Sunday Real Estate Round-Up, 11/22/10
From the NY Observer:
--Martha Stewart's former apartment at 173 Perry Street recently had a $2 million price cut to $13.9 million. The listing is here.
--Voice over artist and CBS announcer Wendell Craig and his wife Nancy Good have just bought a two-bedroom co-op in Morningside Heights for $1.695 million.
--Tina Fey, has sold her 500 West End Avenue apartment for $2.15 million to lawyer Jack E. Pace III and wife, Colleen Ann Tully. Fey and her husband Jeff Richmond, purchased the two-bedroom in 2004 for $1.9 million. In 2009 they purchased a $3.4 million four-bedroom apartment in the same Upper West Side neighborhood. She also recently sold a studio apartment which she used as office space for $550,000.
--Socialite and Bernie Madoff victim Dorris Carr Bonfigli has sold her Fifth Avenue penthouse. She listed it just before Christmas 2008 for $11.3 million. The home at 930 Fifth Avenue recently sold for $7.5 million. The buyers are Dutch artists Wouter and Ann Kourijn.
--The late author Louis Auchincloss' Park Avenue apartment has sold to a financier for $3.905 million.
--The new plans to revise the penthouse at Robert De Niro's Greenwich Hotel in Tribeca have gotten the Landmarks Preservation Commission's seal of approval.
--Hockey player Henrik Lundqvist has sold his 20th-floor duplex in The Bromley at 225 West 83rd Street for $1.68 million. He bought the property in 2006 for $1.75 million.
--David S. Winter and his wife Elizabeth paid $26 million for a fifth-floor co-op at 778 Park Avenue.
--The Tribeca home of convicted Ponzi schemer Hassan Nemazee has sold for $3.15 million.
--German singer Ute Lemper and her husband Todd Turkisher, have bought the penthouse at 125 West 76th Street for $1.64 million.
--Jennifer and Peter Bernstein have bought the second floor of a two-floor duplex that was previously listed for nearly $15 million for $2.2 million.
--Gossip Girl producer Joshua Safran has sold his apartment at 77 White Street for $1.76 million.
--Martin Broughton, the CEO of British Airways, purchased a $2.9 million apartment in the Schwab House on Riverside Drive from John and Tania Secor.
--Harper's publisher John R. "Rick" MacArthur recently dropped $5.05 million on a three-bedroom apartment in The Kenilworth at 151 Central Park West was originally put on the market for $5.495 million.
-Jimmy Fallon and his wife, producer Nancy Juvonen, listed two seventh-floor apartments at the oldest New York City co-op building, 34 Gramercy Park East, for $3.75 million but the listing soon came off the market and public records show no sale of the yet-to-be-combined units. Now the couple purchased a $1.35 million eighth-floor apartment in the same building.
From the NY Post:
--The apartment where actor Heath Ledger lived in New York City is unofficially back on the market for $5 million. The 4,400-square-foot unit at 421 Broome St.has been gut-renovated but still needs a lot of work.
--"Saturday Night Live" star Bill Hader recently checked out an $8,400-per-month, two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit at the Philip Johnson-designed Urban Glass House at 330 Spring St.
--Fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi is in contract to buy a two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo in the prewar Emery Roth-designed building (where Cameron Diaz has a place). The apartment's most recent asking price was $2.25 million and Mizrahi bought a one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit on the same floor earlier this year for $1.1 million. The seller of both apartments is Jack Kliger, CEO of TV Guide and former CEO of Hachette Filipacchi Media.
--Courtney Love was hopping to buy Milla Jovovich's $7.5 million townhouse at 100 Greenwich Ave. but a mystery last-minute higher bidder claimed the price.
--Justin Timberlake paid around $6.4 million for his new three-bedroom apartment at the Soho Mews. His apartment at the Pearline Soap Factory is still on the market for $5.25 million.
Gallery: Justin Timberlake in Tribeca
From the Wall Street Journal's Private Properties:
The Portabello estate in Corona Del Mar, California was listed for $75 million in 2006 but has sold for $34.1 million, according to records. The WSJ says that the buyer also gave the seller a property valued at around $7 million.
