Sunday Real Estate Round-Up, 02/06/11
From Move Trends:
--A home in Encino, California once owned by late singer Al Jolson, Academy Award Winner Don Ameche, actress/singer Ruby Keeler, Matt LeBlanc, Kristie Alley, Katey Sagal and Charlie Sheen and his former wife Denise Richards has failed from the $9.39 million million price it was listed at in 2009 all the way down to $6.95 million.
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From the NY Post:
--Padma Lakshmi continues to shop for a Manhattan home. She was spotted checking out multiple downtown residences including a $10.995 million five-bedroom condo in the Greenwich building on West 13th Street. The listing is with Paula Del Nunzio of Brown Harris Stevens.
--Internet marketing moguls Loren and JR Ridinger, have their penthouse condo at the Residences at the Ritz-Carlton building at 10 West St. on the market for $7.95 million. But they have rented the 3,600-square-foot duplex residence in the 40-story Battery Park City building to Kim Kardashian and now Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, the former chairman of Dubai World, is staying in the three-bedroom unit.
--Scott Lipps, president of One Management, a model management agency, has listed his one-bedroom condo at 505 Greenwich St. for $1.35 million. The listing is with Wilbur Gonzalez and Richard Ball of Prudential Douglas Elliman.
--Musician Zander Bleck is now living in the luxury rental building at 312 11th Ave., where Darryl Strawberry also has an apartment. One-bedrooms in the building start at about $3,200, with higher-floor units going for more than $4,000.
--Hamptons developer Joe Farrell has partnered with Peter Sabbeth of Modern Green Home to create a new firm called Gaia Building, which will help architects and homeowners be more eco-friendly.
--Literary agent Marianne "Mimi" Strong is selling a $299,000 studio apartment she bought for her nephew. The 400-square-foot studio at 160 E. 91st St. is listed by Alta Brockinton of Prudential Douglas Elliman.
--Nest Seekers broker Ryan Serhant, one of the stars of Bravo's "Million Dollar Listing," just moved into a $5,500-a-month 20 Pine St. rental.
--Julianna Margulies was spotted checking out a $11.95 million, 4,300-square-foot condo penthouse at 158 Mercer St. The three-bedroom bathroom home is owned by fashion photographer Raymond Meier. The listing is here.
From AOL Real Estate:
A Bel-Air, California home, designed for movie legend and singer Judy Garland by architect Wallace Neff, is on the market for $5.5 million. The property website is here.
--"The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Kyle Richards and her husband, real estate agent Mauricio Umansky, have sold their Bel-Air home for $2.1 million. Richards and her husband bought their four-bedroom home in 2004 for $1.935 million and have had it on and off the market since May 2009 when it was first listed at $3.45 million. It was recently listed at $2.45 million.
Gallery: Kyle Richards in Bel Air
--A compound built in the early 1930s by film director Frank Lloyd is on the market in Topanga at $4.3 million. The listing is here.
--Actor Corbin Bernsen and his wife, actress and interior designer Amanda Pays, have purchased a 1936 Tudor in Valley Village for $900,000. The couple, who restore older homes, plan to work their magic on this one.
--The family home of Jack Haley, the Tin Man in the 1939 movie "The Wizard of Oz," has sold the family home in Beverly Hills for $2,876,250. Haley bought the home in 1941 for $26,000 in cash.
--BackStreet Boy Howie Dorough has sold his Sunset Strip-area home for $2.2 million.
--Drummer and former Conan O'Brien bandleader Max Weinberg and his wife, Rebecca, have sold a Sunset Strip-area compound for $2.95 million. The home was listed at $3.399 million last October. The pair bought the home in 2009 from director Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Forner, the parents of Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal. They had put the home on the market in 2008 for $4.2 million but after a few price cuts it later sold to the Weinbergs for $2.88 million. Their Middletown, New Jersey home, which was listed at $6.499 million last fall also appears to be off the market.
Gallery: Max Weinberg in Los Angeles
From the Wall Street Journal:
--A Manhattan townhouse owned by the family of Malcolm Forbes is on sale for $15.3 million. The five-story, Greek-revival townhouse was used by the Forbes family for entertaining and hosting visiting celebrities and dignitaries.
--A Carmel Valley, California ranch that originally listed for $33 million in 2006 has sold for $14.7 million. The buyer was Sue Ann Hamm, the wife of Harold Hamm, the chief executive officer of oil and natural gas company Continental Resources.
--Fuze Beverage founder Lance Collins has bought a Beverly Hills home for $10.3 million.
From Newsday's Real LI:
--"Jersey Shore" star Jenni "JWOWW" Farley looked at houses in East Setauket, New York but decided not to move there because it is too far from Manhattan and, of course, Jersey.
The East Hampton estate Grey Gardens is available to rent for two weeks this August. The 28-room mansion owned by Ben Bradlee, former Washington Post executive editor, and his wife, author and journalist Sally Quinn is listed for rent from Aug. 20 to Sept. 5 for $135,000.
--A seven-bedroom English cottage-style home in Amagansett recently sold for $6.5 million. The property was sold by international jeweler Salvador Assael and his wife, Christina Lang.
--A home on Meadow Lane in Southampton has come on the market for $24.95 million.The listing for the eight-bedroom beach house is with Raymond Smith of Prudential Douglas Ellman Real Estate.
From the NY Observer:
--Ursula Burns, the chairman and CEO of Xerox, has sold her three-bedroom home at the Beekman Regent, a 20-story condo building at 351 East 51st Street for $2.15 million.
--Swedish mogul Oscar Engelbert has purchased one of the few remaining units at 200 Eleventh Avenue, the condo tower with "the sky garages." Each apartment has its own private parking space connected to the unit, which is served by a vehicle elevator. His $5.5 million home is, like others in the building, a two-story condo.
From Homes and Property UK:
-- Sir Mick Jagger has finally moved into his five-bedroom Chelsea mansion overlooking the Thames.
--Best-selling crime novelist Peter James is selling Beddingham Place, his converted 18th-century barn near Lewes for £1.6 million through Strutt & Parker.
--Londesborough Hall, a former East Yorkshire shooting lodge used by Edward VII, is for rental at £25,000 a year unfurnished through Carter Jonas.
--British model, reality star, author and all-around glamour gal Katie Price is still trying to sell her eight-bedroom home in the Surrey area of England. It is still listed at £2.95 million.
From the Real Estalker:
--Diane Keaton may be renting Meg Ryan's Bel-Air home which was on the market in 2009 for $14.2 million.
--Actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson purchased a house in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles last year.