In Deed! Playboy Bunny Hops Into Sutton Place

playboy ept 1979 0 In Deed! Playboy Bunny Hops Into Sutton Place --Vicki Iovine is one Playboy bunny who just keeps on going, and now she’s hopped right into 418 East 59th Street. Since being named Miss September in that magazine’s Ivy League issue, Ms. Iovine has gone on to earn two law degrees and write the Girlfriend Guide series for everything from divorce–she used to be married to Interscope honcho Jimmy Iovine–to smelly teenagers. 

Perhaps one of her smelly brood is finally leaving the hutch. The name on the deed is a trust in Ms. Iovine’s name, suggesting it might be for one of her four grown children. The high-floor, three-bedroom place in Sutton Place, not far from some Murray Hill mayhem, does seem well-suited for a young trust-funder. The sellers are Time Inc. in-house counsel Nicholas Jollymore and pyschiatrist Marylene Cloitre.

The Berkeley and Cambridge grad (neither of which, we quibble, technically qualified her for that Ivy League cover) clearly has some real estate savvy. The place was originally listed by Douglas Elliman broker Karen Connolly for $2.2 million, but she got it for a mere $1.725 million. 

According to her vitals from the September ’79 issue, Iovine hates being asked what her sign is and once dreamed of taking over Playboy Enterprise. Still, she seems to have done pretty well for herself.

–John Waller III, founder of the eponymous and ubiquitious boutique investment bank, has sold his $6.9 million co-op at tony 66 East 79th Street. The four-bedroom pre-war place with a 28-foot living room is actually modest by the standards of the building, where a place two floors up just sold for $20 million. The buyers are Russell and Julia Shepard.

–A former Goldman Sachs partner has bought a $8 million spot at 15 West 63rd Street. The three-bedroom features African mahogany, according to the Corcoran listing with Carrie Chiang and Janet Wang. David Mastrocola has bought the place from Yu Chun Yeung-Ho and Stephen Takip Yeung.

–Guggenheim partners Juan Ball and Pablo Stalman have sold their $3.9 million spread at 111 East 56th Street. The unit was unlisted, and has gone to Forsitia LLC.

–Morgan Stanley VP Tie Wei and Sloane Kettering phyisician Jingbo Zhang have bought a $2.64 million place at the Azure, at 333 East 91st Street. The place doesn’t appear to have been listed and the seller is an LLC.

lkusisto@observer.com