Bruce Willis Buys Picturesque Bedford, New York Estate For $9 Million

    Posted by Cristin  |  October 28, 2014  |  12:21 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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    Bruce Willis

    Bedford, NY

    Most Known For

    Action movie star of hits like "Die Hard" and "Armageddon" and others

    Home Stats

    5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 8,400 square feet, views, pool

    Bruce Willis just bought a stunning, picturesque home in Bedford, New York for $9 million!

    The actor and his wife, Emma Heming, were spotted looking at properties in the area, as first reported by the local Poughkeepsie Journal. Property records show that they closed on a new home on August 29, 2014.

    Located within driving distance to New York City, Bedford has become a veritable hotbed for celebrity buyers who want a country escape. Willis’ new neighbors include Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas, who sold one home in the area and just bought another. Other familiar faces in the town include Martha Stewart, as well as Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, who have shunned the Hollywood life and made the tucked-away enclave their full-time home.

    Willis and his wife’s new country home is a beautiful and sophisticated shingle-style home set atop 14 acres of one of Bedford highest points, where they have breathtaking 180 degree western views across the Croton Reservoir to the Highlands of the Hudson.

    The residence is over 8,000 square feet of meticulously crafted interior living space of unsurpassed quality. Large, elegantly-scaled rooms all have huge windows and high ceilings.

    A country estate with a modern twist, the home has state-of-the-art video, sound, lighting and security systems, as well as a 1,500 bottle climate-controlled wine cellar.

    Outside, mature gardens and wonderful outdoor entertaining areas make it a true oasis. The property has a fabulous large swimming pool with heated cabana and outdoor shower. Beyond the gardens, the home has a synthetic surface tennis court and garages for four cars.

    When Willis was married to Demi Moore, he frequently escaped to Idaho, where he owned a $15 million-dollar lakefront ranch in Hailey, ID. In his new life with his new wife and two young daughters, Willis is spending his time on the East Coast. He and Heming recently sold their Beverly Hills mansion and doubled down on their live in New York, both in the city and now in this elegant country retreat!

      Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones List New York Mansion

      Posted by Cristin  |  August 14, 2014  |  9:26 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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      Michael Douglas & Catherine Zeta-Jones

      Bedford, NY

      Most Known For

      Actor and actress, married for many years. Recently separated and reconciled

      Home Stats

      5.7 acres, 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 6,600 square feet, pool, guest house, home gym

      Price

      $8,100,000

      On-again, off-again, on-again couple Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones have just added fuel to the fire of rumors about their rocky marriage by listing their shared Bedford, NY mansion for $8,100,000.

      Most celebrity real estate watchers know that when the ‘for-sale’ sign goes up in the front yard, the divorce lawyers are the next people who come knocking. With these two, who publicly split and then even more publicly reconciled, it can signal that it’s finally over for good between them, or that they’re ready for a fresh start in a brand new home.

      Whichever way they’re heading, they’re leaving behind the gorgeous mansion they purchased together in October 2010 for $5,075,000.

      Located down a long gated drive, Catherine and Michael’s for-sale home is a 5.7 acre brick colonial-style estate. Surrounded on three sides by  a  horse farm, the estate is quiet, private and serene.

      Generously proportioned, light-filled rooms capture the architectural details and ambiance of the 1930’s. In the thick of their separation in 2013, the home was completely renovated, wherein they added a glorious master closet suite, gym and sauna, finely crafted moldings, hardwood floors, a state-of-the-art gourmet kitchen and luxurious decor.

      The property also now features a brand new one-bedroom guest house with bath, kitchen and living room.

      The 5.7 acre grounds also feature sprawling lawns and a sparkling swimming pool.

      In addition to this property, Douglas and Zeta-Jones own homes on Central Park in New York City, in Swansea, UK, and in Bermuda, where they resided full-time for many years.

      Craig Siano of Siano & Co is their real estate agent.

      The Los Angeles Times first reported on the listing.

