Sunday Real Estate Round-Up, 08/22/10
From the LA Times Hot Property:
--The St. Lucia home of Oscar-winning screenwriter Nancy Dowd, Belmont, is on the market for $1.995 million.
--When I'm wrong, I'm wrong. In 2008 I predicted that a Hollywood Hills home belonging to former L.A. Galaxy coach Ruud Gullit would go fast at $4.25 million. Two years later and it is still on the market, now for $3.65 million.
Gallery: Soccer in the Hills
--Cameron Diaz has picked up a Beverly Hills Post Office Spanish hacienda owned by Candice Bergen. Bergen bought the property from Moore in 1996 for $3.4 million and renovated it. it was most recently listed at $10.25 million.
--Actor Greg Germann has leased a home in Santa Monica that had been listed for sale at $1.7 million.
--Actress Jane Kaczmarek and actor Bradley Whitford have sold their Italian Renaissance Revival villa in San Marino for $6.2 million and Whitford has bought a house in Pasadena for $3.1 million. Their home had been listed at $6.7 million.
--The site of the former Malibu Lodge has been purchased by international cellphone magnate Sebastian Harrison and his wife, actress Linda Gucciardo, for $2.4 million.
--A four-bedroom home owned by the family of the late Albert Heschong, the Emmy-winning production designer for television, film and theater who headed the art department at CBS for more than two decades, is for sale in Encino at $1.15 million. The listing is here.
From the Real Estalker:
--Tyler Perry is the new owner of Dean Gardens in Johns Creek, Georgia. He purchased the 58-acre estate for $7.6 million (far below the original asking of $40 million) and plans to tear down the huge 36,000 square foot main house.
Gallery: Dean Gardens
From the Wall Street Journal's Private Properties:
--Media mogul John Malone is the mystery buyer behind the sale of Bell Ranch. Malone is the Liberty Media chairman and he purchased the ranch through a limited-liability company he formed with his wife, Leslie.
Gallery: Bell Ranch
--A modern home designed by Marcel Breuer in Litchfield, Connecticut is on the market for $3.8 million. The listing is here.
--Celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse has sold his Midtown Manhattan loft for $4.6 million, according to broker records. It was initially listed in 2009 for $7.65 million and he bought the property in 2005 for about $5.8 million.
Gallery: Emeril Lagasse In New York City
--Greg Giraldo, a judge on NBC's "Last Comic Standing," has sold his waterfront home in the Hamptons for $915,000.
--A home in Montauk which was listed at $35 million has been bumped up to $50 million. The listing is here.
--Hollywood director and screenwriter Robert Benton has listed his 2.5-acre home in Wainscott for $29.9 million. The listing is here.
--A Shelter Island house built by Shane Patrick, who designed the legendary Lower East Side bar, Barramundi, is on the market for $1.375 million. The listing is here.
From Move Trends:
--The Honolulu home that the character of "Hurley" lived in during season 3 on "Lost" is for sale for $3.99 million. The listing is here.
--Former Major League Baseball hitter Jose Canseco was recently evicted from his Los Angeles apartment.
From the NY Observer:
--Banking heir Matthew Mellon and his wife Rachel Hanley Mellon bought a two-bedroom at The Pierre. The couple paid $1.95 million for the apartment that was originally listed for $3.25 million in July of 2008.
--Lloyd Blankfein sold his 941 Park Avenue duplex for $12.15 million (it was originally listed in 2009 for $15 million) to former Goldman Sachs credit derivatives trader Bryce Markus and wife Elizabeth.
--Courtney Sale Ross has bought a $7.3 million Tribeca loft at 7 Hubert Street from Fuze drinks founder Lance Collins.
--Former radio star Ellie Dylan and husband Steven Robbins sold their 15-room penthouse duplex at Tribeca's Gerken Building to hedge fund honcho Scott Lawin and partner Mia Jung.
--Real estate mogul Jerry Speyer's daughter, Holly S. Lipton, sold her East 87th Street apartment for $4.8 million.
--The New York City home of late writer Dominick Dunne has sold to a German couple, George and Saskia Glatzel for $1.2 million. It was originally listed at $1.45 million.
From the NY Post:
--New York Knick Amar'e Stoudemire is looking for a new rental. He was spotted checking out a three-bedroom unit with 12-foot ceilings at 40 Mercer St. The apartment is available in the $30,000 to $40,000 range and for sale at $5.65 million.
--New York Rangers defenseman Michael Del Zotto has rented a spacious one-bedroom with a wraparound terrace at the Alfred building for around $5,000.
--Oprah Winfrey's best friend Gayle King has been spotted apartment hunting, sparking rumors that Oprah may be moving to the Big Apple. King recently saw an $8.95 million four-bedroom triplex co-op with a huge terrace at 1055 Park Ave and the $6.1 million, 2,164-square-foot, two-bedroom penthouse duplex above it. The two units could be combined into one massive five-floor home with an option for part of the roof.
--Douglas Von Allmen, a venture capitalist who lost a bundle to Ponzi scammer Scott Rothstein, and his wife, Linda, have sold their 74th-and-75th-floor duplex at the Time Warner Center to an unnamed Russian tycoon for around $15.7 million.
From Homes and Property UK:
--Jason Manford, the stand-up comedian chosen to co-host The One Show, has been looking for a flat to rent near the BBC's White City studios.
--Actress Susan Hampshire is selling the 19th-century threshers' barn in Oxfordshire that she converted seven years ago for her ailing husband, former West End impresario Sir Eddie Kulukundis. It is listed at £1.15 million.
--England and Spurs star Jermain Defoe is about to move closer to London's exciting nightlife. He's been spotted looking at apartments in and around St John's Wood.
Publishing tycoon Felix Dennis has paid an estimated £12 million for his sixth property, a five-bedroom villa on Mustique.