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-- Icelandic businessman Jon Asgeir Johannesson will be combining the $16 million penthouse he bought for $10 million at Ian Schrager's 50 Gramercy Park North with a $10.175 million unit he bought in December on the floor directly below. His new triplex will be nearly 8,000 square feet.
--Ethel Kennedy has lowered the price of her Hickory Hill home in the Washington D.C. suburbs to $12.5 million, It first hit the market for $25 million. Check out the home here.
-David Bouley has bought new-construction loft above his restaurant for $3.15 million.
--House & Garden has pulled out of having a Hamptons decorator show house, leaving only the Hamptons Cottages & Gardens Idea House, located in Amagansett which will be open to the public July 13.
--The Southampton summer home of the late Patricia Kennedy Lawford is on the market for $12 million. The listing for the 10-bedroom mansion is here.
--Esquire magazine will create the next version of the "Ultimate Bachelor Pad" in Harlem. A full-floor penthouse apartment at the nearly completed 111 Central Park North will be get the full decorator treatment.
From Berg Properties Big Time Listings:
--Actor Harry Anderson is selling his properties in New Orleans. He has sold the New Orleans building where he and his wife had lived. Anderson sold his house at 828 Chartres Street for $895,000. The building that he converted into a nightclub knows as Oswald's Speakeasy is listed at $1.795 million. The listing is here. Anderson and his wife have bought a new house for $570,000 in Asheville, N.C.
--Alexis Carson, the widow of talk-show legend Johnny Carson sold the couple's 4-acre oceanfront Malibu estate for between $38 million and $40 million, has sold a 17th-floor unit in Los Angeles' Westwood neighborhood for $3,995,000, and last summer paid $14.5 million for a 13,623-square-foot house above Beverly Hills.
--Dave Evans, U2's Edge has bought a loft penthouse in New York City's TriBeCa area a while back for $4,276,650.
--Nicolas Cage has paid $3,450,000 for a the LaLaurie Mansion in New Orleans' French Quarter.
From the Real Estalker:
--Michael Skloff and Marta Kauffman, the creators of Friends, have listed a pair of parcels on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu for $20 million. There is a three-bedroom home and plans for a 7,565 square ft. main home and guest home on separate legal parcel. Check out pics at the listing here.
--Posh and Becks, a.k.a. Victoria and David Beckham have bought somewhere in Beverly Hills. The Real Estalker Mama knows the address but alas, she's not telling except to say that it is not far from David Geffen's estate and the Saperstein mansion.
--Designer Xorin Balbes has a gorgeous flip in the "Birds" streets. The six-bedroom modern is listed at $6.8 million. If you love modern design sit through the flash tour, it's definitely worth it.
--Producer Brian Grazer and author Gigi Levangie Grazer have listed their Pacific Palisades home for $27.5 million. The large nine-bedroom Cliff May Ranch has been renovated and redesigned. The listing for the big gorgeous home is here.
--Joseph and Justine Simmons other wise known as Rev. Run and his wife have listed their home in Saddle River, New Jersey for $5.5 million. It's not as ostentatious as his brother Russell's house but it's still lavish. You can check out the listing here.
--Lisa Gores, who was married to billionaire Alec Gores, is selling her Beverly Hills home for $3.895 million.
--Singer Natalie Imbruglia has listed her Los Angeles home for $4.5 million. The five-bedroom home is a charming and luxe Mediterranean villa with all sorts of glamorous details. Check out the listing here.
From the Wall Street Journal's Private Properties:
--Lee Marvin's widow Pamela Marvin is asking $6 million for a Tucson, Ariz., home she shared with her late husband, Academy Award-winning actor Lee Marvin. The five-bedroom home sits on 12 acres and was built in 1936. Check out the listing to see one giant marlin on the wall.
--Film producer and Gateway Inc. co-founder Norman Waitt Jr. has cut more than $2 million off the price of the Montecito mansion he built but never moved into. The home known as Belle Epoque is now listed at $22.5 million. What does $22.5 million get you in Montecito? We'll find out later, it's our estate of the day.
From the NY Observer's Manhattan Transfers:
--U2's longtime manager, Paul McGuinness, and his wife Kathy have bought a fifth-floor, six-room apartment at 40 East 62nd for $3.25 million.
--Keith Olbermann has bought a 40th-floor apartment in an Upper East Side Trump condominium for $4.2 million.
--Lawyer Howard Yaruss has paid $3.56 million for the dilapidated 16th-floor co-op at 80 Central Park West that belonged to the late Ralph Ginzburg.
From the LA Times Hot Property:
--Actor Brad Garrett has put his Hidden Hills home on the market at $9,495,000. The six-bedroom home is big but it's not very pretty. The listing is here.
--Gary Anthony Williams, who plays the transvestite legal secretary Clarence/Clarice Bell in the ABC series "Boston Legal," and his wife, Leslie, have bought in Sherman Oaks for about $1.5 million.