Sunday Real Estate Round-Up, 03/29/09
I've heard that Ann Brenoff who writes the LA Times Hot Property column will be winding up work in April and striking off on new adventures. I'll miss her column and hope that the LA Times finds an equally talented writer to take her place.
From the LA Times Hot Property:
Dr. Robert Rey, the plastic surgeon who stars on "Dr. 90210" has listed his Beverly Hills home, shown above, at $5.295 million. The five-bedroom home includes a large pool and spa and a pro sports gym. The listing is here.
--Author James Arthur Ray has bought the Beverly Hills home Rodney Peete and Holly Robinson Peete. It was listed at $4.25 million and sold for $4 million.
--Professional golfer Fred Couples has listed his Montecito home for $12.5 million. The listing for the nine-bedroom home with ocean views is here.
--Producer Jon Peters put up a 6.5 acre chunk of land in Beverly Hills up for sale last year for $39.5 million. It didn't sell and is now back on the market for $19.995 million complete with the architect Richard Landry's dream home plans for the property. There is already a 14-car underground garage on the property. The listing is here.
From Cityfile's Buyers and Sellers:
--Model/actress Milla Jovovich has dropped the price on her townhouse at 100 Greenwich Avenue. It's been on and off the market for nearly a year and was once listed at $8.75 million but now sits at $7 million. The listing is here.
--via the NY Post, artist Jeff Koons has closed on the purchase of a six-story townhouse at 11 East 67th Street for $12 million, two years after he first went into contract.
--Hedge funder Scott Bommer and his wife Donya have lowered the price of their apartment at the Ritz-Carlton on Central Park South. They bought the four-bedroom unit for $28.5 million last July and put it on the market for $35 million in November. It's now listed at $29.75 million. The listing is here.
--Ivan Kaufman, the CEO of Arbor Realty Trust, and his wife Lisa, are paying $9.26 million for a four-bedroom apartment at 823 Park Avenue.
--Ira Resnick, the founder of the Motion Picture Arts Gallery, paid $10.1 million for a 37th-floor condo at the Millennium Tower on West 67th Street.
--It was once on the market for $50 million but now Lionel Pincus's 14-room duplex at the Pierre can be yours for just $35 million. The listing is here.
--Raymond Weil president Benny Shabtai really wants to sell at 870 Park Avenue. So much so that he has cut more than $13 million off the price. The 13-room contemporary Robert A.M. Stern-designed mansion has been on-and-off the market since 2004 and was once as high as $33 million. It is now listed for $19.95 million. The listing is here.
Soap opera actors Catherine Hickland and Michael Knight have sold their 12th-floor co-op at 255 West 84th Street for $2.3 million.
--The 24th-floor Trump International apartment once occupied by Rand Skolnick, the former CEO of Solgar Vitamins who died last year, has been discounted by $1 million after just a month on the market and now sits at $7.75 million. Check out the views at the listing here.
--Frederick Hill, director of Berry-Hill Galleries, has sold his two-bedroom penthouse at 43 West 64th Street for $2.55 million.
-- Karen and David Fleiss originally listed their duplex at 1030 Fifth Avenue for $47.5 million last June. They then lowered their price twice and tried selling off just the bottom floor for $15 million Then they tried selling the entire eight-bedroom unit to $25 million. Now they've re-listed the bottom floor once again for $12 million. The listing is here.
--Real estate heir Richard Mack has cut the price on his seven-floor townhouse on East 94th Street. He originally put the home up for sale for $59 million last summer but it is now listed at $42 million. The listing is here.
From the Real Estalker:
--Spice Girl Melanie Brown has put her Los Angeles home on the market. It's our estate of the day later today.
--There are rumors that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes could buy David and Victoria Beckham's home in Beverly Hills.
--Did guitar god Slash buy the home in the Mulholland Estates area of Beverly Hills belonging to Colleen Maloof? The home was listed at $8.95 million.
--Rhianna has been spotted house shopping in various locations around Los Angeles.
