Sunday Real Estate Round-Up: 08/29/10
From the LA Times Hot Property:
--David W. Higgins, the president of production at Sobini Films, has listed a midcentury home in Sherman Oaks at $949,000. The listing for the colorful home is here.
--Internet pioneer David Bohnett has sold his Holmby Hills compound to art dealer Larry Gagosian for $15.5 million.
From the NY Observer:
--Real estate mogul Aby Rosen's townhouse at 22 East 71st Street may have finally sold or at least been pulled off the market. It was listed at $75 million in 2008 but later had a price cut to $59 million.
Gallery: Forstmann Mansion
--Official records show that Damon Dash's foreclosed Tribeca condo at 25 North Moore Street went to Platinum Capital for $5.6 million.
--Society staple Countess Sharon Sondes sold her Trump International Hotel & Tower pied-a-terre for $1.45 million.
--Allen Ginsberg's apartment at 437 East 12th Street is now up for rent for $1,700 a month.
--Interior designer Jamie Drake purchased an apartment at 200 11th Avenue (the star-filled building where Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban recently bought) for $4.662 million and is already planning renovations.
--CB Richard Ellis vice chairman Darcy Stacom and her husband, Chris Kraus, a managing director at Jones Lang LaSalle bought a four-bedroom apartment at 447 East 57th Street for $4.775 million.
--Actor Liam Neeson recently sold his two-bedroom co-op at 91 Central Park West for $1.352 million. He and his late wife, actress Natasha Richardson, bought the apartment for $1.4 million in 1994.
--Ponzi schemer James Nicholson's three-bedroom at the Time Warner Center has finally been sold by the U.S. Marshal's office for $6.75 million. Nicholson bought the home for $8.5 million two years ago.
--New York Philharmonic flutist, composer and pianist Gary Schocker and Richard Norton purchased a brownstone at 215 West 137th Street in Central Harlem. They purchased the home from Vincent and Kim Van Doorn for the listing price of $2 million even.
From the Wall Street Journal's Private Properties:
-- Winecup-Gamble Ranch in Nevada, one of the largest in the West, with access to nearly one million acres of land has hit the market for $50 million. The ranch is owned by a corporation headed by Paul Fireman, the former chairman and chief executive of Reebok and the chairman of Fireman Capital Partners. The listing is here.
--A Beverly Hills home owned by Max Palevsky, the late philanthropist, art collector and a founder of Intel is listed for $9.5 million. The property website is here. His Malibu home remains listed at $55 million.
--Bert Saberhagen's Calabasas, California home is back on the market. The former Major League Baseball pitcher listed his home for $3.25 million last year but it is now for sale for $2.699 million.
Gallery: Bret Saberhagen in Calabasas
From the Real Estalker:
--Filmmaker Brett Morgen and actor/director/writer Debra Eisenstadt have listed their home in the Rockaways, Queens, New York for $4.495 million. The listing is here.
--Rumor has it that Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are cozied up in a contemporary love nest in Bel Air.
--Courtney Love has leased actress/model Milla Jovovich's West Village townhouse.
Gallery: Milla Jovovich in New York City
--Andrew Dice Clay has sold his Hollywood home for the asking price of $1.399 million.
From Housing Watch:
--Christina Aguilera has dropped the price again on her Hollywood Hills home. It is now listed at $5.995 million, a full $2 million off the original asking price when she put it on the market in 2008. She bought the home in 2003 for $5 million.
Gallery: Christina Aguilera in West Hollywood
--A triangular home in Cove Neck, New York on property once owned by the Roosevelt family is on the market for $6.5 million. The listing is with Dell Rubin of Prudential Douglas Elliman.
From the NY Times Big Deal:
--Barbara Corcoran, who founded the Corcoran Group real estate brokerage and her husband, William Higgins, just bought a two-bedroom apartment on the ground floor of the Park Avenue building they live in. The pair, who paid $900,000, plan to use the space for their offices.
From Homes and Property UK:
--Fashion designer Alice Temperley has paid £2.25 million through Savills for an eight-bedroom Grade II-listed Regency house near Ilminster, Somerset.
--Sculptor Marc Quinn has spent £3.27 million on a building plot in Formentor, Majorca. He and his wife, children's author Lady Georgia Byng, are building a holiday home to share with their sons, Lucas and Sky, and Tiger, her daughter from a previous marriage.
--Firefly Properties is selling Grade I-listed Clare House in East Malling, Kent, which doubled as Miss Pinkerton's Academy for Young Ladies in BBC1's adaptation of William Thackeray's novel Vanity Fair. The eight-bedroom Palladian property is for sale at £3.75 million.
--Nigel Lythgoe has picked up a new home in Bel Air.