From Homes of the Rich:
--Real estate developer, Lee Najjar, the rumored "Big Poppa" of "Real Housewives of Atlanta" housewife Kim Zolciak has put his Atlanta mansion up for sale for $25 million. The nine-bedroom home, shown above, was completed this year but retained the original 1920s facade. It has multiple kitchens, a ballroom, theater, hair/nail salon, smoking room and recording studio.
Stockworth Realty Group is selling Orlando Magic star Dwight Howard's four-bedroom home near southwest Orlando. It is listed at $2.95 million.
Gallery: Dwight Howard In Windermere
From the Chicago Tribune's Elite Street:
--NBA player Ben Wallace has reduced the price on his former Lake Forest, Illinois mansion. It is now listed at $2.49 million.
Gallery: Ben Wallace In Lake Forest
--Former Bears quarterback and current ESPN commentator Brian Griese has sold his four-bedroom house in Glencoe, Illinois for $2.125 million.
From the NY Post:
--Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander has just closed on a $25 million penthouse at the new Superior Ink condo building in the West Village. Superior Ink already has a list of buyers in contract that includes Hilary Swank, Marc Jacobs and NASCAR star Jimmie Johnson. But a week later the unit has hit the market for $39.5 million (via Curbed). His Hamptons home is for sale for $20.5 million.
--Designer Tory Burch has bought the Howard Gittis home at 500 Ox Pasture Lane in Southampton. Sources say the mansion and an adjacent parcel of land was sold separately to Burch and another buyer for around $40 million. The home had been on the market at a variety of prices over the years but Corcoran Group broker Tim Davis split up the estate into different parcels to attract buyers. Burch bought the house, and a neighbor bought an adjacent parcel because he didn't want to see anything developed on the land.
--Kimberly Dawn Neumann, a 39-year-old Broadway actress is the winner of the contest conducted by discount clothing retailer Daffy's that offered a two-bedroom apartment in the West Village for $700 a month for 10 months.
--An Italian-born real estate mogul and diplomat, Daniele Bodini,has just bought an apartment above Sting's duplex at 88 Central Park West.Bodini paid $10.9 million for the seventh-floor, 3,500-square-foot co-op. Sting's 6,600-square-foot apartment has been on and off the market, it currently remains on at $19 million.
Gallery: Sting at the Brentmore
From Cityfile's Buyers and Sellers:
--The townhouse at 11 East 82nd Street that we covered earlier this year as an estate of the day has gone into contract after more than a year and a half on the market. The limestone mansion was most recently priced at $29.5 million.
Gallery: East 82nd Street
--Filmmaker Keiko Ibi put her one-bedroom condo at 15 Central Park West on the market for $3.75 million earlier this year. Now she and her seventh floor neighbors, Young-oh and Byungwha Yoon, have listed their two apartments together for a combined $10.285 million. The listing is here.
--Three months after he paid $12 million for a 49th-floor apartment at One Beacon Court, Archibald "Archie" Cox, Jr. has sold his former apartment in the same building for $5 million.
--via the NY Times, Hedge funder John Griffin and his wife Amy, who paid $32.25 million for a full-floor apartment at 1030 Fifth Avenue last year have listed their old apartment in the same building for $16.5 million.
--Photographer Kelly Klein, Calvin Klein's second ex-wife, has paid $2.091 million for a two-bedroom co-op at 2 West 67th Street.
--Bjork and Matthew Barney have closed on the purchase of a condo at 160 Henry Street in Brooklyn Heights. Their former place at 180 West Houston Street is still on the market for $1.7 million.
--Attorney Bruce Kaye and his wife Deborah have sold their two-bedroom condo at 15 Cenral Park West for $11.7 million. They paid $7.8 million in July 2008.
--Brandon Fradd, founder of the hedge fund Apollo Medical Partners, has sold his apartment at 68 Jane Street for $3.7 million.
--Investor Paul Cejas has dropped the price of his apartment at 834 Fifth Avenue from $18.5 million to $16.5 million. The listing is here.
--via NY Mag, Alec Baldwin has taken his apartment at the El Dorado off the market just a month after listing it. Will he be sticking around?
Gallery: Alec Baldwin at the El Dorado
--Artist Bruce Robbins has dropped the price of his loft at 43 Clarkson Street. It was first listed for $4.895 million back in 2008 and is now for sale for $3.249 million.
--via Real Deal, Turkish tycoon Turgay Ciner has picked up a second apartment at the Plaza. He paid $10.725 million for an apartment two floors below the 17th-floor apartment he bought in January 2008 for $9.16 million.
--via Curbed, Paul O'Reilly-Hyland and Joelle Wyser-Pratte, who are both managing partners at Ounavarra Capital, have put their 4,700-square-foot Sutton Place townhouse on the market. The renovated manse at 3 Riverview Terrace is currently listed for $19 million.
--via Curbed, NYC's skinniest townhouse has had a price cut, from $2.75 million to $2.499 million.
From the NY Observer's Manhattan Transfers:
--An apartment which was once on the market for $80 million has sold for $37.5 million.
Gallery: 15 Central Park West
--A condo at the 40 Mercer Street building designed by architect, Jean Nouvel has sold for $4.22 million. It was once listed as high as $7.25 million.
--Andrei Vavilov, the Russian oligarch who sued the Plaza last year over a duplex penthouse and triplex penthouse he was supposed to buy there for $53.5 million, then paid $11 million for another unit, has finally left the building. He sold his apartment for $8.4 million.
From Homes and Property UK:
--A home in the Notting Hill area of London which was lived in for three years by Salman Rushdie is now listed for £2.25 million.
From the LA Times Hot Properties:
--Actress Jennifer Carpenter, who stars on "Dexter" with her husband, Michael C. Hall, has listed her two-bedroom Hollywood Hills home for $695,000. The listing is here.
--Phoenix Pictures Chairman and co-founder Mike Medavoy and his wife, Irena, have purchased a Beverly Hills home for $5.85 million.
---A 1929 Los Feliz home once owned actor Cary Grant and, later, drummer Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers has come on the market at $3.485 million. The listing is here.