Sunday Real Estate Round-Up, 04/12/09
From the LA Times Hot Property:
--A home, shown above, built by the family of Laguna Beach star, Kristin Cavallari has hit the market for $13.95 million in Three Arch Bay, a gated Laguna Beach community. The listing is here.
--Last week, the Real Estalker suggested that Slash may have bought Colleen Maloof's home in the Mulholland Estates area of Beverly Hills, now it is listed as sold. She paid $8 million for the home in 2006 but sold it for $7.3 million.
--Mel B of the Spice Girls sold her Hollywood Hills home for $3.14 million after only seven days on the market at $2,999,999.
--Sitcom writer David Litt has sold his Hollywood Hills house for $1.95 million. He bought in 2007 for $1.1 million.
--Actress Maura Tierney has sold her Hancock Park-area house for $2.175 million to acting couple Tom Lennon and Jenny Robertson.
From Berg Properties Big Time Listings:
--Actor D.W. Moffat has listed his Hollywood Hills home for $1.895 million. The listing is here.
--Actor Connor Trinneer has placed his 2,066-square-foot Craftsman-style house in Los Angeles' Bronson Canyon area on the market for $1,089,000. The listing is here.
--U2 guitar player, The Edge owns a large chunk of Malibu land and is planning on building five houses on a very large parcel of close to 300 acres. Neighbors are concerned over Edge's plans to build a private access road onto the property.
From Cityfile's Buyers and Sellers:
-George Hirsch, the founding publisher of New York has sold his former home at 246 East 32nd Street for $2.88 million.
--via the Real Deal, Donald Trump's son Eric paid $540,000 for the 14th-floor apartment next door to the one he already owns at 100 Central Park South which he bought in 2007 for $2 million.--Mortgage exec Steve Schnall and wife Sherri have dropped the price of their townhouse at 2 North Moore Street in Tribeca from $35 million to $33 million. The listing is here.
--The triplex penthouse at 895 Park that belonged to the late fashion mogul and film producer Charles Evans has gone into contract. It first went up for sale for $29.5 million in October 2007 but was most recently listed at $15.5 million.
--The sixth-floor co-op at 960 Park Avenue that belonged to the late Baroness Jacqueline de Gunzburg has gone into contract. It was listed for $10.95 million.
--Ramona Singer from "The Real Housewives of New York" has listed her Southampton home as a summer rental.
--via the NY Post, the townhouse at 42 West 12th Street once owned by Ambrose Kingsland, has sold after more than a year on the market. It was most recently listed with Paula Del Nunzio for $17.95 million.
--Karen and David Fleiss are highly motivated to sell at 1030 Fifth Avenue. They've lowered the price of their 16-room duplex to just $22 million, which is $25.5 million less than what they were seeking back in June. The listing is here.
--Anne Chandler Bass, the daughter of Oak Hill Capital Partners founder Robert Bass and the niece of Sid and Mercedes Bass, has sold her co-op at 956 Fifth Avenue for $6.25 million.
--via the NY Post, Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia and his wife Amber paid $15 million for a six-bedroom home in Alpine, NJ.
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--Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck may have bought a classic Cliff May designed ranch house being sold by divorcing couple, producer Brian Grazer and his novelist wife Gigi Levangie Grazer.
--Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon aren't buying the expensive Fleur de Lys home but they may have gone to contract on another house.
--Singer Michael Buble has bought the house on Blue Jay Way owned by actress Michelle Johnson. It is being said that she sold the house for $4.1 million but it was once on the market for $6.35 million.
--Byron Allen may have finally sold a home in the Bird Streets area of Los Angeles he has had on the market for a couple of years to Megan Ellison, the daughter of billionaire Larry Ellison, who owns the home next door.
--Actress Khandi Alexander my have finally sold her four floor West Hollywood home. It was our estate of the day last November.
--Leonardo DiCaprio has cut the price of one of three homes he owns in Malibu. He bought this home for $6.35 million in 2007 and listed it for $8.999 million. It has had a price cut to $7.999 million and is available for a long-term lease for $25,000 a month.
--The Osbournes have put their Malibu house up for rent again with a big price reduction. Last February it was for rent for $37,500 a month, this year you can experience their beachfront home for $25,000 a month. The listing is here.
--Sam Nazarian has put his Los Angeles home on the market. It's our estate of the day later today.
--Actor Miguel Núñez Jr. and his wife Yulanda have put their Tarzana, California home up for sale for $1.75 million. The listing is here.
A chateau in the south of France once owned by Christian Dior is up for sale.
From Newsday's Real LI:
Rick and Kathy Hilton's house is for rent for $400,000 for the summer. We checked it out earlier this week.
Retired professional hockey player and sports commentator Edwin Westfall is selling his Lattingtown, New York estate for $1.95 million. The listing is here.
--Kelly Killoren Bensimon from The Real Housewives of New York City has her East Hampton home on the market. We will check out this one on Monday.
--Some say that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are now renting Rupert Mudoch's Rosehearty on Centre Island in New York. We looked at this home in 2007 as an estate of the day.
From the Wall Street Journal's Private Properties:
--The estate of watchmaker Severin Wunderman has put his chateau in the south of France up for sale.
--Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank has reduced the price on his Atlanta home. It was our estate of the day yesterday.
From the NY Times Big Deal:
--Flavio Briatore has put his apartment at the Plaza up for rent for $65,000 a month and has put his One Beacon Court penthouse up for sale. We took a peek earlier this week.
From the NY Observer:
--The mansion at 54 East 64th Street, which was once home to the offices of the Observer, has had a $9 million price cut. We looked at this one on Saturday.
--Former Morgan Stanley vice chairman Bruce Fiedorek has put his fifth-floor co-op at 998 Fifth Avenue on the market for around $45 million.
--Condé Nast has sold its condo at the Promenade at 530 East 76th Street. It was listed at $4.995 million when it went into contract in late January and sold to self-storage executive Nick Sprayregen for just $2.925 million.
--Disgraced gallery owner Larry Salander has dropped the price on his townhouse to $15.995 million.
From Move Trends:
--Golfer Billy Mayfair's five-bedroom home in Paradise Valley, Arizona is listed for $1.495 million. The listing is here.
--Golfer Brad Faxon's seven-bedroom home in Barrington, Rhode Island for $7.95 million. The listing is here.
From Raising the Roof:
--Bootjack Ranch has had a huge price cut, from $88 million down to $68 million. It was our estate of the day last May.
From Homes and Property:
--Former England cricket captain Kevin Pietersen has reduced the price on his two-bedroom Thamesside Battersea flat from £890,000 to £875,000. The listing is here.
--Freddie Nicolle, once London's most eminent plastic surgeon, is selling Stud House, his Grade II-listed home on the Berkshire/Wiltshire borders for £1.25 million. The listing is here.
--For £20,000 a month you can rent gorgeous Widcombe Manor, a Grade I listed Bath mansion which was once the center of a major royal scandal when inventor Jeremy Fry was forced to stand down as Society photographer Tony Armstrong-Jones's best man when he married Princess Margaret in 1960 following evelations that Fry had been fined £2 for a "minor" homosexual offense.