From the NY Observer:
--The new owner of Steve Wynn's Fifth Avenue condo is the ex Mrs. Wynn. Elaine Wynn took over control of the home, which was listed for $25 million in 2009, for $17.155 million. This summer the Wall Street Journal reported that Wynn is buying a four-bedroom duplex condominium at the Plaza for around $23 million.
--Robert Kaliner, a developer, and his wife Jodi have bought an apartment at The Grand Madison at 225 Fifth Avenue.
--Richard Khawam, a director at Wachovia, and his wife Angela have cashed in their Soho apartment at 15 Mercer Street for $3.7 million.
--Charlie Palmer, the acclaimed chef, has sold his five-story townhouse at 34 East 61st Street for $10 million.
--Sangyeup Lee, the designer who brought the Camaro back to life, and his wife, Soonhyun Kwon bought a river-facing unit at Extell's Rushmore at 80 Riverside Boulevard for $2.59 million.
--Philip J. Purcell IV, known as "Boo" and son of the former Dean Witter and Morgan Stanley boss whose name he shares, has just bought an apartment with his wife, Stephanie, at the colorful, SOM-designed 101 Warren in southern Tribeca for $2.93 million according to city records.
--Advertising exec and television host Donny Deutsch sold his two Tyson Lane lots off East Hampton's Further Lane for around $29 million total.
From the NY Post:
--Dixie Chicks lead singer and her husband, former "Heroes" actor Adrian Pasdar, are buying a four-bedroom home at 525 W. 22nd St. for just more than $4.3 million.
--Prudential Douglas Elliman broker Michael Lorber is set to star in Bravo's "Million Dollar Listing." Warburg Realty will be the newest addition to HGTV's "Selling New York" when new episodes premiere in January.
--Glenn Beck has settled into one of the city's fanciest East Side buildings, where multiple condos are on the market for upwards of $3,000 per square foot and two-bedroom rentals can run more than $10,000.
--Mimi Dalva has decided to put her 12-room maisonette at 320 E. 72nd St. on the market for $7.95 million. The listing for the six-bedroom co-op is here.
From the Real Estalker:
Jeff Lewis of "Flipping Out" has, after a few price cuts, finally sold his personal residence in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles for $2.325 million.
--Basketball superstar Tony Parker, the husband of Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria Parker, has bought a condo in the Du Parc Kempinski Private Residences in Switzerland. Check out more details about this property in a review we did earlier this year.
--Tiger Wood's ex-wife Elin recently toured a penthouse apartment at the 16-unit Claridge condo tower in Tequesta, Florida.
From Chicago Breaking Sports:
--Former Chicago Cubs pitcher Ted Lilly has just listed his six-bedroom, nearly 5,500-square-foot mansion just west of Wrigley Field for $2.4 million.
From the Wall Street Journal's Private Properties:
--Derivatives pioneer Howard Sosin, who founded AIG's financial products unit in 1987, has bought a home in Palm Beach, Florida for $5.05 million. He plans to use the six-bedroom house as a winter home for himself and his family.
--Former Bear Stearns CEO Alan D. Schwartz in February sold his six-bedroom home in Purchase, N.Y., for $3.28 million.
--William P. Foley II, founder and chairman of title insurer Fidelity National Financial Inc., and his wife, Carol, have sold their roughly eight-acre, oceanfront estate in Santa Barbara, Calif., for $18.44 million. In Feburary the Foleys were asking $28.5 million and the most recent asking price was $23.5 million. Foley says he plans to spend time in Northern California, where he owns several wineries.
From Curbed LA:
--Dennis Hopper's Venice, California compound has had a price cut down to $4.799 million. It started at $6.245 million back in July when the listing went live.