Monday, June 10, 2013

Miscellaneous Monday Morsels

As first reported by celebrity gossip juggernaut TMZ Singer Billy Joel has quietly sold his nearly 9,000 square foot Mediterranean Revival style mansion on Miami Beach's swanky La Gorce Island for just under $14,000,000 to Italian billionaire shoe and handbag honcho Diego Della Valle who founded and still owns a controlling interest in the Italian luxury leather goods brand Tods.

listing photo: One Sotheby's International Realty

The long legged blond property gossip at Trulia Luxe Living revealed today that Kristen Stewart's mid-divorce mom, Jules, shelled out $999,000 for a ho-hum house in Sherman Oaks, CA.

listing photo: MLS via Trulia Luxe Living


We first heard it from the beaver busy kids at Curbed that limousine mogul turned restaurateur turned restaurant designer Nico Santucci has hung a publicity ensuring—and quite probably rose tinted—$5,250,000 price tag on Las Vegas's so-called Parisian Palace, a grotesquely meretricious mansion of dubious architectural distinction about five miles off The Strip that he rents out as a party space. Somehow Your Mama thinks Parisians will take justifiable umbrage at Mister Santucci calling the place the Parisian Palace.

listing photos: Rodney Marullo via YouTube
Several weeks ago Your Mama let the celebrity real estate cat out of the bag about blunt-tongued t.v. judge Judy Sheindlin snatching up a $10.7 million pied-a-terre at the super plush Montage in Beverly Hills and now comes word via the New York Observer that the gavel thumper has sold her two bedroom pied-a-terre at the high fallutin' Sherry Netherland Hotel in New York City for $8.5 million.

floor plan: Corcoran

As first reported by the folks at The Real Deal, ultra high end property developer Christian Candy paid $25.4 million for a 6,300+ square foot triplex apartment at The Plaza in New York City that he did over in signature haute-luxe Candy and Candy style and flipped back on the the open market last week with a stomach churning $59,000,000 price tag...furnishings included.

listing photos and floor plan: Brown Harris Stevens

17 comments:

WrteStufLA said...

Dear Gawd, the Candy Brothers' design plague has somehow hopped the pond and infected NYC! Anything -- and I mean cholera, smallpox, SARS, ANYTHING -- would be less destructive! I hate-hate-HATE their designs!

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Anonymous said...

There are only 8 windows in that Plaza unit. 8 damn windows.

Sandpiper said...

Gaga over Joel's Hepplewhite sideboard. Hope it's not the staging lady's repro.

Your post takes such a nose dive, Mama.

Foyer urinals at the (anything but) Parisian. Get out the blue light and Clorox.

Upholstered chairs on Stewart's front porch? Nice touch.

Justin said...

I actually really like the Candy penthouse at the Plaza, different to most NYC apartments but it's still not worth $59m.

Petra's said...

Ugh, I know it's a personal preference, but I hate hate HATE the Candy penthouse. Just so damn tacky and overpriced, as all their designs are. Just gross. Go back to Europe!!!

Calming down now...

Anonymous said...

Looking past the candy design, that penthouse sucks. Weird soffits and clumsy columns running through the middle of rooms and hallways. Windows so small they couldn't even bring themselves to photograph them.
The previous owner called it an attic. Christian Candy is gonna lose big on this bet.

Anonymous said...

According to the new floorplan, the candy designed plaza penthouse has lost it's small dormer window in the dining room. Who seals off the only window in a 32foot long room?

Sandpiper said...

@anon 11:21
You have my interest up. Where did you find the sealed off window comparison? Done a commercial glazing studies and know these dormer configurations are categorized "non-traditional" in the bible of architectural standards. Most developers apprehensive because they're not proven. Insurance's a bitch too. Wondering if there was a problem here.

Anonymous said...

The old listing has photos and floorplans, that's where I saw.

Sandpiper said...

Thanks!

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deepak wpi said...

Ugh, I know it's a personal preference, but I hate hate HATE the Candy penthouse. Just so damn tacky and overpriced, as all their designs are. Just gross.

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