Sunday Real Estate Round-Up 07/25/10
From the Real Estalker:
--The ex-wife of Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood, Jo Wood, has listed their home in Kingston on Thames, shown above, for £13,000,000. The listing is here.
--Actress Peri Gilpin of Fraser fame and her artist husband Christian Vincent were the buyers of Shabby Chic creator Rachel Aswell's Malibu home.
From the LA Times Hot Properties:
--The Beverly Hills home of the late Ed McMahon is back on the market for $4.6 million. This is the same price it was listed at in 2008. The listing is here.
--Actor Ving Rhames and his wife, Deborah have sold a Brentwood house that had been listed as a short sale. The five-bedroom house sold for $1.95 million. It had been listed on and off for three years and was at $2.699 million when we checked it out in 2008. It had been purchased five years ago for $2.5 million. The couple also sold a larger Brentwood home in late June for $5,520,786 that had been purchased in 2005 for $6.5 million.
Gallery: Ving Rhames in Brentwood
--Olympic medal winner Carl Lewis has sold his Pacific Palisades home for $2.5 million.
Rapper and "Pimp My Ride" host Alvin " Xzibit" Joiner has lowered the price of his Woodland Hills, California home to $650,000. He bought the home in 2003 for $670,000. The listing is here.
--Filmmaker, commercial director and restaurateur Joe Pytka has sold Castillo del Lago in the Hollywood Hills for $7 million. He bought the home from Madonna in 1996 for $5.3 million. The home was first listed at $14.95 million in April of last year.
Gallery: Castillo del Lago
Actress and real estate agent Dana Sparks has listed her Lake Sherwood contemporary at $2.555 million. The listing is here.
From the NY Post:
--Lady Gaga is still apartment hunting in New York City most recently checking out a four-bedroom One Morton Square rental.
--Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick have been looking at a $29.8 million penthouse duplex at the Mayfair building at 610 Park Ave.
--A a Tribeca home once rented by Leonardo DiCaprio and Gwen Stefani is on the market at $6.995 million.
--Pet-food tycoon Leonard Stern and his wife, Allison, are purchasing a SoHo penthouse to live in while their 110-year-old Fifth Avenue mansion is being renovated uptown. They are in contract to buy a penthouse duplex at 25 W. Houston St. for about $8 million.
From the NY Times:
--Donald J. Trump Jr. sold his condominium at 220 Riverside Boulevard at Trump Place this month for $1.845 million.
From Chicago Breaking Business:
--Nicholas Pritzker, the chief executive and chairman of the Hyatt Development Corp. and a member of the Pritzker family, has placed his contemporary-style mansion on 45 acres on Lake Michigan in Covert, Michigan on the market for $4.95 million.
--The seven-bedroom Sag Harbor postmodern where the 2010 Hampton Designer Showhouse will be held is being listed for $5.25 million.
--The Amagansett home owned by sports industry executive Chris Bevilacqua has sold for $3.35 million.
From the Wall Street Journal's Private Properties:
--Chesapeake Energy Corp. Chief Executive Aubrey McClendon, a noted wine collector and part-owner of the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder, plans to auction off his roughly 4,400-acre ranch in Antlers, Oklahoma on August 5. The listing is here.
--Boxing promoter Don King has taken his nearly three-acre oceanfront estate in Manalapan, Florida off the market.
--A 17,000-square-foot oceanfront home in the Watch Hill area of Westerly, Rhode Island is on the market for $24 million. Jim Benson, former chief executive of John Hancock Life Insurance Co., and his wife, Marlene, bought the 5.25-acre property in 1996 for $3.5 million. The listing is here.
From the NY Observer:
Sting's duplex apartment at 88 Central Park West finally sold for $17.75 million, a 29 percent decrease from Stein's 2006 listing price. It was listed at $19 million when we checked it out as an estate of the day in 2009.
Gallery: Sting at the Brentmore
--Hillel Nahmad, of the Nahmad art-dealing family paid $5 million for the apartment next door to his own in Trump Tower.
--Dana Brown, of Graydon Carter's good books, has moved with partner Aimee Shieh to West 17th Street. The senior articles editor at Vanity Fair bought on the second floor of a Chelsea building for $1.45 million.
--Alexandra Donati, daughter of the late surrealist painter Enrico, has purchased her father's $1.7 million home at 935 Park Avenue from her mother, Adele Schmidt. Ms. Donati, who already lives in the building, is taking over the deed.
--Michael F. Connor, a managing director of Bank of America Merrill Lynch has sold his Metropolitan building apartment for $4 million.
--Chef Charlie Palmer and his wife Lisa recently purchased an apartment at the Devonshire House on East 10th Street for $1,564,143.75.
--Author Gary Shteyngart has picked up a $1.175 million top-floor apartment at 211 East 18th Street.
--Filmmaker Robert Benton has listed a Georgica Pond-front home for $29.9 million. The listing is here.
--Executive director for the Center for Cultural Judaism and writer for Moment magazine's "Ask the Rabbi" column, rabbi Peter Schweitzer spent $2.5 million on two adjacent apartments in the Dunhill building.
--Christopher Falkenberg, former special agent, Secret Service forgery and fraud squad member and Presidential security team member spent $3.4 million on a 239 Central Park West co-op. He owns one other apartment in the Renaissance-style building.