In Deed! Mubarak Adviser Buys; $15.1 M. Majestic Sale; Former Saks Fashion Director Buys

Our daily roundup of the most notable high-end residential transactions from the past 24 hours.

— Prominent Cairo lawyer and Mubarak adviser Taher Helmy, who was appointed head of the U.S.-Egypt Business Council last August, has bought a $6.1 million apartment at One Beacon Court. The high-floor apartment is on the “rarely available” A-line with a corner dining room and “spectacular” views of Central Park from every room. The apartment, sold by Dr. Steven Friedel and wife Laurie, was listed by Douglas Elliman’s John Stathis. Filed: 5.6.10

Dominique Bluhdorn, daughter of Gulf & Western mogul’s Charles Bluhdorn and wife of Dominican Republic politician Hatuey DeCamps, sold her apartment at the Majestic for $15.1 million to Dr. Andrew A. Shiva, a chief psychologist at Bellevue Hospital. The “one-of-a-kind extraordinary renovation of a grand scale 11 (into 10) room southeast corner” is in the largest line in the building. Listed by Stribling’s Cathy Taub and Rosette Arons, the apartment “satisfies the most demanding requirements: beautiful views of Central Park and Manhattan’s Southern skyline from the 10th floor—arguably the best level from which to enjoy the Park views.” It has a corner solarium and “numerous dining options,” and so it isn’t surprising that this gem went for $600,000 more than the $14.5 million listing. Bidding war, anyone? Filed: 5.5.10

— Former fashion director for Saks Fifth Avenue Jacqueline Lividini bought a “sprawling three-bedroom home” from contemporary art gallerist Michael Goedhuis and artist Su-En Wong. The Carnegie Hill apartment “evokes the old world charm of a ninteenth century townhouse with all the sophistication of modern urban living,” according to the listing by Douglas Elliman’s Richard Balzano and Barry Brown. Filed: 5.6.10

cmalle@observer.com