Olivier Sarkozy, 42, the younger brother of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, bought a townhouse for $6.25 million at 123 East 10th Street. The nypost.com reports that Sarkozy plans to share the apartment with his girlfriend Mary-Kate Olsen, who is 16 years his junior. The five-story townhouse has an impressive 4,200 square feet, which seems to be big enough for a new love nest. It’s a pre-war building that was built in 1854, has a convenient roof deck and was on the market for 46 weeks.
We reported yesterday that Kate Winslet received an apartment deeded from her ex-husband Sam Mendes. Now we have learned that Kate doesn’t plan to stay there. The apartment, which is a penthouse duplex, is listed for rent at $30,000-a-month. It has 3,300 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and an additional 1,700-square-foot roof terrace. It’s the first time ever that the unit has been on the market for rent.
Ben Stiller’s NYC apartment at 110-118 Riverside Drive on Manhattan’s Upper West Side is listed for $9.6 million. It’s a duplex with 10 rooms, 5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms and amazing Hudson River views. The duplex has 4000 square feet of living space and was initially bought by Ben Stiller for $10 million just 4 years ago. So, Ben may lose almost a half million dollar on this deal. The apartment is listed with Prudential Douglas Elliman.
Courtney Love’s lease ended this year at her townhouse located at 250 West 10th Street. For a while she was renting it out, but it has since gone back on the market for sale. It is listed with Corcoran and bears the initial price tag of $11.4 million. The last transfer of the townhouse was in 2010 for $7.64 million. It has 7 rooms, 6 fireplaces, a garden, and had been renovated by a star designer & architect two years before she moved in in 2011.
A celebrity divorce provides us with some interesting NYC real estate news. Kate Winslet and director Sam Mendes divorced in 2010, but had a shared apartment in Chelsea, which the couple bought in 2003. According to City Records Sam Mendes has deeded the $2.15M condominium to his ex-wife. The gorgeous boutique building with only 12 units is located at 532 West 22nd directly below the High-Line park.
Kate Winslet continues to live in the apartment, but Sam Mendes has been in England since the two split in 2010.
Ann-Kathrin Linsenhoff, a German Olympic Dressage Champion, has sold her NYC apartment in The Plaza Residences to the CEO of Harman International Industries. Linsenhoff first listed the apartment with Sotheby’s International Realty in March 2011 for $10.9 million. That’s $1.5 million more than the selling price of $9.495 million.
We learn that the new Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki has just rented a NYC apartment at the beautiful Laurel condominium on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The apartment is a 2778-square-foot, 4-bedroom, with 3.5-bathrooms. It had been on the market for only three days before Ichiro made it his “home run”. The monthly rent of the apartment is about $40,000.
A recent rumor about Nicole Kidman is that she is upset that a building, designed by Richard Meier, is going to ruin her luxury view of the Hudson River and the Statue of Liberty, from her apartment at 176 Perry Street. Currently it is hearsay, but the new owner of the apartment doesn’t care about a restricted view in the future.
Grammy Award winner John Legend bought a 1-bedroom apartment at The Brewster Carriage House for almost $2.5 million. The apartment is a 1,969-square-foot 1-bedroom, 2.5 bathroom condo which features a roof terrace and convenient in-house parking. John Legend sold his former NYC apartment at 52 East 4th Street for $2.76 million. The original asking price was $2.95 million.