Sunday Real Estate Round-Up, 05/10/09
From the Wall Street Journal's Private Properties:
--Investor Stanley Chais, who funneled funds to Bernard Madoff, has cut the price of his condo in the celeb-friendly Sierra Towers condominium complex in West Hollywood by 15 percent, to $4 million, less than the $4.4 million he paid for the condo, shown above, in 2007. The property website is here.
--Kelsey Grammer has sold a Los Angeles house for $3.3 million which is 19 percent less than he paid for it in 2007. He has leased the seven bedroom home in Holmby Hills, California that we checked out in 2008 when it was listed at $19.9 million.
--Tom DeLonge of the band Blink-182 has relisted his San Diego-area home for $5.1 million. He bought the home for $5.5 million in 2005 and spent another million on renovations. The couple first listed the house for $6.25 million in 2007.
From Berg Properties Big Time Listings:
--Singer Rupert Holmes' (The Pina Colada song) house in Scarsdale, New York is listed for $1.387 million. Holmes has purchased a house in Cold Spring, NY for $860,000.
--Actor Monte Markham has placed his four-bedroom house in Malibu on the market for $1.129 million.
--Actress, voice actress and singer Elizabeth Daily has put a six-bedroom home in the Hollywood Hills on the market for $2,499,999.
--Paris Hilton's uncle Steven Hilton has put a Malibu home up for sale. We'll check it out later today as our estate of the day.
From the Real Estalker:
--A home in Los Angeles which was once rented by Rihanna is on the market for $2.949 million. The listing is here.
--Model Shannan Click has listed a home in Los Angeles for $2.146 million. The listing is here.
--The creator of "The L Word" Ilene Chaiken has listed her Los Angeles home for $2.195 million. The listing is here.
From the NY Post's Gimme Shelter:
--Kelly Killoren Bensimon from "The Real Housewives of New York City" has put her Hamptons home up for rent for $295,000 for the summer season. It was listed for sale for $14.5 million when it was our estate of the day.
--Anne Hathaway is living in the Avalon Bowery rental complex, where one-bedrooms start around $4,000 per month and two-bedrooms around $5,500.
--Isabel Rose, a TriBeCa mom and author with family money, is the purchaser of Stone Meadow Farm in East Hampton. She paid $12.5 million for the home which Mariah Carey rented last summer. It was listed at $19.95 million when it was our estate of the day.
The 15.4-acre Southampton estate of the late Howard Gittis is back on the market for $45 million, down from its $59 million asking price in December 2007.
From AOL Home:
The New Kardashian Dream House
At Home with Ali Wentworth and George Stephanopoulos
At Home with Jewel and Ty Murray
From Bright and Spacious:
Up a tree? A gallery of amazing and sustainable treehouses.
Affordable modernism, the Clayton iHouse.
Simon Cowell moves into his new $22 million home.
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck get a great deal on Brian Grazer's former home.
From the LA Times Hot Properties:
NFL player Carson Palmer has sold his home in Laguna Beach for $2.365 million. He bought for $2.85 million in 2004 and the home was listed at $2.949 million when we checked it out as an estate of the day last June.
--Rudy Cardenas, a Season 6 contestant on American Idol has picked up a three-bedroom bank-owned home in Van Nuys for about $325,000.
--James Van Der Beek has put his Studio City, California home on the market for $2.445 million. The listing is here.
--Comedian and talk-show host Byron Allen has sold a midcentury modern he owned in the "bird streets" area of the Hollywood Hills for $6.25 million.
From the NY Observer's Manhattan Transfers:
--Software tycoon Peter Norton and Richard O. Ullman, a pharmaceutical benefits management mogul, have teamed up to sell their four-bedroom condos in the Trump International building in New York together. The combined complex is listed for $34.7 million. The listing for Norton's apartment is here.
--Hedge fund manager Gad Grieve who has been accused of fraud by the SEC, has put his five-bedroom New York City townhouse on the market for $12.995 million. He paid $11.85 million for the home in 2008. The listing is here.
--Russian physicist Alexander Belopolsky and his wife have paid $5,026,000 for a, four-bedroom apartment at the Visionaire condominium in Battery Park.
--British architect Lord Norman Foster and his wife, Elena have paid $7.2 million for a co-op at 912 Fifth Avenue.
From Cityfile's Buyers and Sellers:
--Raef LaFrentz, a power forward for the Portland Trail Blazers, has paid $1.7 million for a two-bedroom condo in the Liberty Lofts building on West 64th Street in New York City.
--Kay LeRoy, the second wife of late restaurateur Warner LeRoy and mother of Jennifer LeRoy, who oversees Tavern on the Green, has paid $2.2 million for a condo at 65 West 13th Street that is next door to an apartment she already owns in the building.
--via Blockshopper Regina Gilgan, the executive producer of Jim Cramer's Mad Money, paid $1.175 million for a two-bedroom condo at 400 East 70th Street.
-- J.R. "Pitt" Hyde III, the founder of the auto parts chain AutoZone, has paid $11.75 million for a three-bedroom apartment at the Majestic on Central Park West.
--Robert Meers, the former CEO of Reebok who went on to start the apparel company Lululemon Athletica and runs Taryn Rose International, has purchased a 16th-floor condo at 15 Madison Square North with his wife Miriam Kelly for $3.8 million.
--Ed Stevenson, co-founder of the investment firm Renewable Capital, and his wife Lorin, have sold their one-bedroom condo at Trump World Tower for $5.65 million.
-- Goldman Sachs exec Valentino Carlotti, who moved to São Paulo last year has sold his two-bedroom condo at 119 Fulton Street for $1.2 million.
From Newsday's Real LI:
--A six-bedroom house in East Hampton designed by Peter Cook has gone on the market for $19.95 million. The listing is here.
From Homes and Property UK:
--After 120 years in his family, Robin Loder is selling Leonardslee, his Grade-1 listed West Sussex garden, for nearly £5 million through Savills. The property includes 225 acres of lakes and woodland which also host a herd of 50 wallabies. The listing is here.