Sunday Real Estate Round-Up: 01/30/11
From the NY Observer:
--Upper East Side restaurant icon Elaine Kaufman's penthouse has hit the market for $2.995 million. The listing for the two-bedroom co-op, shown above, is with her friend Kathy Sloane of Brown Harris Stevens.
From the NY Post:
--Alex Rodriguez is still real estate shopping. He was recently spotted checking out a $37,000-per-month townhouse rental at 9 E. 62nd St. The three-bedroom, 3,846-square-foot limestone mansion has 18-foot ceilings, an elevator, a solarium and a cedar-lined cigar room. The listing with Frances Katzen of Prudential Douglas Elliman is here.
--Belgian entrepreneur Rob Heyvaert is the buyer of the 54 Bond St., penthouse that was last listed for $14.45 million, down from its $16.5 million price in 2009. --Designer Steven Stolman is back in New York as design director of Jack Rogers, the iconic shoe company that was a favorite of Jackie Kennedy. He is renting a 800-square-foot studio at 215 E. 68th St.
--Author/journalist Carl Bernstein was spotted checking out two penthouse rentals at 55 Thompson in SoHo. --Courtney Love is back on the prowl for a townhouse rental and was seen at 24 Thompson St., the apartment owned by Miami Heat center Zydrunas Ilgauskas and his wife, Jennifer. The $37,050-per-month townhouse is listed by Spire Group.
--Mystery writer Harlan Coben is in contract to buy a 1,600-square-foot, two-bedroom, two-bathroom co-op, listed for $2.69 million, at the Dakota building.
From the Real Deal:
--The price on writer Truman Capote's Brooklyn Heights has been dropped from $18 million to $15.9 million.
--A man once nicknamed the "Psychic Hotline King" has put his Time Warner penthouse back on the market. The 25 Columbus Circle penthouse belonging to Steven Feder, onetime head of the now-defunct pay-per-call service Psychic Readers Network (made famous by Jamaican-accented fortune teller "Miss Cleo"), hit the market for $38.5 million. The listing is here.
Move Trends rounds up the homes of the Academy Award nominees in a celebrity real estate bonanza
A Beverly Hills estate owned by descendants of oil magnate Edward L. Doheny has hit the market for $28.5 million. The listing is with Joyce Rey of Coldwell Banker Previews International.
--New York Yankee Mark Teixeira has taken his Westlake, Texas, home off the market in a one-year lease-to-purchase agreement. The tenant will pay $13,000 a month and has exclusive rights to buy the property during the year of the lease. The home originally came on the market in 2007 for $5.75 million. It was most recently listed for $4 million.
--Film director Rob Cohen, whose titles include "The Fast and the Furious" and "xXx," has listed his six-bedroom home in Malibu for $5.95 million. Cohen and his wife Barbara bought the home in 2008 for $5.3 million. The listing is with Lily Harfouche of Coldwell Banker- Malibu West.
From the NY Observer:
--Choreographer Sergio Trujillo has bought a Chelsea penthouse at the Lion's Head Condominiums for $2.445 million.
--Will Cotton (known as much for Katy Perry's "California Gurls" video as his art) and Rose Dergan of the Gagosian Gallery have bought a full-floor loft at 14 Harrison Street for $2.14 million.
--Hockey player and former Vogue intern, Sean Avery has sold his two-bedroom condo at The Chelsea Club. He bought the 1,112-square-foot condo not far from his other home at Madison Square Garden for $1.46 million in 2007, and has just sold it for $1.4 million, according to city records.
--Roberto Moses Thompson Motta, a Brazilian-born investor and director at Anheuser-Busch InBev, just purchased a two-bedroom apartment at the Sherry-Netherland for $4.495 million.
--Painter Patricia Spitaleri and Saks Fifth Avenue marketing director Aleta Spitaleri bought a one-bedroom co-op at 39 Fifth Avenue for $1.3 million.
--Literary agent Julie Barer purchased a duplex at 359 West 11th Street for $1.98 million from former CAA agent and current night-life impressario Seth Rodsky and his wife Eve Rodsky, a fundraiser.
Bacchus House, a 24-foot-wide converted carriage house at 40 West 10th Street has finally sold after nearly five years on the market for $20 million. The buyer is Rivendell House LLC, a subsidiary of Founders Fund, the venture capital firm headed bySean Parker, the Napster co-founder and former president of Facebook who was portrayed by Justin Timberlake in The Social Network.
From the LA Times Hot Property:
--A two-home compound in the Sunset Strip area that was redone by Jeff Lewis of "Flipping Out" is on the market at $4.725 million. The property website is here.
--Fashion model Shannan Click has listed her Sunset Strip-area home at $1.995 million. The listing is here.
--Winona Ryder has sold her Sunset Strip-area home for $3.725 million. She bought the home in 1998 for $2.6 million and listed it last October for $4.095 million.
Gallery: Winona Ryder in Los Angeles
Singer John Mayer has sold his Pacific Palisades home for slightly less than $1.3 million. He bought the four-bedroom home back in 2006 for $1.75 million and yet he had listed it for $1.325 million last fall.
Gallery: John Mayer in Pacific Palisades
Former NFL linebacker Ken Norton Jr. and his wife, Angela, have sold their Marina del Rey home for $1.999 million.
Actress and model Mischa Barton has her Beverly Hills Post Office area compound listed for sale at $8,695,000 or for lease at $30,000 a month. The listing is here.
Gallery: Mischa Barton in Beverly Hills
--Commercial real estate icon John C. Cushman III and his wife, Jeanine, have purchased two penthouse condos in Pasadena and combined them into one unit.
--Nightclub impresario David Cooley, who started the Abbey Food & Bar in West Hollywood in the early '90s, has sold a Beverly Hills home for $7.15 million.
--A beach house owned by the late entertainment lawyer Harold Berkowitz is on the market in Malibu at $13.9 million. The listing is here.
--A Playa del Rey house built for 1930s film star Ronald Colman has sold for $1.6 million.
From the Real Estalker:
--Writer and Hollywood personality Bruce Vilanch has listed his Los Angeles home for $1.15 million. The listing is here.
--The home of the late actress Brittany Murphy is facing foreclosure. It is on the market for $4.995 million but is scheduled for a public sale of the property January 31 with a minimum bid amount of $4,035,666.
--Kate Sagal and her husband Kurt Sutter have bought a new home in Bel Air with a Brentwood zip code for $3,695,000.
--Barry Manilow's Malibu house has been on the market since May 2009 when it was listed at $10.9 million. It was pulled off the market in December 2009, then re-listed in March 2010 for $9,150,000 and recently the price was dropped to $7,991,938.
Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman and his wife, Rhonda, have separated after 10 years of marriage. Rhonda has bought a new home in North Dallas that was listed for sale last year for $1.65 million.
--Hockey player Dustin "Big Buff" Byfuglien's five-bedroom Chicago-area home is under contract. He bought the home in 2008 for $1.265 million and listed it for just a trifle more than that, at $1,299,999 last year.
From Newsday's Real LI:
--The 19th century Claverack estate in Southampton was sold for almost $27.8 million. Marshalsea Llc is listed as the new owner.
--The Lloyd Harbor waterfront home of lawyer and lobbyist Armand D'Amato has just been listed for sale at $5.999 million.
The family of serial killer Joel Rifkin, who was convicted of the murders of nine women, has accepted an offer on the home where some of the killings took place.