Sunday Real Estate Round-Up, 09/06/09
--Bob Eubanks' home in Santa Ynez, California has had another price reduction. It was listed at $2.995 million and is now at $2.695 million. The listing is here.
From the NY Post's Gimme Shelter:
--Real estate investor Michael Hirtenstein has closed on his $16.8 million deal at the One York building.
From the Real Estalker:
--Mark Ruffalo has listed his Los Angeles home for $1.685 million. It is already listed as being under contract.
--Basketball player Jason Kidd has picked up a home in Paradise Valley, Arizona for $5.948 million.
From Chicago Tribune's Elite Street:
--WLS-7 Anchor Judy Hsu and her family have put their Hinsdale home on the market. It is listed at $619,000.
Economist and Council of Economic Advisers member Austan Goolsbee, who works for the Obama administration, has sold a four-bedroom house in Lincoln Park for $849,000.
From Cityfile's Buyers and Sellers:
--LendingTree founder Douglas Lebda has sold his penthouse at the Legacy on East 84th Street. He bought the apartment $8.6 million in 2007 and it sold for $6.65 million to trader Garrett Bauer.
--Sean Cassidy,CEO of the public relations firm Dan Klores Communications, and his wife Hilary have paid $2.12 million for at 670 West End Avenue.
--via the NY Post, tennis player Elena Dementieva has paid $2.6 million for a condo at the Rushmore at 80 Riverside Boulevard.
--via Curbed, the Harlem mansion built by Barnum & Bailey co-founder James Bailey has sold for far less than the original $10 million price. The home which was most recently for $3.5 million sold for $1.4 million.
Gallery: Bailey Mansion
--James Maher, the CEO of BlackRock Kelso Capital, paid $8.1 million for a 14th-floor apartment at 730 Park, which is $8.4 million less than the apartment was first listed for when it went on the market back in April 2008.
--via the Real Deal, Ariel Cohen, an executive VP at Prudential Douglas Elliman, has convinced five of his neighbors at 15 Broad Street to put their apartments up for sale along with his own creating a 9,500-square-foot spread with eight bedrooms listed at $22.5 million.
--Philippe Weissberg, a managing partner at Madison Capital, and his wife Rosita have sold their three-bedroom co-op at 21 East 87th Street for $3.225 million.
--Citigroup general counsel Michael Helfer and his wife Ricki Tigert Helfer, a former FDIC chair and fellow at the Brookings Institution, have sold their apartment at the San Remo on Central Park West for $2.995 million.
--Jewelry designer Melissa Sohn and her husband Joshua have sold their apartment at 300 East 59th Street for $1.215 million.
--Tom Flexner, a former vice chairman of Bear Stearns who joined Citigroup in April of 2008 has closed on the sale of his four-story townhouse at 136 East 80th Street. The three-bedroom home, which Flexner first listed for $12 million last July sold for $8.3 million.
--via the NY Observer, Morgan Stanley CEO John Mack and his wife Christy appear to be the mystery buyers behind last month's purchase of the limestone carriage house at 165 East 70th Street. The 107-year-old home was sold to Mack in "distressed condition" for $13.5 million by Bunny Mellon, the 99-year-old widow of philanthropist Paul Mellon.
From the LA Times Hot Properties:
--Actress Leslie Kim, a TV and film star in South Korea, has purchased a West Hollywood condo for $1.485 million to serve as a home base for her U.S. movie work.
From Homes & Property UK Homes Gossip:
--Pakistan's ex-president Pervez Musharraf has a penthouse in Paddington but his main home remains in Pakistan's capital Islamabad where he recently finished building a four-bedroom Moroccan-style mansion with a five-acre garden, swimming pool and ornamental fish pond.
--A penthouse in the Parkwest development in West Drayton rented by sprinter Usain Bolt while he was training for the World Championships is listed for £324,950.
--A one-bedroom flat in Chelsea lived in by the late George Best has been sold for an estimated £450,000.
--Palm Beach socialite Jasmine Horowitz, Ivana Trump's best friend, is house hunting seeking a home in the Belgravia, Kensington or Chelsea areas. Meanwhile she has rented a Lennox Gardens flat near Harrods.
From the Wall Street Journal's Private Properties:
--Steve Black, co-chief executive officer of JP Morgan's investment bank, has sold his Greenwich, Connecticut estate for $18.9 million. It was being quietly shopped for $21 million.
--Former Goldman Sachs partner Donald C. Opatrny Jr. has sold his 25.5-acre estate for $18.7 million. It was originally listed at $23.9 million.