Stunning actress and Golden Globe award-winner Jessica Chastain has purchased a Greenwich Village co-op for $1.2 million. The 4-room, 2-bedroom, and 2-bathroom co-op at 250 Mercer Street was on the market for 26 weeks with an initial asking price of $1.495 million. The building was built in 1888 and converted to a co-operative in 1986 offering a bike room, garden rooftop deck and a private storage.
Actor Kiefer Sutherland, known for his role in 24, Stand by Me, and many others, has sold his Greenwich Village townhouse for the hefty sum of $17.5 million. Kiefer bought the townhouse 4 years ago for only $8.2 million. Ironically, Kiefer sold the townhouse for more than twice as much as he paid in only 24 hours, probably joining the club of NYC’s fastest selling townhouses.
Besides writing books, acting, blogging, producing, hosting shows, and arguing with Donald Trump, Rosie O’Donnell has found time to purchase a duplex penthouse at 130 West 12th street. Rosie purchased the 3202-square-foot, 4-bedroom and 3.5-bathroom apartment for $8 million, which makes it just 1.8% over asking of $7.95 million. From the kitchen the apartment boasts nice views of the Empire State Building and also has a cozy 435-square-foot terrace facing North-West ready for enjoying terrific sunsets.
Never ever accept the first offer. That’s rule no. 1 in Brent Montgomery’s hit show “Pawn Stars”. Obviously the stars of the show were not the ones doing the negotiations for the purchase of a new condo that Mr. Montgomery recently bought as he only received 2% off the asking price, so much for practicing what you preach. The duplex penthouse inside The Olcott at 27 West 72nd Street has 2,772 square feet, 7 rooms and 3 bedrooms. It was on the market for 13 weeks and was brokered by the Corcoran Group.
Some Hollywood stars wait decades for the opportunity to win an Academy Award, while a few lucky ones like Mira Sorvino get theirs early on. The same principle applies to condo sales in Manhattan. Some wait months if not up to a year to sell their homes, while a few lucky ones like Mira sell their condos in less than 45 days.
Diddy’s, Sean John ad at Times Square will probably remain there forever having becoming as much as a New York institution as the rapper/producer is himself. However, his face won't be seen for that much longer at his current condo in Manhattan. Diddy has listed his condominium inside the Park Imperial at 230 West 56th Street. The three-bedroom, 2,300-square-foot condo on the 66th-floor was redesigned into a one-bedroom in order to have a media room and piano room created entertaining.
A 10-room duplex apartment at 32 Washington Square West in Greenwich Village has just returned to the market and according to The Real Estalker. Actress Mary-Louise Parker has listed it. The duplex was on the market for 27 weeks initially asking $7,995,000, but was taken off in August until it hit the market again yesterday. The 3000-square-foot, 10-room, 5-bedroom and 4,5-bathroom apartment has two very cozy active fireplaces and 26 windows.
Another Sex and the City star has gotten busy with Manhattan’s real estate market. Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband, Matthew Broderick, have listed their luxury Greek Revival townhouse at 20 East 10th Street. The couple bought the townhouse for $18.995 million only 18 months ago after spending several years of apartment hunting.
Cynthia Nixon, from famed New York set series Sex and the City, has sold her Upper West Side co-op for $1.59 million located at 169 West 78th Street. The six-room, three-bedroom and two-bathroom apartment was on the market for 29 weeks and listed with Halstead Property. Cynthia and her family have a very neat four-bedroom co-op in NoHo at 10 Bleecker Street, which she purchased in January this year for approximately $3.25 million.
David Duchovny is in contract to buy a co-op inside the Ardsley at 320 Central Park West, which is famous for its co-op board rejecting Mariah Carey when she tried to buy an apartment there. Barbara Streisand once owned the penthouse at the Ardsley. Mr. Duchovny, however, is looking to downgrade to a place on the 19th floor instead for $6.25 million. Even from that “low” vantage point there are beautiful views of the reservoir in Central Park, and a very cozy fireplace. The apartment last sold in 2001 for $3.25 million.
Def Jam founder Russell Simmons has listed his duplex penthouse condominium at 114 Liberty Street in Manhattan’s Financial District for $11M. This is not the first time Mr. Simmons has listed his 14-room, 5-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom, 7,175-square-foot penthouse as it was listed in 2005 for $11M, but it unfortunately didn’t sell. This time the unit is exclusively listed with Deborah Grubman and David Dubin of the Corcoran Group. The duplex features high ceilings, a library, marble bathrooms, terrace and a powder room.
After four years of renovation Law & Order Star B.D. Wong is finally agreeing to show his apartment to the New York Times. Mr. Wong bought the 2,900-square foot ground floor loft with a subterranean bedroom on East 4th Street in 2005 for $1.25 million and has since renovated it with the help of architect Jack Wettling, who also helped renovate three former apartments that in which Mr. Wong has resided.
Leonardo DiCaprio is expected to be residing at a luxury condominium in The Trump Soho, Curbed has reported. He is shooting a new movie with Martin Scorsese’s called, “The Wolf of Wall Street”. The film is a New York period crime thriller starring Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey and Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead role.
Hollywood legend, and potential possessor of aging attic portrait, Goldie Hawn currently lives on West 57th Street at Central Park Place, but she was recently seen checking out another apartment on West 57th. The Sheffield at 322 West 57th Street in Manhattan's Midtown West allegedly has her attention. She is eyeing a 4BR/4BA apartment (#54T2) on the 54thfloor, according to the NY Post. The $7.6 million-apartment has a library, playroom, formal dining room and a family room.
Jennifer Rush, American/German pop singer and known worldwide for the single “Power of Love”, sold her Upper West Side apartment at The San Remo, which is located at 145-146 Central Park West. The 2,450-square-foot, 2 bedroom, 3 bathroom apartment had been on the market for 10 weeks before it was sold for $700,000 over asking price. I guess that’s the power of real estate. The buyer was John Zeiler, CEO of Hudson Housing Capital, according to The Real Deal.