Sunday Real Estate Round-Up, 02/20/11
From the LA Times:
--A Beverly Hills home originally built for Bert Lahr, who played the cowardly lion on "The Wizard of Oz," is on the market at $28.5 million. The listing is here.
--Singer Chris Brown has purchased a West Hollywood condominium for close to its $1.75-million asking price.
--John McEuen of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band has placed his Hollywood Hills home on the market at $1.269 million. The listing is here.
--A La Cañada Flintridge house once owned by Academy Award-winning actor Victor McLaglen has come on the market at $4.95 million. The listing for Fairhaven is here.
--A Palm Springs property that actor Cary Grant lived in for 20 years has come on the market at $2.995 million. We checked out this home in 2009 when it was listed at $4.95 million.
From the NY Post:
--Robin Williams has rented a four-bedroom unit in the Rushmore condo building on Riverside Boulevard for about $15,000 a month.
--Hedge-fund billionaire Bill Ackman, founder and CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management, has purchased a $22 million beach estate on Ocean Road in Bridgehampton. The property was listed for $25.995 million.
--Ivan Wilzig, also known as the Hamptons famous Sir Ivan, is unveiling a dragon goddess statue by Roby Braun at his 15,000-square-foot medieval-style castle in Water Mill, New York.
--Jim Carrey is renting an entire floor at the Richard Meier-designed glass condo palace at 176 Perry St.
--Former congressman Harold Ford Jr. has just closed on a five-bedroom, three-bathroom unit on West 15th Street which had an asking price of $3.4 million.
Ford and his wife, Emily Threlkeld sold their one-bedroom Greenwich Village co-op on Fifth Avenue for $1.3 million.
--Alex Rodriguez and Cameron Diaz are still real estate shopping. They most recently visited the five-bedroom, 7,180-square-foot townhouse at 400 West St. that is owned by developers/designers Bob and Cortney Novogratz. It was our estate of the day last October.
Gallery: 400 West Street
From the Real Estalker:
Britney Spears has reportedly spent $18.9 million on an estate in the Hidden Hills area of Los Angeles.
--Rumor has it that Ellen Degeneres is quietly shopping around her multi-residence Beverly Hills --compound for around $50,000.
--Rachel Zoe has moved to a home in Beverly Hills.
From the Wall Street Journal:
--A group of three private islands off Italy's Amalfi coast and a nearby home once owned by Franco Zeffirelli are for sale at €195 million, or about $263 million. The listing is here.
--Equinox gym co-founder Danny Errico has purchased several Kauai properties that belonged to the estate of late author Michael Crichton for $11.65 million.
--Ivana Trump is quietly shopping her oceanfront home in Palm Beach, Florida for around $24 million.
From the Wall Street Journal:
--Yankee star Alex Rodriguez has made a deal to buy a four-bedroom condo on the 35th floor of a the Rushmore building. His full floor apartment is said to have cost between $5.5 to $6 million.
--Actor and comedian Jeff Garlin and his wife have paid close to $600,000 to buy a vintage six-room condominium unit on the Gold Coast, less than a block from Lake Michigan.
--Architect Laurence Booth has sold his two-bedroom, 21st-floor Gold Coast condo, in a building that his firm designed, for $2.16 million.
--Former Chicago Bears wide receiver Muhsin Muhammad on Jan. 31 sold his 5,514-square-foot Libertyville mansion for $940,000.
--Former Chicago Bulls guard Ben Gordon has cut the price of his three-bedroom town home in Northbrook, Illinois to $610,000 from $800,000. The listing is here.
From Newsday's Real LI:
Kenjockety, the 6.7-acre Lloyd Harbor estate once owned by Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees, is in contract. It first went up for sale back in 2002 for $17.5 million and was at $9.9 million when it was our estate of the day. Its current asking price with listing agent Suzanne Wehren of Shawn Elliott Luxury Homes & Estates is $8.999 million.
--The Old Brookville estate that belonged to the late literary agent Ralph Vicinanza has recently sold for $5.7 million.
--A Meadow Lane oceanfront estate in Southampton has just hit the market with a price tag of $24.5 million. The home was built in 1978 and designed by noted American architect Ward Bennett. The listing is with Tim Davis of The Corcoran Group.
--Fashion designer Elie Tahari bought out his estranged wife Rory Tahari's stake in an oceanfront house in Sagaponack for $9.6 million.
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From the NY Observer:
--Gilles Mendel Breitman, the owner of J. Mendel furriers, has sold his penthouse duplex at 10 East 68th Street to Amaury Taittinger for $2.1 million.
Moneyman Glenn Dubin and his wife Eva have sold their duplex co-op at 1010 Fifth Avenue for $13.75 million to banker, Alexander Klabin.
--Mark and Renee Rockefeller have sold their townhouse at 13 East 94th Street for $12.5 million. It was listed at $15.5 million when it was our estate of the day last year.