        Peek Inside The $21.5 Million Condo Beyonce Secretly Toured Without Jay-Z

        Posted by Cristin  |  August 12, 2014  |  8:34 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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        Beyonce

        New York, NY

        Most Known For

        International superstar singer, married to Jay-Z; Former member of Destiny's Child

        Home Stats

        5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, 4,054 square feet, views, doorman, private terrace

        Price

        $21,500,000

        Adding fuel to the fire of those divorce rumors, the New York Post is reporting that Beyonce was spotted touring a $21.5 million-dollar condo in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood.

        A new home for her, Jay-Z and baby Blue Ivy? Not likely, since this 4,054 square-foot pad is nearly half the size of the luxurious TriBeCa condo the Carter family currently calls home.

        According to the Post’s source, “She was very quiet, as if she was looking on the sly.” Additional sources also said that the fact that Jay-Z wasn’t there was a big red flag, since he “has always been extremely involved in their real estate deals.” 

        While many people say it’s just a matter of when, not if, they will split, Beyonce may be getting her ducks in a row and finding a new home.

        If it’s true and they’re no longer “Crazy in Love,” this New York City condo is definitely fit for “Queen B.”

        The magnificent Penthouse offers unequalled panoramic city and river vistas on one of Chelsea’s finest blocks. Every inch of this immaculate duplex reflects superior craftsmanship, utmost attention to detail and ultra-refined finishes at every turn, with a backdrop of stretching views of the Empire State Building, Highline, Hudson River and more from floor-to-ceiling windows.

        The custom-designed living space is complemented by a private 642 square foot, north-facing terrace that showcases stretching city sights. Completely renovated to perfection, this large, light-bathed 5 bedroom, 5.5 bath duplex penthouse was made for entertaining. With huge formal areas and the massive outdoor terrace accessible from both the grand living room and library, there is a  seamless flow for intimate barbecues and large-scale parties.

        A top-of-the-line open chef’s kitchen faces south and west and is equipped with a breakfast area, white Cararra marble, Arclinea Italian cabinetry, Boffi fixtures, premium appliances including a Viking range with a vented hood, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Miele dishwasher, and wine refrigerator.

        Other highlights of this enviable residence are 9’2″ ceiling heights, charcoal granite and teak floors, teak wall panels and Venetian plaster walls, custom electronic shades throughout, stone tiles in the spa-like baths, a custom-designed staircase with an intricate bronze railing, and spacious laundry room with a full-size Miele washer and dryer, teak and stainless steel cabinetry.

        The sprawling master bedroom retreat is the piece de resistance with its spectacular views, massive teak closet providing loads of luxury storage, and opulent master bath with ribbed marble walls and Boffi fixtures.

        Perfect for Beyonce, the luxurious building has a 24-hour doorman and sits in a prized location, just minutes from West Chelsea’s best spots. 

        Will she or won’t she? Only time will tell.

          Hang Your Hat in The Hamptons At Anderson Cooper’s $3 Million Home

          Posted by Cristin  |  April 23, 2014  |  1:58 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

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          Anderson Cooper

          Quiogue, NY

          Most Known For

          Journalist, author and TV personality, anchor of 'Anderson Cooper 360'

          Home Stats

          6 beds, 5.5 bathrooms, 3,654 square feet on 2.4 acres with a pool

          Price

          $2,999,000

          If you’re looking for the perfect “House in the Hamptons,” look no further than Anderson Cooper’s swank home, now for sale for $2,999,000.

          Anderson was initially asking $150,000 for use of his 6 bedroom, 5.5 bathroom home from Memorial Day through Labor Day, but he changed his mind and pulled down the “for rent” sign.

          No longer a rental summer, Anderson wants to sell the place off for good and he wants nearly $3 million.

          A buyer bonus? Cooper owns the place next door, so you won’t just get new Hamptons digs, you’ll get a bonafide star neighbor.

