From the LA Times:
The Tuscan-style villa in the Beverly Hills Post Office area used to film the VH-1 show "Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch," starring Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco, is on the market for $13.5 million. The home has a great room with 28-foot-high coffered ceilings, a drop-down projector and a 15-foot retractable screen (shown above). The listing is here.
--A Beverly Hills home owned by entertainer Dean Martin in the 1980s has come on the market at $4.495 million.
--Designer Rachel Ashwell, the creator of the Shabby Chic brand, has sold her Malibu cottage for $3.55 million.
From the NY Post:
--Lady Gaga has been spotted checking out the same $21,000-a-month penthouse rental at 304 Spring St. that other celebs including director Baz Luhrmann have visited recently. The listing is here.
--Joe Torre's former Westchester residence is up for auction. The six-bedroom mansion in New Rochelle, New York had originally been listed at $2.695 million. It is being auctioned off by Bidonthecity.com on July 20.
--Bidonthecity.com is also auctioning off a piece of music history, the Pelham, New York childhood home of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Felix Cavaliere. Cavaliere's band, The Rascals, wrote and performed classics like "Groovin' " and "Good Lovin'." The five-bedroom home was originally listed at $1.095 million. It is also up for auction on July 20.
From the Wall Street Journal's Private Properties:
--Software-company founder Frank Pritt has relisted his Orange County mansion for $49.6 million, down from the $75 million he originally sought in 2006. We've been following the story of Pritt's Portabello mansion since 2006. The 22,000-square-foot beachfront estate in Corona del Mar, California has even been seen on "Oprah." It was pulled off the market last year.
Gallery: Portabello Estate
--A Massachusetts estate once listed for $23.5 million has been sold, divided, for $11.45 million in total. A carriage house on the property sold last year for $2.25 million. In June, the rest of the estate sold for $9.2 million. It was our estate of the day in 2008.
Gallery: The Wyck Estate