From the Wall Street Journal's Private Properties:
--Film and theater producer Scott Rudin has sold his 18th-century home in Washington, Connecticut for about $4.25 million which was nearly 20% less than his asking price.
--Hedge-fund executive William von Mueffling paid $25 million last week for a 10th-floor co-op apartment at 810 Fifth Ave. in New York.
--Catherine Crier, whose Court TV legal news show was canceled earlier this year, has placed her 622-acre Wyoming ranch on the market last month for $3.99 million. Plenty of acreage and a simple 1,440-square-foot log cabin where Crier wrote several books. The listing can be found through Charlie Ross.
From the NY Post's Gimme Shelter and Page Six:
--The CEO of Estee Lauder has picked up an expansive apartment in the same building as Vera Wang's six bedroom spread, 778 Park Avenue. His application was approved by the co-op board less than a week before it was revealed that he had a baby with a woman who was not his wife.
--Celeb couples Christy Turlington Burns and Ed Burns and Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber have been spotted house hunting in the Hamptons.
--Lisa Bonder Kerkorian, ex-wife of billionaire Kirk Kerkorian, has put her Bridgehampton property on the market again. This time for $16.3 million, it was on the market for $13.9 million earlier this year. The home is assembled from a 200-year-old barn. Enjoy the spare splendor at the listing here.
--Loews Hotels CEO and New York Giants co-owner Jonathan Tisch has been checking out a duplex apartment at 740 Park Ave. He has also signed a lease to take a $75,000-a-month apartment at Trump Park Avenue, presumably where his fiance Lizzie Rudnick will live before the knot is tied.
--Rachel Ray and her husband have purchased a compound in Southampton for just under $3 million. It has a three-bedroom main house and a two-bedroom pool house with sauna, separate guest cottage, pond and heated pool.
From The Real Estalker:
--Following up on a Berg Properties story from March, actor Rick Schroeder has bought a Malibu home, shown above, that belonged to real estate agent John Cortazzo and was featured on Bravo's Million Dollar Listings TV show. The two-bedroom beach house went for $5.85 million. Check out the home's website here.
--Actor Isaiah Washington has put his Hancock Park co-op on the market for $1.695 million.
--Has Nic Cage purchased Midford Castion, a Gothic castle three miles South of Bath that was built in 1775 in the shape of the ace of spades?
--Adrienne Vittadini is selling a five-bedroom home in Water Mill, New York. She bought in May of 1997 for just $1,470,000 and is now listing at $7.6 million. You can check out the listing here.
-- Frank and Jamie McCourt, who own Los Angeles Dodgers may be purchasing the home that belongs to Courtney Cox-Arquette and David Arquette which is listed at $33.5 million.
--Jeff Lewis, who is the house flipper on Bravo TV's new reality show Flipping Out is behind this flip in Los Feliz. He bought for $975,000 in June 2006 and has now listed at $1.525 million. It's nice but everso bland, check it out here.
--Terence Howard was renting in Los Feliz for $12,500 a month.
From the NY Observer's Manhattan Transfers:
--Fashioin maven Ellin Saltzman who has lived at the Carlyle House for seven decades, has sold the apartment for $4.7 million to Peter and Jill Melhado.
--Is Zach Braff buying stage director Tom O'Horgan's Greenwich Village loft?
--Schuyler Tilney, the ex-head of Merrill Lynch's energy group and his wife, Elizabeth, an ex-senior vice president at Enron have paid $2.3 million for an apartment at the new Place 57 condo on East 57th Street.
--Architect Peter Eisenman has sold his 21st-floor apartment at 101 West 12th Street to nightclub owner Noah Tepperberg for $3.2 million.
From Berg Properties Celebrity Big Time Listings:
--Detective author Robert Crais and his psychotherapist wife Pat have paid $2.975 million for a house in Los Angeles' Hollywood Hills that is next door to a house that has long has been owned by actress Jennifer Aniston.
--The Providence Journal reports that Nicolas purchased theGray Craig mansion for $16 million. We first wrote about it back in 2005 when it was listed at $19 million.
--Professional poker player Annie Duke has sold her house in Los Angeles' Hollywood Hills for $2,840,000.
--Stevie Nicks has listed her Arizona home for $3.8 million. It's our estate of the day later today.
From the LA Times Hot Property:
--Joely Fisher has purchased a newly built house in Sherman Oaks for $3.5 million.
--Dayna Devon of the show "Extra" and her husband, Brent Moelleken, a plastic surgeon have bought a getway house in Lake Arrowhead for $4.5 million.
--Actress Sofia Vegara has purchased a condo on the Wilshire Corridor for close to $2 million.
--Producer David Kahne has sold his home in the Beverly Hills post office area for $1.62 million and is moving to Manhattan.