Sunday Real Estate Round-Up, 03/22/09
From Berg Properties Big Time Celebrity Listings:
--Vince Vaughn has put a four-bedroom townhouse in Chicago up for rent for $9,500 a month. The listing is here.
A Lake Forest, Illinois that once belonged to Mr. T has gone to contract after being listed at $7.5 million (it has been on the market since 2004 when it was listed for $10.5 million).
Actress Denise Richards' former home in Hidden Hills, CA is back on the market for $3.495 million. The listing is here.
--Film producer Lawrence Kuppin has put his seven-bedroom mansion in the Hollywood Hills, shown above, on the market for $29.5 million. The listing is here.
--Actor Jason Durr has placed his four-bedroom home in Los Angeles' Larchmont Heights neighborhood on the market for $1.575 million.
From the LA Times Hot Property:
--Actor Justin Berfield bought the "Newlyweds" house in Calabasas from Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey in 2006 for $3.75 million. Now he has listed the five-bedroom Mediterranean for $3.95 million. The listing is here.
--Produce Bill Geddie has put his Brentwood home on the market. It was our estate of the day on Saturday.
--Actor Kevin Dunn has lowered the price of his Sierra Madre house to $1,075,000. It was previously listed at $1,148,000.
--Broadway composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown and his wife, conductor Georgia Stitt, recently purchased a three-bedroom home in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles for $1.15 million.
--Dexter Scott King has sold his Malibu home for $1.99 million. It was listed at $3.495 million when it was our estate of the day in 2007.
--Actress Sandra Vidal has listed her four-bedroom Hollywood Hills home for $2.85 million. The listing is here.
From the Wall Street Journal's Private Properties:
--Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki has put his Issaquah, Washington home on the market for $1.75 million. It's our estate of the day on Monday.
--Lifestyle guru Colin Cowie has paid $4.5 million for the top two floors of a new condominium building in Manhattan's Flatiron district.
--The owners of a Manhattan apartment where George Gershwin once lived have cut the asking price by 15% to $1.675 million.The listing is here.
From the Real Estalker:
--A charming albeit small two bedroom home belonging to Emmy winning visual effects designer Joshua Rose and his partner Raphael Kalichstein has been listed for $767,000. The listing is here.
--"South Park" producer Anne Garefino has listed her home in the Beverly Hills post office area for $1.795 million. The listing is here.
--Billionaire Lou Gonda's Beverly Hills home is reportedly on the market for $35 million.
From Move Trends:
--Nick Nolte's former home in Malibu is listed at $3.65 million. The listing is here.
--Jerry Seinfeld's former home in the Hollywood Hills is listed for $6.25 million. The listing is here.
--Greg Norman has dropped the price on his Hobe Sound, Florida estate to $47.5 million. It was listed at $65 million when it was our estate of the day in 2007.
Luxist tipster Carol led us to the fact that Boston Red Sox pitcher has reduced the price of his Medfield, Massachusetts house to $5 million. It was listed at $8 million when it was our estate of the day in April 2008.
--British television star James Corden is moving to London.
--The creator of the Mamma Mia musical, Catherine Johnson, has picked up a writing den in her home town Bristol. Here new flat is only a short walk from the five-bedroom house she bought with her royalties from the award-winning Abba show.
--Formula 1 driver Mark Webber plans to rent out his home during the 2012 Olympics.
--"Poirot and Inspector Linley" actress Georgina Rylance is looking for a one/two-bedroom flat to rent in Notting Hill or Chelsea.
From Newsday's Real LI:
--A former executive who was part of Lehman Brothers has put his Hamptons home on the market for $31 million. It will be our estate of the day on Tuesday.
--Baseball player Edgardo Alfonzo has dropped the price on his Little Neck, New York home to $4.3 million. He was originally asking $8 million in 2006, and it was listed at $5.1 million when it was our estate of the day last December.
From Cityfile's Buyers and Sellers:
--David Krell, who founded the International Securities Exchange paid $7.6 million for an apartment the Trump International on Central Park West.
--Retired Avon CFO Robert Corti and his wife Joann have paid $2.075 million for an apartment at 300 East 54th Street.
--Investment exec Duke Buchan III has gone into contract to sell his four-bedroom co-op at 840 Park,. He bought it for $9.55 million two years ago and put up for sale for $13.95 million last October and it had most recently been listed at $12.95 million.
--Baseball player Alex Rodriguez has dropped the price on his Coral Gables, Florida home again. It was first listed at $14.9 million and is now down to $11 million. It was our estate of the day last October.
--Andrew Bares and Alla Kormilitsyna have lowered the price of their townhouse at 311 West 74th Street, which they purchased from jazz legend George Wein for $4.7 million in 2007. It was originally listed at $11.995 million but is now offered for $9.985 million.
--Robert Hytner, who founded the defense contractor Information Manufacturing Corporation has paid $8.5 million for a three-bedroom apartment at 25 Central Park West.
--Kenneth Martin, who retired as the CFO of Wyeth in 2007, and his wife Christine, paid $2.575 million for an apartment at 455 East 86th Street.
--Martin Payson, a former vice chairman of Time Warner, and his wife Doris, have paid $5 million for a condo at 170 East End Avenue.
--Bruce Wilcox, an exec at Cumberland Associates, has listed his townhouse at 125 East 62nd Street. He bought the home for $8.5 million in 2005. It is listed at $9.45 million.
--The NY Post's Page Six says the newly-engaged Marc Jacobs and Lorenzo Martone have picked up a $13 million West Village townhouse on Bethune Street with a private garden and roof terrace.
--Hedge funder Dan Loeb sold his carriage house at 7 MacDougal Alley to art gallery director Gordon Veneklasen for $5.5 million, it was originally listed at $7 million.
--Ross Heller, a managing director at NewOak Capital, and his wife Yael, paid $3.75 million for a three-bedroom condo at 60 Beach Street.
From the NY Observer's Manhattan Transfers:
--Baseball player Alex Rodriguez is now renting a two-bedroom apartment at 15 Central Park West for $30,000 a month.
--The apartment that belonged to former model and Warhol muse Jane Holzer has gone into contract. It first hit the market at $22.5 million and was most recently listed at $16.9 million.
--A NYC townhouse that belongs to mergers and acquisitions lawyer Harold S. Nathan, has gone to contract. It was originally listed at $22.75 million and was cut down to a listing price of $17.95 million.
--Joan Raines, the daughter of the Pat Nixon–endorsed postwar fashion designer Adele Simpson, signed a contract to sell her late parents' mansion at 5 East 78th Street to a Wall Street executive and his wife for $23.5 million. When the time came to close the deal the couple walked away forfeiting a $2.35 million deposit. It has been relisted for $21 million. The listing is here.
--The duplex penthouse at 1001 Park Avenue, where the Blackstone Group's billionaire president Hamilton "Tony" James is head of the co-op board, is on the market for $5.9 million. It was recently home to Phillip Bennett, who pled guilty to bank fraud and money laundering in a scheme that cheated investors out of $2.4 billion. The apartment is now government property. The listing is here.