Sunday Real Estate Round-Up, 03/06/11
From the LA Times:
--A legendary Hollywood Hills party house owned by English photographer Richard Franklin is listed at $7.5 million. The home has been rented to a variety of entertainment figures and is a bachelor pad and photo studio with a two-story disco, a theater with a floor-to-ceiling movie screen, a casino, a gym a grotto with a hot tub, a pool and a canopied deck. The listing is here.
--The childhood home of Oscar-winning actress and singer Judy Garland has sold in Bel-Air for $5.2 million. The 1938 two-story house designed by Wallace Neff went on the market at $5.5 million just a few weeks ago.
From the Real Estalker:
--The listing for Jennifer Aniston's $42 million Beverly Hills mansion is now live with Jade Mills.
From the NY Post:
--An apartment at 15 Central Park West once rented by Mark Wahlberg has just closed $16.5 million in an all-cash deal.
--Actress Judith Light (she was on "Who's the Boss?" and "Ugly Betty") was spotted apartment hunting at 136 E. 64th St., where she visited a $2.15 million, two-bedroom unit.
--Mary J. Blige has just listed her 25-room Saddle River, New Jersey mansion for $13.9 million. She paid about $12 million for it in 2008.The listing is here (no photos yet).
Rachel Uchitel nearly nabbed Chris Noth as a buyer for her three-bedroom unit at 77 Park Ave., which is listed for $1.95 million. But Noth opted for something closer to the CBS Studio.
-- Alec Baldwin was spotted touring the $12.95 million penthouse at 22 Mercer St..
--Former American Idol contestant Sanjaya Malakar has rented two-bedroom unit on East 63rd Street while he's in the city.
--Carmelo Anthony checked out Zydrunas Ilgauskas' $37,500-a-month townhouse at 24 Thompson St.
From the Wall Street Journal's Private Properties:
--Charlie Sheen is in escrow to a buy home in the Beverly Hills, California neighborhood he already lives in for $7.5 million. The home is currently owned by Mike Medavoy, chief executive of Phoenix Pictures who bought the home several months ago for $6 million. See pictures here.
--Trees Ranch, a 2,070-acre ranch in Utah has hit the market for $30 million. The property is partly owned by the heirs of the late Jim Trees, CEO of New York investment firm Fischer, Francis, Trees & Watts. The listing is here.
--Diego Arria, the Venezuelan ambassador to the United Nations, recently sold his Roxbury, Conn., home for $7.75 million.
From Newsday's Real LI:
--An oceanfront beach house in Sagaponack has recently hit the market for $25 million. The 13-acre property on Trees Lane is listed with Paul Brennan of Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate.
A century-old 7.8-acre waterfront estate in Westhampton that has been in the same family for over 100 years has come on the market for $13.8 million. The seven-bedroom shingle-style mansion is listed with Meredith Murray of The Corcoran Group.
--A French country estate in Upper Brookville has been reduced from $14.9 million to $12.888 million. The home has indoor and outdoor pools.The listing is with Shawn Elliott Luxury Homes & Estates.
--The vacant land where 50 Cent's house once stood is on the market again. He sold the .86-acre property last year for $365,000. The new owner is asking $475,000.
--The East Meadow home where serial killer Joel Rifkin may have killed some of his victims recently sold for $322,000.
--Jenni "JWoww" Farley says she is now considering a move to the city instead of settling on Long Island.
The luxury Bridgehampton estate known as "Sandcastle" is back on the rental market for $500,000 for two weeks.
--Radio talk show host Alan Colmes and his wife Jocelyn Crowley have an apartment at 2 Fifth Avenue for $1.1 million. Last year, Colmes, commentator and formerly half of Fox News' "Hannity & Colmes" sold his triplex penthouse in the Silk Building at 14 East 4th Street for $1.725 million.
--Ivanka Trump's husband and NY Observer head Jared Kushner has found a buyer for his East Village duplex. He listed 21 Astor Place duplex for $4.1 million.
--New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton is leasing Yankees slugger Mark Teixera's house in Vaquero, Texas for $15,000 a month. This home was on the market last year for $4.55 million.
--Julianne Moore's townhouse in New York City is back on the market for $12.5 million. It was listed at $11.995 million when we checked it out in 2009.
From the Real Deal:
--Radio psychologist Dr. Joy Browne has listed her fabulous 2,600-square-foot riverfront duplex at the Regatta condominium in Battery Park City for $3.4 million. The listing for the incredible apartment is here. The listing is here.
--Toy mogul Alfred Kahn has found a purchaser for the Time Warner Center apartment he occupied before buying Bernard Madoff's Upper East Side penthouse last year.
--Cher's former Miami Beach home has had a price cut down to $10.2 million. It was listed at $14.9 million when it was our estate of the day in 2008.
From the NY Observer:
--Steve Madden and his wife have bought their third unit in the building where they already own two units bringing the Maddens one away from owning the entire place. They paid $1.15 million for a duplex, which has one-bedroom and a roof terrace.
--Xerox CEO Ursula Burns has purchased a five-bedroom penthouse atop the Robert A.M. Stern-designed Brompton at 205 East 85th Street for $8.15 million.
--Armando Zagalo de Lima, president of Xerox's global customer operations, just paid $4.2 million for a 24th-floor condo at 310 East 53rd Street.
--NFL quarterback Tom Brady has finally sold his three-bedroom condo at Time Warner Center. He paid $14 million for it back in 2006.