Prince Albert Buys Grace Kelly’s Childhood Home; Winklevii Spread for $100,000/Month

And Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein's former Spring Street apartment is listed as a $20,000-a-month rental

Prince Albert II of Monaco purchased the childhood home of his late mother, Grace Kelly.
Prince Albert II of Monaco purchased the childhood home of his late mother, Grace Kelly. Wikipedia Commons

It wouldn’t be a week in New York without news of another megamansion! This time, it’s telecom honcho Dexter Goei, the CEO of Netherlands-based Altice. Goei doled out $31 million earlier this year to buy 138 West 11th Street from Enrique and Katherine Alonso, using a limited liability company for the purchase. Now, documents show Goei is the buyer of the 11,000-square-foot property, and plans have been filed to convert the five-story multifamily building into a palatial Greenwich Village home. The estimated cost of renovations is $1.3 million, and the architect of record is Arcologia, headed by Martin and Jorge Sosa. (The Real Deal)

Grace Kelly’s son, Prince Albert of Monaco, purchased his late mother’s childhood home in Philadelphia. Prince Albert told People he’s not sure exactly what he has planned for the six-bedroom, Colonial-style manse yet, but they’re considering “having it contain some museum exhibit space and maybe use part of it for offices for some of our foundation work.” The 4,000-square-foot home at 3901 Henry Avenue is situated on 0.69 acres, and it reportedly sold on September 28 for $775,000—it was originally priced at $1 million this summer. The late princess’s father, John B. Kelly, built the house in 1935, and it’s a Pennsylvania historical landmark. (People)

The condos at 1399 Park Avenue are creeping up into the East Harlem skyline. Developer Heritage Real Estate Partners purchased the site for $12 million in 2014, with applications filed last year for a 108-unit rental building—those were subsequently changed, and condo plans were filed earlier this year. The 23-story building is designed by Goldstein, Hill, and West, and will include 72 condos amid 93,850 square feet of residential space. There’s also 19,000 square feet of community space, and amenities such as a roof deck, game room, lounge and fitness center. Units will average 1,300 square feet, ranging from studios to four-bedrooms. Asking prices start at $680,000 and go up to $3 million. (YIMBY)

The penthouse Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss reportedly purchased two years ago is now up for grabs as a $100,000-a-month rental. The Facebook and Bitcoin entrepreneurs have been linked to the condo at 20 Greene Street since a buyer known as Casterlirock LLC purchased it for $14.5 million in 2014—the address listed for the buyer is the same as that associated with their Bitcoin trust. Though we can’t say that it justifies the staggering price tag, the 4,300-square-foot apartment is being offered furnished, per the listing held by Joanna Cutler of Joanna Cutler Real Estate. The three-bedroom, 3.5-bath pad also boasts a 2,300-square-foot terrace, as well as Siberian white oak flooring, a skylight, and a living room set-up that includes a projector and screen. (Curbed)

A few blocks away, famed reporter and writer Carl Bernstein’s former apartment at 145 Spring Street is also on the rental market, asking a perhaps more reasonable $22,000-a-month. Bernstein moved out of the 3,000-square-foot apartment in January of last year, though the Watergate reporter apparently left his mark—he installed a bulletproof door and a high-tech security system, according to the listing shared by Citi Habitats brokers Randy Smith and Lita Amelia. There’s also a private roof deck, open chef’s kitchen, and a library. (New York Post)

  Prince Albert Buys Grace Kelly’s Childhood Home; Winklevii Spread for $100,000/Month