Most celebrities scrupulously shield their real estate purchases through a web of limited liability corporations, and most brokers steadfastly refuse to discuss their bold-faced clients. Not Matthew Modine: when he wanted to sell his Chelsea pad at Loft 25, he made a video.
Mr. Modine didn’t get the full $2.29 million for the one-bedroom-with-office duplex at 420 West 25th Street, but his video was quite a hit, according to Halstead broker Mark Friedman, who had the listing. “It definitely got more hits than any other video we’ve done in the history of Halstead.” And Mr. Modine and wife Caridad, did walk away with $2.1 million—a respectable premium over the $1.73 million they paid for the 1,668-square-foot spread in 2008.
“People always ask about the development across the street,” broker Kevin Ferrara said, gesturing toward an empty lot out the window of a first-floor condo at 29 South Third Street in Williamsburg. “So I’m going to tell you.”
The lot, overgrown with weeds and rimmed by a chain-link fence with a barbed-wire coil, formerly contained Read More
Roxanne, those days are over, Sting has finally sold his apartment at The Brentmore at 88 Central Park West.
Originally listed in 2006 for $24.9 million with the late broker to the stars, Linda Stein, Sting and wife Trudie Styler‘s luscious layout has since suffered a $5 million price chop and a brokerage switch, leaving it listed for Read More
Irwin Winkler’s Home of the Brave, from a screenplay by Mark Friedman, based on an original story by Mr. Friedman and Mr. Winkler, enjoys some kind of pioneering distinction as the first major feature film to deal with the problems of veterans returning from the chaotic hostilities in Iraq. It is estimated that more than Read More