From the Wall Street Journal's Private Properties:
--Le Belvedere, a Los Angeles mansion that originally listed for $85 million has sold for $50 million.
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--The Malibu, California home of the late philanthropist Nancy M. Daly, the ex-wife of former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan, has sold for more than $40 million.
From the NY Observer:
--Robert Burns, the found of the Regent International hotel group and his wife Janice have bought 2 East 70th Street for $13.5 million
--Yerim Sow, a Senagalese telecom mogul has sold his three-bedroom apartment for $19 million.
--Bernard Ruiz-Picasso has purchased an Astor Place penthouse at 439 Lafayette Street for $7.2 million.
--Neil and Nancy Fire Breslau have sold their penthouse at 111 Central Park North. The couple had bought the apartment for $4.975 million with the intent of flipping it but ended up selling it for $4.525 million.
--Cary Coltun, a senior vice president at megabuilders Bovis Lend Lease, has just bought a 2,000-square-foot condo duplex with his wife Michelle for $3.1 million.
--The $12 million purchaser of Bob and Courtney Novogratz's revamped Nolita townhouse at 5 Centre Market Place is Gregory Soros, son of of one of the world's richest men, George Soros.
--Maura Mandt, who has produced the Espy Awards shows for ESPN just bought a co-op at 50 East 10th Street for $1.15 million.
--Actor Mark Linn-Baker, who was on the show "Perfect Strangers" recently sold his three-bedroom apartment at 17 West 71st Street for $2.85 million.
From the NY Post:
--Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones bought a brick, center-hall Colonial mansion in Bedford, New York for $5.25 million.
-- "Real Housewives of New York" star Jill Zarin and her husband Bobby toured a $3.9 million four-bedroom condo at the Rushmore development on Riverside Boulevard. The Zarins are currently living at 401 E. 60th St. in a three-bedroom, 1,956-square-foot apartment which was on the market last year but didn't sell.
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--Retail broker Robert Futterman of RKF just closed on a $6.6 million penthouse at the Hudson Lofts condo building at 345 W. 13th St.
--Katy Perry and Lady Gaga might be New York City neighbors in TriBeCa. Perry and fiancé Russell Brand recently bought a $2.7 million penthouse duplex on North Moore Street in TriBeCa, and Lady Gaga, who's been on an extensive downtown apartment search, just visited a $14.95 million TriBeCa penthouse at 33 Vestry St.