Public-relations guru Dan Klores is switching Hamptons. He and his wife Abbe recently bought a sprawling estate in Sag Harbor for $4.155 million, according to town records, on the heels of their sale of a house in Bridgehampton in February for $2.625 million.
“The reason that we moved was, we fell in love with the house,” said Mr. Klores about trading up in the Hamptons.
And what’s not to love? The 7,500-square-foot Sag Harbor residence includes seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, library, family room and exercise room.
Nothing says “Press conference!” like the eight-person Jacuzzi near the back entrance to the house, flanked by a heated Gunite pool, pool house and tennis court. In the house itself, balconies and brick terraces give panoramic views of Peconic Bay, Noyac Bay and Jessup’s Neck.
“[We] have three little kids, so it’s a lot more room for them to play,” said Mr. Klores about the property, which is more than 3.5 acres and set in a heavily wooded area.
For when things get a bit too rustic, Mr. Klores has his own bit of urbanity in reserve.
“It’s got a basketball court, so I can pretend that I’m still good,” said Mr. Klores, the man whose firm reps Conan O’Brien, Sean (P. Diddy) Combs and Ken Burns, as well as companies like Cantor Fitzgerald, Rockwell Architecture and Giuliani Partners.
Basketball is near and dear to Mr. Klores. Along with Ron Berger, he co-directed the film The Boys of 2nd Street Park. In the film, Mr. Klores fondly looked back on his Brighton Beach upbringing and managed to locate several men from the old neighborhood to see how they’d grown up. In August 2003, Mr. Klores treated about 400 people-including Howard Stern, party regular and former Mayoral candidate Mark Green and the late “New Journalism” avatar Jack Newfield-to a bash at his Bridgehampton camp following a screening of the film.
If Mr. Klores has plans for similar parties, he’s in luck. The new house comes equipped with a screening room-just in time for the television premiere of Mr. Klores and Mr. Berger’s second documentary, Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story, which airs later this month on the USA Network.
Tim Davis, the managing principal of Allan M. Schneider Associates, had the exclusive listing. He declined to comment.
Horror novelist Anne Rice has sold the second of her two condos at Cityspire for $2.010 million, according to the Corcoran Group. It had listed for $1.995 million. Ms. Rice purchased the two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom midtown west apartment for $775,000 in 1992.
The 63rd-story pied-à-terre features north, south and east exposures, with both park and city views.
The same buyer purchased Ms. Rice’s adjacent apartment for $990,000 and plans on combining them into one unit. The sale of the smaller condo was reported by the New York Post in March. Purchased by Ms. Rice in 1996, the adjacent apartment was used as an artist’s studio by her late husband Stan and never was combined with the larger apartment.
Just a few blocks from Central Park, the luxury condo is located in Cityspire, a full-service building that features a roof deck, conference room, children’s playroom, party room and health club with pool.
Ms. Rice writes one or two books per year to appease her cult following and its bloodlust for macabre stories. Several of Ms. Rice’s best-selling novels- Interview with the Vampire, Exit to Eden and Queen of the Damned-were later adapted for the big screen.
Senior vice president Wendy Sarasohn and associate broker Eric Gaudreau of the Corcoran Group represented Ms. Rice.
Film producer Julian Iragorri purchased a Chelsea condo for $2.462 million, according to deed-transfer records.
The condo is located in the Porter House, a 22-apartment luxury development located on the corner of Ninth Avenue and 15th Street.
The 10-story building was developed by Jeffrey M. Brown Associates and designed by Gregg Pasquarelli of SHoP/Sharples Holden Pasquarelli, an innovative architectural firm founded in 1997.
In July 2004, Mr. Iragorri made real-estate news when he sold his corner loft in the Carl Fischer Building, near Astor Place, to tennis champ Jim Courier for $3.26 million. The 2,618-square-foot apartment featured three bedrooms, three bathrooms and 19 windows for expansive views south and east.
His producer credits include the Oscar-winning film You Can Count On Me, Lift and, most recently, P.S., starring Laura Linney and Topher Grace.