Sunday Real Estate Round-Up, 08/08/10
From the Wall Street Journal's Private Properties:
--Former 'NSync singer Joey Fatone will auction his Orlando home on September 11. It is currently listed for $6.5 million (up from the $5.9 million it was at when it was our estate of the day) and the minimum bid for the auction is $3.7 million.
Gallery: Joey Fatone In Orlando
--Art dealer Larry Gagosian has bought a Los Angeles home owned by David Bohnett, the philanthropist and technology entrepreneur. The home was originally built for actor Gary Cooper and was listed for $18.9 million.
--A Montana ranch owned by the widow of Jay Call, the late founder of Flying J, a fuel retailer, has hit the market for $33 million. The Dancing Wind Ranch, is just outside of Livingston, Montana about a half-hour drive from Yellowstone National Park.
From the NY Post:
--Katy Perry and Russell Brand are continuing their NYC apartment hunt. Rumor has it that their budget is $3 million. Brand recently checked out a condo in the Upper West Side's storied Apthorp building. The $2.83 million, one-bedroom, 1½-bathroom, second-floor unit is 1,340 square feet.
--Siblings R. Hunter Cushing and Hilary Cushing Block had such strong opinions about who should sell Belle Meade, their late parents' Quogue estate, that a judge had to settle the matter. The court ordered the listing to go to Prudential Douglas Elliman's Enzo Morabito. The 1906 Greek Revival home is listed at $6.95 million.
--Corcoran Group broker Susan Breitenbach, sold her own 3 acres of vacant land in North Haven, at 42 Actors Colony Road, for $12 million.
--Restaurateur Stratis Morfogen, owner of Philippe on the Upper East Side and in the Hamptons, is listing his apartment at 930 Fifth Ave. for $3.5 million.
--Heidi Klum, Seal and their four children recently stayed at 400 West St. in the West Village, owned by Bob and Cortney Novogratz of "9 By Design" fame. The five-bedroom glass townhouse is listed for sale at $19.95 million.
From the LA Times Hot Properties:
--Soap star Katherine Kelly Lang and her husband, Alex D'Andrea have listed their Sherman Oaks home at $1.449 million.
--Professional skateboarder Erik Ellington has sold his Hollywood Hills contemporary for $1.4 million. He bought the home in 2007 for $1.845 million.
--"Doctor Who" producer Julie Gardner has purchased a Santa Monica Canyon-area house for $1.95 million.
--Karen Pankow, the ex-wife of trombone player James Pankow of the band Chicago, has sold her Malibu estate for $3.5 million.
--Actress Missi Pyle and her husband, grizzly bear expert and naturalist Casey Anderson, have sold their Beachwood Canyon home for $659,000.
From the Real Estalker:
--A comprehensive piece on the reclusive heiress Huguette Clark and the many properties she owns around the U.S.
--Steve Carell has picked up a home in Toluca Lake, California for $6 million. The home belonged to comedian Jonathan Winters.
--Interior designer John Saladino has listed his six-bedroom home in Montecito for $24.5 million. The listing is here.
--Mario Lopez has picked up a four-bedroom home in Glendale, California for $1.94 million.
--Lisa Marie Presley is looking to move to London but before she jumps the pond she'd like to unload her home in Hidden Hills California. To that end, it's now listed at a new lower price, $6.995 million, $2 million less than the previous price. The listing is here.
--Ex-Beatle Ringo Starr has been snubbed by the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, where he has long owned a penthouse in a red-brick apartment block overlooking the King's Road, it has rejected his planning application to build a conservatory on his roof terrace.
--Liverpool Football Club's latest signing, Joe Cole, has begun looking for a home in the area for his new wife, personal trainer Carly Zucker, and baby Ruby.
--West Sussex agent Whitlocks is asking £350,000 for a three-bedroom neo-Georgian home on the 100-acre Aldwick Bay Estate.This area became famous in the Eighties when Princess Diana's father, the late Earl Spencer, bought two seaside villas there as a summer retreat for all his grandchildren.
From the Chicago Tribune:
--WLS-Ch. 7 reporter Sarah Schulte has reduced the asking price of her three-bedroom condo in Lincoln Park to $659,900 from $699,000.
