Flavio Briatore Drops Price at One Beacon Court

cityfile · 11/09/09 09:01AM

• Flavio Briatore, the Italian mogul, racing car enthusiast, and Heidi Klum's baby daddy, has dropped the price of his penthouse at One Beacon Court. The 4,485-square-foot condo, which Briatore put on the market for $25 million in September 2008, is now listed for $23 million. Meanwhile, his apartment at the Plaza is still available as a $65,000-a-month rental. [Cityfile, Domus]
Brett Gorvy, co-head of post-war and contemporary art at Christie's, and Amy Gold, Christie's director of business development, have paid $3.45 million for half of Abigail Disney's co-op at 300 West End Avenue, which was divided in two. The couple sold their former apartment at 470 West End Avenue for $2.175 million back in June. [NYO]
• Columbia Grammar and Prep, the UWS private school, is in expansion mode. Psychiatrist David Leibow and his wife, Sandra, sold their brownstone at 32 West 94th Street to the school last month for $7.15 million. The school paid $6.15 million for another brownstone on the block last summer. [NYT]

Whoopi Finds a Buyer

cityfile · 10/14/09 07:58AM

Whoopi Goldberg has gone into contract to sell her two-bedroom loft at 101 Wooster Street. The comedian, actress, and View co-host put the apartment on the market for $3.99 million back in June and closed on the purchase of a home in West Orange, NJ just last week. [Cityfile, Sotheby's]
• After going into contract (and falling out of contract) multiple times, the triplex penthouse at 895 Park that belonged to the late movie producer and clothing entrepreneur Charles Evans has finally found a buyer. The four-bedroom apartment, which was first offered for $29.5 million in 2007, was purchased for $15 million by Robert Weisz, the CEO of the commercial real estate company the RPW Group, and his wife Cristina. [Cityfile]

Summer at the Hiltons, Price Cut on East 64th

cityfile · 04/06/09 07:45AM

• Want to rent Rick and Kathy Hilton's house in Water Mill for the summer? The 10,000-square-foot, six-bedroom home, which the Hiltons purchased for $2.385 million in 1999, is currently listed for $400,000 for season. [Newsday]
• Flavio Briatore, the Italian mogul and Heidi Klum's baby daddy, has put his apartment at the Plaza up for rent for $65,000 a month. It's not the only property he has on the market: He's been trying to unload a penthouse at One Beacon Court for $25 million since September. [NYT, Domus]
• George Hirsch, the founding publisher of New York who paid $2.7 million for an apartment at 111 Central Park North in 2007, has sold his former home at 246 East 32nd Street for $2.88 million. [Cityfile]
• The 10,000-square-foot mansion at 54 East 64th Street, which was once home to the offices of the Observer, has undergone a $9 million price cut. It's now listed for $27 million. [NYO, Sotheby's]

It's a Lonely Planet for Russian Billionaires

cityfile · 08/12/08 07:41AM

It isn't always easy being a billionaire. Especially if you happen to be Russian. Sure, you've got plenty of cash and you can afford spectacular estates in the South of France. But then some snooty maitre d' refuses to give you a table at a restaurant and your vacation is ruined! Yes, it seems the outrageous ostentatiousness of these mega-rich Russian invaders has rankled locals in Italy and France and they're showing their disdain the best way they know how: by denying them entrance to bars and restaurants.