Keanu Reeves’ house. Photo via The New York Times (link below).
Keanu Reeves’ house looks like a mausoleum; Mariah Carey wears halter-tops to funerals.
These things and more we learned, assuming the brokers aren’t goosing the truth a bit, in tomorrow’s Real Estate section of The New York Times.
In a rather breezy, loping piece by Teri Karush Rogers (I know, we should talk), brokers serve up their usual self-serving tidbits of non-information about celebrities, sprinkled with a few good little snippets–notably from Elliman’s Dolly Lenz.
“I said, ‘I told you to come dressed for a funeral,’ ” Ms. Lenz said. “She said, ‘This is the way I dress for a funeral.’ ” She was not approved.
Right! Remember that? From The Economist, Sept. 8, 2005:
This rejection tale gets racier and racier!
Owners must leave before Madonna looks at a place.
John Travolta takes off his shoes and lies in your bed to see what it will be like to wake up there. Presumably with you gone.
Cher and Frankie Muniz both buy lots of places in the same town or neighborhood to test-drive them. They sell the ones they don’t want. Most recently, Muniz tried out this strategy in the Bird Streets section of Hollywood. That’s where Keanu Reeves lives, too, which is presumably why a picture of his house appears with the story even though we don’t learn anything about his house-hunting habits. (Other Bird Streets name-checks include Tobey Maguire, Cameron Diaz and Leonardo DiCaprio.)
They also love privacy, which is presumably why some of them live in big famous buildings with malls in the bottom. Here’s Ricky Martin employing that tactic–with puzzling results:
We all know of Brad Pitt’s love of architects. Apparently, he is not alone:
Brokers say that the latest magnets in New York are buildings designed by celebrity architects.
– Tom McGeveran