Red Carpet Real Estate
As a broker, it must be hard to stay in love with just one apartment. Every day, you see so many stunning views, so many living rooms that flow gracefully into open chef’s kitchens, so many spa deep soaking tubs and rain showers. It must be especially difficult when you have two brokers living under the same roof, like Raphael and Claudine De Niro, who’ve shared a Soho loft since 2009.
Indeed, something else has must have caught the couple’s wandering eyes, as they’re leaving their three-bedroom, 2.5-bath loft at 497 Greenwich Street. City records show that the couple sold their seventh-floor spread to Alexander Lasry for $3.45 million. Not bad considering that the De Niros paid $2.9 million, but we’d expect no less from a pair of brokers (it was listed at $3.7 million).
Celebrity connections may draw some buyers like moths to the flame, but it seems that Robert DeNiro’s townhouse at 14 St. Luke’s Place lacks that kind of magnetism.
The five-story house has sold for $9.5 million, Curbed reports, a good deal less than the $14 million that Mr. DeNiro was asking when it hit the market a year ago. The buyer, 14 St. Luke’s LLC., is clearly not a fan of the spotlight, so we doubt that was a selling point. But the star seems to be having a streak of bad housing luck lately—taking a big hit on his asking price, setting fire to his Central Park West apartment building.
For decades, Brooke Astor’s duplex at 778 Park was the pinnacle of New York City living. This had much to do with the society queen and her courtiers, who hosted lavish parties there, but also with the 16-room home, boasting six terraces and a renowned red-lacquered library. That was before the wallpaper began to peel Read More
Red Carpet Real Estate
To all the Jets fans out there tonight in their green and white celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, an extra shot of Jameson is in order. Despised Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was tackled on his Time Warner Center condo, scoring a million dollars less than he originally wanted. That said, the Bündchen’d back was not sacked Read More
It came as a surprise to many that the Jets beat the almost perfect Patriots in the first round of the NFL playoffs a few months ago, but the even bigger upset may be that New England’s All-Pro quarterback Tom Brady has, after more than two years of scouting, found a buyer for his stadium-sized condo Read More
Even though luxury real estate brokers are all horribly optimistic by nature, this summer there was a lot of stoic head-nodding about Manhattan’s fall from absurd exuberance back to reality. They called it the adjustment.
“Everybody likes to make money,” the broker A. Larry Kaiser IV sighed last month, “but you become realistic.”
So the Read More
Gisele Bündchen is a very nice looking person with very long legs, but she has not had the best luck with Manhattan real estate. Consider her West 11th triplex, for which she once wanted $10.9 million: Her listing was cut pretty tremendously; then taken off the market; then put Read More