From the NY Post's Gimme Shelter:
--Robert De Niro's wife, Grace Hightower is set to sell her Upper East Side bachelorette pad in Trump Palace. The three-bedroom home ad an asking price of $2.495 million/
--Diandra Douglas, the ex-wife of Michael Douglas, and her Silicon Valley entrepreneur husband, Michael Klein, have paid $15.25 million for a townhouse on East 65th Street.
--Leonardo DiCaprio paid $15,000 to rent a house north of the highway in East Hampton over Memorial Day.
--Vornado chairman Steve Roth may never sell his Park Avenue apartment (listed at $9 million), now that another potential buyer has been turned down by the co-op board.
From the NY Observer's Manhattan Transfers:
--Hedge-fund manager Scott Bessent had bought the late Patricia Kennedy Lawford's 11-room duplex at One Sutton Place South for around $12 million.
--Former Vogue editor Gloria Schiff has bought a second-floor co-op at 630 Park Avenue that belonged to the late Broadway legend Cy Feuer for $2.3 million.
--Magazine photographer Platon Antoniou and his wife Rebecca, an illustrator, have bought the apartment they'd been renting at 16 Greene Street for $1,775,500.
--George Hirsch, founding publisher of New York magazine and then The Runner has bought a 1,955-square-foot apartment at the 111 Central Park North for $2.7 million.
-- Stone Phillips and his wife have finally sold their two-bedroom, triplex penthouse co-op unit on Central Park West in Manhattan for $4,350,000.
From the Wall Street Journal:
--Retired basketball star Scottie Pippen has sold his English-style manor estate mansion on 2.28 acres in Portland, Oregon for $2.95 million.
--Johnny Damon has listed his NY apartment for $8.2 million. We will be taking a look at this later as our estate of the day.
--Media billionaire Haim Saban is asking $12 million for Villa Eden, an Acapulco, Mexico estate, shown above, that Time Warner used to entertain clients and movie stars for decades. Check out the listing for this Mexican paradise here.
From Berg Properties Big Time Listings:
--Chicago Bears cornerback Charles "Peanut" Tillman has paid $1,249,500 for a Tudor-style single-family house in the Lake County suburb of Green Oaks, and he also has sold his single-family house in nearby Lake Bluff for $505,000. Bears fullback Jason McKie, meanwhile, has paid $535,000 for a two-story house in north suburban Gurnee, and has lowered the asking price on his house in nearby Waukegan from $309,900 to $294,900.
--Heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio has sold a three-bedroom, 1,981-square-foot house in Los Angeles' Hollywood Hills for $1,110,000.
--Beach Boy Brian Wilson has sold a small house in the Sherman Oaks area of Los Angeles for $950,000.
--Scottish actress Ashley Jensen, who is on "Ugly Betty," and her husband have paid $1,650,000 for a three-bedroom, mid-century house in Los Angeles' Los Feliz neighborhood.
--Chris Webber has paid about the $3,750,000 asking price for a three-bedroom house in Malibu.
From the Real Estalker:
--The Real Estalker Mama has pictures of the Zorada Drive home where Portia DiRossi and Ellen Desgeneres actually live (as opposed to the investment property they recently put on the market.
--Slash has listed his Wattles Drive home for $6.995 million. You can check out a virtual tour of the five-bedroom Spanish sprawler here.
--As you many have heard, Tori Spelling and her husband Dean don't really own that bed and breakfast they called Chateau la Rue and revamped for the cameras of reality TV. The inn, otherwise known as Oak Creek Manor is for sale for $2.6 million and Tori and her hubby and baby have leased a five bedroom house in Beverly Hills.
--Christie Brinkley has listed her Water Mill, New York home for $7.9 million.
--A Radar article draws attention to the fact than Vincent Gallo is an unlikely real estate mogul.
--Actor/producer and restorer of note, Michael LaFetra is selling another home, a modern masterpiece in Brentwood for $3.995 million. The listing is here.
--Actor Giovanni Ribisi, who I've often spotted in Silverlake, is allegedly purchasing one of the rather nondescript condo/lofts on the corner of Silverlake Blvd for $675,000. Personally I watched these units go up and think Ribis can do better but perhaps this is just an investment place.
--Ribisi's ex-wife, Mariah O'Brien and her new man Trae Carlson have listed their home in Los Angeles for $3.75 million. Looks like it has been sold and they are looking for backup offers. The listing is here.
From the LA Times Hot Property:
--James Cameron has put his 730 acres of Malibu ranchland on the market for $24.95 million. The listing is here.
--Sandy Gallin, the manager of Dolly Parton, Whoopi Goldberg and Cher, has sold a Beverly Hills home for $20 million. Gallin built the four-bedroom, five-bathroom house on a site he bought two years ago for $5.5 million This is the 40th house that he has either refurbished or built.
--The former Johnny Mercer estate in Palm Springs has come on the market for $2.315 million. The listing for the three-bedroom, three-bathroom home is here.
--Jazz artist Carol Welsman has sold her Studio City home for $1.6 million.
--Debi Derryberry, the voice of Jimmy Neutron, the title character of the animated film and hit TV series, has purchased the Manny Klein estate in Toluca Lake for slightly more than $1.4 million. SHe recently sold her Toluca Woods house, built in 1941, for $950,000.