Report: Jennifer Lopez Buys NYC Penthouse For $22 Million

    Posted by Cristin  |  October 22, 2014  |  3:19 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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    Jennifer Lopez

    New York, NY

    Most Known For

    Singer, Actress and former American Idol judge

    Home Stats

    6,250 square feet inside, 3,000 square feet of exterior terraces, doorman, views



    Jenny’s got a new spot on the block!

    According to the New York Daily News, Jennifer Lopez just dropped $22 million on a luxury penthouse in the same Manhattan building as Chelsea Clinton and NASCAR star Jeff Gordon.

    Designed by Nate Berkus’ interior designer hubby, Jeremiah Brent, J. Lo’s new luxury penthouse overlooks Madison Square Park in the Whitman building.  Originally built in 1924, the Whitman is a pre-war, ultra high-end condominium with just four residences total – all with direct park views, high ceilings, and a full-service doorman.

    J. Lo’s new penthouse is the building’s crown jewel. The truly exceptional duplex penthouse has 6,250 square feet of interior space and over 3,000 square feet of private outdoor space on two levels. The home is outfitted with the ultimate in luxury finishes, including Arclinea custom kitchen cabinets, Miele and Sub-Zero appliances, wide plank rift oak floors, Italian marble slab bathrooms, and a Crestron smart home system.

    J. Lo last went big in New York when she spent $10 million for a gorgeous house in the Hamptons. On the West Coast, she still lives in the Hidden Hills mega-mansion she once shared with ex-husband, Marc Anthony.

    Images via Douglas Elliman.

      Watch The Ball Drop On Top of This Condo’s Rooftop Garden Terrace

      Posted by Korina  |  December 31, 2013  |  9:08 am  |  Tags: , ,

      Home Stats

      3 bed, 2.5 bath 2,655 sqft



      Happy New Year’s Eve Luxe readers! If you are looking for a place to ring (or buy) in the New Year then look no further. This $9.85M condo is located in the heart of New York’s mid-town – just blocks away from watching the fabulous ball drop. With a rooftop garden terrace and breathtaking Park and city views, you and your friends will have an epic time toasting to 2014.

      After that 10 seconds of bliss, cozy up inside with a grand 28-foot gallery, which opens to a dramatic 33-foot entertaining expanse with pristine herringbone flooring. Guests will be able to dine in the South-facing eat-in-kitchen featuring custom-cabinetry and equipped with appliances from Sub-Zero, Bosch, and Wolf. It also boasts a sunny breakfast nook.

      When the night is over you can slide in to the master suite and enjoy a luxuriously-appointed marble bath with a large soaking tub and separate shower. There is also a second bedroom with an en-suite bath in case some guests decide to stay over night. A third bedroom, library of equally grand scale may be found along the Western wing.

      Designed by James Stewart Polshek in 1984, this building has been recognized with a national award in architecture from the American Institute of Architects. One of Manhattan’s premier luxury condominiums, the building offers a host of high-end amenities.


        Cameron Diaz Just Bought a Swank NYC Pad for $9 Million

        Posted by Cristin  |  December 11, 2013  |  8:25 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

        Cameron Diaz

        New York City

        Most Known For

        Actress with roles in The Mask, The Sweetest Thing, In Her Shoes and many more

        Home Stats

        3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 3,002 square feet, views, doorman


        About $9,000,000

        Cameron Diaz has just dropped $9 million on a swanky new pad in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City.

        According to TMZ, Diaz is in contract on a condo located in the chic, upscale Walker Tower – where the penthouse just sold for $55 million! Diaz’s new Big Apple apartment has 3-bedrooms, 3.5-bathrooms, a home office and Southeast exposures with views of iconic NYC landmarks including the Statue of Liberty and Freedom Tower.

        The living space has views galore and the master suite boasts coveted southeastern views and offers abundant closet space. The second and third bedrooms both have en suite bathrooms. Diaz’s apartment also features a large laundry/utility room and tons of closet space.

        Additional amenities of the 3,022-square foot residence include custom-designed features including tilt and turn windows, lighting and marble and limestone countertops.

        An insanely luxe kitchen features Dornbracht fixtures and includes a refrigerator, wine cooler and under-counter refrigerator/freezer drawers by Sub-Zero, an induction cooktop, wall oven and warming drawer by Viking, speed oven and built-in coffee maker by Miele and a Franke water filtration system.

