From the NY Observer's Manhattan Transfers:
--James H. Herbert II, the chairman and chief executive of the First Republic Bank, listed his penthouse at Trump Parc East on Central Park South, shown above, earlier this month for $38 million, nearly four times what he paid back in 2005. The listing is here.
--Real estate investor Keith Rubenstein and his wife Inga have spent $3.2 million on a two-bedroom duplex at 101 Warren Street in Tribeca. The duplex is smaller than the $20 million penthouse he had originally agreed to buy in the building. Rubenstein, his wife and their son, Keith Jr., will stay in the Warren Street apartment for about two years while their new East 62nd mansion is renovated.
--Enrique Norten paid $1.929 million for an apartment at One York Street, the building he designed in northern Tribeca.
--Pete Peterson, the co-founder and senior chairman of the Blackstone Group, and the chairman emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations, has bought that organization's apartment at the Imperial House co-op on East 69th Street, paying the council $3.04 million. Peterson bought the apartment so that Leslie Gelb, the council's so-called Board Senior Fellow and its president from 1993 to 2003 could continue to live there with his family.
--An apartment belonging to hedge fund manager Vedula Murti and his wife Seema Kalia and designed by Madonna's designer, Jamie Drake is now on the market for $10.75 million. The couple bought for $7,127,750 two years ago. Check out the colorful listing here.
From the NY Post's Gimme Shelter:
--The loft apartment in SoHo where Heath Ledger died in January ins now listed for $26,000 a month. The listing is here.
--Sir Alex Ferguson, the manager of England's Manchester United Football Club is picking up a three-bedroom penthouse in Manhattan House, at 200 E. 66th St.
--Developer Janna Bullock has bought a brand-new apartment at the Plaza for $8.78 million.
From Newsday's Real LI:
--J.Crew chief executive Millard Drexler is in contract to buy a house in Wainscott for $17 million.
--Quarterback Chad Pennington has gone into contract on his Muttontown home. It was our estate of the day earlier this month.
From Berg Properties Big Time Listings:
--The official sale price on Tom Arnold's Tarzana home was $1.8 million which was below the list price of $2.275 million and below the amount that Tom paid for the house in late 2006.
-Actor Hamish Linklater who stars on "The New Adventures of Old Christine" and his playwright wife Jessica Goldberg have put their three-bedroom home in the Eagle Rock area of Los Angeles on the market for $675,000. They have picked up a new home in Los Feliz that had been listed at $1.397 million for $1.362 million. The listing for the home for sale is here.
--The estate of Heath Ledger has sold his Hollywood Hills home for $2.5 million.
From the Real Estalker:
--Dallas Cowboys quarterback and Jessica Simpson's boyfriend Tony Romo has picked up a home in Irving, Texas that was listed at $699,000.
--Quarterback Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bundchen are rumored to have have paid $11.75 million for a 3.6-acre vacant lot in the same gated neighborhood in Brentwood that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger lives in.
--via the San Francisco Chronicle, a penthouse in the St. Regis Residences San Francisco is being listed for $70 million. VIctor MacFarlane bought all three (unfinished) pricey penthouse units at the St. Regis back in late 2005 for a reported $30 million which set a record in San Francisco at the time. The property is around 20,000 square feet of space with four terraces and features 360 degree views.
--Rumor has it that Mel Gibson snapped up Tea Leoni and David Duchovny's Malibu mansion which was quickly on the market for $12 million.
From the Wall Street Journal's Private Properties:
--Hedge-fund manager John Paulson has lowered the price on his Hamptons home by $2.6 million. It is now listed at $16.9 million. He bought it for $12.75 million in 2006. The listing is here.
--Boston Celtics player Ray Allen has lowered the price of his former Seattle-area home to $5.2 million from $6 million. It was our estate of the day on Saturday.
--Former Seattle Mariners outfielder Jay Buhner has listed his custom-built home on 80 acres for $12 million, we'll be checking that one out as Monday's estate of the day.
--Manhattan's Spence School, an all-girls, K-12 private school founded in 1892, recently closed on its purchase of a $27 million townhouse directly behind its main East Side building.
From the LA Times Hot Property:
--David Barrett, a producer and director who has worked on episodes of "Cold Case," "Smallville" and "Bionic Woman," has bought a house in Toluca Lake for $1.2 million.
--John Cleese has put another Montecito home on the market, this time for $10.75 million. The listing for his Fernald Point beach front home is here.
--Studio musician Jason Sinay has sold his six-bedroom home in the Beverly Hills flats area for $6 million.