From the LA Times Hot Properties:
--Pickfair, , shown above, the home of Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford, is one of the most famous estates in Los Angeles. The original home was designed by California architect Wallace Neff in 1919 and visitors to the home ranged from George Bernard Shaw, Albert Einstein, H.G. Wells, Amelia Earhart, F. Scott Fitzgerald to Joan Crawford and Noel Coward. Pickford lived in the mansion until her death in 1979. It was later bought by Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss and then owned by actress Pia Zadora and her husband, Meshulam Riklis who built a new, larger mansion. They sold in 2005 (it was for sale for $27.5 million in 2004
) and now the 17-bedroom home is up for sale for $60 million. The listing is here.
--Actress Jane SIbbett and her husband Karl Fink have sold their Topanga horse property, Trust Ranch, for $4.25 million. It was originally listed at $7 million about a year ago and was at $5.2 million when it was our estate of the day back in May.
--George Hamilton recently bought along the Wilshire Corridor wrote into the purchase offer that the seller, who runs a popular bakery, had to keep him in cookies for a year.
--Kevin Spacey has bought a new loft in the e Biscuit Co. Lofts for $1.2 million. The loft is for Trigger Street Productions, his production company, to create low-budget feature films and independent products.
--Doctor/Author Vladimir Lange's and his wife, Marilyn, have listed their five-bedroom, four-bathroom home in the Sunset Strip area for $6.2 million.The property website is here.
--Sports marketing guru Sonny Vaccaro has listed his 6,200-square-foot home in a gated Calabasas community for $2.399 million. The listing is here.
--Cinematographer Newton T. "Tom" Sigel has put his Malibu home on the market for $7.995 million. It's our estate of the day later today.
From the NY Post's Gimme Shelter:
--Jimmy Choo co-founder Tamara Mellon has just paid $20 million for Edgar Bronfman Jr.'s condo in the Carhart mansion on East 95th Street.
--Kiefer Sutherland has picked up a circa-1830s Greek Revival townhouse in the West Village for $8.2 million.
--More and more Plaza condos are showing up back on the market including a two-bedroom unit on the sixth floor, a 15th floor two-bedroom for $12.5 million and a one-bedroom on the 16th floor for $3.35 million.
--The listing for Tommy Hilfiger's $50 million apartment at the Plaza is up. The listing is here.
From the Real Estalker:
--Film producer Robert Chartoff and his wife Vanessa have put their Cliff May-designed home in Malibu on the market for $8.75 million. The listing is here.
--Richie Sambora has picked up a three-bedroom apartment at Two Liberty Place
--Film producer Andrew Lazar has put his five-bedroom Tuscan-style home in Los Angeles on the market for $6.95 million. The listing is here.
--Brothers and former child actors Rider and Shiloh Strong have put their home on Wonderland Ave in Los Angeles on the market for $1.26 million. The listing is here.
From the NY Observer's Manhattan Transfers:
--Zinc magnate Bill Flaherty and his wife Tina are in the midst of a messy divorce which may lead to the sale of their penthouse at 1040 Fifth Avenue which could get over $30 million.
--A new record could be set in Tribeca with the sale of the penthouse at 145 Hudson Street which has has gone to contract. It was listed at $34.5 million, the current record stands at $33.15 million.
--Director Joel Schumacher has picked up a $1.36 million apartment at 25 Fifth Avenue.
--The Observer checked out 11 Spring Street, a 19th century building being renovated by Caroline Cummings, the 27-year-old who bought 11 Spring from Rupert Murdoch's elder son, Lachlan, exactly two years ago for $12 million. The 4,600-square-foot penthouse has been on the market at $17.95 million for over a year,
just like the $15.15 million triplex downstairs
and a $6.7 million flat in between.
--Russian financier Andrei Vavilov is suing the Plaza's developers to get back a $10.7 million deposit plus interest and damages back on a two-unit penthouse that he was set to purchase for $53.5 million. He says he was a victim of bait and switch.
From Berg Properties Celebrity Big Time Listings:
--Brad Pitt aid $1,287,500 in April to purchase a 1,534-square-foot house in Los Feliz that's adjacent to his existing compound.
--Public records show that tennis star Pete Sampras got $16.98 million for the Beverly Hills mansion he had early this year for $25 million.
--Mary Steenburgen and her 25-year-old son Charlie McDowell (Malcolm McDowell is his father) have paid $550,000 for an 886-square-foot condominium unit in West Hollywood.
From Newsday's Real LI:
--Ross Klein, who was recently president of the luxury brands group of Starwood Hotels and is now global head of luxury and lifestyle brands for Hilton Hotels is selling his two-bedroom home in Bellport, NY. The home is a 1954 Weyerhaeuser kit house, which Klein restored and decorated with mid-century modern pieces and is listed at $799,000. The listing is here.
The estate of Masterpiece Theatre's Alistair Cooke has put his home in Cutchogue, New York on the market for $5.2 million. The listing for the home is here.
From the Wall Street Journal's Private Properties:
--The Wall Street Journal takes a look at Willem Dafoe's rubber house in upstate New York. It is still listed for $850,000 and was our estate of the day back in June.
--The 3,000-acre Santa Fe estate of the late Richard L. Fisher, a New York real-estate developer and philanthropist, has sold for slightly more than its $15.5 million asking price. We looked at this one way back in 2005 when it was listed at $14.5 million.
--Turns out the owner of Cher's former Key Biscayne property is entrepreneur and film producer Sean Wolfington and his wife, Ana, for $8.8 million in May 2006. They listed the six-bedroom, 7,300-square-foot house a month later but dropped the price to $11.9 million in October 2006 and it is now at $12.9 million which is the price it was at when we covered it as an estate of the day last month.