Sunday Real Estate Round-Up, 01/25/09
--The New Orleans home used in the movie "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" is now on the market. The Victorian-era mansion, shown above, has six bedrooms, a library, music room and reception hall. It is listed at $2.85 million.
From the Wall Street Journal's Private Properties:
--The house where the reality show "Momma's Boys" was recently filmed, the gorgeous Terra Bella estate in Santa Barbara, California, has had another price reduction. The home was for sale for $39.5 million when it was our estate of the day in 2007 but is now listed at $21.8 million, 45% below its original listing. The listing is here.
--Goldman Sachs Co-President Jon Winkelried has cut the price of his Nantucket beach estate to $38.5 million, down 30% from October's original price of $55 million.
From the International Herald Tribune's Raising the Roof:
--Two ambitious Dubai projects are reportedly on hold. The Nakheel Tower was designed as the tallest building in the world but construction on the foundation has been halted. The $95 billion Jumeira Gardens project is also said to be in limbo.
--A medieval castle once ruled by Charlemagne, the "King of the Franks," is for sale in Italy. The castle on the border of Tuscany and Umbria dates to 802 and is priced at €13 million.
From the Real Estalker:
--Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum has placed his home in the Doheny Estates area of the Hollywood Hills on the market for $2.975 million. The listing is here.
--Comedienne Chelsea Handler and E! executive Ted Harbert soent $3.7 million on a condo in the Azzure building in Marina del Rey, California.
From the LA Times Hot Properties:
--Old Lion Manor, a lavish mansion once owned by "The Exorcist" author William Peter Blatty is on the market for $27.5 million. We'll be checking it out later this week as an estate of the day.
--Actor Nick Bakay has sold his Sierrra Towers condo in West Hollywood for $2 million.
--Actress Julie Bowen has put her Studio City home on the market. It's our estate of the day later today.
--Deborah Pratt, who wrote, acted in and co-produced the TV series "Quantum Leap," has listed her five-bedroom Holmby Hills-area home for $3.895 million. The listing is here.
--Singer Daniel Powter has listed his four-bedroom contemporary home in the Brentwood area for $2.295 million. The listing is here.
From the NY Post's Gimme Shelter:
--Fashion designer Marc Jacobs has rented an apartment at 40 Mercer Street for $30,000 a month. The building is also home to Harry Potter/"Equus" star Daniel Radcliffe who listed his apartment for rent in 2007 for $20,000 a month.
-- TV journalist Cathleen Trigg-Jones and her husband, plastic surgeon, Michael Jones, have put their Hamilton Heights townhouse on the market for $4 million. The listing is here.
From Berg Properties Big Time Listings:
--Actress and TV personality Caroline Rhea has sold her Hancock Park home for $3.2 million.
--Mr. Big Time rounds up Warren Beatty's real estate listings including a large spread in Beverly Hills.
--The Roy Rogers Double R Bar Ranch in Victorville, California is on the market for $8.5 million. The listing is here.
--A home in Encino once owned by Macy Gray has had a significant price cut down to $8.485 million. It was originally listed at $11.7 million. The listing is here.
--A home used in the Bachelor and Bachelorette television shows has had another price cut. The six-bedroom Agoura Hills, California mansion is now listed at $6.75 million, down from an original price of $13 million. The listing is here.
Gallery: Sunday Real Estate Round-Up 01/25/09
--A trust in Gwyneth Paltrow's late father's name purchased a 2.32-acre parcel adjacent to property owned by the actress and her mother Blythe Dynner in Amagansett. The Bruce Paltrow Administrative Trust closed on the Bluff Road property Dec. 12 for $2.8 million.
--The Sassafras estate which Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are renting and was on the market for $60 million had its listing expire nearly a year ago and is not currently on the market.
--How's this for a quick flip? A home that was bought for $27 million on January 2 is already on sale for $33 milion. The listing is here.
Bernard Madoff's nephew Charles Wiener and his wife, Carolyn, have put their Centerport, New York home on the market for $1.4 million. The listing is here.
From the NY Observer's Manhattan Transfers:
--Billionaire Les Wexner has put his family's rarely used duplex at 834 Fifth Avenue in new York City on the market for $60 million. He paid a reported $9 million for the fifth-floor duplex in 1997.
--Julian Schnabel has reduced the price on his Palazzo Chupi apartments yet again. We first covered these apartments back in February of last year when they were listed at $32 million for the triplex penthouse and $27 million for the duplex. The apartments have now been reduced to $22 million for the penthouse and $19 million for the duplex.
--The Brooke Astor duplex at 778 Park Avenue has been reduced to $34 million. It was listed at $46 million when it was our estate of the day. The listing has been pulled but should soon reemerge with a new broker.
--Jane Holzer, once the Warhol star known as Baby Jane has cut the price of her penthouse at the Volney on East 74th Street to $16.9 million, down from $22.5 million.
--Victor "Tory" Kiam III, the son of the late Remington razor mogul, cut the price of his unrenovated 630 Park Avenue penthouse in half, from $17 million to $8.5 million.