Filed under: Estates
--The Wanamaker Munn house, a grand limestone and brick townhouse on East 90th Street that had been in the same high society family since the 1920s has been listed at $33 million. The home, shown at right, maintains much of its original details including 10 period fireplaces, a curved grand staircase and elaborate molding and woodwork. The listing is here.
From the NY Times Big Deal:
--Dan Aykroyd and his wife Donna Dixon have listed their New York apartment for $7 million. The couple seems to be in move mode. As we learned earlier this year, their Hollywood Hills home is also on the market for $4.2 million. It turns out that their NY apartment is one I covered a few weeks ago as an estate of the day. Check it out here.
From the NY Post's Gimme Shelter:
--Steven Spielberg is snapping up properties near his East Hampton estate. He is negotiating to buy two properties that would add an additional six acres to his compound.
--Former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Chris Parnell has sold his one-bedroom condo loft in SoHo for $1.8 million and is headed to Hollywood.
-- New York University selling a luxury apartment at The Pierre hotel for $7.6 million. The buyer is Ali Fayed, the brother of Harrod's owner Mohamed Fayed. The 19th-floor two-bedroom co-op was being used as faculty housing for a lucky professor and his family. Fayed also bought an adjoining one-bedroom unit for $2.6 million.
--The penthouse apartment of Hollywood casting director Vic Ramos, who died last October at age 77, is on the market for $3.3 million. The apartment is a three-bedroom duplex with a glass-enclosed den, two fireplaces, a greenhouse and a fully landscaped garden with an outdoor fireplace. The listing is here.
From the NY Observer's Manhattan Transfers:
--A three-bedroom apartment that belong to Washington Post publisher Kay Graham has finally been sold, six and a half years after her death, for $2.3 million.
--Mexican radio and music publishing mogul named Rogerio Azcárraga Madero has picked up a couple of new apartments in New York, a $5.3 million penthouse duplex at 715 Park Avenue and a $8.26 million Plaza apartment. He owns many apartments throughout the city which he rents out.
--A 17-room, seven-bedroom duplex penthouse at 1060 Fifth Avenue, on the corner of 87th Street, will sell for around $46 million which is the most money ever paid for a New York City co-op.
From Big Time Listings:
--Action star Jason Statham is the latest celebrity buyer in the Broadway Hollywood Building in Los Angeles picking up an eighth floor unit in the building.
--Marlon Wayans has sold a condo unit in Los Angeles' Sherman Oaks area for $650,000 and has also bought into the Broadway Hollywood building, purchasing a ninth-floor unit in the building.
--Looks like actor Chris Parnell has moved into my neighborhood, he paid $620,000 for a two-bedroom, tri-level town house in Silver Lake.
--Kanye West's six-bedroom Beverly Hills teardown may be sold. The home is now listed as "looking for backup."
--Debbie Harry has paid $580,000 for a co-op apartment in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood.
--It's looking more likely that Jason Lee is in fact the buyer of Robert Cray Los Feliz home.
From the Real Estalker:
--The listing for Greg Norman's $65 million Florida estate is up. We'll discuss this later as our estate of the day.
--An update on Michael Jackson. He has had to pay a $3.8 million settlement to his manager Dieter Wiesner that was payable on November 15 and remains in default on the $23,000,000 loan secured by Neverland Ranch. Rumor has it that people are looking to buy the place including Simon Yates, a British discount clothing store owner and of course, the subject of nearly every real estate rumor of late, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
--via Newsday, Tommy Hilfiger may have finally sold his East Hampton home. It has been listed for a while at $24.5 million and Mariah Carey rented it this summer for $350,000. Newsday reports that the buyer paid $2 million more than list price in order to keep the furnishings. It was our estate of the day back in October 2006.
--via new blog Real Sedated. Actress Anna Farris and Ben Indra have put their home on the market for $1.995 million (the same price the couple bought at in November 2005). The virtual tour is here.
-Ricky Martin has put his house in Golden Beach, Florida on the market for $22.5 million. He bought the home in April 2007 for $16.25 million and seems to be looking for a quick flip. The listing is here.
--Ashley Olsen has picked up a four-bedroom home in the Hancock Park area of Los Angeles for $1.575 million.
--from the NY Post, Madonna has filed suit against her Central Park West building's co-op board. She says that the board wrongfully blocked her from buying a neighbor's apartment.
From the LA Times Hot Property:
--Los Angeles Laker Luke Walton has moved up in Manhattan Beach paying $2,750,000 for a new house and selling his town house for $1,235,000.
--A home known as the Bette Davis estate in Palm Springs has been sold for $5 million, about the asking price when the property was listed in June.
--A home lived in by Alice Backes, a character actress from the 1950s to the late '90s, is now on the market for $1.39 million. The listing is here.