        Additionally, this residence is fully pre-wired and includes a built-in humidification system, an ultra-quiet central air conditioning system, as well as a dedicated ventilation system.

        Aside from the sky-high purchase price, Diaz will now have to shell out $2,745 a month in HOA fees for building amenities, which includes a 24-hour doorman, concierge, library lounge with pantry and bar, refrigerated storage for deliveries, children’s playroom, bike storage room, fitness center with yoga room, sauna and landscaped common roof deck with dining area, sun lawn, observation area and covered cabana room.

        It’s good to be Cameron.

        Vickey Barron of Douglas Elliman represented the listing.

        Chelsea Clinton and Husband Marc Mezvinsky List New York City Condo For $4.475 Million

        Posted by Cristin  |  June 19, 2013  |  8:58 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,


        Chelsea Clinton & Marc Mezvinsky

        New York, NY

        Most Known For

        Daughter of former president Bill Clinton and current political star Hillary Clinton

        Home Stats

        3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, state-of-the-art kitchen



        Chelsea Clinton and her investment banker husband Marc Mezvinsky are trading up in New York City!  The duo recently purchased a $10+ million condo and are now listing their nearly $5 million pad.

        They bought their new place in a secure building on East 26th Street for $10.5 million in March 2013, which led them to list their former home nearby for $4,475,000.   The moving van didn’t have to go far, as the couple moved just a stone’s throw from their former condo. In fact, both buildings are located in the stunning Flatiron District and have views of Madison Square Park.

        According to The Real Deal, this for-sale condo actually belonged exclusively to Chelsea’s husband, who bought it in 2008 for $4 million. The couple had been living there since their $3 million 2010 nuptials until they finally moved on – and up – to their fabulous new $10M pad!

        According to the listing, the full-service, 3 bedroom home at the Grand Madisonhas a well laid out floor plan that is perfectly suited to entertaining and gracious living.” An open chef’s kitchen has top-of-the-line appliances and the large master bedroom has generous closets and a luxurious marble en-suite bath with double sinks and separate steam shower and soaking tub.

        Since their wedding in 2010, the duo have been busily working and building a life in New York. He’s an investment banker, and she works on behalf of her father’s Clinton Global Initiative and sits on the board of IAC Interactive and the School of American Ballet. She also has a contract with NBC to do pieces that “make a difference.”

        The listing is held by Marcy Grau of Stribling NY

          Penthouse at the Famed Plaza Hotel On The Market for $59 Million

          Posted by Cristin  |  June 13, 2013  |  7:48 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

          Home Stats

          4 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, 6,319 square feet spread out over 3 floors



          International real estate mogul Christian Candy is selling the penthouse at the famed Plaza hotel for $59 million. The Monaco-based Christian bought the penthouse for $25.9 million last year, and after some massive upgrades, he flipped the one-of-a-kind property back on the market with a $59 million price tag.

          This isn’t a one-off deal for Christian. He and his brother Nick Candy are real estate developers known for creating high-design luxury residences, including the ultra-exclusive One Hyde Park in London.

          The Plaza triplex penthouse features approximately 6,319 square feet of interior of living space and 229 square feet of exterior living space spread over the 19th, 20th and 21st floors. The 19th floor features an elevator that services all 3 floors, 3 bedroom suites and a laundry room. The 20th floor features a grand living room, 14-seat dining room and a gourmet kitchen that boasts 21 foot ceilings and a skylight. The 21st floor features the sumptuous master suite with private terrace.

          According to the Wall Street Journal, if the penthouse sells at its asking price, it would set a record for the century-old building, which converted to condominiums in 2007. The highest purchase to date in the Plaza is $6,316 per square foot, or $48 million, paid for two adjacent condos by Igor Krutoy, a Russian composer and music producer, in 2011.

            Ethan Hawke To Seize the Day and Sell His New York Townhouse

            Posted by Matt  |  January 24, 2013  |  4:34 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

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            Ethan Hawke

            Chelsea, New York City

            Most Known For

            Multi-talented actor, writer, and director

            Home Stats

            6 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 3,500 square feet



            From young star, to generation-X poster boy, to multi-talented and multiple-times-married father of four, Ethan Hawke has managed to delight the public throughout his career. Even his less-successful films, such as Gattaca, where he met his first wife Uma Thurman, are engaging and fun to watch. And if he’s able to sell his New York townhouse for the asking price of $6,250,000, we can add real estate mogul to his list of talents — after all, he did initially purchase the home in 2005 for the low, low price of $3,000,000.

