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 It originally made an appearance with an $11M price tag and almost sold to none other than fellow hip hop impresario Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs, but the deal fell through right after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.


      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.

        Actress Edie Falco Ditching Tribeca Duplex

        Posted by Vanessa  |  June 5, 2012  |  11:40 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,


        Edie Falco

        New York, NY

        Most Known For

        Three-time winning Emmy Award winning actress. Played hit roles on The Sopranos and Nurse Jackie

        Home Stats

        4-bedroom, 3-bath, 3,000 square feet



        Three-time Emmy winning actress Edie Falco has listed her modest 4-bedroom, 3-bath New York duplex for $5.5 million, according to our friend The Real Estalker. According to property records, Falco purchased the home in New York’s famous Tribeca neighborhood in July 2004 for $3.8 million.

        Famously known for her role as Carmela Soprano on HBO’s award winning series ‘The Sopranos,’ Falco has been most recently saving lives as the star of Showtime’s hit drama ‘Nurse Jackie.’ With those two hit roles under her belt, it’s no surprise that Falco is one of only two actresses to receive a  SAG, Golden Globe AND Emmy Award within the same year.

        For an actress with that much talent comes an extremely busy schedule. That being said, interior design may have taken the backseat, as this 3,000 square foot condo has quite a demur personality with minimal color and design throughout. This property, however, has great potential and offers amazing views off both its terracces on the first and second story.

        Hardwood floors run up and down the penthouse and 12-foot ceilings surrounded by various sky-high windows allow for a bright and spacious living area. The living room comes complete with a wood-burning fireplace attached to an exposed brick wall, welcoming a very urban, downtown ambiance. The open kitchen is newly renovated and features stainless steel appliances, as well as an island/bar eating area.

        Deborah Grubman and David Dubin of the Corcoran Group hold the listing.

          Derek Jeter Relists Pricey New York Bachelor Pad

          Posted by Cristin  |  April 25, 2012  |  4:52 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,


          Derek Jeter

          New York

          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



          Bachelor pads are notoriously stereotyped as messy, poorly-taken-care-of dwellings with clothes all over the floor and an empty refrigerator. Enter Derek Jeter, who can officially counter that stereotype with his bachelor party penthouse at Trump World Tower. Newly RELISTED for $17,950,000, this isn’t the first time Jeter attempted to hit a real estate home run. According to the fine folks at Curbed, Jeter tried to to unload the home for $20 million big ones two years ago.

          Jeter’s hard-to-sell 88th floor penthouse is set high amidst the tallest residential building on the eastside, the Trump World Tower. The location offers un-paramount 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 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.

            Anderson Cooper Lists Sleek New York City Penthouse

            Posted by Cristin  |  March 16, 2012  |  3:56 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , ,


            Anderson Cooper

            New York, NY

            Most Known For

            Silver-haired anchor of CNN news and his own eponymous talk show

            Home Stats

            2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, 3,100 square-foot co-op



            As he nears the completion of historic decommissioned firehouse in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Anderson Cooper is parting ways with a penthouse in Midtown. Located close to the “media center of the world,” Anderson is asking $3,750,000 for a 2 bedroom and 2 and ½ bath co-op home, spread out over 2 light-filled floors.

            Just steps from Fifth Avenue and Bryant Park, this former manufacturing space has been meticulously redesigned to evoke its industrial roots. A custom Lutron lighting system and multi-room surround sound set the mood in the space. Radiant heat, 7″ wide, aged, smoked Chambord oak floors and satin glass walls and dark patina steel shelves complete the home’s sleek look. The master bath features split-faced diamond grey limestone, teak flooring, dark chocolate colored stainless steel and acid etched, white interlayer custom glass partitions and shower enclosures. Travel up the floating staircase to find an entertaining room with wood burning fireplace and a dining area complimented by a chef’s kitchen complete with Sub-Zero, Viking and Miele appliances and a Ceasarstone countertop. Outside, the surround sound extends to the patio and provides the soundtrack for warm evenings on the landscaped deck with gas grill. A metal and pie staircase leads to an additional roof terrace.

            The building, located at 26-28 West 38th Street, is a 12 story, 30 unit co-op with video security and an on-site, full-time superintendent.

              Could This Be Jessica Simpson’s New Real Estate Reality in Manhattan?

