From the LA Times Hot Property:
--Grammy Award-winning music producer Danny Bramson and wife Julee are selling a 40-acre horse ranch in Topanga for $4,195,000. The listing is here.
--Robert Olodort, who invented the Stowaway -- a full-size QWERTY keyboard tthat fits in a shirt pocket is selling his Brentwood house for $3,195,000. The three-bedroom home was recently redone. The listing is here.
Producer Danny Dimbort is selling his two-story English Tudor in Hancock Park for $6 million.
-Music producer Jimmy Jam (Harris) and his wife, Lisa, are selling the 20-acre property they own in Thousand Oaks for $7,995,000. It is a gated ranch adjacent to the Sherwood Country Club. They tore down the existing house and plans have been approved for a 17,000-square-foot estate with a 2,500-square-foot guesthouse. There are existing barns and horse facilities. The listing is here.
--Actor Chris Masterson has put his traditional 1939 Los Feliz home, shown above, on the market. The virtual tour is here.
--Former NFL football player Phil McConkey sold his contemporary home above La Jolla Cove in San Diego County for $2.85 million. McConkey and his wife, Erin, are in escrow on another home in the Beach Club Terrace neighborhood of La Jolla Shores. The Spanish-style house was listed at $4.5 million and has five bedrooms and five bathrooms.
From the NY Post's Gimme Shelter:
--They are already flipping at the 15 Central Park West condo complex. A four-bedroom unit is now on the market for $90 million after being sold to a venture capitalist for $30 million last month. I know the building is hot but could it really be that hot?
--One of the Hamptons' largest waterfront estates, Tyndal Point, a 55-acre property in North Haven is now being offered at $75 million, down from its original $80 million listing price in January 2007.
--Manhattan House on the Upper East Side has hit their sales go which means that the project is now official.
--Fashion stylist Phillip Bloch has put his Chelsea penthouse on the market for $1.5 million. He says he was to busy to renovate but it has roof rights for the construction of an additional 1,000 square feet above to create a duplex. The listing is here.
From the NY Observer's Manhattan Transfers:
--Scarlett Johansson has paid $2.1 million for a penthouse on East 53rd Street near Sutton Place.
--Designer Betsey Johnson paid $1,854,000 for an apartment at 30 East 85th Street. Her pink apartment in the Village remains on the market and is now listed at $2.495 million. It was listed at $3.6 million when it was our estate of the day last December.
--A 15-room, six-bathroom, four-fireplace co-op at 1030 Fifth Avenue, put on the market for $34 million has found a buyer in less than a week. It belongs to psychoanalyst Christine Wasserstein, who kept the apartment after her divorce from New York magazine publisher Bruce Wasserstein, the billionaire CEO of Lazard.
From Berg Properties Big Time Listings:
--"Malcolm in the Middle" actor Justin Berfield has paid $1.45 million or a new three-bedroom house in Venice, California.
--A three-bedroom home in the Beverly Hills post office area that was owned from 1996 until 2007 by actor Brendan Fraser is back on the market for $3.995 million. The virtual tour is here
From the Wall Street Journal's Private Properties:
--An investor group led by fashion trade-show producer Elyse Kroll has sold a townhouse in New York's venerable Sutton Place neighborhood for $30 million, which is roughly $8 million more than the group paid almost a year ago.
--The Montana ranch of the late fashion designer Liz Claiborne has sold for close to its recent $7.5 million asking price. It was our estate of the day in October of last year.
--Kenny Rogers has listed his six-bedroom home in Atlanta, Georgia. It's our estate of the day later today.
--CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien has put her downtown Manhattan loft up for sale for $4.6 million. The listing for the elegant full-floor apartment is here.
--The widow of best-selling author Sidney Sheldon, Alexandra, has sold one of the Palm Springs, Calif., properties she listed earlier this year and cut the price of the others by 30%. A four-bedroom home known as the "playhouse" and used for entertaining sold for $1.425 million, slightly less than its asking price. She is asking $2 million for the adjacent main house and $2.3 million for a guest house. A second guest house, across the street, now sells for $3 million, down 25% from its original asking price of $4 million. The listings can be found here.
--Philanthropist Lois Pope, widow of National Enquirer founder Generoso Pope Jr., is asking $36.5 million for her ranch in Colorado.
From the Real Estalker:
--Rumor has it that Beyonce and Jay-Z have picked up a house in Scarsdale, New York which is also where they picked up their marriage license.
--Chris Noth and his girlfriend Tara Wilson recently bought a mid-century modern style home in Sherman Oaks, California for $1.445 million.
--Matthew Perry has put his condo in the celeb-friendly Sierra Tower in West Hollywood up for sale for $4.5 million.
--NIcole Kidman has put her Sydney, Australia home on the market for $20 million.
--Stylist Philipp Bloch, mentioned above, has also put a two-bedroom apartment in Los Angeles on the market for $629,0000.