Rosie O’Donnell Flips Out In New York City, May Sell To Designer Michael Kors

    Posted by Cristin  |  July 25, 2013  |  8:46 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,


    Rosie O'Donnell

    New York City

    Most Known For

    Controversial former daytime talking head

    Home Stats

    4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,202 square feet



    Rosie O’Donnell may be a rich and famous talk show host, but she’s also becoming proficient in the art of the house flip. After selling her Chicago brownstone for a slight loss after less than a year of ownership, Rosie is going for a big profit in New York City, where she recently listed her duplex penthouse for $10.95M. Rosie paid $8M for the 4 bedroom, 3 bath home, so if she gets full asking on the luxe penthouse, she’ll walk away with almost $3M in profit – more than enough to cover her losses from the Chicago sale.

    She may already even have a buyer, as almost-bilionaire designer and “Project Runway” judge Michael Kors was spotted touring the home. According to the New York Post, Kors is on a feverish hunt for a new property in New York City, and he seemed to love Rosie’s pad. Will he make an offer and take it off O’Donnell’s hands? Time will tell on that one.

    The penthouse apartment sits atop a converted hospital building in Greenwich Village that has been updated with every possible amenity. O’Donnell’s for-sale unit has a spacious living and dining room that transitions onto an expansive 429 square feet private terrace offering North and South city views. The penthouse also has a large chefs kitchen and an oversized master suite that features a large windowed walk-in closet and a luxurious master bath. Building amenities include 24 hour doorman and concierge, fitness center and rooftop garden.

    The Post reports that “Rosie loved the apartment but needs more space…she’s selling the 12th Street place because she ‘prefers suburban life.'”

    She also recently sold her $16M property on Miami’s Star Island.

    Dennis Mangone of Douglas Elliman is Rosie’s listing agent.

    Glitz and Glamour in the Empire State: The Homes of New York’s Famous Residents

    Posted by Joe  |  September 11, 2012  |  9:42 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

    When it comes to high-priced celebrity real estate, we’re in a New York state of mind. New York City is best known as “The Big Apple” and “The City That Never Sleeps,” but it’s also a hot bed of incredible, jaw-dropping real estate.

    High in the sky in Manhattan, celebrities live in perfect penthouses, dazzling duplexes and amazing apartments with price tags up to $100 million and climbing. Out East in the Hamptons, the homes, the parties and price tags get bigger and better as you approach the coast.

    For celebrities living and working in NY, a swanky pad is a must-have to keep up with fellow celebs, socialites and business moguls who understand image is everything. Lucky for the rest of us, that means east-coast real estate eye candy for our viewing pleasure, available to you now in a hot, New York minute.

    Let’s take a look inside some of the glitzy homes of New York‘s famous residents made up of notable athletes, actors, musicians and industry personalities.

    Hover over the stars on the map above to check out what celebs are currently running New York’s real estate scene. Click the stars to check out more juicy details!


      Rumor: Justin Timberlake Saying ‘Bye, Bye, Bye’ to NYC Penthouse

      Posted by Cristin  |  August 22, 2012  |  5:51 pm  |  Tags: , , , ,

      Justin Timberlake

      New York, NY

      Most Known For

      Former boy bander, turned solo artist, turned actor

      Home Stats

      3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, terrace



      Amid swirling rumors that Justin Timberlake is set to marry his lady love Jessica Biel any day now, the pop star is reportedly making another very adult move – he’s secretly selling his NYC penthouse!

      According to the Real Estalker, JT first purchased Penthouse A in the Soho Mews building at 311 West Broadway in 2010 for $6.56M and is now selling for $7.65M.

      Justin Timberlake‘s penthouse features 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a gas burning fireplace, and a large, private, set-back wrap terrace. A dramatic glass curtain wall and 10’2 high ceiling offer unparalleled light and stunning views of Soho and the Empire State Building. A grand gallery entrance opens to a  living room, perfectly designed to showcase a private art collection.

      The kitchen boasts cabinetry of striated elm and smoked glass, Jet Mist granite, Sub-Zero refrigerator and wine storage, Miele ovens and dishwasher, a designer cooktop and fully-vented hood. The five-fixture master bath is appointed with Statuary marble, radiant heat floor, an oval freestanding tub, frameless glass-enclosed shower, Lefroy Brooks fixtures and a Valcucine vanity.

      The second and third bedrooms also feature en-suite bathrooms with Valcucine vanities, Jet Mist granite and designer fixtures.

      No word on why JT is bringing sexy back to the real estate market by selling this bachelor pad of a place, but we have a hunch it has to do with his impending nuptials.

      Images via StreetEasy.

      Update: NY Daily News is claiming this report is false. See their take here. Like all celebrity gossip, sometimes it’s hard to separate fact from fiction. We regret the error.

        Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor List Renovated Manhattan Duplex at a Loss

        Posted by Cristin  |  August 15, 2012  |  11:32 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

        Astrid Stawiarz, Getty Images

        Ben Stiller

        New York, NY

        Most Known For

        Comedic actor with starring roles in hits like "There's Something About Mary," "Zoolander" and others

        Home Stats

        5-bedroom, 5½-baths, 4,000 square feet



        This ain’t no laughing matter – comedic actor Ben Stiller and wife Christine Taylor have just hoisted their massive Manhattan duplex onto the market at a slight loss. The longtime couple purchased the 5-bedroom, 5½-bath apartment on August 21, 2008 for $10,000,000. Today, it came onto the market with a $9,600,000, as first reported by The Real Estalker.

        It doesn’t take a mathematician to figure out that if the Stiller/Taylor family gets their full asking price for the New York duplex, they’ll be taking a hard-to-stomach loss of $400,000. That’s not a lot of money to most Hollywood A-listers, but when you factor in the expansive renovations and upgrades made to the apartment in the time that they’ve owned it, the total loss could potentially balloon to the seven-figure mark. But who knows, the low-ish listing price could also be a super-savvy move on behalf of the Stillers. In the current market, many listings come to market at an attractive price, attract multiple offers and often sell for well above the initial listing price. Only time will tell whether or not this sale all turn out to be a real-life ‘Tower Heist’- aka a relative bargain for the future owner.

        What will $9.6M big ones buy you from Ben and Christine? The listing dubs it as “The MOST beautiful duplex on Riverside Drive.” The spectacular two-story, 5-bedroom, 5½-bath apartment showcases glorious river views, every amenity, and impeccable design in a pre-War full-service building on the corner of Riverside Drive and West 84th Street. The upper floor features an enormous sun-flooded living room; a large eat-in cook’s kitchen with banquette, Viking professional oven, two dishwashers, and a large Sub-Zero refrigerator.

        The lower level has private quarters with river views, including the master suite and three other large bedrooms. Each level can be accessed by elevator separately, but the duplex is connected internally by a stairwell.

        The duplex also features a full professional media screening room with sound attenuation and an en-suite windowed full bath; a wet bar room with sink, U-Line refrigerator-freezer-ice drawer, and electronic equipment storage; an entry foyer with powder room; and a proper riverfront maid’s room behind the kitchen with adjacent full bath, laundry room, and service entrance.