          Adding to the value of this gorgeous home, Cooper’s for-sale waterfront pad has some serious Hollywood lore – it’s the very same Hamptons compound where the late Budd Schulberg wrote the Academy Award-winning screenplay for the 1950′s Marlon Brando classic, “On the Waterfront.”

          Privately located on Aspatuck Creek in the bucolic hamlet of Quiogue and just minutes from downtown Westhampton Beach, the 2.4 acre property was recently completely renovated and decorated by a well-known designer – Anderson’s mom, Gloria Vanderbilt!

          The main house features a waterfront great room with built-ins, a brick fireplace, cedar vaulted ceiling and French doors leading to the waterfront patio. There’s also a cozy den with brick fireplace and 60-inch television, a white chef’s kitchen with honed granite counters, and a dining area where you can watch the swans glide by. With a vaulted ceiling with beams and skylights, large walk-in closet, and spacious bath, the master suite provides a special place to retreat. Three additional bedrooms offer space for guests and there’s also an additional apartment above the garage, complete with a living area, bedroom and full bath.

          Outside, you’ll find park-like grounds, a 20×40 heated gunite pool with Jacuzzi, and a quaint pool house with full bath and sitting room (or spare sleeping quarters). This is the perfect spot to spend the summer in the Hamptons!

          Interested in purchasing Cooper’s Hampton’s hideaway and being his neighbor? Contact the Enzo Morabito Team, who represent the listing.

            Media Titan Rupert Murdoch Spends $57.25 Million On Swank NYC Penthouse

            Posted by Cristin  |  February 21, 2014  |  8:50 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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            Rupert Murdoch

            New York, NY

            Most Known For

            Newscorp chairman and legendary businessman

            Home Stats

            6,850 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 5.5 bedrooms

            Price

            $57,250,000

            The newly-single media mogul billionaire Rupert Murdoch is under contract to purchase the stunning penthouse at New York City’s One Madison building for $57.25 million.

            As first reported by the Murdoch-owned Wall Street Journal, he is purchasing the top four floors of the chic One Madison building – the very same NYC condo building where Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen just bought a place for $14 million.

            According to WSJ’s report, Murdoch bought floors 57 to 60, which total 10,160 square feet, from the developer, Related Companies. His purchase includes two units: a 6,850-square-foot triplex penthouse that had been on the market for $50 million (and toured by multiple A-list celebs, millionaires and billionaires), and a three-bedroom apartment on the floor below that had been listed for $16.5 million. Murdoch’s two One Madison apartments are unconnected, but could easily be combined, according to a representative from the developer.

            The penthouse has five bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms and a 586 square foot outdoor wraparound terrace. It also has an internal elevator. Rupert will be able to put his own personal touches on the place before he moves in – he bought it in ‘raw condition’ and will install his own finishes and decor.

            Prior to this incredible purchase, Murdoch resided in a Fifth Avenue penthouse that he paid $44 million for in 2005. He and his wife of 13 years, Wendi Deng, recently divorced and she is keeping that residence as a part of the divorce settlement.

            Right as the news of his divorce was coming to light, Murdoch purchased a 13-acre winery estate in Bel Air, CA for $28.8 million.

            Images via Related Properties.

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            • This Bradbury, CA estate with a pool and private pond costs $68,800,000
            • $69,800,000 will buy you a 51 acre property in Woodside, CA
            • Celine Dion's Jupiter, FL home has a backyard water park - and a $72,000,000 price tag
            • For $75,000,000, you can get this NYC penthouse with views of the park and the whole city
            • A newly-listed townhouse in New York asks $114,000,000
            • Hedge fund billionaire Steve Cohen is selling his NYC penthouse for $115,000,000
            • The late financier Martin Zweig's $125,000,000 NYC Penthouse
            • A New York penthouse overlooking Central Park has a price tag of $88,000,000

              The Most Expensive Homes For Sale in 2013

              Posted by Cristin  |  December 17, 2013  |  1:57 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

              Most Expensive Homes in America in 2013

              The U.S. housing market was full of doom and gloom in the last few years, and brighter times are definitely ahead for real estate – but there was one sector that has always shined bright like a diamond: ultra, ultra luxury real estate.

