Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Mid-Week Celebrity Real Estate Link Love

Listen, chickens, Your Mama is just about to board a steel bird and wing our way to the 49th State of Alaska for a 4th of July visit with our wonderfully neurotic old friend Sheila Sinn. That means we don't have the time to go on and on (and on) like we usually do but, rather than leave y'all high and dry, we thought we'd send y'all on over to have a look see at some of the other celebrity real estate doings that have gone down this week.

A year ago, Rosie O'Donnell spent $8,095,087.50 to buy a duplex penthouse pi├Ęd-a-terre in downtown Manhattan. It was the eagle-eyed kids at Curbed who revealed that the ol' chat show hostess caught a classic case of The Celebrity Real Estate Fickle and flipped the four bedroom and three bathroom apartment back on the market this week with a much higher $10,950,000 price tag.

Miz O'Donnell must be in the mood to shake up her property portfolio because Your Mama heard word last month that she'd done sold her estate on Miami Beach's star studded Star Island to an unknown buyer for not quite $13 million but property records now reveal she actually sold it for $16,500,000 to New York City-based real estate investors David and Linda Frankel. (floor plan: Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

Also stricken with an especially acute case of The Celebrity Real Estate Fickle, as per the peeps at Zillow, is disgraced Tour de France cyclist Lance Armstrong. First he sold his water guzzling central Austin (TX) estate and shelled out $4.34 million for a contemporary compound perched on a bluff that over looks Lake Austin (shown above). However, bunnies, the capricious pedal pumper quickly and quietly re-sold the lake view house for an unknown amount to professional race car driver Bret Curtis and snatched up a 7,646 square foot house in Austin from Texas politico Ben Barnes. (listing photo: via Zillow)

We're not sure who first revealed it but Your Mama first saw it on Trulia Luxe Living that ice hockey legend Wayne Gretzky listed his mock-Med mansion in a 12-residence gated enclave in prosperous Scottsdale, AZ, with an asking price of $3,395,000. (listing photo: Platinum Realty Network)

As per the New York Observer, after putting it out for lease in July 2011 at a rate of $16,000 per month—it rented in October 2011 for an unknown amount for an unknown length of time—Los Angeles-based actor Hank Azaria has off loaded his lofty apartment in the heart of New York City's SoHo 'hood in an off-market deal to a mysterious buyer for $8,000,000. Mister Azaria acquired the three bedroom and three bathroom loft in 2005 for $4.6 million from big-shit artist Cindy Sherman. The children will take special note of the 50-foot long entrance loggia and the unusually spacious private professional grade gym. (floor plan: Stribling)

Soon to be divorced movie producer Bob Weinstein has not so quietly heaved his 3.28 waterfront estate in Greenwich, CT on the open market with a $32,000,000 asking price, as was first revealed by those crazy kids at Curbed yesterday. Listing details show the 12,788 square foot mansion was built in 1916 and currently has six bedrooms, six full and two half bathrooms, 9 fireplaces, and 440 feet of prime Long Island Sound shore line with a sandy beach and stone pier for deep water mooring. (listing photo: Coldwell Banker)

The Miami Condo Investments blog spilled the beans about design-oriented hip-hopper Pharrell Williams having hacked a blood curdling $5.9 million dollars off the price of his airy, multi-level penthouse aerie atop the Bristol Tower complex in Miami Beach, FL. Your Mama (dissed and) discussed the  9,080 square foot 5 bedroom and 6.5 bathroom penthouse back in November 2012 when it first popped up on the open market with an in-hindsight wickedly optimistic $16.8 million price tag. (listing photo: Coldwell Banker)

The Zillow folks figured out that Courteney Cox's Cougartown cast mate (and alleged new squeeze) Brian Van Holt unloaded his 1 bedroom and 1.5 bathroom condo-loft in Venice, CA for $925,000. The 1,096 square foot spread has double height ceilings, a wood and steel floating staircase, and a roof top terrace with wrap around views. (listing photo: Partners Trust)

Rosie O'Donnell and Lance Armstrong aren't the only celebs who caught a case of The Real Estate Fickle this week. The celebrity gossips at Radar Online revealed today that sitcom star Kevin James and hoisted the Delray Beach (FL) mansion he bought nine months ago for $18.5 million back on the market for $19.95 million. (aerial photo: Radar Online via Curbed)

NOTE: Turns out, Kevin James does not have a screaming case of The Celebrity Real Estate Fickle.

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