Sunday Real Estate Round-Up, 09/12/10
From the LA Times Hot Property:
-- A home rented by Heidi Montag for $25,000 a month is now on the market for $5.5 million. The listing is here.
From the NY Observer:
--Amy Redford has sold her Greenwich Village apartment for $985,000.
--A duplex at 950 Fifth Avenue, the exclusive seven-unit co-op that is also home to Mort Zuckerman has sold for $25 million.
--Businessman Paul Cejas, who recently sold his home at 834 Fifth Avenue to Swiss tycoon Maurice Amon, is joining the ranks at the Carlyle, purchasing an 11th-floor co-op for $5.6 million.
--Psychologist/author Anne-Renee Testa has sold her apartment at 860 Fifth Avenue to investment banker Marc Rothfeldt for $3.35 million.
--A townhouse at 15 East 77th Street once owned by fashion legend Diana Vreeland's parents has sold for $8 million.
--Investment banker Jay Drezner, brother of the conservative pundit Daniel Drezner, has purchased a $1.9 million apartment on the Upper West Side.
Fashion designer Pamella DeVos, the designer behind the Pamella Roland brand, and her husband, Daniel DeVos, the son of Amway billionaire Rich DeVos, have purchased a $3 million apartment at the Chatham at East 65th Street, next door to the 1,700-square-foot apartment they already own in the building.
--The trustees for the late All in the Family star Carroll O'Connor have sold his $2.75 million home at 75 Central Park West.
--Michael van Biema, author of books on value investing, has purchased an apartment at 440 Riverside Drive for $1.55 million.
The grandson of Nan Kempner, bought a $1.52 million apartment at 30 Fifth Avenue with his newlywed bride, Baily.
From the NY Post:
--NY Yankee Alex Rodriguez has been spotted apartment hunting with Cameron Diaz. They toured a 5,600- square-foot duplex on the 21st floor of the Aldyn. The six-bedroom apartment comes with a private swimming pool and hot tub on the terrace. If you want to get your peek at the building, eight apartments on the 14th floor will open as a benefit showhouse. The public will be invited starting on September 21 and it will run until December 10.
--Kelsey Grammer and his new, pregnant girlfriend, Kayte Walsh, 29 are looking for an apartment. They were seen looking at a $5.995 million SoHo co-op at 84 Mercer St.
--Mexican soccer star Rafael Marquez and his model girlfriend, Jaydy Michel, were the first to tour the Chelsea Skyhouse at 213 W. 23rd St. The five-bedroom triplex is selling for $10 million.
From the NY Times:
--Rita Magli, the creative director at Bruno Magli in the 1990s, has bought a place at the Cammeyer, a prewar building at 650 Avenue of the Americas that was converted to condos in 2007. She paid $2.325 million for a two-bedroom two-bath apartment that was the model apartment for the building.
-- James Shaffer, also known as Munky, the guitarist for the band Korn, has listed his loft on West 37th Street with Thomas Demsker of Demsker Realty for $1.295 million. The listing is here.
Gallery: Munky on West 57th Street
From the Real Estalker:
--Amy Adams and Darren Le Gallo have picked up a home in Beverly Hills for $3.165 million.
--A Hamptons-style home in Billy Joel's Centre Island neighborhood recently sold for $8.235 million, setting a sales record for the year in Nassau County.
--The 6.2-acre sprawling estate in the West Hills section of Huntington once named Pidgeon Hill is on the market for $4.3 million. The listing is here.
The North Haven home of the late advertising executive Philip Dusenberry, the man behind the ill-fated Pepsi TV ad starring Michael Jackson has had a price cut down to $22 million from $25 million. The listing is here.
From the SF Gate's On the Block:
--The Captain's Quarters at 31 Alta could be the oldest home in San Francisco. In 1852, Captain Andrews built on the Eastern slope of Telegraph Hill. It is listed for $3.8 million. The property website is here.
From Homes and Property UK:
--Rock legend Bob Geldof has just returned from a month in Majorca, having stayed in the same £12,500-a-week villa that he has rented for the past six years.
--Former Saracens rugby star Thomas Castaignède has sold his six-bedroom Belsize Park home for £2.25 million through Parkheath.
--Alex Kapranos, the lead singer in Scottish rock band Franz Ferdinand, has begun apartment hunting in London.
--Tycoon Terence Conran's sister, Priscilla Carluccio, is selling her 16th-century farm in Hampshire for £1.5 million through Savills. The listing is here.
From Berg Properties Big Time Listings:
--Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman has listed his five-bedroom house in far north suburban Green Oaks for $1.399 million. The listing is here.
--Dallas Stars winger Adam Burish, who formerly played for the Blackhawks, has listed his two-bedroom duplex penthouse condo unit in River North for $1.05 million. He bought the home in 2008 for $935,000. The listing is here.
--JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon has slashed the asking price of his 18-room Gold Coast mansion from $9.5 million all the way down to $6.95 million.
Gallery: 25 East Banks
From the WSJ's Private Properties:
Bob's Discount Furniture chief executive Ted English and his wife, Maureen, have bought a duplex penthouse in Boston for $8.5 million.