Sunday Real Estate Round-Up, 10/24/10
From the Los Angeles Times:
Los Angeles poster artist Robbie Conal and his wife, movie and television title designer Deborah Ross, have listed their Gregory Ain-designed home in Mar Vista for $1.149 million. The home is in a development of 52 so-called "Modernique Homes." The pair added bamboo floors, a new kitchen and an art studio.
Gallery: Robbie Conal in Los Angeles
--Artist Ed Ruscha has sold his Point Dume-area home in Malibu for $4 million.
--The Studio City home of the late model agent Nina Blanchard has sold for $1.1 million.
--The late Nancy M. Daly's former Malibu home, which recently sold for more than $40 million, has been leased out for $200,000 a month by the new owner.
--Singer-songwriter Graham Nash and his wife, Susan, have sold their longtime Encino home for its asking price of $1.6 million.
--A Bel-Air compound owned by the late real estate broker Jon Douglas has come on the market at $18.7 million. The listing is here.
From the NY Post:
--Julia Roberts has purchased a penthouse co-op at 45 W. 10th St. for $3.895 million.
--Technology investor Peter Thiel, a Facebook billionaire and PayPal co-founder, is renting a three-bedroom apartment at 15 Union Square West.
--Gerard Butler recently checked out a $7.995 million townhouse condo at 385 W. 12th St.
--Ad man Alan Levenstein, former vice chairman at Bozell Worldwide, and his wife, Gail, who ran the private-client division at Bill Blass for many years, have put their 2,200-square-foot, second-floor co-op at 75 Central Park West on the market for $4.25 million.The listing is here.
From the Wall Street Journal:
The Boca Raton, Florida home of former Tyco chief executive Dennis Kozlowski has had a price cut to $19.5 million. The 1.6-acre waterfront compound is composed of five adjacent lots and has more than 600 feet of waterfront. It was listed at $24.5 million when we checked it out last year. His former North Hampton, New Hampshire home will be up for auction on November 9 and is our estate of the day tomorrow.
Gallery: Dennis Kozlowksi In Boca Raton
A three-story home on San Francisco's Telegraph Hill is for sale for $12.9 million. The home's current owner is Sandra Lloyd-Smith, ex-wife of the late Texas oil tycoon Robert Mosbacher. The listing is here.
From the NY Times:
--Many of New York City's ultrarich are choosing to rent rather than buy, spending between $10,000 and $100,000 a month.
--Walter Cronkite's summer home on Martha's Vineyard has gone to contract. It had an asking price of $12.25 million.
From the NY Observer:
--George Robb, Jr., the founder of the RPM Nautical Foundation, who until last year was married to model Veronica Webb, has picked up an apartment at 15 Broad Street for $2.785 million.
--John Eck, the president of NBC TV, and his wife Malia have just bought a condo at 43 Clarkson Street in the Far West Village for $3.675 million.
--Zachary Kestenbaum runs who, with his father, runs Building Link, a digital management system for residential properties, has bought a $4 million coop at 1095 Park Avenue.
--Edwin C. Cohen, son of Nixon Treasury Secretary Edwin S. Cohen, has sold his his Central Park West coop for $9.75 million. He bought the home for $11 million in 2006.
--Leonard Stern has paid $14.25 million for a Soho penthouse at 495 West Broadway.
-- Dickson Chu, who is in charge of development and products for Citi, and wife Kristin have paid $2.7 million for a unit at Extell's Aerial West at 245 West 99th Street.
--Writer Vicky Ward and publisher Matthew Doull have sold their Bleecker Street townhouse for $6 million.
--Former CNN anchor Campbell Brown and her pundit husband Dan Senor have moved into The Hastings at 71 Murray Street buying a loft for $4.495 million.
--Judith Greenberg Seinfeld who used to work in perfume and is now a real estate maven picked up a unit at 27 West 67th Street for $4.7 million.
--Bruce and Marlo Wrobel have sold their four-story home at 150 Lincoln Place to Roopal Luhana and Birbal Kaikini for the asking price of $3.195 million.
--Roger A. Enrico, former CEO of PepsiCo. and current Dreamworks Animation chairman has purchased a three-bedroom at 37 West 12th Street at the Butterfield House for $3.14 million.
--via the Wall Street Journal, stylist Lori Goldstein has listed a home in East Hampton, New York for $2.15 million.
--Richard and Liane Weintraub have listed La Villa Contenta, an estate in Malibu, for $75 million. The listing is here.
--Chelsea Handler leases a modern home in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles for $35,000 a month.
--Sanford "Sandy" Weill has bought the Shanel estate, a wine country spread in Sonoma for $31 million.
--Glee creator Ryan Murphy recently purchased Diane Keaton's Beverly Hills home so he's trying once again to sell his modern Hollywood Hills home. It was our estate of the day back in 2008 when it was listed for $4.195 million but now can be had for $3.25 million. He bought the home in 2001 for $2.5 million.
Gallery: Ryan Murphy's Midcentury Modern
From Homes and Property UK:
--X Factor judge and singer Cheryl Cole has begun house hunting in Notting Hill following her divorce last month from soccer star Ashley Cole.
--Another England footballer Joe Cole has severed his final link with Chelsea FC by selling his four-bedroom Victorian house off the King's Road for a little under his £4.95 million asking price.
--Gavin & Stacey star Joanna Page is planning to move to the country with her actor husband James Thornton.
From Newsday's Real LI:
--A seven-bedroom estate Old Westbury that once belonged to the family of jockey and thoroughbred horse breeder Albert C. Bostwick, Jr. is up for auction on November 18 with a starting bid of $4.9 million. The auction listing is here.
From the Chicago Tribune:
Former Chicago TV anchor Diann Burns and her talent agent husband, Marc Watts, have placed their 13-room mansion in Lincoln Park, Illinois for $4.825 million. The listing is here.
Gallery: Diann Burns in Lincoln Park
--Attorney Jeffrey Jacobs, who for 18 years was Oprah Winfrey's agent, manager and adviser, has cut the asking price of his Lincoln Park penthouse to $4.95 million from $5.75 million. It was our estate of the day back in March.
Former Chicago Blackhawks right winger and defenseman Dustin Byfuglien has listed his five-bedroom house in Chicago's Roscoe Village for just under $1.3 million. The listing is here.
Gallery: Dustin Byfuglien in Chicago
--A 19-room, 17,000-square-foot mansion in Hinsdale owned by the founder of the Pampered Chef kitchenware company has just come on the market for $6.8 million. Doris Christopher founded The Pampered Chef and then sold it in 2002 to Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway company. Christopher and her husband bought the home in 2003 for $6,336,500. The listing is here.