From the LA Times:
--A Palm Springs home once owned by the late film star William Holden is listed at $1,495,000. The listing is here.
--Fox Music president and Chief Executive Robert Kraft has his vacation getaway in La Quinta listed for sale at $949,000.
--British actress Alex Kingston and her husband, German writer Florian Haertel, have sold their Hollywood Hills home for $3.1 million. We first saw this home in 2008 when it was listed at $4.75 million.
--Actor Jack Black has purchased Flea's (aka Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Michael Balzary) Los Feliz-area home for $5.965 million.
From the NY Post:
--Singer-songwriter Josh Groban was spotted checking out an $18,000 apartment at the Corner, a new rental building at 200 W. 72nd St. He currently rents at Time Warner Center.
--New York Rangers star Marian Gaborik checked out a 16th-floor, convertible three-bedroom, two-bathroom with 1,540 square feet, for $16,500 a month.
--A 6,637-square-foot, six-bedroom, 6½-bathroom, full-floor apartment at Extell's 535 West End Ave. just closed for $17.2 million. It had an asking price of $18.9 million. Nearby, a townhouse at 41 W. 74th St. went into contract on New Year's Eve, its most recent asking price was $14.245 million.
--Billy Joel has dropped the price of his oceanfront Sagaponack house at 9 Gibson Lane to $18.5 million from $22.5 million. The home was renovated in 2009 and decorated by Nate Berkus.
Gallery: The Joels In Sagaponack #1
From Move Trends:
--The price of the home that was used to film a memorable part of "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" has had a price cut. The Ben Rose home was listed at $2.3 million in 2009 but is now listed for $1.65 million.
Gallery: The Ben Rose Home
From the Wall Street Journal:
--Don Imus has cut the price on his Westport, Connecticut home. We first saw this home in 2009 when it was listed at $30 million. It is now listed at $24.95 million.
Gallery: Don Imus in Westport
--Former AOL executive Ted Leonsis, owner of the NBA's Washington Wizards and the NHL's Washington Capitals, has paid $20 million for Marwood, a historic 13-acre estate in Potomac, Maryland.
--Barbara Picower, the widow of Madoff-scandal figure Jeffry Picower, has sold their Fairfield, Connecticut estate for $6.6 million.
From the Real Estalker:
Daryl Dragon and Toni Tennille, better known as 1970s singing group Captain and Tenille have sold their four-bedroom home in La Quinta, California for $660,000.
--A look at the estate that Venus and Serena Williams own at BallenIsles in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The home has two massive separate master suites and a training facility that the sisters can train at without leaving their front door. The sisters applied for permits to do an addition to their home in March of 2010 and just finished the new 4,000 square foot structure with state-of-the-art facilities. Check out images here.