From The New Zealand Herald:
--RIchmond Hall,shown above, a Georgian-style manor in New Zealand that was used in the Peter Jackson movie, "The Frighteners" is for sale. The listing is here.
From The Sun:
Billionaire Lakshmi Mittal may be set to purchase a mansion in Kensington Palace Gardens, West London for £117 million He has denied being the buyer but has been looking to buy a home for his son and already lives in the area, having paid £67million for a 12-bedroom home four years ago.
From the NY Post's Gimme Shelter:
--Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen are now living in a brownstone in the West Village. They've rented a 10-room triplex apartment in the building with five bedrooms, three bathrooms and a terrace for $12,000 a month rent. They have dropped the price on their penthouse at Morton Square from $11.9 million to $10.495 million. The listing is here.
--Chef Bobby Flay bought a $1.4 million apartment 220 Riverside Drive for his father.
--Interior designer Nate Berkus has been seen looking at the three-bedroom, two-bathroom corner loft at 43 Clarkson in the West Village. The apartment is listed at $4.89 million. The listing is here. The listing agent Darren Sukenik has also reportedly shown a one-bedroom, three-floor townhouse to singer/songwriter Ryan Adams . That property listed at $2.495 million.
One half of Dolce & Gabbana, Domenico Dolce has bought a duplex apartment at 200 11th Ave. for more than its $17.5 million asking price.
From the NY Observer's Manhattan Transfers:
--Joy Behar paid $2,555,000 for a co-op in the building she already lives in and hasn't sold her old apartment.
--Once the home of Danceteria, 30 West 21st Street will now be luxury condos. Beck Street Capital is turning the building into 11 floor-through apartments, about 4,000 square feet apiece, that will go on the market next month for $5,895,000 to $7,950,000. There will also be a duplex penthouse (with six terraces and a rooftop pool) that costs $7,795,000, and a bigger townhouse apartment downstairs priced at $9.25 million.
--Russian fashion designer Valentin Yudashkin bought the duplex penthouse at the Curzon House on East 62nd Street for $5.7 million.
--Model Lily Donaldson picked up a home in the East Village for $2.2 million on Tompkins Square Park around East Eighth Street.
--Last summer, Rosie O'Donnell signed a $1.97 million contract for a two-bedroom pied-a-terre at the new steel-and-tinted glass condo called Platinum, on West 46th Street and now she has also bought the condominium's model apartment.
From Berg Properties Big Time Listings:
--A home in the Hollywood Hills once owned by jazz violinist Jean-Luc Ponty which was listed for $2 million, has sold.
--Actress Jaime Pressly has sold her house in Tarzana area for $1.27 million after it had been on the market for over a year.
--via the Observer, Howard Stern's newswoman Robin Quivers has paid $2.425 million for a condominium in 200 West End Avenue in New York City.
From the LA Times Hot Property:
--Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen have sold their oceanfront house in Malibu which had been listed at $16.75 million.
--Former KTLA Morning News co-anchor Giselle Fernandez-Farrand and her husband, John Farrand, have listed their 1924 Hancock Park house for $6.3 million. The listing is here.
--Tattoo artist Kat VonD as just leased a guesthouse above the Sunset Strip for $2,000 a month.
----A Palm Springs house that was once Cary Grant's getaway is on the market for $4,995,000. The listing is here.
From the Real Estalker:
--"Nip/Tuck" creator Ryan Murphy has put his gorgeous three-bedroom Midcentury Modern home in the Hollywood Hills on the market. It's our estate of the day later today.
--via the NYT's Big Deal, the swanky Wanamaker Munn House, a brick and limestone mansion at 17 East 90th Street near Fifth Avenue that was the home of Aimee de Heeren, an international socialite, has been bought by the Spence School, a private school for young women. The home was originally listed at $33 million but it sold in the high $20 millions.
--Jeff Lewis and Ryan Brown of Bravo's Flipping Out program are set to flip another one. They bought this home in Los Feliz for $1.710 million in 2007 and have now listed the three bedroom home for $2.995 million. The listing is here.
--Los Angeles restaurateur Greg Finefrock has put his Malibu property on the market for $8.999 million. The virtual tour of this three-bedroom home on a bluff in the Point Dume area is here.
--Actress Julie Kay Araskog has listed her Beverly Hills Post Office area house for $5.15 million. The property website is here.
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