Sunday Real Estate Round-Up, 07/11/10
From the NY Post:
--The Wainscott estate that was the home of Stuyvesant Wainwright II, a former Republican congressman who died this year, is now on the market for $18.5 million. The listing is here.
--"Law & Order: SVU" star Mariska Hargitay and actor husband Peter Hermann have picked up an 11-bedroom home in East Hampton. The home was on the market for $8.9 million, but a source says the deal just closed for $7.34 million.
--Baz Luhrmann checked out a three-bedroom, $21,000 penthouse rental at 304 Spring St. in the Hudson Square area. Actress Meg Ryan and comedian Lewis Black have also seen the penthouse duplex. The listing is here.
--Fashion designer John Varvatos is renting a 12th-floor, two-bedroom apartment at 923 Fifth Ave. for $10,500 per month.
--A two-story shingled Water Mill farmhouse built in 1826 just hit the market for $40 million. The home is owned by John Sargent, who was once the president and CEO of the Doubleday publishing company, and his wife, Elizabeth. The listing is here.
From the LA Times Hot Properties:
--Actress Estella Warren has put her Beverly Hills Post Office-area home back on the market at $1.795 million. We checked this home out as an estate of the day last year when it was listed at $1.95 million.
Gallery: Estella Warren In Beverly Hills
--The family home of Jack Haley, who played the Tin Man in "The Wizard of Oz," has come on the market at $3.599 million. After Haley retired from show business, he and comedian Jackie Gleason formed the Kramden Investment Company which bought and sold commercial and residential real estate. The listing is here.
--The Pacific Palisades home of actress Mary McDonnell and her husband, actor Randle Mell, has sold for $2 million. The couple bought the property in 1999 for $1.4 million.
From Move Trends:
--Tennis star Jennifer Capriati's Wesley Chapel, Florida home is still on the market, and listed for $2.1 million.
From the Real Estalker:
--Scarlett Johansson may have sold her home which was recently listed at $4,995,000.
-- Elin Nordegren, the soon-to-be ex-wife of Tiger Woods has been spotted house shopping in Boca Raton, Florida.
From the Wall Street Journal's Private Properties:
The estate of Nancy M. Daly, the late ex-wife of former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan, has reduced the price her Malibu home to $47 million. The listing is here.
Debbi Fields and her husband, Michael Rose, the former chief executive of Holiday Inn, are still searching for a buyer for their 501-acre ranch near Aspen, Colorado. It's now listed at $28.5 million.
Ruby Tuesday's founder Sandy Beall and his wife, Kreis, are asking $3.75 million for a waterfront home they recently renovated in Beaufort, South Carolina. The home, known as the Castle was our estate of the day back in February when it was listed at $3.95 million.
Gallery: The Castle in Beaufort
--Art historian and Ph.D. student Macha Chlenova, who also lectures at MoMA has picked up an apartment in Chelsea for $1.2 million.
--Karine Bakhoum, public relations guru and judge on the Food Network's Iron Chef, has sold her co-op on East 69th Street for $1.8 million.
--Theodore J. Coburn, former president of the Coburn Capital Group and partner of investment banking firm Coburn Greenberg Partners, sold his four-bedroom limestone façade Lenox Hill townhouse for $4.9 million. It was listed at $6.25 million.
--Columbia law professor Katherine Franke and civil rights activist and fellow Columbia professor, Janlori Goldman spent $3.4 million on a Tribeca condo in the Dietz Lantern Building on Greenwich Street.
--Timothy Lalonde, vice president of the Burger King empire, has bought a Park Avenue home at 90th Street for $4 million.
--Jeffrey Sachs, the noted Harvard economist and director of the Earth Institute, has just purchased an apartment at the Nevada Towers on 69th and Broadway for $1.185 million. The deed lists Mr. Sachs, his daughter and her husband.
--Actress Connie Fisher Stevens sold her 2,500-square-foot penthouse at Millenium Park for $7 million.
--Make-up magnate William Lauder, CEO of Estée Lauder, has sold his apartment at 730 Park Avenue to his former wife, Karen Lauder, for $15 million.
From Homes and Property UK:
--Premier league footballer Yossi Benayoun has begun searching for a four/five bedroom house to rent near Cobham following his recent transfer from Liverpool FC to Chelsea, whose training ground is near this area.
--A Primrose Hill property known as The Rocking Horse House could one day have a Blue Plaque commemorating London's Mayor, Boris Johnson. This semi-detached, five-bedroom Regent's Park Road house was where he and his younger siblings Rachel, Jo and Leo lived. It's now for sale at £6 million through Aston Chase.
---After hearing that her Chelsea neighbor recently sold their Victorian terrace house for £3.45 million, actress Elizabeth Hurley is tempted to sell her identical five-bedroom property down the road. She and her husband Arun Nayar spend most of their time on the 400-acre Cotswolds farm that she bought for £3 million in 2003.
From Berg Properties Big Time Listings:
--Actress Hilary Duff paid $3.85 million for a five-bedroom Georgian Colonial-style house in the celebrity-filled Summit neighborhood above Beverly Hills.
From the Chicago Tribune's Elite Street:
--Former Chicago Bears wide receiver Marty Booker has sold his loft condominium unit in the West Loop for $465,000 and recently reduced the asking price of his 13-room house in Grayslake to $430,000 from $479,000. He bought the loft in 2004 for $526,500. He may also take a loss on the Grayslake house which he bought less than two years ago for $523,700.
--WLS-Ch. 7 general assignment reporter Ben Bradley has sold his five-bedroom house in Lakeview's Southport corridor area for $1.25 million.
--Former Chicago Bears wide receiver Muhsin Muhammad reduced the asking price of his 7,500-square-foot mansion in Libertyville to $999,999. He bought the home for $1.425 million in 2005. The listing is here.
--A five-bedroom mansion in Bucktown that U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Chicago once owned has come on the market for $1.25 million. The listing is here.
From the Chicago Tribune's Elite Street:
--Better Government Association executive director and former WLS-Ch. 7 political reporter Andy Shaw has cut the asking price of his eight-bedroom Lincoln Park mansion from $3 million to $2.85 million. The listing is here.
--WLS-Ch. 7 reporter Leah Hope is under contract to sell her three-bedroom condominium unit on the North Side, which is listed for $549,000.
Chewing gum heir and Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. Chairman Bill Wrigley Jr. has divided his 13,200-square-foot, never-occupied Gold Coast penthouse into three units and has placed two of them on the market for $6 million and $5 million.The whole property was listed at $14 million when we checked it out last year. His Lake Forest mansion has also had a major price cut, from a high price of $16 million now down to $9.9 million.
Gallery: Bill Wrigley Jr. in Lake Forest
Gallery: Bill Wrigley Jr. In Chicago
An 18-room mansion on 7.1 acres in Oak Brook that was offered as bond during the Family Secrets mob trial has been listed for $8.499 million. The home was one of five homes, with a total value of $12.5 million, offered by mob boss James Marcello as bond to allow him to remain free pending trial. A federal judge denied the request, and Marcello was sentenced to life in prison on murder, racketeering and other charges. The mansion is owned by Marcello's niece. The listing is here.