--The $50 million Kress Family penthouse duplex at 1020 Fifth Avenue is off the market. It hasn't been sold, the family is just tying up some loose ends.
--Ahmass Fakahany, a top-ranking executive at Merrill Lynch, and wife Alsun Keogh have sold off one of their apartments at the Police Building, thelaw enforcement HQ turned co-op at 240 Centre Street for $2.93 million.
--Actor Tim Blake Nelson and his wife Lisa just sold their 7.5-room prewar co-op at 37 Riverside Drive for $5.25 million. Their buyer is Jonathan Morris, co-founder of the retail fashion Web site Bluefly.
--Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen have put their 12-room condo at One Morton Square, shown at right, on the market for $11.995 million which is $4,695,000 more than they paid for it three years ago, The apartment has been rented out for much of the time. The listing is here.
--Zach Braff has paid $3,200,000 for a 2,500-square-foot apartment in the building at 840 Broadway.
From the NY Post's Gimme Shelter:
--Sting and Trudie Styler have pulled their Central Park West duplex off the market. The couple have also purchased a $30 million condo at 15 Central Park West.
--A minor fracas has developed over the listing of Christie Brinkley's $30 million Bridgehampton estate. Stribling agent Jessica Mansell Ambrose has it listed as an exclusive on her site but Corcoran Group broker, Susan Breitenbach is supposed to have the listing.
--Billy Joel and his wife Katie Lee have closed on their latest Sagaponack property for $11.625 million. It was on the market for $12.99 million. Apparently restrictive building codes prohibited the couple from adding to the home they bought from Roy Scheider last spring for $16.75 million. The new property, just west of Scheider's old place, has a three-bedroom home that Joel may use as a studio.
--Seagram heir Edgar Bronfman Jr. has picked up a 10-room apartment for $18.75 million in the Carhart mansion. Bronfman and his wife Clarissa already have a posh co-op on Fifth Avenue so it is not clear what they will do with their latest acquisition.
From the NY Times Big Deal:
The $45 million triplex at One Madison Park, the tower going up at 23 East 22nd Street, will include a one-bedroom unit on a lower floor for use by a private butler, who will be provided by the condominium indefinitely and paid by it as well. The proposal is still in the planning stages.
From Berg Properties Big Time Listings:
--Actress Rashida Jones, daughter of Quincy Jones, has paid $1,240,000 for a two-bedroom Cape Cod-style house in West Hollywood.
--Todd Stashwick, who stars on "The Riches" on the FX network, has paid $1,255,000 for a three-story home in the Hollywood Hills.
--Actress Denise Richards has sold one of the two houses that she owns in Hidden Hills, Calif. for $3,800,000.
--It looks like Avril Lavigne has finally sold her home in the Mulholland Estates neighborhood in Beverly Hills. The house, which was listed at $6,200,000 now shows that it is "looking for backup" in the LA MLS.
--British celebrity Anouska De Georgiou has paid $1,180,000 for a four-unit apartment building in the Los Angeles' Grove area and a few months ago she paid $1,167,000 for a three-bedroom, Spanish-style house in Los Angeles' Fairfax/WeHo area.
--Victoria's Secret model Emma Heming is the latest celeb to pick up in an apartment in the Broadway Hollywood building in Hollywood, paying an undisclosed amount with her then-fiance, party promoter/DJ/nightclub guru Brent Bolthouse for a unit in the building that she no longer occupies. The couple split up and she moved back to New York City picking up a condo in Chelsea.
--Actor Wilmer Valderrama has also picked up a unit in the same building as above.
From the Real Estalker:
--Rumor has it that Jason Lee may be moving to the Los Feliz home currently owned by musician Robert Cray and on the market for $3,250,000.
--The house in Palm Springs that Cher flipped and put on the market at $2,495,000 has been reduced to 1,999,000. It was our estate of the day back in January.
--House flipper turned reality star Jeff Lewis has listed another home, this one in the Los Feliz area for $1.795 million.
--Actor Eddie Cibrian and his wife Brandi have put their Encino home of the market for $4.395 million. The Real Estalker mama wasn't a fan of the property but someone was, is already listed as "looking for backup." Check out the virtual tour and make your own judgement, Valley palace or slapdash decorating at its highest iteration?
--Britney Spears' former NY penthouse is back on the market for $6,995,000. Considering how much trouble Spears had selling this it is pretty amazing that Beverly Hills 90210 producer and writer Jessica Stein and her husband Isaac Levenbrown have put the home on the market for $2,995,000 more than they paid for it in August 2006. Spears also appears to have taken her Beverly Hills house off the market yet again. This after various gossip blogs have reporting that Spears has a fantasy room in the home and that Spears is not exactly the tidiest of housekeepers.
--Actress Angie Harmon and football player Jason Sehorn have put their three-bedroom Beverly Hills home on the market for $1.895 million. The listing is here. The Real Estalker Mama reports that the couple actually live in Hidden Hills in a much larger four-bedroom home that is right next to the one that Melissa Etheridge and Tammy Lynn Michaels recently purchased.
From the LA Times Hot Property:
--Looks like I got it wrong on which Rising Glen house belongs to Rachel Zoe a few weeks back. Check out the listing for her home listed for $2.995 million here.
--Jerry Rice and his wife, Jackie have put their Atherton, California estate on the market for $22 million. You can see pictures here.
--As we mentioned above, Jeff Lewis of the Bravo reality show "Flipping Out," has listed a home in Los Feliz. Ruth Ryon puts it at slightly more than $1.8 million whereas the Real Estalker Mama had it at $1.795 million. He also recently sold a Spanish-style home in Los Feliz for about its $4.5-million asking price.
--For the first time in 50 years, the Shavelson estate in Studio City has come on the market. The home belonged to directpr and producer Melville Shavelson, who worked on films starring Lucille Ball, James Cagney and Frank Sinatra. The home is a four-bedroom 1930s traditional listed at $4.795 million. The listing is here.