From the LA Times:
--Guitarist Brian Bell of the alt rock band Weezer has purchased a Spanish-style house in Los Angeles for $1.6 million.
--Musician Herb Alpert and his wife, singer Lani Hall, have listed a house in Pacific Palisades, shown above, at $2.6 million. The listing is here.
--Sports agent, developer and rare-coin collector Dwight Manley has listed a remodeled house in the Hollywood Hills at $4.995 million. The listing is here.
--Marc Blucas, who was on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" as Buffy's boyfriend, Riley, has listed two houses for sale in Brentwood. The listings for both homes are here.
From Newsday's Real LI:
-- Twinight, the six-acre Centre Island estate said to be based on the Petit Trianon chateau at the Palace of Versailles, has come on the market for $25 million.The listing is here.
From the NY Times Big Deal:
--A penthouse on the top floor of the 56-story Park Millennium building near Lincoln Center is being listed this weekend by Prudential Douglas Elliman for $34.5 million.
--An Park Avenue apartment designed by architect Charles Gwathmey is on the market for $5.7 million. The listing is here.
From the NY Post:
--Meg Ryan has signed a one-year lease on a three-bedroom rental at 40 Mercer in the $25,000-per-month range.
--Kelsey Grammer and his pregnant flight-attendant girlfriend, Kayte Walsh, are still apartment-hunting together and were most recently seen hecking out a $12.24 million apartment at the storied Apthorp building.
--Real estate investor Jonathan Eilian is spending $55,000 a month on a penthouse rental at 80 Columbus Circle, also known as the Time Warner Center's Residences at the Mandarin Oriental. The 77th-floor unit is also listed for sale at $35.5 million. The listing is here.
From the NY Observer:
--Soccer star Thierry Henry has picked up a $9 million penthouse purchase at 39 Crosby Street.
--Russian supermodel Irina Shayk just purchased a $1.963 million one-bedroom at 166 Perry Street.
--Indian liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya has paid $2.4 million for a penthouse in Trump Plaza.
--HealthGuru.com founders Joshua and Marsha Silberstein have sold their apartment at 301 East 87th Street for $1.45 million.
--Less than two months after the condo at the Atalanta at 25 North Moore formerly owned by Damon Dash and Rachel Roy was auctioned off for $5.5 million by Eastern Savings Bank, the buyer, Mr. Stasis' One Platinum Company LLC, is taking Ms. Roy to court to evict her.
--A two-level penthouse in 166 Bank Street, just across the hall from Heidi Klum's former Manhattan crash pad, has sold for $4.1 million.
--The Tudor Village home of the late Lovelia Fried Albright, the daughter of Mackay Construction George Fried and by some reports the first American to enter East Berlin during the Cold War, has sold for $1.07 million.
From Housing Watch:
The new buyer of the Olsen twins' penthouse at Morton Square is Continuum Company CEO Bruce Eichner. He bought the home for $7.7 million.