Sunday Real Estate Round-Up, 12/05/10
From the WSJ:
--Paramount Chairman and CEO Brad Grey has bought a hacienda-style home in Los Angeles for $18.5 million. The six-bedroom home, which was lived in by Frank Sinatra's ex-wife Nancy Barbato was listed at $22.5 million when we first checked it out back in September. Grey, a Sinatra fan, recently sold his Pacific Palisades home for $21.5 million. His new home needs a bit of updating.
Gallery: Frank Sinatra on Carolwood
--The Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade has bought a Miami Beach home for $10.6 million. The six-bedroom Mediterranean-style house has 150-plus feet of bay frontage and a tennis court that he's planning to convert to a basketball court.
--The former Beverly Hills home of late television sidekick Ed McMahon was foreclosed on by Dan Schryer, of DCI Technology Holdings, the investor who purchased Mr. McMahon's underlying loan from Countrywide Financial. It had been listed earlier this year for $4.6 million. Schryer bought the home's mortgage in 2009, allowing Mr.McMahon and his wife to remain in the home. Hee decided to foreclose on the home now so he could put it on the market again early next year.
Gallery: Ed McMahon's Home
From the NY Post:
--Halle Berry has shown interest in a three-bedroom unit at the Park Imperial building at 230 W. 56th St., the Sean "Diddy" Combs, Deepak Chopra and Christopher Meloni of "Law & Order" all call home.
--Two Trees Farm in Bridgehampton has had a major price cut. The 115-acre property was once $95 million but is now listed for $55 million, which includes development rights. Or you can buy 73 acres without development rights for $20 million.
--A home used in the movie "The Godfather," is up for sale for $2.9 million.
--Chef Marc Murphy has been spotted checking out apartments in the new 535 West End Ave. condo building.
--The buyer of Elie and Rory Tahari's 141 Prince St. triplex is Ted Waitt, the billionaire founder of computer maker Gateway who paid $27.5 million.
-- Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick have settled in at 88 Central Park West in an apartment with a 32-foot living room and eight bedrooms. It was most recently listed at $21.5 million.
--Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's former rental home in Palo Alto, California is listed for $7,850 a month.
--Former tennis player Ruta Gerulaitis has sold her Centre Island home for $1.965 million.
--Ogden Phipps II and wife, Ashley, have sold their Glen Cove home for $2.25 million, $100,000 less than they paid for the home in 2007. Phipps is the great-great grandson of Henry Phipps, who made his fortune as steel magnate Andrew Carnegie's business partner.
From the LA Times:
--Lisa Marie Presley has sold a ranch-style house in gated Hidden Hills for $5 million.
--Advertising pro Lee Clow, co-creator of Apple's "Think Different" campaign, has purchased a vacation home at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes for $2.2 million.
--Television host and singer Mark McGrath has sold his home in the Hollywood Hills for above its asking price of $1.25 million.
--The personal residence and studio of the late photographer Julius Shulman has sold for $2.25 million in the Hollywood Hills.
From the NY Times:
--A "double-height artist studio" with many original Charles Platt touches has recently gone on the market in the building, at 131 East 66th Street, known as the Studio Building. The listing is here.
--Rumor has it that Madonna wants to sell her multiple-apartment holdings at 41 Central Park West.
--Foursquare founder Naveen Selvadurai has picked up a loft at 428 Broome Street. It sold for $1.425 million.
--Vicki Iovine, former Playboy bunny and ex-wife of Interscope's Jimmy Iovine, has picked up a home at 418 East 59th Street. It originally listed by Douglas Elliman broker Karen Connolly for $2.2 million, but she got it for $1.725 million.
--John Waller III, founder of the eponymous boutique investment bank, has sold his $6.9 million co-op at 66 East 79th Street.
--David Mastrocola, a former Goldman Sachs partner, has bought a $8 million spot at 15 West 63rd Street.
--Guggenheim partners Juan Ball and Pablo Stalman have sold their $3.9 million spread at 111 East 56th Street.
--Morgan Stanley VP Tie Wei and Sloane Kettering phyisician Jingbo Zhang have bought a $2.64 million place at the Azure, at 333 East 91st Street.
--Casino mogul Steve Wynn has just sold his penthouse at the Plaza for $24.4 million, $1 million more than he paid for it just a few months ago.
--Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick have settled in at 88 Central Park West in an apartment with a 32-foot living room and eight bedrooms. It was most recently listed at $21.5 million.
--Former Bush assistant secretary of defense, James Shinn, and his wife, Masako, an artist, have bought a ninth-to-11th-floor unit at 2 East 70th Street for $11.75 million . They sold their five-floor Italianate Lenox Hill townhouse for $13.65 million, a $1.35 million loss compared to what they paid in 2007.
--Yannick Noah, France's highest-ranked tennis player turned pop star, has spent $1.225 million for an apartment at 230 Central Park South.
Wrigley's heir Paxson Offield has sold his place at 27 West 67th Street for $1.7 million. --Susan and Benjamin J. Winter, of his family's 100-plus-year-old real estate investment firm, have sold their two-bedroom co-op to Hyunja and Jeffrey Kenner, most recently the founder of his own investment firm, Kenner & Company.
From the Chicago Tribune's Elite Street:
--DePaul University men's basketball coach Oliver Purnell has paid $3.075 million for a 12-room, newly built brick and stone mansion in Lincoln Park.
--Chicago Cubs outfielder Kosuke Fukudome has paid $1.44 million for a three-bedroom Streeterville condo.
--William Blair & Co. Chairman Edgar D. "Ned" Jannotta has sold his 11-room lakefront mansion on Lake Michigan in Winnetka for $6.5 million/
-- One of the seven remaining Lake Shore Drive mansions on the Gold Coast has sold for $5.185 million.
From Move Trends:
Former L.A. Galaxy soccer coach Ruud Gullit has taken his estate off the buyer's market (it was listed for $3.6 million most recently and was at $4.25 million when it was our estate of the day in 2008) and has put it up for rent. It is listed for $15,000 a month.
--Johnny Knoxville's ex-wife fashion designer Melanie Cates has listed their four-bedroom home for rent for $10,000 a month. It was on the market last year for $2.3 million.
-- Carnie Wilson and her husband, musician Rob Bonifglio, have once again listed their Tarzana, California home. We first saw this home in 2007 when it was listed for $2.249 million but now it is listed at $1.495 million.
Gallery: Carnie Wilson's Valley Home
--Actress Abbe Lane and her husband listed their Los Angeles in 2008 for $19.7 million, now it has had a price cut to $9.9 million.
Gallery: Abbe Lane in Los Angeles
From Homes and Property UK:
--Sculptor Anish Kapoor has rented a four-bedroom Chelsea house for £5,000 a week.
--Jo Wood, the ex-wife of Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood, has sold her nine-bedroom home for its £13 million asking price through Knight Frank.
From Jeff Realty:
--Images of Michael Jordan's massive 28,000-square-foot Florida estate have surfaced.
From the Hollywood Reporter:
--Heidi Klum and Seal are purchasing an eight-bedroom home in Brentwood that had been foreclosed on earlier this year. The asking price for the property was $13.4 million.