Julianne Moore Lists, Emeril Lagasse Trades Up

cityfile · 08/06/09 07:33AM

Julianne Moore's West Village townhouse is up for sale. Moore picked up the five-story, six-bedroom home on West 11th Street for $3.5 million in 2003. It can now be yours for $11.95 million. [NYO, Sotheby's, Curbed]
• Emeril Lagasse has closed on the purchase of developer Penny Bradley's 6,900-square-foot townhouse at 158 East 61st Street for "around" its most recent asking price of $11.5 million. Now that he's found a new place to store his pots and pans, the chef and Food Network fixture has put his condo at the Beekman Regent up for sale for $5.995 million. [NYP, BHS]
• Chris Burch, the entrepreneur and ex-husband of Tory Burch, has picked up a new Hamptons home. Burch paid "around $9 million" for the Southampton estate of disgraced Bear Stearns exec Ralph Cioffi. The property had been listed at $10.7 million when it went into contract last month. [NYP]

Zucker's Former Duplex Goes Back On the Market

cityfile · 05/13/09 07:35AM

• NBC chief Jeff Zucker's former duplex at 239 Central Park West (left), which he sold to Marti Meyerson and her husband Jamie Hooper in 2006 for $15.7 million, is back on the market. The 11th and 12th floor apartment is now listed for $17.5 million. Meyerson is the daughter of Morton Meyerson, Ross Perot's onetime business partner and the former chairman and CEO of Perot Systems. [Cityfile, Corcoran]
Bob Weinstein and his wife Annie Clayton have paid $15 million for a four-story, 6,580-square-foot townhouse at 39 West 70th Street. [Real Deal]
• Big time art collectors Donald and Shelley Rubin, who made fortune with the MultiPlan health care network, have put their townhouse at 122 East 70th Street on the market with Kathy Sloane for $20.2 million. [NYO, BHS]

$30 Million Man at 145 Hudson Revealed

cityfile · 03/06/09 08:30AM

• The mystery buyer who paid $30 million for a penthouse at 145 Hudson Street—and who the New York Times described as "not an investment banker or the manager of a hedge fund"—is none other than convicted felon William Duker, the attorney (and now private investor) who was sentenced to 33 months in prison in 1997 for falsely inflating legal bills to the federal government. [Real Deal]
• William and Pat Buckley's duplex at 778 Park, which was put on the market for $24.5 million last June, has been taken off the market. [NYM]
• Broadway producer Anita Waxman and her husband, Tom Dokton, the inventor of the ultrasound, have lowered the price of their 39-acre estate in Connecticut. It's now listed for $3.95 million. [WSJ]
• Former U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays—who is reportedly being considered by President Obama to head the Peace Corps—says he'll be putting his waterfront home in Connecticut on the market "within a week." [GT]

Astor Home Back on the Market, Now Just $29 Million

cityfile · 02/06/09 08:34AM

• Brooke Astor's former duplex at 778 Park has returned to the market, two weeks after the Corcoran's Leighton Candler took down the listing. Stribling's Kirk Henckels is now offering the sprawling co-op for $29 million, which is $17 million less than it was first offered for when it hit the market last year. [Cityfile, Stribling]
• It looks like the rumor was true: Disgraced Fairfield Greenwich Group executive Charles Murphy has put his townhouse at 7 East 67th Street on the market for $37 million. Sotheby's Serena Boardman has the listing. [Cityfile, Sotheby's]
• Motoatsu Sakurai, Consul General of Japan and the former CEO of Mitsubishi International Corporation, has paid $1.9 million for a 17th floor apartment at 450 East 83rd street. [Cityfile]

Winkelried Cuts in Nantucket, Astor Listing Pulled

cityfile · 01/23/09 08:12AM

• Goldman Sachs co-president Jon Winkelried (left) has cut the price of his waterfront mansion in Nantucket. Originally purchased for $7 million in 1999, Winkelried put the home on the market for $55 million in October 2008. He's now lowered the price to $38.5 million. [WSJ]
• A. Robert Towbin, a managing director at Stephens and the former co-chairman of C.E. Unterberg, Towbin, has sold his 2.5-acre property on West End Road in East Hampton for $26.5 million. That's $11 million less than what it was first listed for back in mid-2007. [WSJ]
• Brooke Astor's former duplex at 778 Park, which has yet to sell despite a substantial price cut—it was first listed at $46 million before the price was reduced to $34 million in October—has been pulled off the market. The listing should resurface with Kirk Henckels as the new broker. [NYO, Curbed]

Brady Gives Up on Time Warner Condo

cityfile · 11/03/08 08:36AM

♦ Tom Brady has taken his condo at the Time Warner Center off the market for the second time this year, reportedly because his tenant, a new mom, "refuses to let brokers inside." The 65th-floor unit was most recently listed at $17.75 million. [P6]
♦ The price of Brooke Astor's duplex at 778 Park Avenue was cut down a bit more than originally anticipated a week ago. It now can be yours for $34 million. [NYT, Corcoran]
♦ Prisma Capital founder Girish Reddy paid $8.35 million for a ninth-floor spread at 101 Central Park West, where his new neighbors will include Robert A.M. Stern and financier Peter Briger. [Cityfile]
♦ Social staple Carol McFadden, whose husband George was killed in a plane crash earlier this year, has put her penthouse apartment at the Metropolitan building up for sale. It's on the market for $8.9 million. [NYT, BHS]

Price Cut: Brooke Astor's Park Ave Duplex

cityfile · 10/24/08 03:26PM

Grim news for all those who were hoping that the upper-end of the Manhattan real estate market would prove immune to global financial crisis: Brooke Astor's former duplex at 778 Park Avenue is now on the market for $35 million, down from its previous asking price of $46 million, according to WWD. Corcoran broker Leighton Candler hasn't confirmed the reduction, nor has the official listing been updated to reflect the new price. In the meantime, you can look over a few photos of the newly-discounted spread after the jump. [WWD via NYO]

Loral CEO Buys In at 778 Park Ave

cityfile · 08/19/08 11:00AM
  • Michael Targoff, the CEO of Loral Space & Communications, paid $10.025 million for a penthouse co-op at 778 Park Avenue, the building that was once home to the likes of Brooke Astor and William F. Buckley and, until last year, Vera Wang. [Cityfile]

Buckley's 778 Park Spread Hits Market

cityfile · 06/17/08 02:12PM
  • Late icon of conservatism William F. Buckley's duplex at 778 Park (also the last address of Brooke Astor) has gone on the market for $24.5 million. The 5,000-square-foot space (above) has four bedrooms, and 4.5 bathrooms; no extra charge for the lingering ghosts of Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. [Daily News, Barak Realty]