Morgan Stanley Exec Buys; Annie Leibovitz Looks to Sell

cityfile · 02/01/10 09:17AM

• Guy Metcalfe sold his apartment at 15 Central Park West last May for $11 million. Now the co-head of Morgan Stanley's real estate investment banking group and his wife, Lisa, have picked up a new, slightly more modest abode. The couple has paid $6.125 million for a 12th-floor, four-bedroom apartment at 90 Riverside Drive. [Cityfile, Corcoran]
• Iris Marden, the ex-wife of retail heir James Marden and a broker at Stribling, has sold her penthouse at 7 Hubert Street. The three-bedroom apartment, which once appeared on the cover of Architectural Digest and first went on the market for $14.5 million in January 2009, sold for $11.5 million. [Cityfile]

CNN's Ali Velshi Picks Up a Pad on the UWS

cityfile · 01/26/10 09:01AM

• CNN anchor and chief business correspondent Ali Velshi has picked up a new apartment on the Upper West Side. Velshi and his new wife, portfolio manager Lori Wachs, paid $1.85 million for an apartment at The Harrison at 205 West 76th Street. The couple scored a deal, too. The two-bedroom condo went on the market for $2.65 million back in 2008. [Cityfile]
Luke and Julie Janklow have officially closed on the sale of their West Village townhouse. The 25-foot-wide home at 16 West 12th Street, which first went on the market for $24.975 million last year, had been listed for $17.95 million when it went into contract earlier this month. It sold to developer Ara Hovnanian and his wife Rachel for $15.35 million. [NYO]
• Adriana Mnuchin, the wife of ex-banker/art impresario Bob Mnuchin, has sold a fifth-floor apartment at 956 Fifth Avenue for $7.5 million. She won't need to worry about moving, though. Mnuchin and her husband paid $20 million for a much larger apartment at 944 Fifth back in 2008. [Cityfile]

Doubling Up at The Plaza; A Sale at 956 Fifth

cityfile · 12/22/09 09:32AM

• Barbara Gutmacher Girard and her mother Rose are teaming up to sell their apartments at the Plaza. The two units on the building's 18th-floor, which Barbara and Rose bought last year for $4.74 million and $3.4 million, respectively, are listed separately for $8.995 million and $5.995 million. Or you can buy the matching apartments as a package deal. Don't expect any sort of bulk discount, however. The two apartments combined are priced at $14.990 million. [Cityfile, BHS, BHS]
• Vicki Rosen-Solomon, the widow of private equity executive Adam Solomon, has gone into contract to sell her co-op at 956 Fifth Avenue. The three-bedroom apartment, which the couple purchased in 2002, was first listed this past September for $14.575 million. [Cityfile, Stribling]

Richard Gere Closes in Water Mill

cityfile · 10/09/09 07:27AM

Richard Gere and wife Carey Lowell have closed on the sale of their home in Water Mill. The 5,500-square-foot residence set on 1.2 acres sold to Susan Boland and Kelly Granat for $5.9 million, which is about a third less than its original asking price of $8.8 million. [WSJ]
• Vicki Rosen-Solomon, the widow of private equity exec Adam Solomon, is selling her co-op at 956 Fifth. The three-bedroom apartment, which was purchased in 2002, is listed for $14.575 million. [Cityfile, Stribling]
• Suzanne Sheik, the jewelry designer and mother of Duncan Sheik, is selling her five-story UES townhouse. The 7,000-square-foot manse, which Sheik spent to years renovating, is on the market with Stribling's Barbara Evans-Butler for $17.5 million, or double what she paid for the home in 2007. [WSJ]
• Photographer Jade Albert has paid $2.595 million for a three-bedroom apartment at the Olcott at 27 West 72nd Street. [Cityfile]