Sunday Real Estate Round-Up, 05/31/09
From Berg Properties Big Time Listings:
--Actor Patrick Dempsey may have found a buyer for his four-bedroom Bel-Air home which was most recently on the market for $3.295 million.
--Los Angeles weather forecaster Kaj Goldberg has placed his three-bedroom house in the Sherman Oaks area of Los Angeles, shown above, up for sale for $1.249 million. The property website is here.
--Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich has placed his Washington DC condo on the market for $570,000. The listing is here.
A renovated, Cape Cod-style home in Beverly Hills owned by the late actor Darren McGavin until he sold it just before his death in early 2006 has come back on the market for $2.795 million. The listing is here.
--The home that was used in the Ferris Bueller movie as his best friend's home is on the market in Highland Park, Illinois for $2.3 million.
From the LA Times Hot Property:
--Actor Hank Azaria paid $10 million for a seven-bedroom home in Bel-Air. As the Real Estalker reported last month this home was last listed $13.975 million.
--Oakland Raiders quarterback Jeff Garcia and his Playboy model wife, Carmella, have sold their Manhattan Beach home for $2.5 million.
Former NFL linebacker Mike Croel and his wife, Cassaundra, have sold their Sunset Strip-area home for $1.912 million.
--Actor Jim Belushi has leased out a Brentwood house he owns for $11,500 a month.
--L.A. Kings player Tom Preissing has put his Manhattan Beach home on the market. We checked this one out on Saturday.
--Shannen Doherty has listed her Malibu mansion for $4 million.
From the NY Post's Gimme Shelter:
--James Marden, whose father, Bernard, was one of Berni Madoff's largest victims, has sold his Wainscott home at 42 Beach Lane. It is in contract for around $11.2 million.
--Another Madoff victim, David Silver, is also selling his oceanfront beach house, which is in contract for around $6.9 million but was originally listed at $14 million.
--Marden's ex-wife, Iris, a broker at Stribling, is selling her three-bedroom, 3 1/2-bath TriBeCa penthouse at 7 Hubert St. for $12.5 million. The listing is here.
--Hamptons developer Joe Farrell has bought property for the first time in 18 months picking up a couple acres in Bridgehampton and an acre in Southampton Village. He's planning to build two "small" houses. For him that means a house priced at just under $5 million and one for around $3 million.
--Seth Meyers looked at a one-bedroom $1.195 million condo at 380 W. 12th St. The listing is here.
From Newsday's Real LI:
--A piece of land just under nine acres in Amagansett has gone on the market for the steep price of $200 million.
From Cityfile's Buyers & Sellers:
--via the NY Post, Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. has a NYC apartment but now he has a second home in Eldred, New York. His 10 acres of land also includes a barn with a recording studio.
--via the Real Deal, a full-floor apartment at the former Stanhope Hotel sold for $17 million. It was originally listed at $31 million.
--Furniture designer Stuart Parr has sold his condo at 25 Fifth Avenue for $1.35 million.
via Page Six, poker champ Vadim Trincher has picked up a condo at Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue for $5 million which is $1 million less than the asking price.
Hedge fund manager/art collector Adam Sender and his wife Lenore have sold their fourth-floor apartment at 109 Greene Street for $3.695 million.
--Padma Lakshmi has transferred ownership of a full-floor loft at 211 East 2nd Street to a trust called "The Delicious Trust" for $0. Lakshmi purchased the loft in early 2008 for $1.65 million.
--JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon's Chicago home is now listed for $10.5 million, $3 million less than it was back in 2007.
From the Real Estalker:
--Nicole Kidman has sold off her Sydney, Australia home in Darling Point for $13,200,000 (AUS) and picked up a duplex penthouse for around $6,000,000 (AUS).
--Actor/singer Jesse McCartney has put his two bedroom home in the Hollywood Hills on the market for $1.199 million. The listing is here.
--David Niven Jr. has put his home on Blue Jay Way in Los Angeles on the market for $5.75 million. The listing is here.
Kirsten Dunst has listed her home for $1.7 million.
Former software executive Marty Sprinzen has listed his condominium on New York's Fifth Avenue for $24.5 million. The listing is here.
--Sandy Gallin has listed his Bel-Air home for $32 million.
--A San Francisco firehouse that once belonged to former California governor Jerry Brown and is now owned by Danielle Steel's ex-husband has gone on the market. It was our estate of the day on Friday.
From Homes and Property UK:
--Jack Black has rented a six-bedroom house in Chelsea for a reported £10,000 a week while filming Jonathan Swift's satirical film, Gulliver's Travels, opposite Emily Blunt.
--Fashion photographer Bob Carlos Clarke's widow Lindsey is selling Monk's Cottage, her Grade II-listed four-bedroom Surrey retreat for £795,000. The listing is here.
--Golfer Ian Woosnam has dropped the price on his Jersey home, it will be our estate of the day on Monday.
--The former home of Baroness Orczy, writer of The Scarlet Pimpernel is on the market. We'll look at this one later in the week.
From the NY Observer's Manhattan Transfers:
---The co-op board at 820 Fifth turned down Jeff Blau, the 41-year-old president of The Related Companies. The building has also turned down Ron Perelman, casino mogul Steve Wynn, and oil heir Fred Koch in the past.
--Real estate Caroline Cummings has cut the price on 11 Spring Street yet again. It first hit the market last year for $39.8 million but is now listed for $26 million. The listing is here.
-- Iris Cantor, the arts philanthropist whose late husband co-founded Cantor Fitzgerald, spent about $15 million on a four-bedroom penthouse at 110 Central Park South back in 2006 but never spent a night at the home. She has been trying to sell it for a while and reduced the price to $11.9 million. Cantor has a $53 million home on the market in Los Angeles which we will check out as an estate of the day later today.
--Chrysler president James E. Press has put his four-bedroom townhouse at 178 East 64th Street on the market for $15.7 million. The listing is here.
---Zinc magnate Bill Flaherty and Tina Santi Flaherty, who has written books like The Savvy Woman's Success Bible and Talk Your Way to the Top, cut the price of their 1040 Fifth Avenue penthouse from $43 million to $32 million. The listing is here.