From the NY Post's Gimme Shelter:
--Brooke Shields and Chris Henchy are buying a Greek Revival townhouse on West 10th Street.. The townhouse currently has four apartments with 18 rooms total and had a $5.6 million asking price. The listing is here.
--Director Ang Lee has been spotted checking out a a building in Chelsea with a $5.195 million asking price. The listing is here.
--Joy Behar has bought one apartment at Astor Court on the Upper West Side for approximately $3.5 million and is selling another unit in the building.
--Donald Trump has already dropped the rent on the $200,000 a month penthouse apartment rental/sales listing on Park Avenue. Trump has lowered the price to $175,000 a month but the for sale price is still $45 million.
--Neil Simon's wife, Elaine Joyce, has just bought an apartment at the new Platinum condo complex at Eighth Avenue at 46th Street. She is said to be paying approximately $1.8 million for a mid-floor two-bedroom apartment.
From The Wall Street Journal Online's Private Properties:
--It's looking more and more like movie producer Sidney Kimmel has sold his Palm Beach, Florida house for a number close to the astronomical $81.5 million asking price.
--Meanwhile in Palm Beach, Donald Trump has finally dropped the asking price for his Palm Beach spec house to $100 million.
--British music producer Nellee Hooper has relisted his former London house for £2.6 million (about $5.2 million). The listing for the 1,400-square-foot, 19th century carriage house is here.
--In Santa Barbara County, an 80-acre ranch has sold for $21 million, more than 10 times what the sellers paid in 1993.
From the NY Observer's Manhattan Transfers:
--Tennis player Andy Roddick has just bought his first Manhattan apartment, a condo, at East 22nd Street near Gramercy Park, which was listed for $1.195 million.
--Princeton alum Naomi Waletzky (class of '98), who sings as Muffy Nixon and is Laurence Rockefeller's granddaughter has bought an apartment at 40 Bond which cost $9.25 million. There is no record of a mortgage so she may have paid cash.
--Art collector Adam Lindemann and his wife, Amalia Dayan have bought a slim townhouse at 64 East 77th Street for $5.2 million.
The 12.5-foot-wide brick-front house was bought for Ms. Dayan's private art dealership.
--Brazilian Minister of Culture Gilberto Gil have bought a new two-bedroom condo at the A Building on East 13th Street for $1.34 million.
--Laura Blankfein, the wife of Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein has paid $701,000 for Suite 807 (a staff apartment) at 15 Central Park West. The Blankfeins closed on a 16th-floor duplex condo in the building back in January.
From Berg Properties Big Time Listings:
--Dr. Phil McGraw has paid $2,560,000 for a two-bedroom contemporary-style house in the Hollywood Hills. it may be a house for a member of his family.
--the Los Feliz area home that was Gwen Stefani's house until last year is back on the market for $4.885 million. The listing is here.
--A Hollywood Hills that former NFL quarterback Cade McNown had owned until last year has come back on the market for $3.595 million. The property website is here.
--A Los Feliz home the was owned by the late actor Paul Winfield until his death in 2004 has been listed for $4.295 million. The property website is here.
--Richard Dreyfuss has paid $1,500,000 to purchase a home in Encinitas, Califorina and has listed his Carlsbad home for $1.1 million. The listing is here.
--Shannen Doherty has listed a five-bedroom house in Malibu for $4.4 million. The listing is here.
From the Real Estalker:
--Olivia Newton John has dropped the price on her Malibu home from $14 million to $12.95 million. The listing is here.
--The price on the large home in Holmby Hills that Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner were spotted checking out has been reduced to $19.5 million. The property website is here.
--Orchestra conductor Jonathan Sheffer has put his shingled Hamptons compound on the market for $18.5 million. The listing is here.
--Reese Witherspoon has bought a Wallace-Neff-designed country retreat in Ojai. The home which belonged to designer Kathyrn Ireland was listed at $6.95 million.
--Actress Khandi Alexander has reduced the price on her Hollywood Hills home to $3.495 million. The listing is here.
--Chris Tucker has put a Tarzana home on the market, it's our estate of the day later today.
--via the Nashville Post,
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban paid $3,470,000 for a 10,925 square foot house in a gated community in Nashville, Tennessee.
--Rumor has it that Dr. Phil McGraw may be putting his huge Beverly Hills mansion on the market for around $15 million.
--The old Cecil B. DeMille
estate in Laughlin
Park has hit the market for an astounding $26.25 million. The listing is here.
--Sean Hayes has already dropped the asking price of his Hancock Park home from $8.95 million to $7.45 million. It was our estate of the day back in March.
--via the Daily Mail
, Heather Mills has been looking at apartments in New York City and is reportedly checking out One Jackson Square.
From the London Times:
--Designer Patrick Cox is selling his selling his London home for £2.25 million.
From the Sun
--English soccer player, Peter Neville has put his Versace-decorated 18th century Grade II listed home in Lancashire on the market for £4million.
From the LA Times Hot Property:
--Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban have bought a $7-million, contemporary-style home in Brentwood.
Turns out this one wasn't true, Kidman is still house hunting.
--Coco Crisp, center fielder for the Boston Red Sox, has purchased a $3-million getaway in a gated Rancho Mirage community.
--The former Los Feliz home of Universal Studios staff composer the late Herman Stein and his wife, Anita, has come on the market at $1,049,000. The listing is here.
--A 10,000-square-foot French Regency-style compound on a 1.5-acre ocean bluff in Malibu has been sold for $14 million.