              Posted by Cristin  |  December 27, 2011  |  2:01 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

              Jessica Simpson

              New York City

              Most Known For

              Former pop star and reality TV newlywed who reinvented herself as a fashion mogul and soon-to-be first time mommy

              Home Stats

              5 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, 7,236 square feet


              $19,500,000 or $55,000 a month

              There’s plenty of speculation happening about Jessica Simpson’s next steps on the real estate front as she preps for the arrival of her first child with fiance Eric Johnson. She’s been spotted touring big, beautiful properties on both coasts, so it’s likely the pop singer-turned fashion mogul will swoop in on something spectacular in the coming weeks. After all, it’s the classic celebrity real estate equation. New baby + new or impending marriage almost always = a fancy new home to nest in.

              We’ve just received word from our friends over at the New York Post that Simpson and Johnson recently toured the spectacular penthouse at 25 Bond Street in New York City. Listed for sale for $19,500,000, but reportedly available for rent for $55,000 a month, the home is a big-time New York pad, and definitely spacious enough to accommodate the growing Simpson-Johnson family. With 5 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, and about 7,300 square feet, there is room for a nursery, as well as Jess’ parents Joe and Tina, who are always photographed tagging along with their famous daughter.

              The penthouse that Jess could make her East Coast home is a magnificent full-floor condominium loft in the coveted 25 Bond Street complex in the chic NoHo neighborhood. The full-floor home has grand proportions, soaring ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows, plus 4 parking spaces and private storage space. An NYC rarity, gorgeous bronze elevators open directly into the incredible 90-foot-long great room. An elegant chef’s kitchen is beautifully designed by Balthaup with an eat-at counter, top-of-the line finishes, double appliances, a wine cooler and an enormous walk-in pantry. On the south wing of the home there are 5 bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom. The master bedroom suite has a wood burning fireplace, an office, a private balcony, a dressing room and a luxurious master bathroom with a soaking tub, steam shower and double vanity. There is a mud room and laundry room with an adjoining full bathroom, plus a powder room for guests. The luxury building features a 24-hour doorman, private garden with outdoor barbeque and dining area and exercise room.


              Carrie Chiang and Janet Wang of Corcoran hold the listing

                Makeup Mogul Bobbi Brown Buys in West Chelsea

                Posted by Cristin  |  November 10, 2011  |  2:04 pm  |  Tags: , , , ,

                Bobbi Brown

                New York City

                Most Known For

                Founder and CEO of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, found at makeup counters worldwide

                Home Stats

                2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,524 square feet, 1,800+ square foot outdoor terrace



                Located in the heart of the West Chelsea Art’s District, alongside the Highline Park and right next door to Avenue’s World School, is makeup mogul Bobbi Brown‘s superb new duplex penthouse. According to the New York Post, Brown just paid $4,800,000 for the penthouse in “the area’s most exciting new building,” 245 Tenth Avenue. The brand new Della Valle Bernheimer designed full-service condominium boasts a sleek exterior and stylish interior design. The large elevator opens directly into an entry gallery leading to the sun-flooded 45 foot living room with a dreamy fireplace and a huge eat-in kitchen with Sub Zero, Thermador and Bosch appliances. Stairs lead up to the stunning, expansive roof terrace with magical views. Interiors feature superior finishes and fixtures custom designed by Rifra: 5″ oak floors with Lualdi frameless doors and an elegant mixture of white lacquer and ebonized oak cabinetry in baths and kitchen are sleek and functional. A separate bedroom wing houses a master bedroom with an en suite bathroom and a chic tub, separate shower and dual sinks. An additional bedroom and 2 full bathrooms adjoin.


                  NY Mets Third Baseman David Wright Still Waiting for Buyer on Reduced Flatiron Penthouse

                  Posted by Cristin  |  October 19, 2011  |  2:10 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

                  David Wright

                  Flatiron District, NYC

                  Most Known For

                  Star third baseman for the NY Mets

                  Home Stats

                  4,000 square-feet, 3 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms



                  New York Mets third baseman David Wright has been looking to turn a nice profit on the sale of his 4,000 square-foot, 4-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom Flatiron bachelor pad/penthouse - yet has had no luck. Originally listed for $7,850,000, Wright would have made a decent profit on the $6,100,000 he paid for the place in 2006. Except no buyer has stepped up to the plate, forcing Wright to go down the road of price reductions. To make matters worse, we hear rumblings that the current list price of $6,950,000 is still too high for this modern penthouse. Keep an eye on this property, sports fans. It might soon become a whole lot less expensive.

