Sunday Real Estate Round-Up 01/09/11
From the LA Times:
--A Palm Springs home once owned by the late film star William Holden is listed at $1,495,000. The listing is here.
--Fox Music president and Chief Executive Robert Kraft has his vacation getaway in La Quinta listed for sale at $949,000.
--British actress Alex Kingston and her husband, German writer Florian Haertel, have sold their Hollywood Hills home for $3.1 million. We first saw this home in 2008 when it was listed at $4.75 million.
--Actor Jack Black has purchased Flea's (aka Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Michael Balzary) Los Feliz-area home for $5.965 million.
From the NY Post:
--Singer-songwriter Josh Groban was spotted checking out an $18,000 apartment at the Corner, a new rental building at 200 W. 72nd St. He currently rents at Time Warner Center.
--New York Rangers star Marian Gaborik checked out a 16th-floor, convertible three-bedroom, two-bathroom with 1,540 square feet, for $16,500 a month.
--A 6,637-square-foot, six-bedroom, 6½-bathroom, full-floor apartment at Extell's 535 West End Ave. just closed for $17.2 million. It had an asking price of $18.9 million. Nearby, a townhouse at 41 W. 74th St. went into contract on New Year's Eve, its most recent asking price was $14.245 million.
--Billy Joel has dropped the price of his oceanfront Sagaponack house at 9 Gibson Lane to $18.5 million from $22.5 million. The home was renovated in 2009 and decorated by Nate Berkus.
Gallery: The Joels In Sagaponack #1
From Move Trends:
--The price of the home that was used to film a memorable part of "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" has had a price cut. The Ben Rose home was listed at $2.3 million in 2009 but is now listed for $1.65 million.
Gallery: The Ben Rose Home
From the Wall Street Journal:
--Don Imus has cut the price on his Westport, Connecticut home. We first saw this home in 2009 when it was listed at $30 million. It is now listed at $24.95 million.
Gallery: Don Imus in Westport
--Former AOL executive Ted Leonsis, owner of the NBA's Washington Wizards and the NHL's Washington Capitals, has paid $20 million for Marwood, a historic 13-acre estate in Potomac, Maryland.
--Barbara Picower, the widow of Madoff-scandal figure Jeffry Picower, has sold their Fairfield, Connecticut estate for $6.6 million.
From the Real Estalker:
Daryl Dragon and Toni Tennille, better known as 1970s singing group Captain and Tenille have sold their four-bedroom home in La Quinta, California for $660,000.
--A look at the estate that Venus and Serena Williams own at BallenIsles in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The home has two massive separate master suites and a training facility that the sisters can train at without leaving their front door. The sisters applied for permits to do an addition to their home in March of 2010 and just finished the new 4,000 square foot structure with state-of-the-art facilities. Check out images here.
--The COO and president of Ralph Lauren, Roger Farah, has picked up a $2.125 million co-op at 190 East 72nd Street.
--McSweeney's Quarterly Concern editor Sean Wilsey and his wife Daphne Beal, a former New Yorker editor, just sold their loft at 262 Mott Street for $3.525 million. The buyer is socialite Victoria Birch, the wife of Oppenheimer exec Robert Birch.
--The president of Global Student Loan Corporation has sold his 250 Mercer Street three-bedroom for $2 million.
--Levine Builders chair Jeffrey E. Levine and his wife, Randi, just bought a $12.75 million townhouse at 81 Barrow Street.
--Former budget director Peter Orszag's ex-girlfriend/baby mama and venture capitalist Claire Milonas has spent $3.16 million for a three-bedroom unit in a pre-war co-op at 815 Park Avenue. She is upgrading from a two-bedroom, $8,900-a-month rental at nearby 920 Park.
--William Lie Zeckendorf, a developer who just sold his 41st-floor condo at 15 Central Park West for $40 million, the second-highest sale this year in New York City has bought a spread at 927 Fifth Avenue for $29.1 million.
From Newsday's Real LI:
Normandy House, a six-bedroom mansion in Southamption, came on the market for $39 million. The listing is with Corcoran.
Gallery: Normandy House
-- A historic Huntington Bay mansion that belongs to the younger brother of former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has come on the market for $1.59 million. The 1912, the stucco French chateau has a circular tower and leaded glass. The listing is here.
Gallery: Huntington Bay
--A 1908 home in Garden City designed by renowned architect Aymar Embury for the then-president of the Long Island Rail Road, Ralph Peters, is for sale for $5.450 million. The 10,000-square-foot house is on the highest point in the village of Garden City and if it sells at the asking price, it will be the most expensive sale of a private residence in Garden City on record. The listing is here.
From the Sun-Sentinel:
--Dancing with the Stars champ and Penske IndyCar Series driver Helio Castroneves has bought a unit in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at the Las Olas Beach Club.
From Homes of the Rich:
--A 30,000-square-foot estate in Bradbury, California has hit the market for $32 million. The listing is here.
Gallery: Long Canyon Road