--Phil Maloof's Beverly Hills house has been reduced from $16.995 million to $10.865 million. The listing is here.
--Joe Maloof's Brentwood home has been reduced from $4.995 million to $4.2 million. The listing is here.
--The Bel Air mansion belonging to Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony has been reduced from $8.5 million to $7.9 million. The listing is here.
--The Harvey Mudd Estate, which was our estate of the day in October 2008 has had another price reduction. It was originally listed at $11.495 million but now sits at $7.995 million.
--Singer Lenny Kravtiz has listed at three-bedroom home in Miami Beach, Florida. The listing is here. His NYC apartment at 30 Crosby also remains on the market for $14.995 million. The listing is here.
--Designer James Perse can get you to pay over $100 for a t-shirt but can he get you to pay $4.995 million for a one-bedroom home in Los Angeles? The listing is here.
From the Wall Street Journal's Private Properties:
--Aaron Spelling's widow Candy Spelling has put her home on the market for $150 million.
--Radio host Don Imus has listed his home in Westport, Connecticut for $30 million. The listing is here.
--The Malibu home used as the exterior for the Hannah Montana television show is available for $15 million.
From the Austin Statesman:
--One of my favorite estate of the day properties, a four-floor modern townhouse in Austin is back on the market for %6.5 million. It was listed for $7.5 million when it was our estate of the day in 2007.
Gallery: Sunday Real Estate Round-Up 03/29/09
--Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood has found a new home in the Chelsea area of London to shack up with his teenage girlfriend, Russian cocktail waitress Ekaterina Ivanova.
--Britain's Got Talent judge Amanda Holden and her new husband, music producer Chris Hughes, have turned their £2.5 million three-bedroom Richmond riverside penthouse into their office and have moved into a modern five-bedroom house nearby.
--Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson's mother, Shirley, has sold her Northamptonshire home, Carbery House, for £645,000 and has bought a converted Wesleyan chapel, also near Corby. In 1972 her tea-cozy company Gabrielle Designs manufactured the first Paddington Bears with their distinctive Wellington boots and floppy bush hats.
--Supermarket heiress Jessica Sainsbury has sold her five-bedroom home in Chelsea for £10.25 million. The house has been bought by an American banker.
From Newsday's Real LI:
-Elizabeth and Emanuel Stern have sold their property in Bridgehampton for $8.5 million. Emanuel Stern is president and chief operating officer of New Jersey-based commercial real estate developers Hartz Mountain Industries, Inc. His father, Leonard Stern is a former owner of the Village Voice newspaper and his grandfather founded the Hartz Mountain pet supply company.
--Two of the 17 Hamptons properties offered recently in an online auction have gone into contract.
--A 14-room Gold Coast mansion in Glen Cove, New York, built in 1907, is looking for ahome. The seven-bedroom Colonial is on 1.66 acres and has water views. it is bank-owned and being sold "as is" which means it's in pretty rough shape but the $1.2 million price tag for a property of that size in that area is alluring. The listing is here.
From the NY Observer:
-Loews heiress Laurie Tisch paid $29 million for an apartment at 834 Fifth Avenue.
--Glenview Capital partner Jeffrey Patterson and his wife Patricia have listed their four-bedroom triplex at 15 East 82nd Street for $12 million, less than a year after buying it for $9.9 million because Patricia wants to be able to walk their children to school. The listing is here.
--A trust for Broadway producer Marty Richards has paid $4.375 million for a three-bedroom apartment at 21 East 96th Street.
--Art collector and investor Glenn Fuhrman has put his condo at 515 Park Avenue on the market for $15.75 million. The listing is here.
--Pharmaceutical exec Richard Ullman has not only listed a $75 million duplex at 15 Central Park West, he has also put his 44th-floor condo at the Trump International up for sale for $18.45 million. The listing is here.
From Move Trends:
Chris Pontius from the shows Jackass and Wildboyz has listed the three-bedroom home in the Nichols Canyon area of Los Angeles that he bought from musician Henry Rollins. The home is listed at $1.15 million.