            Although it’s hard to imagine Officer Jake Hoyt living in Chelsea, you have to love the location of this home, surrounded by cafes, restaurants, and art galleries. And there’s enough eye candy in the area to make you wonder if, indeed, you are living amongst a race of genetically perfect human beings.

            Once inside Hawke’s nest, you’ll find the four-story Chelsea townhouse has six bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms, and clocks in around 3,500 square feet. The custom kitchen with dining banquette and large dining room highlight an inviting, open floor plan that’s just steps away from the patio and garden. But the master suite — which encompasses the entire top floor and features a private terrace — is perhaps the highlight of the home.

            Now this is a place that is perfect for the buyer who’s looking to take a bite out of life in the Big Apple.

              Madonna’s ‘Holiday’ Special – Her $23.5M New York City Apartment Now For Sale!

              Posted by Cristin  |  November 19, 2012  |  4:52 pm  |  Tags: , , , , ,

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              New York City

              Most Known For

              Pop icon

              Home Stats

              2-story duplex, 6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, doorman



              Her Madgesty, Madonna, just listed her New York palace on the market for $23,500,000! First reported by The Real Estalker, the for-sale property is Madonna’s long-time New York City duplex on the Upper West Side–the same one that was immortalized in the pages of Architectural Digest in 1991. The unit that ‘used to be her playground’ is actually three separate apartments that have been combined over time. Here’s a quick flashback: Madonna and Sean Penn bought the first of the three apartments in 1986. The second, adjacent apartment was purchased after their divorce a couple of years later, and the third and final one was acquired six months later, rounding out the massive spread.

              The pricey, pieced-together pad is now a two-story duplex that engulfs the 5th and 6th floors of Harperley Hall, a building known for its broad central courtyard entrance with manned gate house, sidewalk landscaping, balconies, and terracotta detailing.

              Inside, Madge’s fancy duplex consists of six bedrooms and eight bathrooms spread across four wings and 6,000 square-feet. The perfect place for any ‘Material Girl,’ the 15-room home also possesses 10-plus- foot ceilings, five wood burning fireplaces, and 110 feet of frontage on Central Park.  According to Architectural Digest, the home was meticulously designed by Madonna’s younger brother and trusted confidante Christopher G. Ciccone.

              If you want to take these digs off Madonna’s hands, you better count your ‘Lucky stars’ — and pennies — and get in touch with listing agent Arabella Greene Buckworth, because this place will likely get snapped up quicker than a ‘Ray of Light.’

              So where will Madonna decamp? We suspect she’s already happily nested in her OTHER high-priced NYC home. In 2009, Madonna paid $32,500,000 for a 13-bedroom, 12-bathroom, 12,000-square-foot urban mansion on E. 81st Street.  Aside from her real estate holdings in The Big Apple, Madonna owns a private, $12 million-dollar estate on Sunset Boulevard in Beverly Hills and an East Coast vacation home in Bridgehampton, which she purchased from Calvin Klein’s ex-wife Kelly in 2009.

              Images via Brown Harris Stevens.

                Olivia Wilde Finds House – This One’s Not A Quirky Doctor But A Sweet Loft

                Posted by Matt  |  November 8, 2012  |  2:55 pm  |  Tags: , , ,


                Olivia Wilde

                New York, NY

                Most Known For

                Playing Dr. Remy "Thirteen" Hadley in the TV drama House and the svelt co-star, Quorra in Tron: Legacy

                Home Stats

                2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 1,950 square feet



                Native New Yorker and popular actress and model Olivia Wilde just found herself a beautiful new loft. And luckily for her, it’s not on the infamous Grid from Tron: Legacy, but on the edge of the famed Meat Packing District and West Village of Manhattan. This move seems fitting for the actress who recently starred in several big films (Tron: LegacyIn Time, and in the not-quite-a-blockbuster Cowboys and Aliens), and according to her IMDB page, still has quite a few more in the pipeline. Upcoming projects mean finding a posh Manhattan pad for her much-deserved downtime is a must.

                Located in the coveted Porterhouse building, the loft has 2 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, and features a generous area for entertaining. The space is further enhanced by soaring ceilings and a bank of windows offering breath-taking Manhattan views. When guests are gazing out the windows, they’re sure to also notice the stunning Brazilian cherry wood floors and open gourmet kitchen with Italian cabinetry.

