From the Real Estalker:
--A New York City townhouse rented by Kate Hudson is now for sale for $4.95 million. The listing is here.
--Christina Ricci's home in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles is for sale for $1.549 million. The well-decorated home, shown above, is already listed as "looking for back up."
From the NY Post:
--Two new townhouses, which can be converted into one monster home, are hitting the market for a combined $33 million. The townhouses are currently under construction at 22-24 Downing St. in the West Village. Together they would form one 12,127-square-foot, 50-foot-wide, six-story home. The listing is here.
--A co-op at 640 Park Avenue belonging to retired financier Peter Smith is on the market for $26 million. Smith's residence is on the third floor of the 13-story building which has only 12 units. The listing is here.
--Last month, Dick Fuld, the former boss of Lehman Brothers, sold his apartment at 640 Park Ave., which closed for $25.87 million to Glenn Fuhrman, an art collector and co-founder of MSD Capital, Michael Dell's investment fund.
--Tuesday Weld's Montauk beach house has sold for nearly its latest asking price of $7.75 million. The home had been on the market for years but we only covered it as an estate of the day last month. The buyers of Weld's house are a finance family based in Manhattan.
Gallery: Tuesday Weld in Montauk
--Rumor has it that the Corcoran Group listing brokers selling Bernie Madoff's Montauk beach house have pledged to donate their commissions to the victims of Madoff's fraud but the broker for the buyer, who works for a rival firm has apparently made no such promise.
From Cityfile's Buyers and Sellers:
--Former model and fashion designer Gail Elliott and her husband, Joe Coffey, have sold their condo at 40 Mercer. The buyers, club owner Bryant Yunker and his wife, paid $3.812 million.
--Seymour Zises, founder of the investment advisory firm Family Management, and his wife Cathy, have closed on the sale of their five-bedroom apartment at 1016 Fifth Avenue. It was listed for $10.95 million and sold to investor Paul Orlin for $8.9 million.
--via the Real Deal, British architect Lord Norman Foster has closed on the purchase of a second apartment at 912 Fifth Avenue. The eighth-floor pad, which Foster was first reported to be buying back in July, was bought for $6.7 million.
--via the Real Deal, Mark Brashear, who heads up Hugo Boss in the US, has paid $3.2 million for a 2,793-square-foot condo at 60 Beach Street in Tribeca.
--via Curbed, publishing entrepreneur Win McCormack has put his apartment at 170 East End Avenue on the market less than a year after he bought it for $8.75 million. The four-bedroom apartment with 1,600-square-foot terrace overlooking Gracie Mansion and the East River is currently listed for $10.5 million.
--Real estate investor Adam Gordon has dropped the price of his West 76th Street townhouse. It was listed at $25 million last November and is now listed for $23.5 million.
--Jewelry designer Lorraine Schwartz paid $4.7 million for a duplex at the Olympic Tower on Fifth Avenue.
--Steven Oesterle, a managing director at Giuliani Partners, and his wife Nancy, have sold their three-bedroom apartment at the Park Imperial on West 56th Street for $4.9 million.
--Developer Arthur Zeckendorf and his wife Connie have sold an apartment they owned at 524 East 72nd Street for $1.81 million, which is $1 million less than what it was listed for when it first went on the market for in August 2008.
From the NY Observer's Manhattan Transfers:
--Charles Schwab's small penthouse at 834 Fifth Avenue, which neighbors part of Rupert Murdoch's triplex is now available for around $14 million.
-- Media entrepreneur Clive Ng and his wife, ex-model Farrah Summerford, have put their 25-foot-wide townhouse at 20 East 10th Street on the market. The five-bedroom home is listed for $19.9 million.
--A third-floor, 14-room apartment at the Plaza which was to sell to Italian businessman Luigi Zunino for around $45 million now appears to be listed for $39 million. The huge L-shaped apartment includes former State Rooms which were used for private entertaining.
--The drama between Princess Firyal and the family of Lionel Pincus, a 78-year-old who's been legally incapacitated for three years continues. Mr. Pincus' two sons want to sell off their father's $50 million, 14-room duplex at the Pierre while the Princess says the she was promised the pad.
From Move Trends:
--A classic mid-century modern home designed by R.M. Schindler and used in the movie "Pineapple Express" is on sale in Glendale, California for $2.475 million. The listing is here.
--Sandra Bullock has purchased a historic home in the Garden District of New Orleans, Lousiana from entrepreneur John Russell Lee Sr., whose I CAN Learn educational software was at the center of the Mose Jefferson trial. The 1876 home is near properties owned by John Goodman and Nicolas Cage and the home previously owned by writer Anne Rice. It sold in June for $2.25 million in cash to Big Easy Bebe LLC, which was incorporated a few days earlier by John Chamblee, a lawyer from Austin, Texas, who has represented Bullock in other real estate transactions.
From a reader tip (thanks, Patrick)
--A Houston estate that we covered in 2007 when it was listed at $19.9 million has had a huge price chop and is now listed at $9.5 million.
From Homes of the Rich:
--The businessman who bought the most expensive Yankees seats, has been charged with mortgage fraud. His New Jersey house just hit the market for $7.99 million.