From The Wall Street Journal's Private Properties:
--Saudi Arabia's Prince Bandar bin Sultan may not be selling his big $135 million Aspen home but he did sell another home in Aspen for $36.5 million. He has now sold half of the six contiguous Aspen properties he owned. The property sold, Star Mountain ranch, has a 15,000-square-foot mountain home on 67 acres. The buyer is Jeffrey Soffer, chairman and chief executive of Florida real-estate firm Turnberry Ltd.
--Ellen DeGeneres didn't get the $24 million she wanted for her Montecito estate,, shown above but she did make $20 million on the property she paid $15.75 million for. It was our estate of the day earlier this year.
--Investment banker Vikram Gandhi is asking $20 million for his Upper East Side town house, which is where Eleanor Roosevelt lived in her final years. The listing is here.
From the NY Post's Gimme Shelter:
--Socialite Anne Slater has sold her co-op residence at 998 Fifth Ave. for $18 million to Seagram's heir Matthew Bronfman.
--A new record closing price for a Harlem residence has been set $6.6 million. Real-estate investor Rodney Propp and his wife, Eleanor, are leaving their Park Avenue apartment for a Central Park-fronting, 5,500-square-foot condo at 111 Central Park North. The record will likely be broken soon, the building's three-level, multi-terraced penthouse - which was the Esquire "Ultimate Bachelor Pad" - is in contract for $8.5 million.
--A three-bedroom condo at the Plaza is available for $60,000 a month.
From the NY Observer's Manhattan Transfers:
Kathleen M. Waldron, an ex-Citigroup exec who became Baruch's president in 2004, was offered the A-line penthouse at Grand Madison, the 101-year-old ex-showroom at 225 Fifth Avenue that was turned into condos this year. But, according to school spokesman Jay Hershenson, Dr. Waldron didn't want the apartment, which the City University of New York closed on last month for $2.45 million.
From Celebrity Big Time Listings:
A 4,250-square-foot house in Los Angeles' Hollywood Hills that 1950s teen idol Bobby Darin once lived in has sold for $2,912,500 to hotelier Jason Pomeranc. The home was listed early this year for $3,689,000.
--The official numbers are in, Jamie Kennedy paid for $2.15 million for a 2,342-square-foot house in Los Feliz that had been on the market for $2.275, million.
--Soap opera actor Sebastian Roche, who recently paid $1,525,000 for a house in Venice, California has sold his 117-acre estate in upstate New York for $2.7 million.
--Singer Natalie Imbruglia has sold her Mediterranean-style house in the Sunset Strip area for $3.725 million. It was originally listed at $4.5 million.
--David Draiman, the lead singer of the band Disturbed, has sold his castle-like house in Northridge for $2,580,000. He bought in late 2005 for $2.535 million.
--Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx and his ex-wife, former "Baywatch" babe Donna D'Errico, have sold their six-bedroom, 5,269-square-foot house in Agoura, Calif. for $1,900,000. We covered this as our estate of the day when it was listed at $2.995 million.
--Marilyn Manson has sold his house in Chatsworth for $1,025,000. He bought the home in 2004 for $1,270,000.
--via the Wall Street Journal, Blink-182's Tom DeLonge has listed his house in Rancho Santa Fe, CA for $6.25million or $6.295 million depending on which source you consult. The MLS has it at $6.295 million. Apparently DeLonge is quite the buyer and seller in the San Diego county area and seems to have really great taste.
From the Real Estalker:
--More bad news for Michael Jackson. Not only is Neverland Ranch still looking at a January 19th foreclosure, Roger Friedman at Fox News has reported that according to the L.A. County Treasurer, the Jackson family home in Encino CA is in tax default to the tune of $16,283.10. Jackson is also the owner of record on this home and there is $4,000,000 mortgage on the five-bedroom property.
--Model Carolyn Murphy has put her Brentwood, California home on the market for $3.65 million. The Spanish-style home does not have a pool but it has a beautiful slightly bohemian feel. The listing is here.
--Actor Jason Biggs has listed his 1924 Beechwood Canyon home home. The charming and private three-bedroom home is listed at $1.549 million.
--The Real Estalker Mama delivers the delicious scoop on just how Ellen DeGeneres and Portia Di Rossi came to purchase the Beverly Hills home belonging to Max Mutchnick. The home was not listed, no brokers were involved, it was just love at first sight for the ladies and $30 million later it was theirs.
--Rumor has it that Orlando Bloom is painting his home black on the outside.
--Lost star Matthew Fox has put his four-bedroom Manhattan Beach home on the market for $2,275,000. Fox bought way back in 1999 for $800,000. Fox may have moved out a while back.
--Stevie Nicks may have sold her Arizona home for $3 million, it was our estate of the day earlier this year. Nicks may also be putting her Southern Colonial style house in Pacific Palisades on the market for $14 million. She reportedly bought the home in June of 2005 for $9,000,000 but wants to downsize and may also believe that the home is haunted.
--the Real Estalker highlights an article from Newsweek on the homes of the Presidential hopefuls. My, my they live well.
From the LA Times Hot Property:
--Frankie Muniz has listed his Sunset Strip home for $3.875 million. It is our estate of the day later today.
--Roamnce novelist Leigh Court and her husband, rock-and-roll tour producer Timm Woolley have put their 11-acre Malibu estate on the market for $2.95 million. The listing for the architecturally interesting home with views of the ocean and mountains is here.
--M.J. Diebold has bought a Beverly Hills home for close to $3 million. She plans to paint it pink and green to mimic the Beverly Hills hotel.
--A John Woolf-designed home in the Hollywood Hills once owned by comedian Paul Lynde has come on the market for $2.95 million. The property website for the classic three-bedroom villa is here.