Sunday Real Estate Round-Up, 06/13/10
From the Real Estalker:
--Teresa and Joe Giudice from "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" have said that their home in Towaco, New Jersey is not for sale for $3,999,999 despite popping up in real estate listings. The pair filed for bankruptcy in October 2009.
-Mike and Irena Medavoy are selling their latest Beverly Hills home for $7.495 million. It's already listed as looking for backup.
--Mischa Barton has raised the price on her eight-bedroom Beverly Hills, California home to $8.695 million.
--Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie have picked up a five-bedroom home in Beverly Hills for $3.85 million.
--Canadian singer Celine Dion's newly completed home in Jupiter Island, Florida includes three swimming pools complete with water slides and a lazy river.
From the LA Times Hot Properties:
--Romance and thriller writer Tami Hoag has listed her Pacific Palisades house at $2.995 million with Luzette Vidal, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Westlake Village. She bought the house for $3.25 million in 2006.
From the Wall Street Journal's Private Properties:
--Estancia Alicura, a 180,000-acre ranch in the Patagonia region of Argentina has gone on the market for $30 million. The ranch is owned by Ward Lay, the son of Herman Lay, the co-founder of Frito-Lay Co. and the former chairman of PepsiCo. The listing is with Hall & Hall.
--An estate once owned by Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has hit the market. The home in the gated community of St. George's Hill, in Weybridge is listed for £5.95 million with Savills.
From the NY Times Real Estate:
--President Obama's New York City rental from when he was a student in New York City, No. 3E at 142 West 109th Street, is available for rent. It is listed with Dalila Bella of CitiHabitats for $1,900 a month.
--Philippe de Montebello, the former director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, has bought a two-bedroom condominium in a high-rise at Madison Avenue and 94th Street for $1.75 million.
--Ken Mehlman, the former chairman of the Republican National Committee bought a two-bedroom condominium on the 17th floor of the Chelsea Mercantile at 252 Seventh Avenue at 24th Street for $3.775 million.
From the NY Observer:
--Designer Alexander Wang has bought a $2 million Tribeca one-bedroom from former New York Times Style editor Holly Brubach.
--The six-story townhouse at 63 East 82nd Street that belonged to Lawrence B. Salander, former director of the once-prestigious Salander-O'Reilly Galleries has sold at "very close" to the $14.25 million asking price.It was once listed as high as $25 million.
From the NY Post:
-Baseball legend Darryl Strawberry has signed a one-year lease for a high-floor two-bedroom apartment at the Ohm building on 11th Avenue and 30th Street. Two-bedrooms start around $3,600 per month in the building.
--Chef Mario Batali has been checking out some TriBeCa real estate, visiting the $14.95 million penthouse duplex at 33 Vestry St. and also looking at a TriBeCa townhouse in a similar price range.
--Loren and JR Ridinger, co-founders of Internet marketing and product-brokerage firm Market America, have put their Battery Park City penthouse duplex on the market for $7.9 million.
--Award-winning photographer Alison Jackson has decided to rent out her Chelsea home and move temporarily to New York.
--London letting agents are trying to find Steven Spielberg a rental property while he is in town to direct the film version of the award-winning West End play War Horse.
--Multimillionaire minister Charles Hendry is selling his rare early Georgian home in Smith Square, Westminster, complete with butler's pantry, staff room and wine cellar. It is listed for a £5.75 million guide price through Ayrton Wylie.
--Mervyn Conn, last of the great Sixties impresarios, has sold his seven-bedroom Wimbledon mansion next door to ex-champion Boris Becker for £6 million through Robert Holmes.
From Newsday's Real LI:
A 6.5-acre gated property in Sagaponack, New York belonging to Joanne Corzine, the ex-wife of New Jersey's former governor Jon Corzine recently sold for $43.5 million.
From the Chicago Tribune's Elite Street:
--WLS-AM talk-show host and longtime Chicago TV sports anchor Bruce Wolf and his wife recently sold their three-bedroom town home in Deerfield for $365,000. They have moved to a farm in tiny Old Mill Creek in the far north suburbs near the Wisconsin border.
--A 13-room mansion in east Lake Forest that architect David Adler designed has gone under contract less than a week after coming on the market for $2.85 million.
A 10-room, classical Georgian mansion in Hinsdale that retired Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Boris Mironov once owned has sold for $1.105 million.