From the NY Post's Gimme Shelter:
--As was first reported by Bob at Big Time Listings, Howard Stern has paid $15.1 million for the apartment directly below his West Side condo in order to create a massive over 8,400-square-foot penthouse. Stern's buy is a combination of three separate units. He first bought in the building in 1998 when he combined two penthouse apartments.
--Baseball player Alex Rodriguez has been spotted checking out a home at the San Remo co-op. The five-bedroom home is listed at $6.975 million, a little mdoest by A-Rod standards.
--Rachael Ray has finally closed on her Southampton home. The home on 6.2 acres had a list price of $2.9 million.
From the NY Observer's Manhattan Transfers:
--Model Isabeli Fontana just spent $3.37 million on a three-bedroom apartment in the Trump Place development on Riverside Boulevard. She already has a penthouse in a Trump condo a few doors down. Fontana, who currently fronts the H&M lingerie campaign, already has two children so perhaps she needs the extra room.
--Model Jessica Stam, who is just 21, has already bought her third New York apartment .She first sold a co-op on East 16th Street, for $510,000 in August 2004 and bought an $800,000 condo four blocks down. She sold that place for $935,000 and now has paid $1.4 million for a loft at the Petersfield on Fourth Avenue.
--DJ AM has paid $1.995 million for a 1,147-square-foot apartment at One Kenmare Square, André Balazs'condo on Lafayette Street.
--Ex-Senator George Mitchell, who recently released a report on baseball's steroids problem, has sold his 3,150-square-foot, two-unit apartment at the posh Grand Millennium condo at 1965 Broadway which was listed for $6.65 million.
--Author and motivational speaker Dr. Joy Browne has sold her four-room duplex penthouse for $3.29 million to the art publishers Martin Bondell and Juliette Galant.
Also from the Observer:
--Suze Orman and her partner Kathy Travis paid $3,610,886 and 34 cents in cash for a condo at the Plaza in New York.
--Bob Costas and his wife Jill Sutton have picked up an $11 million condo
on Central Park West.
From Berg Properties Big Time Listings:
--The official price of Simpson's voice Dan Castellaneta's house sale is $3,305,000.
--A look at the real estate dealings of currently jailed actor/celebrated bad boy Keifer Sutherland. As many know he owns a large warehouse building in Silverlake with the downstairs as a recording studio and living quarters upstairs. He also owns two other L.A. area homes.
--Jack Black has sold a 2,694-square-foot house in Los Angeles' Beachwood Canyon area for $1.462 million.
--via the Wall Street Journal, Burt Reynolds has dropped the asking price of his waterfront mansion in Hobe Sound, Fla. from $12,900,000 to $10,500,000. The listing is here.
--Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban have sold their four-bedroom house in Nashville for $2.36 million and picked up 36 acres in Franklin, TN for $2.45 million.
--The records have cleared on a Beverly Hills home once owned by pianist and composer Burt Bacharach. It was listed for $3,495,000 and sold on August 31 for $2,990,000.
--A home in Studio City that was once owned by actress Jane Leeves has sold for an undisclosed price after having been on the market for $2,995,000.
From the Wall Street Journal's Private Properties:
A Southampton, N.Y., estate formerly owned by Martin "Marty" Richards, who produced the Oscar-winning 2002 film "Chicago" and many Broadway plays, has just gone on the market for $65 million. It is our estate of the day, later today.
--Thomas Theobald, a former chairman of Continental Bank and his wife, writer, Gigi Mahon have listed their Greenwich, Conn., mansion for $17.9 million. We covered the home as an estate of the day back in November.
--A Houston mansion originally owned by Joanne King Herring the socialite played by Julia Roberts in the movie "Charlie Wilson's War" has gone on the market for $3.5 million, shown above. Ms. Herring built the home in 1954. The exceedingly lavish home includes a ballroom with wood paneling decorated with gilded bronze cherubs, violins and lyres. The listing is here.
From the Real Estalker:
--Phil Romano, the restaurant owner responsible for Fuddruckers and Romano's Macaroni Grill has put his Dallas, Texas home on the market for $17.5 million. Wow, the wine cellar is like a retail store. Check it out at the listing here.
--As the Real Estalker predicted, Ellen DeGeneres who recently bought Max Mutchnick's freshly built Bev Hills mansion for $29 million, has also picked up the Cabrillo Drive property across the street.
--The Real Estalker Mama breaks down just how many celebs are moving into the much vaunted 15 Central Park West building in New York.
--Linda Bollea (also known as Linda Hogan, wife of Hulk Hogan) was recently renting a home in Little Holmby Hills for a rumored $18,000 per month.
From the AP:
An estate that belonged to late society photographer Lord Lichfield has been sold for more than £34 million.
From the LA Times Hot Property:
--Johnny Depp has yet to move in to the penthouse he bought in the turquoise Art Deco Eastern Columbia Building in downtown L.A. All but half a dozen lofts on the penthouse level have been sold and prices run from the high $600,000 range to $2.2 million. Other buyers include comedian Ant and Slade Smiley, who was on the TV show "The Real Housewives of Orange County."
--Alfred Villalobos, a former deputy mayor to Mayor Richard Riordan, has listed his compound in a Woodland Hills gated community at $3.6 million. The listing is here.
--A portion of the property in West Hollywood that once belong to Irvin Willat, a silent-film director, is expected to be on the market soon for around $30 million.