              We’re not just talking seven figures here – we’re talking about homes that start at $60,000,000 and go way, way up from there.

              As 2013 winds down, Trulia has compiled a list of the most expensive, incredible, mind-blowing, jaw-dropping, insanely amazing, OMG-worthy homes on the market in 2013:

              #1 – $140,000,000 in Greenwich, CT

              $140,000,000 estate with private island in Greenwich, CT

              $140,000,000 estate with private island

               Address Not Disclosed  – 12 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 13,519 square feet with a private island

              #2 – $125,000,000 in New York City

              The late financier Martin Zweig's $125,000,000 NYC Penthouse

              The late financier Martin Zweig’s $125,000,000 NYC Penthouse

              The Penthouse at The Pierre – 16 rooms, 5 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms

              #3 – $115,000,000 in New York City

              Hedge fund billionaire Steve Cohen is selling his NYC penthouse for $115,000,000

              Hedge fund billionaire Steve Cohen is selling his NYC penthouse for $115,000,000

              151 E 58th Street – 4 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, 9,000 square feet

              #4 – $114,077,000 in New York City

              A newly-listed townhouse in New York asks $114,000,000

              A newly-listed townhouse in New York asks $114,000,000

               12 E 69th Street  – 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 20,000 square feet

              #5 – $88,000,000 in New York City

              A New York penthouse overlooking Central Park has a price tag of $88,000,000

              A New York penthouse overlooking Central Park has a price tag of $88,000,000

              781 5th Avenue – 7 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms

              #6 – $75,000,000 in New York City

              For $75,000,000, you can get this NYC penthouse with views of the park and the whole city

              For $75,000,000, you can get this NYC penthouse with views of the park and the whole city

               Broadway and Columbus Circle – 6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 8,274 square feet

              #7 – $72,000,000 in Jupiter, FL

              Celine Dion's Jupiter, FL home has a backyard water park - and a $72,000,000 price tag

              Celine Dion’s Jupiter, FL home has a backyard water park – & a $72,000,000 price tag

              Celine Dion’s Incredible Florida Mansion – 17,000 square feet, water park

              #8 – $69,800,000 in Woodside, CA

              $69,800,000 will buy you a 51 acre property in Woodside, CA

              $69,800,000 will buy you a 51 acre property in Woodside, CA

              331 Greer Road – 9 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 9,000 square feet, 51 acres

              #9 – $68,800,000 in Bradbury, CA

              This Bradbury, CA estate with a pool and private pond costs $68,800,000

              This estate comes complete with a pool and private pond and costs $68,800,000

              The Bradbury Estate  at 172 Bliss Canyon Road - 7 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms

              #10 – $60,000,000 in New York City

              Live atop NYC's Mark Hotel in the $60,000,000 penthouse

              Live atop an NYC Hotel in the $60,000,000 penthouse

              Newly-Constructed Penthouse at The Mark Hotel – 6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 9,799 square feet

               

              So, now that you’ve seen the Most Expensive Homes in America, tell us which one of these ultra-luxurious homes is your favorite!

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

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

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                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

                Price

                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.

                  Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen Buy $14 Million NYC Condo

                  Posted by Cristin  |  October 25, 2013  |  9:57 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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                  Gisele Bundchen & Tom Brady

                  New York, NY

                  Most Known For

                  Brazilian supermodel and star quarterback of the New England Patriots

                  Home Stats

                  3 bedrooms, keyed private elevator entrance, full-floor, views

                  Price

                  $14,000,000

                  Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen are under contract to buy a stunning full-floor condo in New York City for $14 million.

                  First reported by the New York Post, Brady and Bundchen are buying an incredible 3-bedroom condo on the 47th floor of the famed One Madison building that was originally listed for $16.5 million.

