Sunday Real Estate Round-Up, 03/15/09
The world of real estate reporting lost one of the greats this week. Braden Keil who wrote the Gimme Shelter column for the NY Post succumbed to cancer. He was a sharp writer and a true gentleman and will be much missed.
From the Wall Street Journal's Private Properties:
--Golfer Jim Furyk has listed his Hawaii mansion, shown above, for $7.5 million. The listing for the five-bedroom home with ocean views is here.
--A duplex in a small 19th-century New York building where painter Mark Rothko once lived is for sale for $2.75 million.
From the Real Estalker:
--Patrick Dempsey has put his Bel Air home on the market for $3.595 million. The listing is here.
--Singer Jesse McCartney has listed his Hollywood Hills home for lease for $4,900 a month. The listing is here.
--Diane Keaton has listed her Beverly Hills, California home for $12.995 million. The listing is here. You can see interior pictures from when the home was covered in Architectural Digest here.
--Max Weinberg, drummer for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band and the leader of Conan O'Brien's house band has bought the home on Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles being sold by Naomi Foner and Stephen Gyllenhaal. The couple, who are the parents of Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal first listed the home at $4.2 million but had dropped the price to $3.495 million. It is rumored to have sold for around $3.1 million.
--Producer Mike Medavoy and his wife Irina have listed their home in the Beverly Park community of Beverly Hills again. The home was listed at $23.5 million when we checked it out as an estate of the day in April 2008 but is now on the market for $19.95 million.
From the LA Times Hot Property:
--Sally Field has put her Malibu home on the market for $6.95 million. It is our estate of the day later today.
--Keith Gonzales, the editor of the Players Directory the film and television industry's oldest and best-known casting guide, has put his Los Angeles home up for sale for $4.399 million. The property website is here.
--Chef Mark Peel has sold his home in the Windsor Square area of Los Angeles for $3.25 million
From Berg Properties Big Time Listings:
--Actress Golden Brooks of TV's "Girlfriends" has placed her four-bedroom, home in the Hollywood Hills on the market for $1,799,900. The listing is here.
--Baby Phat fashion designer Kimora Lee Simmons has dropped the asking price of her home in the Beverly Hills post office area to $6.9 million. It was listed at $7.75 million when we checked it out as an estate of the day last June.
--Actor Robert Loggia has listed his four-bedroom home in the Bel-Air area of Los Angeles for $3.65 million. The listing is here.
From Move Trends:
--Last summer, Sylvester Stallone purchased a property along with the lot next door in the Lake Sherwood area of Thousand Oaks, California for a total of $6.35 million. Now the home is up for sale for $5.2 million and the adjacent lot is also for sale for $1.65 million.
--Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis' former six-bedroom home in Los Angeles is listed for $3.195 million.
From AOL Real Estate:
--Check out the amazing homes of some of America's billionaires.
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--Former Lehman Brothers head Richard Fuld's daughter Christine and her husband Aaron Packles, a managing director at Merrill Lynch, have dropped the price of their co-op at 79 East 79th Street. The five-bedroom, full-floor apartment is now listed for $9.8 million. The listing is here.
--via the NY Post, Fashion designer Marc Ecko is selling a colonial home listed at $1.299 million in order to help satisfy more than $2.1 million in construction liens for his New Jersey castle, Stronghold. Ecko and his wife, Allison, bought Stronghold for $7.4 million in 2005 and have hired contractors to perform more than $21.8 million in construction on the home. The Eckos lived in the colonial home which is adjacent to the castle during construction. The listing is here.
--Former UBS exec Ramesh Singh has sold his co-op at 860 Park Avenue, which he first put on the market for $13.4 million in 2007 for $7 million.
-- Writer/director James Toback will put his late mother's 15th-floor co-op at the Majestic on Central Park West up for auction with a minimum asking price of $1.999 million.
--Gilt Groupe men's director John Auerbach and Andrew Black, an editor-at-large at Quest magazine, have paid $1.9 million for an apartment at 255 East 74th Street.
Russian financier Andrei Vavilov has lowered the price of his three-bedroom penthouse at Plaza. He first put it on the market for $12.5 million but it has now been reduced to $9.95 million. The listing is here.
--Jason Epstein, a senior partner at the investment management firm Columbus Nova, and his wife Chloe, an agent at Stribling, have paid $4.6 million for an apartment at 255 East 74th Street.
--Real estate magnate Murray Goodman has dropped the price on his four-bedroom duplex at 960 Fifth Avenue. It was first listed for $32.5 million in January and is now listed at $29.96 million. He bought the apartment for just $1.41 million in 1981. The listing is here.
--Ravi Singh, who retired from Goldman Sachs last year, is still trying to sell his four-bedroom apartment at 15 Central Park West which he picked up last March for $15.87 million. He listed the home last September for $32 million and has now dropped the asking price to $22.5 million. The listing is here.
--Hess Corp. chairman and CEO John Hess has paid $5.5 million for a condo at Tribeca's 101 Warren.
--Ira Lipman, the head of the security firm Guardsmark, has paid $2 million for an apartment at the Sherry Netherland.
--David Krell, who founded the International Securities Exchange has paid $7.6 million for an apartment the Trump International on Central Park West.
--I Trulli owners Astrid and Nicola Marzovilla have sold their six-story townhouse at 129 East 36th Street for $7.28 million to The Republic of Chad on behalf of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Chad to the United Nations.
From Newsday's Real LI:
Folk artist Thomas Langan is selling the Roslyn Harbor compound that he owns with his wife, Penelope. The one-acre property includes a three-bedroom home, a boathouse and a barn that serves as Langan's studio. It is listed for $2.9 million.
--An Arts and Crafts-style house once owned by one of the first mayors of the incorporated village of East Hampton has gone on the market for $2.295 million. The listing is here.
From Homes and Property:
--Heiress Jemima Khan has taken her six-bedroom London mansion off the market after it failed to sell for £26 million and has decided to live there herself.
--Singer Craig David has listed his flashy three-bedroom penthouse overlooking Hampstead Heath for £6.25 million. He bought the flat six years ago for £2.5 million and turned it into a contemporary living space, with finger-pad entry, intricate LED lighting, crystal-encrusted pictures and designer furniture. Listing pictures are here.