From the NY Observer's Manhattan Transfers:
--Oscar-nominated screenwriter (and Harrison Ford's ex-wife) Melissa Mathison has paid $2.9 million for a maisonette apartment at 50 Central Park West.
--Real estate broker Bob Knakal and his wife Cynthia have closed on a two-unit, 2,250-square-foot apartment at the new condo 45 Park Avenue. They paid around $4 million, which includes a $240,000 parking space in the building.
--Stephen Feinberg, founder and CEO of Cerberus Capital Management and his wife Gisela have sold their ninth-floor co-op at 151 East 79th Street for $9.1 million.
--Carter-era Treasury Secretary W. Michael Blumenthal, 82, has put his ninth-floor apartment up for sale along with his late next-door neighbor's larger co-op, for $24 million. The apartment at 550 Park Avenue, shown above, once belonged to Vogue editor Diana Vreeland.Together both apartments create a 6,500 square-foot-spread. The listing is here.
From the NY Post's Gimme Shelter:
--Oprah Winfrey's best friend Gayle King has bought the penthouse apartment at Place 57 on East 57th Street for approximately $7.4 million.
--The former Dakota apartment of Leonard Bernstein has finally sold and closed after first going to contract 10 months ago.
--Young fashion designer Christian Cota has gone to contract on a $4.55 million penthouse at the Chelsea Modern.
From Berg Properties Big Time Listings:
--Cartoon voice actress Kath Soucie has paid $2,300,000 for a 1,979-square-foot, gated house in Pacific Palisades.
--Supermodel Carolyn Murphy has sold her four-bedroom Brentwood home for $3,600,000.
--Tatiana Namath, the ex-wife of Joe Namath, has listed her house in Los Angeles' Pacific Palisades area for $6.9 million. The listing is here.
From the NY Times Big Deal:
--In September, Moby found a buyer for his apartment spread over four floors atop the south tower of the El Dorado,near his asking price of $7.5 million. Now it has been listed again because the co-op board turned down the prospective buyer. It was our estate of the day last July. The listing is here.
From the NY Times Big Deal:
--Jim Rogers who created the Quantum Fund and later set a record for round-the-world travel by motorcycle and became a visiting professor at Columbia University and a columnist and television commentator has now officially sold his Riverside Drive home for $15.75 million, a record for a town house on the Upper West Side. The buyer of the Riverside Drive house was Helen LaKelly Hunt, a daughter of H. L. Hunt, the oil tycoon. She conducts workshops for couples, with her husband, Harville Hendrix, a clinical pastoral counselor. The mansion next door to Mr. Rogers's has been on the market off and on for several years. It was recently listed again, for $30 million.
From the Wall Street Journal's Private Properties:
--A house on Spain's Mediterranean coast once owned by Hitchcock film actress Madeleine Carroll is on the market for €10 million (about $14.7 million). The home was built for Ms. Carroll and has eight bedrooms, eight bedrooms, beamed ceilings, tiled floors, arched windows and a double-height great hall. The listing is here.
From the Real Estalker:
--A look at the home in Topanga that TV actor Eric Mabius sold for $1,209,000 which is now back on the market for $1.495 million. The listing is here.
--Baseball player Mark Teixeira has put his Westlake, Texas home on the market for $5.75 million. It is our estate of the day later today.
--Actress Kristen Kerr has put her Los Angeles home on the market for $1.995 million. The listing is here.
--Reality TV star Slade Smiley's Coto de Caza home is headed into foreclosure.
--Avril Lavigne is still trying to sell her Beverly Hills home, the price has been reduced $400,000 to $5,800,000. The listing even admits "we picked the wrong buyer twice!" The property website is here.
--More Real Housewives of the O.C. news, Jeana Keough is selling off the condo she bought for her son in Irvine. The three-bedroom townhouse is listed at $849,000.
From the LA Times Hot Property:
--Conan O'Brien is buying a newly built, six-bedroom house in Brentwood for just under $10.5 million.
--Mark Harmon has purchased the Malibu compound Villa Vista Oceano, where the Stone Temple Pilots recorded the album "Shangri-La Dee Da." The compound was set to be auctioned but Harmon bought it for $9 million plus an 8% premium.
--Celebrity photographer Firooz Zahedi has listed his home in the Empire West tower, just off Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, for $1.449 million. The listing is here.