 million. The listing is here.
From the Wall Street Journal's Private Properties:
--The Polish government has paid $9.55 million last week for the Washington home of former Treasury secretary Nicholas F. Brady. The home will be used as an ambassador's residence.
--The WSJ covers a home that we looked at as an estate of the day last month, the Appleton-Parker residence, a 18,000-square-foot house designed by architect Alexander Parris which is listed at $27.5 million.
--Canadian businessman Peter Nygard is offering his Bahamas home for rent, asking $42,000 a night, or nearly $300,000 a week -- making it one of the most expensive vacation-home rentals in the world. The rental comes with use of an 82-foot yacht, a 48-foot fishing boat, two all-terrain trucks, a full staff, two pools and multiple spas, a 24-seat theater that can play three movies simultaneously, a spa and a disco room. The listing is here.
From the NY Post's Page Six:
--Back in May "Desperate Housewives" star Nicollette Sheridan and Michael Bolton bought a Hidden Hills mansion from Melissa Etheridge and her wife Tammy Lynn Michaels for $4.4 million. Bolton put his Westport, Connecticut home on the market for $11 million (it was our estate of the day in August). Sheridan kicked him out of their Hidden Hills home and so now Bolton is essentially homeless even though he owns two homes.
From the NY Post's Gimme Shelter:
-- Bjork is looking for a Manhattan apartment. She has been searching TriBeCa and SoHo for a three-bedroom place in the $5 million to $6 million range. She was recently spotted checking out a three-bedroom duplex loft at 79 Laight St. with a $4.995 million asking price. This is the same apartment Naomi Watts toured when it was listed for $5.3 million. The listing is here.
--Natasha Lyonne has found a buyer for her studio penthouse. Her Gramercy Towers unit at 200 East 16th St. closed for $440,000.
--Alan Alda has picked up another apartment on his floor at Millennium Tower on West 67th Street. Alda and his wife of 51 years, Arlene, have paid $3 million for an adjacent two-bedroom condo.
--The Pierre hotel pad belonging to Lionel Pincus has had a major price adjustment. The 14-room duplex in the Fifth Avenue building is now for sale for $43 million price tag after a $7 million reduction. The listing is here.
From the Real Estalker:
--Gossip Girl co-creator Stephanie Savage has put her Los Angeles home on the market for $924,500. The listing is here.
-- Keira Knightley may have picked up a £2,500,000 townhouse in Shoreditch, East London.
--Reality TV producer David Garfinkle and MTV executive Maira Suro have listed their home in Encino for $3.699 million. The listing is here.
--Michael Vick's home, which was up for auction for bids over $590,000 on December 12, failed to find a buyer.
From Newday's Real LI:
--A 12-room spread in Brookville that was actually once a cow barn is on the market for 2,094,876. The listing is here.
--Randolph Lerner, owner of the Cleveland Browns NFL football team, just sold a 2.5 acre property on Further Lane in Amagansett for $7.895 million
From the NY Observer's Manhattan Transfers:
--Rap manager Chris Lighty just bought two apartments at the new Chelsea Stratus. He paid $5.28 million total, according to city records filed this week.
--Richard Mack, an executive at the multibillion-dollar investment group Apollo Real Estate, paid $23 million for Spence-Chapin's 24,463-square-foot headquarters at 4-8 East 94th Street and after some renovations put it on the market for $59 million, $36 million more than he paid. It has now been reduced to $49.5 million. The listing is here.