Sunday Real Estate Round-Up, 08/30/09
--Johnny Knoxville has dropped the price on his Beechwood Canyon home, shown above, from $2.295 million to $1.995 million. The listing for the four-bedroom home is here.
From the NY Post's Gimme Shelter:
--Has Nicolas Cage found a buyer for his New York apartment. The three-bedroom residence in the Olympic Tower apartment is listed at $9.75 million.
Gallery: Nicolas Cage In New York City
--Queen Latifah is staying at theGreenwich Club Residences condo building while at work on her new film, "Just Wright."
--Oliver Stone's "Wall Street 2" starts shooting next month and location scouts are still busy checking out apartments. A version of the script has one character living at 15 Central Park West.
From the Real Estalker:
--Former "Girl Next Door" Holly Madison has put her Santa Monica condo up for sale. She bought the condo last year for $760,000 and has listed it for $700,000.
Gallery: Holly Madison in Santa Monica
--Listing pics are up on Alec Baldwin's three-bedroom apartment at the El Dorado. It is listed at $7.5 million.
Gallery: Alec Baldwin at the El Dorado
--Australian fashion designer Collette Dinnigan has put her five-bedroom home in Sydney, Australia on the market.
From Cityfile's Buyers and Sellers:
--Real Housewives of New York star Jill Zarin and her husband, Bobby have dropped the price on their three-bedroom condo at 401 East 60th Street from $3.2 million to $2.995 million.
Gallery: A Real Housewife In New York City
--Former Treasury Secretary W. Michael Blumenthal and his wife, Barbara, have purchased an apartment at 1095 Park Avenue for $5.6 million.
-Fortress Investment Group co-founder Randal Nardone has dropped the price of his condo at 240 Riverside Boulevard it was listed at $11.75 million six months ago and is now at $10.95 million.
--Attorney Harvey Spear and his wife, Ruth, have put their apartment at 765 Park Avenue on the market. The 11-room residence is listed for $12.5 million.
--via the NY Observer, the 8,300-square-foot triplex at 260 West Broadway that is famous for its in-house mural by Keith Haring, is no longer up for sale. After failing to sell for $13.25 million it is now a $35,000-a-month rental.
Gallery: 260 West Broadway
--Gotham Makker, an investor and former portfolio manager at Ken Griffin's Citadel Investment Group, has sold an apartment at 15 Central Park West for $12.5 million. He and his wife, Vicky, bought the home in March 2008 for $13.3 million.
--Jonathan Zrihen, the president and CEO of the cosmetics company Clarins Group USA, and his wife Laetitia have paid $2.075 million for a three-bedroom condo at the Belaire at 524 East 72nd Street.
--Beny Alagem, the founder of Packard Bell Electronics and now the owner of the Beverly Hills Hilton, has sold his three-bedroom condo at 15 Central Park West. It was listed at $24 million.
--Soap opera star Roger Horvath has listed his Soho apartment for $2.99 million.
--Eli Zahavi, the owner of EZ Energy Ltd., and his wife Gabriela have closed on the sale of their 25th-floor apartment at 15 Central Park West. It sold for $7.35 million to an entity called Metropark Investments Limited Partnership.
--from the NY Post, Jacob "Kobi" Alexander, the former CEO of Comverse Technology and now a fugitive from justice, has found a tenant for his condo at the Park Imperial on West 56th Street. The full-floor apartment is being rented by an "Asian-based hedge fund head" for $100,000 a month.
--Hassan Nemazee, the banker and Democratic mega-fundraiser charged with forging financial documents to get Citibank to give him a $74 million loan is under house arrest in his $20 million, 14th floor co-op at 770 Park Avenue.
--Investment banker Tom Whalen and his wife Dana English have closed on the sale of their townhouse at 34 West 10th Street which sold for $15.4 million to an entity called Go Yard LLC.
--Arvind and Shilpa Sanger have paid $11.98 million for a penthouse at 170 East End Avenue.
--Philanthropists Amnon and Caren Heller Barness have cut the price of their penthouse at Trump Park Avenue for the third time since listing it for $15 million last year.It is now listed for $11.995 million.
--via the NY Observer, disgraced financier Ezra Merkin hasn't decided to put his duplex apartment at 740 Park up for sale yet, but he may be forced to do so soon.
