Sunday Real Estate Round-Up, 12/19/10
--Metropolitan Home Magazine's 2009 House of the Year in Berkeley, California, shown above, has hit the market for $1.595 million. The property website is here.
From the Miami Daily Business Review:
--Former Miami Heat star Rony Seikaly has sold a custom-built Miami Beach mansion for $11.5 million. He paid $2.15 million for the 0.6-acre 2060 N. Bay Road property in April 2002, tore down the existing home and constructed a nine-bedroom, 10-bathroom mansion in 2005.
From the Real Deal:
--NBA star Zydrunas Ilgauskas and his wife Jennifer have listed their home, Soho's 24 Thompson Street, for rent for $37,500. The home was built by the Novogratzes, stars of Bravo reality show "9 by Design." The Ilgauskases bought the home for for $6.95 million.
From the NY Post:
--Usher has been apartment shopping in New York City at 20 Pine. He checked out an 1,832-square-foot loft penthouse listed for $2.75 million, which is now in contract with Jonathan Reed, the CEO of Spec Entertainment and also looked at a 1,829-square-foot, two-bedroom penthouse that is not yet officially on the market but is quietly being shopped around for $3.1 million. The condo building, designed by Armani/Casa, has been on the market for around five years.
-- Mary J. Blige has also been looking for a New York apartment. She looked at the same $25,000-a-month, three-bedroom rental at 55 Thompson St. that Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner looking at last week.
--Trump and Kushner also recently looked at an eight-bedroom Upper East Side spread on Park Avenue that's priced around $5 million.
--David Garrett, the world's fastest violinist, is hoping for speed has listed his one-bedroom condo at 254 Park Ave. South for $1.35 million. The listing is here.
--Internet entrepreneur Sam Hamadeh is putting his Gramercy loft, at 225 E. 24th St., on the market for $5.5 million. The three-bedroom loft is 3,715 square feet and has been on "Gossip Girl" and "Law & Order." The listing is here.
--Gayle King has moved out of the penthouse at 207 E. 57th St. and recently checked out apartments at 535 West End Ave. in the $9 million to $19 million range.
--Hamptons developer Joe Farrell is looking for a pied-a-terre in the city for his family and wants to trade one of the homes he's building on the East End, in the $3 million to $6 million range, for a Manhattan apartment.
--Recording artist Ivan Wilzig, also known as Sir Ivan, looked at Miami's new $60 million 3 Indian Creek mansion.
From the LA Times:
Movie producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall have dropped the price on their vacation home in Telluride, Colorado. It is listed at $19.75 million but was at $22 million when it was our estate of the day last year.
Gallery: Benchmark Drive
--Fashion designer Max Azria and his wife, Lubov, have sold their home in the flats of Beverly Hills to Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos and his wife, ambassador Nicole Avant, for $5.41 million.
--Actor Tom Bresnahan and his wife, Elizabeth French, have sold their Paul Williams-designed home in Silver Lake for $2.1 million.
--Ringo Starr and his wife, Barbara Bach are asking $4.5 million for their three-bedroom vacation home near Aspen, Colorado.
--Red Sox pitcher John Lackey bought a penthouse in Boston's Back Bay for just-under $2.1 million, 13% below its original, nearly $2.4 million asking price in June.
--The Los Angeles home of late art collectors Frances and Sidney F. Brody has sold for $14.9 million. It originally listed last spring for $25 million and most recently asked $19.5 million.
From Newsday's Real LI:
--A four-bedroom, four-bath postmodern home on 1.8 acres in Sagaponack that belonged to the late Barbara Skydel, a pioneering woman in the talent booking industry who once booked U2 and other rock acts, has been sold for $6 million.
--An 1872 Empire style-house in the historic district of East Hampton is on the market for $3.225 million with Diana Guenther of Town & Country Real Estate. The home was built by William King, one of the incorporators of the Maidstone Club and it sits on .93 landscaped acres.
--A Norman Jaffe-designed home in Sands Point has gone on the market for $8.999 million. The listing for the home, which has a cantilevered two-story wall of glass onto which the living room opens is with Bonnie Doran of Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty.
--Randy Lerner, who owns the Cleveland Browns, is selling a double parcel family compound in Amagansett for $6.9 million. The property is listed with Rick Slater of Town & Country Real Estate in East Hampton.
--Hamptons architect Peter Cook purchased a parcel of land in North Haven, according to the Long Island Real Estate Report. The sales price was $585,000.
--A Sagaponack house across the street from property Billy Joel owns sold last week for $11.3 million.
From Homes & Property UK
-- Radio 1 and disco DJ Pete Tong and his wife Brazilian supermodel Caroline Acosta checked out the yoo development in the Lakes District. Tong is said to be the world's richest DJ with an estimated £20 million fortune. The Lakes' timber-and-glass creations were designed by interior decorators such as Philippe Starck and Jade Jagger.
--Ruth Kelly, who became Britain's youngest-ever female cabinet minister in 2004, has sold her four-bedroom duplex in St Katharine Docks for just under £800,000.
--David Hasselhoff has rented a two-bedroom flat on King's Road while he stars as Captain Hook in Peter Pan.