Sunday Real Estate Round-Up, 01/16/11
From the Wall Street Journal:
--Ron Zeff, founder of real-estate investment company Carmel Partners, listed his San Francisco home for $32 million. The property website for the lavish seven-bedroom home is here.
Jeff Moorad, vice chairman and chief executive of baseball's San Diego Padres, and his wife, Jan, have officially listed their eight-bedroom, nine-bathroom vacation home in Paradise Valley, Ariz., for $17.9 million.
--A Weston, Massachusetts home that we covered in September of last year, belongs to Jim Benson, the former chief executive of John Hancock Life Insurance, and his wife, Marlene. The Bensons spent four years building the 21,000-square-foot, Georgian Colonial-style home.
Gallery: Winsor Way
From the NY Post:
--Sarah Jessica Parker is still on the hunt for a new home. She recently toured the $20 million triplex penthouse at 419 Broome St.
--Model/Madonna boy toy Jesus Luz has been spotted looking for an apartment at the Beatrice rental building, on 29th Street and Sixth Avenue. Rates start around $3,000 per month for a studio.
--A six-story limestone residence is quietly listed at $2.5 million in annual rent. The Gold Coast mansion was sold in 1995 for just $6 million. The mansion was commissioned by Frank Woolworth and built by C.P.H. Gilbert nearly 100 years ago.
--Actor Sean Hayes' former Theater District penthouse rental is back on the market for $8,000 a month. The listing is here.
From the Real Estalker:
--Ben Savage has listed his three-bedroom West Hollywood, California home for $1.599 million.
--Dancer Derek Hough has paid $650,000 for a two-bedroom condo in West Hollywood.
--Kate Hudson and Muse frontman Matt Bellamy have reportedly been searching for a new house in Los Angeles.
--Corey Feldman recently leased a five-bedroom home in West Encino which was last available at $5,700 per month.
--Kaley Cuoco has picked up a five-bedroom home in Sherman Oaks, California for $2.4 million.
--Cirque du Soleil ringleader Guy Laliberté has listed a five-bedroom home in Las Vegas for $1,899,999.
--An 11-acre North Haven estate belonging to the widow of the late adman Philip Dusenberry recently sold for $19.75 million. It was last listed for $22 million. The buyer was Andrew Farkas, a New York City real estate developer, who recently sold his Southampton compound known as Hitwood for $9.43 million.
--A two-dwelling property in Shelter Island belonging to John Sieni, owner of the Candlelite Inn bed and breakfast in Shelter Island, is now down to $465,000. Sieni is selling the property in order to put the resources into a new boutique hotel he's planning to open under the name La Maison Blanc with partner Alistair MacLean, former manager of Andre Balazs' nearby Sunset Beach.
--A 9,000-square-foot home that was the site of the 2010 Hampton Designer Showhouse closed for $4.925 million.
--Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee has bought a condo in 1706 Rittenhouse Square.
From the NY Observer:
-- Former nominee for US Attorney General Zoe (Baird) Budinger and her husband, William Budinger, have purchased a $6.35 million three-bedroom unit at 936 Fifth Avenue.
--Writer Nell Freudenberger and her husband architect Paul Logan have bought a $2.3 million Park Slope townhouse.
-- Charles Bronfman has bought businessman Eugene Ribakoff's grand sixth-floor unit for $21 million.
--Pharmaceutical exec Robert Karr and his wife, Suzanne, have sold their third-floor apartment at 300 West End Avenue for $5.75 million.
--Former City Council member and 2010 comptroller candidate David Yassky's campaign manager just sold her third-floor unit at 45 East 85th Street for $3.225 million.
--Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban have bought a fourth-floor unit at 200 Eleventh Avenue for $9.6 million.