From the NY Post's Gimme Shelter:
--Kenneth Cole and his wife Maria Cuomo Cole, have just paid $14.5 million for a five-bedroom, five-bath prewar co-op apartment at One Sutton Place South.
--Real-estate investor/enthusiast Michael Hirtenstein has added even more space to his TriBeCa bachelor pad at One York taking it from a huge 6,600 square feet to a gargantuan 11,000 square feet of interior space plus 6,000 square feet of exterior space.
--So far Andie McDowell, Christie Brinkley and Rosie O'Donnell have all checked out the nine remaining residences at 10 West End Ave.
From the NY Observer's Manhattan Transfers:
--The former Guccione townhouse sold for just $49 million to hedge fund titan Philip Falcone. Amazing considering it was once listed, albeit briefly and foolishly for $99 million.
--TV home renovator Bob Vila spent $4 million on a townhouse in 2004. He has now renovated and is asking $11.5 million. The renovation was filmed for season 15 of the TV show Bob Vila's Home Again. The house is now two duplexes plus a full floor apartment as well as rear half-floor apartments on the first and fourth floors, which Mr. Vila couldn't touch because there are still rent-stabilized tenants there. The penthouse is being rented for the year at around $15,000 per month, and the duplex downstairs is rented at around $10,000. The listing is here.
--Estée Lauder CEO and president (and grandson) William P. Lauder has gotten in at snooty 778 Park Avenue, despite a scandal with a love child. Lauder paid $27,5 million for his apartment.
--A trader named Ping Jiang, managing director at billionaire Steven Cohen's hedge fund SAC Capital, paid $16.5 million for a 4,000-square-foot co-op at the Dakota and was accepted by the coop board even though a former trader at SAC filed a lawsuit alleging that Mr. Jiang had forced him to take black-market female hormones.
--The most expensive co-op listing ever on Central Park West listed at $36 million by music mogul Steve Gottlieb, is no longer listed. Sold or is Gottilieb looking for a little less publicity since his label TVT Records has filed for bankruptcy protection.
From Berg Properties Big Time Listings:
--Actor Malcolm Gets has sold his three-bedroom house in Los Feliz for $1,069,500.
-- via the NY Observer, "Harry Potter" actor Daniel Radcliffe has paid $4.9 million for a three-bedroom condo unit in Manhattan's Morton Square development.
--One of my all time favorite estates of the day, the Ursus Major home in Bel-Air, shown above, that belonged to Wilt Chamberlain sold for $6.555 million. It was listed for a whopping $11.5 million when we made it an estate of the day in December 2006.
--The Malibu beach house that Paris Hilton rented last summer can be yours this summer for $80,000 a month for a minimum of two months. The listing is here.
From the Real Estalker:
--The Real Estalker Mama checks out Sidney Kimmel's $81.5 million pleasure palace in Palm Beach.
--Author and radio host Garrison Keillor has put his seven-bedroom Minnesota home on the market for $1.65 million. He bought in 1998 for $710,000. The listing is here.
--Actor Chris O'Donnell has put his Pacific Palisades home on the market for $5.395 million.
--Fleur de Lys, the $125 million Saperstein home in Holmby Hills just may have found a buyer.
--Greek shipping heir Paris Latsis has put his Beverly Hills Post Office area home on the market for $15 million. It is our estate of the day later today.
--Kanye West has sold the Beverly Hills teardown house he purchased a year ago for $7,150,000 and then listed for $8,699,000. The purchase price isn't known.
--via the NY Post's Page Six, Nicole Richie and Joel Madden have purchased a million dollar apartment on The Bowery in New York City.
--Cher has put her Malibu mansion on to the market as a "pocket listing" and is looking for a rumored $40 million for the place.
From the LA Times Hot Properties:
--Mary Lynn Rajskub, an actress seen on the TV show "24" has placed her Venice, CA bungalow on the market for $1,299,000. The listing is here, it's as cute as she is.
--Mixmaster Mike, a 37-year-old DJ with the Beastie Boys, has purchased a home in the Sunset Strip area for $990,000.
--Stacey Bendet, the designer-owner of the women's clothing boutique Alice & Olivia, has bought a John Woolf home in the Sunset Strip area for close to $3 million. She plans to used the home as a style salon and party pad and Moby will be using the guest house as a recording studio.
Alicia Piazza, wife of baseball catcher Mike Piazza, has listed a loft she owns in downtown Long Beach at $689,000. She and Piazza recently bought a home in the Miami Beach area for $10 million.
From AOL Real Estate:
--Home deals under $250,000.