Sunday Real Estate Round-Up, 02/21/10
From The Wall Street Journal's Private Properties:
--Giancarlo Giammetti, the longtime companion of Italian fashion designer Valentino has listed his Tuscan estate, shown above, for €18 million (about $24.7 million).
Gallery: Giancarlo Giammetti in Tuscany
--Film financier Ryan Kavanaugh has sold his Malibu, California beach home to Todd Phillips, director of the film "The Hangover," for $9 million.
--HBO Co-President Richard Plepler and his wife, Lisa, have sold their home in western Connecticut for $2.65 million.
A home used in the original "Beverly Hills, 90210" is on the market for $10.5 million. The property was used for the exterior shots of Donna, David and Kelly's apartment building during the later years of the show.
From the South Beach Real Estate Blog:
--Lil Wayne has listed his four-bedroom Miami Beach condo for $2.799 million.
From Homes and Properties UK:
--Comedian Ricky Gervais may be moving to New York but has no intention of selling his renovated London home.
--Also heading to NYC is historian Andrew Roberts who is looking for a four-bedroom Upper East Side apartment because his wife, Susan Gilchrist, has been appointed North American head of Brunswick PR group. The couple plan to keep their Grade II-listed Belgravia house in South Eaton Place.
--Controversial Scottish sculptor and writer Jimmy Boyle is selling Villa Jereca, his five-bedroom Marrakech riad, for £2.2 million through Quintessentially Estates. The listing is here.
--Actress Charlotte Riley, best-known for playing Cathy in the ITV mini-series Wuthering Heights, shares a West Kensington council flat with three actress friends but still longs for the countryside.
From the LA Times Hot Properties:
Palomino Hacienda, a home that Michael Jackson rented in Las Vegas for two years, is now on the market for $12.8 million.
Gallery: Palomino Hacienda
--Two-time Stanley Cup winning hockey player Oleg Tverdovsky has purchased a Mediterranean home in Bel-Air for $5.4 million.
--A Malibu beach home once owned by Robert Redford has come on the market for $13.8 million.The listing is here.
--Music industry executive Phil Quartararo has listed his walled and gated Brentwood home for $13.25 million. The website for the Spanish Colonial Revival home is here.
From Zillow Blog:
--Plaxico Burress, the former NY Giants receiver who went to jail on a weapons charge is facing foreclosure on his home in Lighthouse Point, Florida.
--Jon and Kate Gosselin have finally sold their Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania home for $258,000 which is $22,000 less than they paid for the home in 2006.
Gallery: The Gosselins In Elizabethtown
From Move Trends:
--Julianna Marguiles has dropped the price on her Santa Monica home. When we checked it out as an estate of the day in 2008 it was listed at $4.5 million but it can now be had for $3.295 million.
Gallery: Julianna Margulies in Santa Monica
--The house used in Ferris Bueller's Day Off has had a price cut. It was once listed at $2.3 million but is now at $1.8 million.
Gallery: The Ben Rose Home
--The home used in the New Moon movie as the Cullen home has had a price cut. It was listed $3.298 million but is now at $2.998 million (Canadian).
Gallery: The Cullen House
--Greg Gaffin, the leader singer of the band Bad Religion has listed his home in Lansing, New York for $650,000.
--The LaLaurie Mansion, one of two homes Nicolas Cage once owned in New Orleans, is back on the market for $2.9 million,which is $1 million less than Cage originally listed the house for.
--The estate of Larry Gelbart, the late creator of the TV show M*A*S*H, has listed his Beverly Hills home for $7.999 million.
From Cityfile's Buyers and Sellers:
--Raj Rajaratnam, the hedge fund billionaire who was arrested for fraud last October has sold one of the apartments he owns at 60 Sutton Place South. The 8th-floor co-op sold to Lewis Zuchman for $1.575 million.
--via the NY Times, investor Ephraim Gildor has closed on the sale of his duplex penthouse at the Park Laurel on West 63rd Street, it sold for $23.98 million to Peter Edward Chadney and Simone Cecile Von Graffenried Simperl.
--Real estate investor Adam Gordon has dropped the price of his townhouse at 26 West 76th Street. It was first listed for $25 million but is now for sale for $19.5 million.
--Susan Berresford, the former president of the Ford Foundation, has sold her apartment at 575 Park Avenue for $1.3 million.
--via Newsday, Seth Waugh, the CEO of Deutsche Bank in the U.S., has sold his 4,500-square-foot oceanfront mansion in Quogue for $4.875 million.
--via the NY Times, Dorothy Lichtenstein, the widow of pop artist Roy Lichtenstein, has sold her two-bedroom apartment at 25 Central Park West for $1.85 million.
From the NY Post:
--Musician Desmond Child who wrote "Livin' La Vida Loca" and other songs has listed his three-bedroom Fifth Avenue apartment for $4.75 million. The listing is here.
--A limestone townhouse that's on the market for $19.5 million has been visited by both Matt Damon's wife and Alex Rodriguez but now the developer is deciding if he wants to sell the home or have the home used as the next Kips Bay Decorator Show House. Gordon already turned down a request to have Victoria's Secret models stay there while shooting a reality show. The listing is here.
--Chef Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin and his wife, Sandra have sold their two bedroom condo and are moving to a three-bedroom pad at 515 E. 72nd St., the Miraval Living condo conversion.
From the Chicago Tribune's Elite Street:
--Former Chicago Bears and current Cincinnati Bengals running back Cedric Benson is selling his two-story, 12-room house in Libertyville for $899,000.
--A 16-room Gold Coast duplex co-op owned by the late International Harvester CEO and noted philanthropist Brooks McCormick is on the market for $5.95 million.
--Novelist Scott Turow has sold his mansion on Lake Michigan in Glencoe for $5 million.
Gallery: Scott Turow in Glencoe