Saturday, February 21, 2009

UPDATE: Sting and Trudy Styler

Earlier in the week, Your Mama followed up a juicy article by Josh Barbanel at the New York Times who reported that Tantric sexing rock star Sting and wifey Trudy Styler's Central Park West pied a terre was going back on the market with an asking price of $26,000,000, a large number millions higher than when it was last listed in 2006/2007.

However, as happens sometimes in the murky waters of the celebrity real estate gossip game, apparently Mister Barbanel received some incorrect information.

Mister Barbanel originally reported that Mister and Missus Sting's 18-room doo-plex in a Beaux-Arts building called the Brentmore was going to be listed at $26,000,000 and handled by big-shit real estate agents Claudine and Raphael DeNiro–that would be Robert's son and daughter-in-law–who push pricey properties for Prudential Douglas Elliman.

A new report in the New York Times reveals that the apartment is actually going to be worked by a much less well known agent named Mark D. Friedman at Halstead Property and will be listed at a still very expensive but much less shocking asking price of $19,000,000.

Ain't that inneresting?

Listen puppies, Your Mama knows nuthin' about what happened between the Mister and Missus DeNiro and Mister Friedman, but you know it's a savage and sordid tale of revenge and deceit. Right? Okay, we don't know that. Maybe everyone was pleasantly cordial and hashed out the confusion over a friendly lunch at the Four Seasons. However, Your Mama well knows from personal experience the real estate world is a cut throat, dog eat dog sort of place, and when business is bad–and it is not good for most folks right now–even nice agents will verbally eviscerate and claw out the eyes of another agent in order to get a leg up.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Interesting how few properties are selling these days. Even the very rich are scared.

Anonymous said...

doesn't robert deniro live at 88?

Kissyface said...

But look at the BRIGHT SIDE! The bejeweled abacus should reveal what my modest cell phone calculator already lays bare: This 48,000 square-foot pile goes for just less than 1,800 a square foot at $85,000,000!

Popping "Nimes Road, Bel Air, CA" into Google (O, I know it's so UNDIGNIFIED, almost a SACRILEDGE to do that, like trying to peek at what the Pope's been up to in his garden by using Google Earth) reveals that the zip code for that side of paradise is 90077! A quick detour to the DataQuick site (DQNews.com -L.A. Times Sunday Edition Charts - Data for December 2008, the most recent data available on that site) reveals the average per square foot price in December 2008 for that zip code was $605! So the per square foot price of the Hadid spread is only THREE TIMES the local average! Plus, according to an article in the ever-intellectually-honest (!?) Los Angeles Times real estate pages, the investment is historically sound: "Such areas have so far seen relatively small price declines and haven't benefited from the wave of bargain hunting that's boosted inland sales for months." There you have it: Screw the "inlanders," and PARTY ON in Bel Air, the land of rock-solid, fantasy-free property values! (Will the band at the open house play "Nearer My God To Thee?") Three times the local per square foot asking price must represent Mr. Hadid's charitable contribution to the uber-rich house-buying community of western Los Angeles ... which we all needs a break.

Think of the value and workmanship here! To achieve those effects in the photos, Mr. Hadid must have removed every single Rosarito Beach wood and stone carver, plus at least a majority of all licensed "Hollywood Regency" decorators, from the streets for years just to work on his interiors!

Skeptics, get real: Super-saturated, super-sized, over-the-top, bad taste of this order does not come cheap! Mr. Hadid is the builder of Ritz-Carlton hotels, where so many divine indiscretions are committed every single day, sometimes by people who can even actually remember what happened ... and Mr. Hadid is showing all his professional cards in this one house! This isn’t bad taste as mere self-indulgence, this is bad taste deployed as a formidable WEAPON!

I WORSHIP Mr. Hadid. I WORSHIP this temple of residential excess. Heck, this house is a virtual DOCUMENTARY of residential excess! I LONG to commit divine indiscretions in those wonderful bathtubs, indiscretions of which I will later HAVE NO MEMORY AT ALL! And the divine Mr. Hadid is invited!

Everyone! Run down before the line forms and put in your bid!

Anonymous said...

The sky is falling!
The sky is falling!
The sky is falling!
The sky is falling!
The sky is falling!
The sky is falling!
The sky is falling!
The sky is falling!
The sky is falling!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you swapped out the jpeg title box for a gif one. The jpeg one was REALLY grainy! Your web site design person should have known better.

Next, you need to work on a logo. Maybe a magnify glass on a house?

N said...

Sting's apartment building at 88 CPW is named The Brentmore, not Brentwood.

Your Mama said...

You right hunny. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

http://www.onlocation.com/displayimage.php?searchtype=blueid&blueid=3516

Why didn't mama provide a link to this $85m pile? Is she greedy American like the rest of them?

Maybe she had the abacus so far up her ass she forgot to provide the link.

Anonymous said...

2:24 - The only one who with something up their ass is you.

It's your head.

Anonymous said...

This is not a pied-a-terre, it's his full time residence.

Check your sources.

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