                  Wright has since moved on to a $12,000-a-month rental at Lucida building on the Upper East Side while he awaits a buyer for the penthouse.

                  The penthouse listing describes Wright’s building, The Infinity Flats, as “the premier loft condominium in the Flatiron District.” Infinity Flats offers a virtual doorman and key-lock elevators in the heart of one of downtown NY’s most vibrant and historic neighborhoods.

                  Wright’s full-floor bachelor pad loft offers dramatic and expansive living space, exquisite finishes, and total privacy. The great room is defined by a salt-water aquarium and a glass and stone gas fireplace. The floor-through layout offers 4-bedrooms including an over sized master suite, a large media room featuring a wall of 5 flat-screen TVs, 4.5 stunning bathrooms, plus a home office with bathroom en suite. The eat-in kitchen features professional appliances, storage and a marble island with wine cooler, as well as space for a full-sized dining table. One flight upstairs, the roof deck is fully equipped with enclosed hot tub, sound system, and gas grill.

                    Former Marc Jacobs Rental Hits NYC Market at $23,000 a Month

                    Posted by Cristin  |  September 14, 2011  |  11:38 am  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

                    Marc Jacobs

                    New York City

                    Most Known For

                    Fashion designer of his eponymous line and creative director at Louis Vuitton

                    Home Stats

                    3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,062 square feet


                    $23,000 a month

                    According to our friends at Curbed,  fashion designer and icon Marc Jacobs has just vacated the Chelsea penthouse rental that he’s been shacking up in since 2009. Jacobs has been renting while anxiously awaiting the completion of a full renovation of his brand-new townhome.  According to New York Magazine, Jacobs’ new home is one of six built as part of Superior Ink, the much-buzzed-about Robert A.M. Stern–designed condo project.

                    As it turns out, Jacobs wasn’t the only recognizable head to ever lay on the pillows at 252 7th Avenue.  The 2,062-square-penthouse at the Chelsea Mercantile actually belongs to former New York Ranger and current Montreal Canadien hockey star Scott Gomez.

                    If you’re interested in taking over the lease from Marc, prepare to pony up $23,000 a month (that’s $8k MORE than the $15k Marc was paying). Seem steep? Perhaps you can justify the cost, since the 3 bedroom, 3  bathroom home comes fully-furnished. It’s a classic New York City penthouse with an expansive furnished terrace, making it the perfect setting for cocktail parties.

                    The home is currently configured as two bedrooms with den, and features a full kitchen, entertainment system and sweeping city views of the Hudson and Downtown skyline. Designed with high ceilings and a huge terrace, this Penthouse feels more like a home than an apartment. The open kitchen comes complete with Subzero, Miele, and Viking appliances.

                    As if a fashion designer and clothes hound like Marc Jacobs would have it any differently, the penthouse has abundant closet space and also comes with a washer/dryer and additional storage unit in the basement. The Chelsea Mercantile is one of Chelsea’s premier full-service buildings boasting full-time doormen, concierge, valet, gym, roof deck, childrens play room, and bicycle storage.

                    Check out more New York City rentals here

                      New York City Townhouse in the Sky

                      Posted by Cristin  |  September 1, 2011  |  11:21 am  |  Tags: , , , ,

                      Home Stats

                      19 rooms, 7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 10,911 square feet



                      Acrophobiacs, this probably isn’t the place for you.  Perched high in the New York City skyline, you’ll find an incredible “townhouse” in the sky. 5 stories tall and built atop an already high TriBeCa condominium building, you’ll find a 19 room, 7 bedroom, 7 bathroom, 10,911 square foot metropolitan palace. Phenomenal finishes abound in this penthouse in the heart of TriBeCa. This contemporary home is a sun-flooded double-height space with huge windows, 3 large terraces plus a private roof garden. This penthouse features a magnificent kitchen with breakfast room and fireplace. A full floor master suite comes equipped with a fireplace, enormous bath, skylit walk-in closet, separate Jacuzzi room, and large sunset terrace.

                      Additional amenities in this $28,000,000 stunner include 1,000-bottle wine cellar/grotto, a rooftop home gym, home theater, library, state-of-the-art security system, a stainless steel and glass staircase and private elevator connecting the floors.

                      With this TriBeCa abode, you’ll get the privacy of townhouse-style living with the convenience and security of NYC doorman service.

                      Stephen McRae of Sotheby’s holds this listing