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By Allan Erps | Agent in Nanuet, NY

    Posted Under: Home Buying in West Village, Agent2Agent in West Village, Celebrity Homes in West Village  |  September 24, 2012 3:33 PM  |  1,115 views  |  No comments

    Lindsay Lohan’s portraitist, reported love interest to view West Village townhouse

    Domingo Zapata heads to Downing Street with ‘MDLNY’ broker Ryan Serhant

    September 24, 2012  
    By Katherine Clarke

    Domingo Zapata with Lindsay Lohan, Nestseekers’ Ryan Serhant and 27 Downing Street

    Spanish contemporary artist Domingo Zapata, famed for his abstract expressionist paintings of subjects including actress Lindsay Lohan, is on the lookout for a new home in New York.

    The wealthy artist, whose relationship with Lohan appears to extend beyond the artistic, has been setting up showing appointments with “Million Dollar Listing New York” broker Ryan Serhant via Twitter. Zapata and Serhant are set to view a West Village townhouse on Downing Street today, according to Serhant’s Twitter page.

    Zapata and Lohan made headlines just last week when the troubled actress hit a pedestrian while driving Zapata’s Porsche in New York City. The artist reportedly lends Lohan the vehicle every time she’s in the city. The incident occurred just outside the Dream Downtown Hotel on West 16th Street, where Zapata’s work is regularly exhibited. In September, a reveler at the hotel vandalized one of Zapata’s paintings, named “Avion – Life is a Dream,” worth an estimated $500,000.

    Zapata and Lohan were also spotted leaving the Bowery Hotel together last week, prompting speculation by bloggers such as Perez Hilton that the pair was romantically linked.

    Zapata reportedly lives and works at the Bowery Hotel when in New York and at Los Angeles’ Chateau Marmont when he’s in California. Perhaps now he’s looking for a more traditional home.

    Among the townhouses for sale on Downing Street is a $9.5 million townhouse at 23 Downing Street listed by Todd Lewin of Good Property. The 4,600-square-foot home has four bedrooms and five bathrooms. Perhaps a more likely option, however is a $7.4 million, 5,094-square-foot townhouse listed by another “Million Dollar Listing” star, Luis Ortiz of Keller Williams. As The Real Deal first reported, Ortiz is slated to join the cast for the second season of the hit Bravo show. Nest Seekers’ Serhant does not appear to have any of his own listings on Downing Street.

    Serhant declined to comment on his relationship with Zapata. The artist did not immediately respond to a request for comment.


    Posted Under: Home Selling in West Village, Agent2Agent in West Village, Celebrity Homes in West Village  |  August 7, 2012 4:46 AM  |  1,372 views  |  No comments

    Nicole Kidman sells W. Village spread for $16M

    After nine years, actress trades Richard Meier condo

    August 06, 2012

    By Katherine Clarke

    Nicole Kidman and the Perry Street apartment

    Australian actress and Hollywood darling Nicole Kidman has sold her 12th-floor apartment at 176 Perry Street, the famed Richard Meier-designed building in the West Village, according to public records filed with the city today.

    The 3,785-square-foot residence, which has a 30-foot-wide entrance gallery as well as sweeping views of New York Harbor, features three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. It sold for $16 million to an LLC named Perry West, with an address at the New York office of attorney Alfred Cavallaro. Cavallaro was not immediately available for comment. The deal for the property closed July 10, records show.

    As The Real Deal previously reported, the “Cold Mountain” and “Moulin Rouge” star purchased unit in 2003 under the name of her sister, Antonia Hawley. Soon after, it was reported that Kidman was upset by construction of the nearby Meier tower at 165 Charles Street, which partially blocked her view of the Hudson River. She and husband Keith Urban, who are based in Nashville, bought another apartment at 200 Eleventh Avenue in early 2011. They paid $10 million for the Eleventh Avenue penthouse, which was listed for $12.5 million, according to news reports.

    Kidman placed the Perry Street apartment on the rental market in 2010, asking $45,000 a month. It found a tenant in early 2011. It was not immediately clear if the listing broker, Richard Orenstein of Halstead Property, also represented her in the sale of the apartment. Orenstein declined to comment on the deal.

    The building, which is one of two Meier-designed towers on the north and south corners of Perry and West streets, has been a major draw for celebrities. Jim Carrey was said to have considered buying in the building two years ago and fellow Aussie Hugh Jackman reportedly bought in the property in 2008.

    Meanwhile, Kidman and Urban are reportedly expanding their Sydney, Australia home. The couple is said to have almost doubled the size of their apartment down under last week by buying the apartment next door. The spread has views of the Sydney Harbor Bridge and the Opera House.

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