Sunday Real Estate Round-Up, 07/18/10
From the LA Times:
The Tuscan-style villa in the Beverly Hills Post Office area used to film the VH-1 show "Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch," starring Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco, is on the market for $13.5 million. The home has a great room with 28-foot-high coffered ceilings, a drop-down projector and a 15-foot retractable screen (shown above). The listing is here.
--A Beverly Hills home owned by entertainer Dean Martin in the 1980s has come on the market at $4.495 million.
--Designer Rachel Ashwell, the creator of the Shabby Chic brand, has sold her Malibu cottage for $3.55 million.
From the NY Post:
--Lady Gaga has been spotted checking out the same $21,000-a-month penthouse rental at 304 Spring St. that other celebs including director Baz Luhrmann have visited recently. The listing is here.
--Joe Torre's former Westchester residence is up for auction. The six-bedroom mansion in New Rochelle, New York had originally been listed at $2.695 million. It is being auctioned off by Bidonthecity.com on July 20.
--Bidonthecity.com is also auctioning off a piece of music history, the Pelham, New York childhood home of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Felix Cavaliere. Cavaliere's band, The Rascals, wrote and performed classics like "Groovin' " and "Good Lovin'." The five-bedroom home was originally listed at $1.095 million. It is also up for auction on July 20.
From the Wall Street Journal's Private Properties:
--Software-company founder Frank Pritt has relisted his Orange County mansion for $49.6 million, down from the $75 million he originally sought in 2006. We've been following the story of Pritt's Portabello mansion since 2006. The 22,000-square-foot beachfront estate in Corona del Mar, California has even been seen on "Oprah." It was pulled off the market last year.
Gallery: Portabello Estate
--A Massachusetts estate once listed for $23.5 million has been sold, divided, for $11.45 million in total. A carriage house on the property sold last year for $2.25 million. In June, the rest of the estate sold for $9.2 million. It was our estate of the day in 2008.
Gallery: The Wyck Estate
--Actress Cheryl Hines has listed her six bedroom home for $4.249 million. The property website is here.
--The Real Estalker checks out the Sherman Oaks home of Oksana Grigorieva, Mel Gibson's ex-girlfriend.
--Actress Kelly Rutherford has listed her two-bedroom West Hollywood home for $1.399 million. The listing is here.
From Homes and Property UK:
--Gucci model Robert Konjic is selling his three-bedroom Edwardian red-brick duplex in West Kensington for £650,000.
TV star Ulrika Jonsson has sold her home in Cookham Dean, Berkshire, for an estimated £1.5 million.
Comedian Jimmy Carr spent £8.5 million on a large, detached Edwardian house in north London which he plans to renovate.
--Lucian Grainge who runs Universal Music has been waiting a long time for his £11 million Barbados holiday villa in the Four Seasons Paradise Beach development to be built but it looks like construction is underway again.
From the NY Times Big Deal:
--Architect Alan Wanzenberg has listed his Water Island home on Fire Island for $6.3 million. The property listing is here.
From Newsday's Real LI:
--Mel Brooks sold his home in Water Mill last month for $5.3 million.
--The East Deck Motel and Resort in Montauk, New York is up for sale for $20 million.
--Laura Andrassy, ex-wife of Greg Norman, has put her recently constructed Southampton dream house on the market for $16.5 million. The listing is here.
--A likely teardown in South Hampton is listed at $19.9 million. The listing is here.
--A six-bedroom contemporary house on Shelter Island designed by the architects behind Morris-Sato Studio is for sale for $4.195 million. The listing is here.
--The waterfront estate of former Doubleday publishing chief executive John Sargent Sr. has come on the market with a price tag of $40 million. The listing is here.
--The Breyers family, of ice cream fame, is selling its 4.2-acre, 7,500-square-foot East Hampton estate for $27 million. The listing is here.
--The ex-wife of William Lauder, the former chief executive and president of Estee Lauder Companies, is in contract to buy an East Hampton house on the market for $8.65 million.
--Designer Calvin Klein is working on designed a a smaller, greener abode in Southampton. He also recently purchased a $2.1 million home in Bridgehampton.
From the NY Observer:
--Write Douglas A. Cooper paid $1.9 million for a two-bedroom apartment at 1140 Fifth Avenue.
--Robert C. Beck, bio-technologist and inventor, spent $4.1 million on an East 10th Street apartment.
--Vogue photographer Greg Kadel bought $1.3 million apartment at 136 Grand Street, in the same building as his current home.
--Model and actress Marie de Villepin, daughter of former French prime minister and poet Dominique de Villepin, spent $2 million on an apartment at 554 Broome Street.
--Writer/director Paul Haggis paid $3.95 million for a two-bedroom loft at 388 West Broadway.
--Us Weekly's former editor Janice Min has sold her loft at 285 Lafayette Street. It sold for $6.2 million.
--Kimberley Rawlings of the Otis Spunkmeyer cookie empire has sold her three-bedroom Upper East Side condominium the Chatham for $6.3 million to Jules Jergensen watch heirs Roberta and Deborah Clayman.
--Restaurant publicist Karine Bakhoum has sold her home at 205 East 69th Street for $1.775 million to Andrew and Michelle Rubel.
--Author Anne Germanacos paid $2.1 million on a new home and storage room in the 43-story Link building apartment block.
--Sculptor Donna Dennis purchased a $1.2 million Upper West Side apartment on West End Avenue.
--Laura Huberfeld, wife of Murray, chairman of hedge fund Centurion Credit, just spent $12 million at 535 West End Avenue.
--Kevin Rakin, chairman and CEO of Advanced BioHealing, Inc., a bioengineering company, purchased an apartment in the Sky House condo at 11 East 29th Street for roughly $2.1 million.
From the Chicago Tribune:
Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng has placed his three-bedroom town home in Northbrook on the market for $639,000. Deng paid $336,000 in 2004 for the town home. The listing is here.
-- Chicago TV and radio personality Mike North and his wife, Be-Be, have reduced asking prices for their two lakefront lots on secluded Murphy Lake in Park Ridge to $979,900 each from $1.1 million each. They bought the land as one parcel in 2005 for $2.1 million.
--Chicago Bears defensive end Adewale Ogunleye has cut the price on his home in Vernon Hills to $584,900 below the $600,000 that he paid for the house in 2004. The listing is here.
WLS-Ch. 7 reporter Leah Hope sold her three-bedroom North Side condominium for $549,000.
--Former Chicago Bulls forward Tyrus Thomas sold his two-bedroom condo in Northbrook for $254,000, and two weeks ago listed his eight-room town home in Northbrook for $499,900. He paid $379,500 in August 2006 for the new five-room condo in upscale Northbrook Pointe. He later paid $598,000 for the eight-room Northbrook town home of his then-Bulls teammate Jannero Pargo.
From Move Trends:
--A western-themed cabin in Pioneertown, California that was once lived in by Gene Autry is listed at $395,000. This home includes the vintage "Likker Barn & Mercantile" which has been turned into a souvenir store. The listing is here.
--A three-bedroom Los Angeles home once lived in by rock legend Jim Morrison is listed at $1.999 million. The listing is here.
--Scott Baio has dropped the price on his Encino home to $2.695, million. It was listed at $2.895 million when we checked it out in March. He has also listed a seven-bedroom home in Toluca Lake, California for $5.395 million. The listing is here.
Gallery: Scott Baio in Encino
The price of Rob Schneider's home in San Marino has been dropped from $3.6 million to $3 million. It was our estate of the day last December.
Gallery: Rob Schneider in San Marino