From The Wall Street Journal's Private Properties:
--Giancarlo Giammetti, the longtime companion of Italian fashion designer Valentino has listed his Tuscan estate, shown above, for €18 million (about $24.7 million).
--Film financier Ryan Kavanaugh has sold his Malibu, California beach home to Todd Phillips, director of the film "The Hangover," for $9 million.
--HBO Co-President Richard Plepler and his wife, Lisa, have sold their home in western Connecticut for $2.65 million.
A home used in the original "Beverly Hills, 90210" is on the market for $10.5 million
. The property was used for the exterior shots of Donna, David and Kelly's apartment building during the later years of the show.
From the South Beach Real Estate Blog:
--Lil Wayne has listed his four-bedroom Miami Beach condo for $2.799 million.
From Homes and Properties UK:
--Comedian Ricky Gervais may be moving to New York but has no intention of selling his renovated London home.
--Also heading to NYC is historian Andrew Roberts who is looking for a four-bedroom Upper East Side apartment because his wife, Susan Gilchrist, has been appointed North American head of Brunswick PR group. The couple plan to keep their Grade II-listed Belgravia house in South Eaton Place.
--Controversial Scottish sculptor and writer Jimmy Boyle is selling Villa Jereca, his five-bedroom Marrakech riad, for £2.2 million through Quintessentially Estates. The listing is here.
--Actress Charlotte Riley, best-known for playing Cathy in the ITV mini-series Wuthering Heights, shares a West Kensington council flat with three actress friends but still longs for the countryside.
From the LA Times Hot Properties:
Palomino Hacienda, a home that Michael Jackson rented in Las Vegas for two years, is now on the market for $12.8 million.
--Two-time Stanley Cup winning hockey player Oleg Tverdovsky has purchased a Mediterranean home in Bel-Air for $5.4 million.
--A Malibu beach home once owned by Robert Redford has come on the market for $13.8 million.The listing is here.
--Music industry executive Phil Quartararo has listed his walled and gated Brentwood home for $13.25 million. The website for the Spanish Colonial Revival home is here.
From Zillow Blog:
--Plaxico Burress, the former NY Giants receiver who went to jail on a weapons charge is facing foreclosure on his home in Lighthouse Point, Florida.
--Jon and Kate Gosselin have finally sold their Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania home for $258,000 which is $22,000 less than they paid for the home in 2006.
From Move Trends:
--Julianna Marguiles has dropped the price on her Santa Monica home. When we checked it out as an estate of the day in 2008 it was listed at $4.5 million
but it can now be had for $3.295 million.
--The house used in Ferris Bueller's Day Off has had a price cut. It was once listed at $2.3 million
but is now at $1.8 million.
--The home used in the New Moon movie as the Cullen home has had a price cut. It was listed $3.298 million
but is now at $2.998 million (Canadian).
--Greg Gaffin, the leader singer of the band Bad Religion has listed his home in Lansing, New York for $650,000.
--The LaLaurie Mansion, one of two homes Nicolas Cage once owned in New Orleans, is back on the market for $2.9 million,
which is $1 million less than Cage originally listed the house for.