--via the Real Deal, Actress Molly Shannon has sold her apartment at 66 Ninth Avenue for $2.61 million, it was most recently listed for $2.85 million.
--via the NY Post, developer Bruce Ratner has sold his 4,500-square-foot home in Montauk to art dealer David Zwirner for $10 million.
From Newsday's Real LI:
--Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez has paid $2.3 million for a six-bedroom mansion in Upper Brookville, NY.
--orporate security guru Richard "Bo" Dietl's home in the gated Stone Hill community of North Hills is on the market for $3.295 million. He bought the home for $2.3 million in 2004. The listing is here.
From The Wall Street Journal's Private Properties:
--Blackstone Group co-founder Steve Schwarzman and his wife Christine have put their East Hampton home on the market. The 2.1-acre property, which the couple purchased for $2.3 million in 1996, is listed for $7.2 million.
--Director Judd Apatow and his wife Leslie Mann have bought a five-bedroom home in the Brentwood Park area of Los Angeles. THe home wasn't officially listed but had been shopped quietly for $20 million.
--A winery and two vineyards that make up Palmer Vineyards on the north fork of New York's Long Island are on the market for $10.8 million.
From the Chicago Tribune's Elite Street:
--U.S. Secretary of Education and former Chicagoan Arne Duncan has sold his four-bedroom townhouse in his native Hyde Park for $525,000. Duncan and his wife, Karen, purchased the 2,460-square-foot town home in 1999 for $257,500, according to public records.
Radio sportscaster Steve Kashul has put his Naperville, Illinois home on the market for $524,900. It has a full-size bowling alley in the basement.
From the LA Times Hot Properties:
--Actress Natasha Henstridge has sold her Sherman Oaks, California home. It was listed at $1.75 million.
--Comedienne Ruth Buzzi sold her Hollywood Hills home to film producer Daniel Dubiecki for $1.021 million.
--NFL analyst and former player Robert Griffith has listed a Lake Arrowhead site for sale at $799,999.
--Baltimore Ravens player Trevor Pryce and his wife, Sonya, have sold their Calabasas home for $2.1 million.
The former West Hollywood three-bedroom condo of Oscar-winning actress Bette Davis is for sale at $2.45 million. The listing is here.
From Berg Properties Big Time Listings:
--Actress Milla Jovovich has sold a four-bedroom, 3,582-square-foot house in Beverly Hills for $2.75 million.
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--Shannen Doherty has shaved just a bit off the price of her Malibu home. it was listed at $4 million and is now at $3.695 million.
Gallery: Shannen Doherty in Malibu
--Estella Warren's home is now listed as a rental for $7,450 a month. It was listed for sale at $1.95 million.
Gallery: Estella Warren In Beverly Hills
--Patrick Dempsey's home, which recently had a price cut from $3.1 million to $2.95 million is now listed at being under contract.
Gallery: Patrick Dempsey in Los Angeles
--Jon and Kate Gosselin are still trying to unload their home in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. They have dropped the price by another $10,000 from $325,000 to $315.000.
--Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. has sold his New York City apartment which was listed at $899,000.
Gallery: Albert Hammond Jr. In New York City
--Soap star Ingo Rademacher has dropped the price on his Venice, California home from $2.599 million to $2.449 million.
Gallery: Ingo Rademacher in Venice
--Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki has dropped the price on his home in Issaquah, Washington. It was listed at $1.75 million and is now at $1.525 million.
Gallery: Ichiro Suzuki in Issaquah
--Bruce Jenner and Kris Kardashian, currently most famous for the show "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" have reduced the price on their Hidden Hills, California home from $3.395 million to $3.195 million.
Pitcher Tom Glavine has dropped the price on his Alpharetta, Georgia home. It was listed at $3.75 million and is now listed at $3.195 million.
Gallery: Tom Glavine in Alpharetta
Singer Ryan Cabrera has dropped the price on his Hollywood Hills home. It was originally listed at $1.699 million and is now listed at $1.485 million.
Gallery: Villa Cabrera
Kimora Lee Simmons has chopped another million off her Beverly Hills home. It was once listed at $7.9 million but is now at $5.9 million.
Gallery: Kimora Lee Simmons House
--Willem Dafoe has finally dropped the price on his rubber-clad home in Accord, New York. It was listed at $850,000 but is now at $750,000.
Gallery: Willem Dafoe's Rubber House