Filed under: Estates
--Deidre Hall has sold her Bel-Air home which was listed at just under $8.5 million. The home used to belong to Bob Newhart and was designed to look like an English country home.
--NBA player Slava Medvedenko has bought newly-built home in Manhattan Beach for around $2.5 million and sold his Playa Vista condo for nearly $1.7 million. He was released from the Lakers due to a back injury.
--Screenwriter Tedi Sarafian recently bought a $1.6 million Sunset Strip-area home that once belonged to Bette Davis. He also has owned the West Hollywood apartment she spent her later years in.
--Designer-builder Nicole Sassaman is rehabbing a Beverly Hills house that was built by orchestra conductor Leopold Stokowski and was briefly home to Greta Garbo and later fashion designer Gloria Vanderbilt. The newly updated home which will now have a master bedroom suite with a sundeck and a bathroom with an infinity tub and a steam shower should hit the market in May for just under $8 million.
From the NY Post Gimme Shelter:
--Frederic Fekkai has purchased the Fifth Avenue apartment of billionaire John Kluge for around $7.4 million.
--Entertainment mogul Edgar Bronfman Jr. has paid $26 million for a 3.4 acre compound in Bridgehampton. It has "minimal water frontage" and if you look out the second story windows you can catch a glimpse of the ocean. Luckily it has more to recommend it including eight bedroom, a media room, wine cellar, pool and a tennis court. He also bought another 1.3-acre piece of land with a smaller house and a pool, for $5 million.
--Donny Deutsch paid $1 million over the asking price for a six-story townhouse on East 78th Street. He was outbid on his $21 million offer but the owner liked Deutsch's broker better.
--In the Hamptons, East Hampton Point, a compound that includes a restaurant, guest cottages and a marina is for sale for $55 million. The listing is here.
From the NY Times Big Deal:
--Scarlett Johansson picked a duplex in TriBeCa for $1.95 million in January/
--A new condo building, the Caledonia next to the High Line in Chelsea will have bamboo plank floors, stainless-steel appliances, a fitness club, terraces, a meditation garden and its own entrance to the proposed High Line park.
--Author A.M. Homes who has written short story collections and written for "The L Word" has purchased a three-bedroom house that was listed for $1.3 million in the Village of East Hampton. She already has a one-bedroom house in the Town of East Hampton.
--Sol Kerzner, a resort and casino developer will buy the $10.5 million penthouse at the Urban Glass House for his daughter Beverley.
And in Aniston, Jolie, Pitt News
--Forbes reports that the Wallace Neff Beverly Hills mansion that belonged to Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston is in escrow for $22.5 million.
--The rumor that Angelina Jolie is buying Yves St. Laurent's house on the Normandy Coast is alive and well once again.