                  Their new Manhattan digs are the highest single full-floor home at One Madison, and sits a few floors beneath the building’s three-floor, $50 million penthouse.

                  Accessed by a keyed elevator entrance that leads to a private foyer, Tom and Gisele’s new Gotham home features a gracious master bedroom suite, including a corner sitting room with North and East views, two walk-in closets and master bath with soaking tub, separate stall shower, double vanities and private bathroom. The other two bedrooms offer ensuite baths and generous closet space.

                  In the main living space, a great room connects to an open kitchen and separate dining area.

                  One Madison ran into financial woes almost immediately after it hit the market in 2007. Foreclosures and lawsuits plagued the high rise until it was taken over by new management, who were then able to attract A-list buyers.

                  Brady once owned a condo at Time Warner Center, which he sold for $17.5 million and Bündchen previously owned a triplex penthouse on West 11th Street, which she sold for $4.4 million.

                  Together, Brady and Bunchen were previously spotted checking out an $11.495 million duplex at 212 W 18th street before they settled on their new, incredible pad. On the West Coast, Tom, Gisele and their kids rest their heads in a $20 million-dollar, custom-built mansion with a moat.

                   

                    Michael Strahan Relists TriBeCa NYC Apartment For $2.25 Million

                    Posted by Cristin  |  October 1, 2013  |  8:49 am  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

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                    Michael Strahan

                    TriBeCa, NY

                    Most Known For

                    FOX NFL Analyst, Former Super Bowl Champ, Current Co-Host of "LIVE! With Kelly and Michael"

                    Home Stats

                    2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,911 square feet

                    Price

                    $2,250,000

                    Former star football player and current “Live! with Kelly and Michael” talk show host Michael Strahan has just relisted his TriBeCa loft.

                    Purchased in 2008 for $1.66 million, Strahan tried to give the space the heave-ho in 2010, putting it back on the market for $1.85 million.

                    According to his listing agent Frances Katzen of Douglas Elliman and Curbed NY, Strahan had used the 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom, 1,911 square-foot loft as a pied-a-terre and had plans to renovate but never quite got around to it. Instead, he leased the apartment out to a tenant when it failed to sell in 2010.

                    In a stronger market, Strahan is giving a potential sale another go, putting the place back on the market for $2.25 million.

                    Sans interior renovations, nothing seems to have changed inside the place except the decor. See what it looked like last time it was listed by checking out the former listing photos here.

                    Earlier this summer, Strahan made a $3 million profit on a “teardown” home in Bel Air that he flipped a year after purchasing it. He intended to make renovations and turn it into his West Coast dream home, but changed his mind and sold it for a major profit.

                    Images via Douglas Elliman.

                     

                      Incredible New York ‘Castle In The Sky’ With Decades Of Hollywood History Asks $4.75 Million

                      Posted by Cristin  |  July 25, 2013  |  1:06 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

                      Price

                      $4,750,000

                      You can own a piece of Hollywood history if you have $4.75M to spend on an incredible “Castle in the Sky.” Windsor Tower at 5 Tudor City Place has been the set for many silver screen hits, including The Godfather Part IIIThe Peacemaker, the Spider-Man seriesScarface and many, many others One look at the listing photos and you’ll see what the Hollywood locations scouts also see – this is a one-of-a-kind gothic estate in the middle of Gotham.

                      The spectacular penthouse has an enormous and private terrace and the most stunning panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline. The dramatic living room has a soaring 18 foot ceiling, incredible floor-to-ceiling windows and a wood-burning fireplace. On the main level, you’ll find a chef’s kitchen and guest bedroom with en-suite bath and a guest powder room. The entire second level is a sprawling and luxurious master bedroom suite. The third level has a wet bar and the perfect entertaining space on one of the most magnificent terraces in Manhattan.

                      Built in 1929, this Windsor Tower residence has been renovated to the highest standards with no expense sparred, and no detail overlooked.

                      Howard Margolis and Pat Slochower of Douglas Elliman are the listing agents on this incredible property.