Gallery: Portabello Estate
Allman Brothers Band drummer Butch Trucks has been trying to sell his home in Palm Beach, Florida for a while now. it was once listed at $4.8 million but Trucks and his wife are now asking $3 million for the six-bedroom home which is less than a five-minute walk from the beach. The listing is here.
Gallery: Butch Trucks in Palm Beach
From the NY Times:
Georgina Bloomberg, the younger daughter of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg bought a co-op at 101 Central Park West for "very close" to the $4.15 million asking price.
--Jonah Hill has picked up a four-bedroom compound in Los Angeles for $1.865 million.
--Ellen Degeneres has added a two-bedroom condo in Beverly Hills to her expansive property portfolio.
From Homes and Property UK:
--Rupert Grint from the Harry Potter movies has a £9.2 million portfolio including two Hertfordshire mansions he shares with his parents and a central London flat he rarely visits. Daniel Radcliffe lives most of the time at his Fulham family home but in in New York he owns a five-bedroom 19th-century West Village brownstone, a fifth-floor SoHo rental apartment and a second apartment overlooking the Hudson, worth a total of £10 million. Emma Watson Meanwhile, lawyer's daughter Emma owns a £1 million-plus French ski chalet in Méribel and a £3 million Hampstead house for when she visits from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.
--ITV's Lorraine Kelly has sold Bendochy House, her remote six-bedroom Perthshire pad for £750,000 through Savills. She and her husband, TV cameraman Steve Smith, paid £700,000 for the property five years ago and spent £100,000 building a new kitchen, home cinema and games room.
--Disc jockey Jamie Theakston put Wings Place, his Grade I-listed 16th-century manor house near Brighton, on the market at £2 million through Hamptons International recently but has decided to stay in the home. The house once belonged to Henry VIII's adviser, Thomas Cromwell, and his discarded queen Anne of Cleves. Jamie bought it for £800,000 in 2001.
--Golfer Greg Norman, who got married for the third time recently, is still trying to sell his mansion in Jupiter Island, Florida. The price has jumped around over the past couple of years but is currently at $65 million. The listing is here.
Gallery: Greg Norman's Tranquility
From the Chicago Tribune's Elite Street:
--WMAQ-Ch. 5 news anchor and reporter Jeff Goldblatt and his wife have listed their four-bedroom house in Deerfield for $749,000.
From Knoxville Biz:
Villa Collina, a lavish Knoxville, Tennessee estate which was our estate of the day back in June has had another price cut. It was once listed at $21 million but now the price is just $12.5 million.
Gallery: Villa Collina
From Newday's Real LI:
--An East Hampton farm where Sean "Diddy" Combs once hosted a benefit for children is now on the market for $7.25 million. The listing is here.
--Marketing maven Donny Deutsch sold a pair of lots in the Hamptons for around $30 million.
--Fox Hall, an estate in Upper Brookville, New York that we've been watching since 2005 when it was listed at $20 million is back on the market for $6.75 million.
--A home in Upper Brookville, New York comes with an incredible feature for car lovers, seven garages that can accommodate 11 cars. The garages have built-ins to display collectibles and trophies. Thee owner, an architect, has collected cars and "automobilia" for 30 years. His two sons are auto designers working for major automobile manufacturers. The home is listed for $2.395 million.
From Zillow Blog:
--Was Oprah Winfrey in Alpine, New Jersey checking out the $68 million Frick Estate? This week she was rumored to have checked out the home but she later tweeted that she wasn't even on the east coast at the time.
--A look at the San Antonio dream home of Eva Longoria and Tony Parker. The lavish compound includes a guest house, a custom basketball court with the Spurs logo, a volleyball court, a tennis court, a pool and a mini water park.
--The home used in Woody Allen's "Sleeper" movie in Golden, Colorado was recently sold in a foreclosure auction for $1.5 million, reportedly $1 more than the minimum bid placed by the lender that foreclosed on the home.
--The first home designed by architect Philip Johnson is listed for sale for $2 million. The property website is here.