From the Wall Street Journal's Private Properties:
--Virginia winemaker Patricia Kluge has put her 300-acre English country estate in Charlottesville, Virginia on the market for $100 million.
--The widow of William Rubin, who is credited with playing a crucial role in shaping the collections of New York's Museum of Modern Art, has listed a 13-acre estate in the south of France for €6.15 million. The home, shown above, is about 12 miles northwest of Saint-Tropez and overlooks the village of Plan-de-la-Tour where Johnny Depp has a house. The listing is here.
--Former Bear Stearns chief operating officer Alvin H. Einbender, 80, has cut the price of his Manhattan apartment, a onetime gym in the former New York City Police Headquarters downtown. It is now listed at $19.95 million which is 33 percent off the original listing price in May 2008. The listing is here.
--A Beverly Hills home which once belonged to Oscar Award winner, Richard Dreyfuss is on the market for $1.999 million. The listing is here.
From the LA Times Hot Properties:
--Actor Larry Hagman and his wife, Maj, have listed their longtime home in Ojai. The 43-acre property is on the market for $11 million. The property website is here.
--Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom has listed his Manhattan Beach home for $2,399,000. The listing is here.
Designer Stephan Basil Yacobian has listed his Spanish Colonial in the Hancock Park area at $1,595,000. The listing is here.
--A 1920 Spanish-style hacienda in Brentwood owned by actor Dylan McDermott and actress Shiva Rose has sold for $6.5 million. It was listed at $11 million in August 2008 when we first checked it out as an estate of the day.
--A 1929 Spanish-style estate in Bel-Air that traces its Hollywood history back to silent film star Colleen Moore is listed for sale at $15.95 million or for lease at $39,000 a month. The listing is here.
Actress Ali Larter of the NBC sci-fi drama "Heroes" has purchased a home in the Hollywood Hills for $2.925 million.
From Cityfile's Buyers and Sellers:
--Israeli-born entrepreneur Beny Alagem has closed on the sale of his three-bedroom apartment at 15 Central Park West. Alagem and his wife Adele bought for the unit $15.4 million in April 2008 and listed for $24 million last June but ended up selling for $19.9 million. The buyer is Stuart Peterson, an early investor in YouTube, who set the record for purchasing the most expensive home in Bay area in 2006.
, Armon Bar-Tur, a managing director at SafeHarbor Capital Partners, and his wife Rebecca, have put their townhouse at 92 Charles Street on the market for $14.5 million. The listing is here.
--Broadway costume designer William Ivey Long has sold his Chelsea townhouse for $4.75 million.
--Former General Electric CEO Jack Welch has closed on the purchase of an apartment on the 46th-floor of One Beacon Court next door to the apartment he already owns. He paid $8.3 million for the apartment, or nearly $1 million less than what it was first listed for back in February.
--Aubrey Barth, a managing principal at Lazard Alternative Investments, and his wife Meredith, have paid $3.3 million for a three-bedroom co-op at 1128 Park.
From the NY Post:
--As we mentioned a few weeks ago
, Kimora Lee Simmons, has reduced the price of her home in Saddle River, NJ, to $16.5 million. After she sells she plans to buy a Manhattan residence.
--"Iron Chef America" judge Karine Bakhoum, known as the "Iron Palate," has put her three-bedroom, two-bathroom co-op on East 69th Street on the market for $2.35 million. The listing is here.
--Designer Isaac Mizrahi has been spotted checking out an apartment at the ultra-luxe 200 11th Ave. building. Domenico Dolce, half of the Dolce & Gabbana design team, recently closed on two penthouses for $29 million. Mizrahi checked out a three-bedroom unit listed for $6.413 million. The listing is here.
From the NY Observer's Manhattan Transfers:
--Developer Bruce Ratner has picked up a three-bedroom oceanfront house off Long Beach's Arizona Avenue. He paid $2 million to a Manhattan couple, Seema Kalia and hedge fund manager Vedula Murti.
--From BrickWork: The London Property Blog:
--Singer Robbie Williams may be selling the Wiltshire mansion that he bought at the start of this year for as much as £1 million loss according to The Sun. The Compton Bassett House is an 18th-century manor which was once the country home of Lord Norm Foster of Thames Bank (the architect of The Gherkin and others).
--James Hewitt, once the 'most hated man in Britain' when he tried to sell Princess Diana's love letters to him, has listed his bachelor pad in South Kensington for £865,000. The listing is here.
From Move Trends:
The former Studio City home of Neil Patrick Harris is back on the market. He sold the home for $1.325 million in 2007 and it is now listed for $1.149 million. The listing is here.
--A Beverly Hills post office area home that once belonged to actor Ed O'Neill
is back on the market for $1.995 million. The listing is here.
From Berg Properties Big Time Listings:
"X-Files" creator Chris Carter has paid $5.45 million to purchase a three-bedroom home in Santa Barbara, California.
From the Real Estalker:
--Colin Hanks has picked up a Spanish-style home in Los Angeles for $1,025,000.
--Actor Henry Simmons has listed his Los Angeles home for $1.397 million. The listing is here.
From AOL Real Estate:
--The home next door to Barack Obama's home
is now listed for $1.849 million. The property website is here.
From Zillow Blog:
--Former Alaska governor turned memoir author Sarah Palin and husband, Todd, are building something on the parcel they purchased on July 14, 2009 about 10 days after Palin announced she would resign as governor. The building is right next to the Palin home in Wasilla.
La Palmerie, an estate we showcased as an estate of the day back in January when it was listed at $26.5 million
has closed for just $12.8 million. A source reports that the builder had to come to the closing with cash to finalize the deal. The original land owner who sold the property to Clark French to build this estate is the son of the new owners that purchased the estate.