From the LA Times Hot Properties:
Four-time Olympic gold medal winning swimmer Lenny Krayzelburg has put his bright white modern Sunset Strip-area home, shown above, on the market for $5.675 million. The virtual tour is here.
--Talk-show host Leeza Gibbons and her estranged husband, actor and architect Stephen Meadows, have listed their house in the Hollywood Hills at $7,395,000. We first saw this home back in 2006 when it was listed for just under $8 million. The eight-bedroom Mediterranean was built in 1926 and was once owned by Joan Crawford. The listing is here.
--Director Wolfgang Petersen has listed his Santa Monica home for sale for $3.95 million. It is our estate of the day later today.
--Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jason Kendall has listed a house he owns in Manhattan Beach at $7.3 million. The listing is here.
-- Rachel Ashwell, who created the Shabby Chic style, has listed her Brentwood home for sale at $4,395,000. Check out the Shabby Chic style at the listing here.
From the NY Post's Gimme Shelter:
--The unnamed buyer of PH2001 is suing the Plaza residential limited partnership, developer El-Ad, the marketing arm of Stribling & Associates and others for breach of contract. That means that two of the six penthouses originally offered at the Plaza are in litigation. Right now about 25 Plaza residences are for sale.
--Freddie Mac CFO Anthony Piszel has put his Easton, Maryland home on the market for $4.975 million. It was our estate of the day on Friday.
--Nightclub boss JE Englebert says he and other residents in the new Gramercy Starck building
on East 23rd Street aren't thrilled that the tenant in the retail space of the pricey building is McDonald's. He plans to sue.
--NASCAR Chairman Brian France has flipped his 15 Central Park West condo for an $8 million profit. He bought unit 34A a year ago for $10.793 million and has sold for $18.8 million.
From the Real Estalker:
--The Real Estalker Mama has heard a rumor that Google co-founder Sergey Brin and his wife Ann spent $8.5 million for a duplex in Manhattan's West Village.
--Lingerie model and Surreal Life star Caprice Bourret has put her home in London's Notting Hill neighborhood on the market. It was our estate of the day on Saturday.
--The Goldwyn mansion has just been listed. For $24 million you get nearly 11,000 square feet of Hollywood history. The Georgian style mansion on Laurel Lane was built in 1934 and entertained many of Hollywood's greats. The listing is here.
--Former Lehman's boss Joseph Gregory has put his Hamptons hideaway on the market for $32.5 million. I'll be checking it out as an estate of the day on Monday.
--"Girls Gone Wild" founder Joe Francis has been seen checking out La Villa Serena
as a potential new playground for himself and his bevy of babes.
--Tina Sinatra has listed her home in the Beverly Hills post office area for $2.45 million. The listing is here.
From the Wall Street Journal's Private Properties:
--Actress Marsh Mason has put her New Mexico herb farm back on the market for $7.95 million which is about 30% below the original listing from last year. The listing is here.
--The Plaza Hotel's "Astor" suite has been listed for $55 million.
--Richard Holbrooke, who served as ambassador to the United Nations sold his Connecticut house for $1.125 million which is 25% less than the original listing.
From Newsday's Real LI:
--Jets coach Eric Mangini has sold his Garden City home for $2.225 million, taking a $75,000 loss on the property, he purchased the home for $2.3 million in 2006. Mangini and wife, Julie, purchased a six-bedroom Colonial in Morris County for $4 million.
From the NY Observer's Manhattan Transfers:
--Warner Music Group chairman-CEO Edgar Bronfman Jr. and his wife Clarissa have paid $28.5 million for the "Muppet mansion" an East 69th Street mansion was bought by Jim Henson in 1977 and turned into Muppets headquarters. It was on the market for $32 million, only three years after the current owners bought it from Jim Henson's estate for $12.4 million.
--Hedge fund manager Ray Iwanowski, just bought a 4,184-square-foot apartment at 823 Park Avenue for $13,567,500.
-- Some of the biggest multimillion-dollar real estate purchases in New York were made by executives at Lehman Brothers: In January 2007, the firm's chief executive, Dick Fuld, and his wife paid $21 million for a Park Avenue co-op, and a bunch of Lehman people bought in at 15 Central Park West: the co-head of Lehman Brothers Real Estate Partners, Raymond Mikulich, paid $17.9 million; Lehman CFO Erin Callan paid $6.48 million; the head of Lehman's European fixed-income sales, David Bizer, paid $5.3 million; and managing director Arthur Estey bought one of the building's biggest non-penthouse units for $16.9 million. Lehman's global head of investment management, George Herbert Walker IV, one of the president's cousins, paid $13.95 million for a townhouse at 6 East 10th Street in Greenwich Village.
-- Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander is picking up a place at Superior Ink,
Robert A. M. Stern's new brick-and-stone, townhouse-and-apartment development on West 12th Street for around $25 million.
--Philadelphia Flyers and 76ers owner Ed Snider just sold his 36th-floor apartment at 15 Central Park West for $12.4 million, three weeks after he bought it for only $7.34 million.
--Zinc magnate Bill Flaherty and his wife, Tina Santi Flaherty, put the 10-room apartment on the market for $43 million. The listing is here
(no good pics yet).