                At the end of a long day on set, Olivia will be able to relax in the marble bath before choosing a night-out look from her spacious master closets. Or she can play homebody and enjoy the building’s amenities: a gym, landscaped roof terrace, private storage, doorman, and a bike room. Not bad for someone who’s played a piece of software and an alien in her last two big movies.

                  Derek Jeter Scores $15.5M For His Trump Tower Bachelor Pad

                  Posted by Cristin  |  October 12, 2012  |  11:26 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

                  Derek Jeter

                  New York, NY

                  Most Known For

                  New York Yankee shortstop known for playing the field professionally and personally

                  Home Stats

                  4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 5,425 square feet



                  For once in his career, Derek Jeter is sliding away from home. His longtime New York City home, to be exact. Just this week, Jeter sold his 88th-floor penthouse to Brazilian business man Claudio Ferro for $15.5 million, as first reported by the New York Post.

                  Jeter bought the penthouse pad at Trump Tower directly from Donald Trump himself for $12.72 million in 2001. After almost a decade in the penthouse, he listed the East Side apartment for $20 million in 2010. No buyer stepped up to the plate and Jeter made the call to take it off the market. In April, the bonafide bachelor pad was back with a lower asking price – $17.95 million. Jeter didn’t get his full asking price for the home, but it was in no way a botched play. Jeter’s final sales price was still a cool $3 million more than what he paid for it.

                  So now the home is being traded to Ferro, and he’s getting an all-star abode! The 88th floor penthouse is set high amidst the tallest residential building on the eastside, the Trump World Tower. The location offers un-paralleled views of the Manhattan skyline and this particular penthouse has a bird’s eye view of the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Bank of America building, One World Trade and other key landmarked buildings framed by the Brooklyn, Williamsburg and Verrazano Bridges and the East & Hudson Rivers – the picturesque views are unsurpassed. Complimenting the views – Jeter’s former penthouse features 16 foot floor-to-ceiling windows, 4 bedrooms, 5.5 baths with 77 feet in length of grand entertaining space encompassing the living room, billiards room and formal dining room. A Creston system controls the lighting, audio, video and privacy shades with one touch of a button. Adding warmth and texture to the apartment is a wood burning fireplace, ultra-suede wallpaper, slate mantle and hardwood flooring.

                  Word on the street is that Jeter hasn’t yet put down more of his millions on a new place. He’s been staying under the radar and hopping from hotel-to-hotel until he finds another bachelor pad. But don’t worry about him not having a place to call home. He still owns this sprawling estate in Florida.

                    Russell Simmons Relists Mogul-Worthy NYC Penthouse

                    Posted by Cristin  |  September 7, 2012  |  3:32 am  |  Tags: , , , , , ,


                    Russell Simmons

                    New York, NY

                    Most Known For

                    Hip hop pioneer and business mogul

                    Home Stats

                    7,175 square feet of interior space and approximately 3,500 square feet of exterior space; 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms

                    Russell Simmon’s high-priced NYC penthouse has hip hopped back onto the market. According to the fine folks at Curbed, Simmons has re-listed the place for $11M. This particular penthouse has a storied past on the real estate market. It originally made an appearance with an $11M price tag and almost sold to none other than fellow hip hop impresario Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs, but the deal fell through right after 9/11. When Simmons failed to sell to Diddy, the price fell to $8.2M. Without a buyer in sight, Simmons pulled the listing and presumably continued to live in the killer pad. 10 years and some extensive remodels later, the penthouse is back on the market for…$11M. The very same asking price as a decade ago.

                    Simmon’s penthouse is dubbed the ‘Lady Liberty Penthouse.’ This Financial District duplex penthouse condo has 7,175 square feet of interior space and approximately 3,500 square feet of exterior space, making it the ultimate downtown residence. A private landing leads you to phenomenal entertaining areas, living room, dining room, screening room, huge chef’s kitchen with breakfast room, library w/gas fireplace, 4 bedrooms, 4 full baths and a powder room. Throughout, 12 foot ceilings create a sense of volume.

                    In addition, there is a staff room with full bath, laundry room, closets galore – and that is just the lower level. Four exposures, barrel vaulted ceilings and handsome oak strip floors add to the uniqueness of Simmon’s property. The grand circular and architectural staircase takes you to the upper level which houses the sun flooded grand master suite, two huge setback terraces, a very cozy den, a kitchenette and much more.