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: , , , , , , ,

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    Rosie O'Donnell

    New York City

    Most Known For

    Controversial former daytime talking head

    Home Stats

    4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,202 square feet

    Price

    $10,950,000

    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.

      Report: Rosie O’Donnell Sells Swank Miami Home

      Posted by Cristin  |  June 11, 2013  |  8:22 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

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      Rosie O'Donnell

      Miami, FL

      Most Known For

      Controversial former daytime talking head

      Home Stats

      6 bedrooms, 5.5. bathrooms, 11,104 square feet

      Price

      $12,675,000

      Time to take down the “For Sale” sign? According to the always-in-the-know Real Estalker, chat show hostess Rosie O’Donnell has sold her waterfront mansion on Miami Beach’s Star Island for $12,675,000 to an unknown buyer. While property records do not yet reflect the sale, sources close to the deal say it’s in the bag.

      Property records DO show that the actress, comedienne and former “The View” co-host bought the 1+ acre property in March 1999 for $6,750,000. O’Donnell first listed the home on the open market in March 2012 with a $19,500,000 price tag. In March 2013, the price was cut to $17,500,000. With no buyer coming forward with that kind of cold, hard cash, O’Donnell had to dig deeper into her profit margin to get the deal done.

      The home is a gem on the high-priced celebrity enclave of Star Island and the entrance and brick motorcourt is punctuated by a massive tree. The home opens to a double height foyer and formal living and dining rooms. There’s also a den/library/office, media room, and a well-equipped, two-island kitchen that’s open to a family room and informal dining area. The second-floor bedrooms include a vast master suite with sitting room, fireplace, private office, and direct access to a large terrace that overlooks the water.

       

        Rosie O’Donnell Flips Out in Chicago

        Posted by Cristin  |  March 7, 2012  |  9:56 pm  |  Tags: , , , ,

        Rosie O'Donnell

        Chicago, IL

        Most Known For

        Controversial daytime talking head

        Home Stats

        6,000 square feet, 5 bedroom, 5+ bathrooms

        Price

        $2,500,000

        Faster than you can say “welcome home,” Rosie O’Donnell is already trying to part ways with a Chicago home she purchased in September of 2011 for $2,250,000. Last Fall, Ms. O’Donnell made the decision to plant roots in Chicago as she prepped for her hopeful career comeback with her eponymous show on Oprah Winfrey’s O Network. With that in mind, she purchased a stunning West Grace Street home fully furnished and “as-is” from an executive at the Oprah Winfrey Network.

        Now, it turns out she’s had a change of plans. According to The Real Estalker, the newly-engaged star’s publicist told the Chicago Tribune that Rosie purchased the property on impulse and that a “corporate-supplied apartment had proved sufficient” for her residential needs in Chicago.

        Back on the market for $2,500,000 – a cool $250,000 more than she paid last year, O’Donnell is hoping for a buyer to swoop in and take this impulse purchase off her hands.

        Measuring in at 6,000 square feet, the 5 bedroom, 5+ bath home is in the heart of the southport corridor in the desirable Lakeview neighborhood. The home’s outstanding features include high ceilings ceilings, extensive millwork, custom cabinetry and rich designer flare. The previous owner made massive improvements, including adding a top-of-the-line audio/visual and security system for the entire house, a home theater and a sports bar. A marvelous outdoor living area includes a massive, 2,000 square foot roof deck. Perfect for Chicago winters, the home also has a 3 car heated garage.