--A 19-room French Provincial-style mansion in Naperville has come on the market for $5.19 million, if the home sells for its asking price, it would rank as Naperville's highest-priced sale ever. The listing is here.
From the Chicago Tribune:
--Chicago Blackhawks right winger Marian Hossa has paid $2.35 million for a three-bedroom condo unit in a Streeterville high-rise.
--A four-bedroom, Victorian single-family house in Roscoe Village that is one of just two single-family houses in Chicago's city limits designed by architect Jarvis Hunt has been listed for $699,000. The listing is here.
--An 11-room house in an unincorporated Wheaton subdivision whose 4.2-acre parcel includes a 3-acre lake is available for $1.5 million.
From the NY Times Big Deal:
--Hotelier Vikram Chatwal has bought a town house at the Soho Mews for $5.4 million.
--The singer-songwriter Mike Love, a founding member of the Beach Boys, has sold his Manhattan condominium for $1.6 million.
--Conan O'Brien sold his New York City apartment to David M. Zaslav, the chief executive of Discovery Communications, for $25 million.
--Dylan McDermott has bought a one-bedroom on West 21st Street for $701,000.
--Chef David Bouley sold his two-bedroom co-op at 39 East 10th Street for $1.4 million.
From the NY Observer:
Curbed reports that Dealbook editor Andrew Ross Sorkin and his wife recently paid $2.315 million for an Upper West Side co-op at 118 West 79th Street.
--Will Balliett, president at Thames & Hudson has purchased an apartment at 600 West 111th Street for $1,254,993.13.
--John Gans and wife Irina (nee Tolstoy) have sold their home at 941 Park Avenue to Brian Fisher for $5.25 million.
--Joel Ackerman, managing director at Warburg Pincus and board member at several other companies has picked up a $7 million apartment at 17 East 79th Street.
--Goldman Sachs' Ashot Ordukhanyan, has purchased a $2.5 million apartment at 20-26 North Moore Street in Tribeca.
--New York City real estate heiress, Allison Bandier Koffman, has put down $4,318,275 on an Upper East Side home at 141 East 72nd Street.
--Jerome McCluskey, an associate at Paul Weiss and his wifeAlexis Maybank, CSO of Gilt Groupe, recently spent $1.9 million on an apartment at 225 East 74th Street.
-- Ira and Jody Schwartz, who recently bought an Upper East Side condo for over $10 million, according to Curbed, have sold their 200 East 74th Street apartment for $4.67 million to Michael Teitelbaum.
--Vogue, French Elle and Bergdorf Goodman photographer Fabio Chizzola has purchased a Tribeca loft at 52 White Street for $1.925 million from Geoffrey Feldkamp, a former Lehman executive.
--David Dabill, founder of advertising firm Toy has just bought a seventh-floor apartment at 105 Fifth Avenue for $1.3 million with JWT chief strategic officer Robin Bardolia.
--AIG (that's Alternative Investment Group) chairman Stewart Greenfield bought a $4.2 million apartment at 1016 Fifth Avenue.
--Former Dateline NBC co-anchor Stone Phillips and wife, Debra, bought a Gramercy Park North penthouse for $4.9 million and have sold their apartment at 8-10 West 19th Street for $4.5 million. Phillips bought the apartment for $4.4 million in 2005, and originally listed the loft in the fall of 2009 for $4.995 million.
Gallery: Stone Phillips in NYC
--Glenn Close and her husband David Shaw have sold their apartment to Continental Properties managing partner Mark Fisch and wife, Rachel Davidson, for $10.2 million.
Gallery: Glenn Close On Central Park West
From Newsday's Real LI:
--"Dynasty" actress Catherine Oxenberg has sold her Southampton home for $5.9 million with her sister Ashley. The house belonged to their father, Howard, a dress manufacturer who died in June.
--A newly renovated Montauk home designed by the late architect Peter Blake has come on the market for $5.75 million. The listing is here.
--Fashion designer Elie Tahari recently sold the five-bedroom, four-bath modernist home to film composer Carter Burwell.
--The Dutch Colonial at 108 Ocean Ave. made famous by "The Amityville Horror" book and movies went into contract this week.
Gallery: Amityville, New York