Monday, January 27, 2014

Monday Morning Catch Up

Glee's beau-hunky blond Chord Overstreet—a former teen model and 2013 Teen Choice Award winner—dumped $1,310,000 million on a glassy and newly renovated, single-story contemporary above Lake Hollywood. (Yes, bunnies, there is an actual lake/reservoir in Hollywood). Listing details show the house has three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, an open-concept Euro-style kitchen, and house-dotted canyon views. (Trulia Luxe Living)

Reality television star and enterprising boutique owner Kourtney Kardashian and her weirdly flashy baby daddy/man-friend Scott Disick reportedly purchased retired professional footballer Keyshawn Johnson's nearly 12,000 square foot macmansion in the very same gated Calabasas, CA, enclave where one of their new neighbors will be hellion pop star/wannabe thug Justin Bieber. The sprawling, Richard Landry-designed mansion—described in listing materials as a "Contemporary Mediterranean"—has six bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms. The sale price has yet to be recorded (or leaked) but any of the children would like more details on Kourt's new krib, Your Mama (dissed and) discussed the manse more than a year ago when it was listed for $10.5 million. (E! Online)

In other Kardashian family real estate news, word on the celebrity real estate street is that divorcing sister Khloe sold her and estranged husband Lamar Odom's mock-Med in Tarzana, CA, to well-paid sitcom star Kaley Cuoco (Big Bang Theory) and her professional tennis player hubby, Ryan Sweeting. The house was listed for just under $4 million and sold for just under $5.5 million. (No, babies, that is not a type, Miz Cuoco paid about $1.5 million over asking.) So the scuttlebutt goes Khloe K. either scooped up or would like to acquire a similarly sized macmansion near her momager's big ol' house in the guard-gated, celeb-attracting, and horse-oriented Hidden Hills community. (TMZ)

Since Your Mama dropped in to New York City for a brief (and somewhat unexpected) visit, we'll wind up with a few Big Apple-centric real estate ditties.

Woody Allen and Mia Farrow's puffy lipped and wicked smart son Ronan Farrow—who Miz Farrow recently and tantalizingly suggested might actually be the illegitimate son of blue-eyed crooner Frank Sinatra—spent $1.495 million for a luxurious but fairly ordinary 982-square foot two bedroom and two bathroom apartment in a fancy new condo building new Lincoln Square on the Upper West Side. (New York Post)

For months now the half-dozen not yet completed penthouse pads atop the legendary Puck Building in SoHo,which were developed by Ivanka Trump's young, savvy, and baby-faced husband, Jared Kushner, have been shrouded in secrecy. While there has been much hullabaloo and tongue wagging by property gossips none of the roomy residences, reportedly priced between twenty and sixty million bucks, were not, until now, listed on the open market. (Curbed)

The Puck penthouses have been toured privately by a handful of rich and/or otherwise high-profile people including Leo DiCaprio, who went on to drop ten or more million clams for a "green" place in Greenwich Village, and middle-aged rock star Jon Bon Jovi, who, bless his real estate heart, has yet to unload his super-sized duplex penthouse in Soho despite reducing the asking price from $42 million to $39.9.*

The saga continues for Russian multi-billionaire Roman Abramovich's so-far stymied effort to acquire all five of the lavish cooperative apartments at the massive Berwind Mansion on Fifth Avenue and re-combine them into the robber baron-worthy mansion that it was originally built to be. We're sure everyone but the richest of the rich is plays their finger violins for the inveterate real estate baller's plight, right?

And finally, Michael Gross, the always entertaining chronicler of the real estate affairs of the super rich, penned a piece for a recent issue of Departures magazine about how the sale price for New York's most expensive apartments inches ever and inevitably closer to the magic and monumental nine figure mark. (Departures)

*Mister Bon Jovi's penthouse was taken off the open market in early December (2013) but property records do not indicate it's been sold.


Tom said...

Keyshawn Johnson is a an American footballer, not basketballer.

Anonymous said...

Mama, do something. I want the Russian to get the Berwind Mansion and restore it to a single family house.

Anonymous said...

I said forever ago that Keyshawn's house had Kardashian written all over it. I thought Kim tho. The house is much, much, nicer than the shit box her and Kanye bought in Bel Air... something tell's me Kimmy won't like being upstaged, even if it is in Calabasas. I think KK & KW might be house hunting in Beverly Park soon.

Madam Pince said...

Mama, I saw a photo of young Mister Farrow's apartment, along with a tiny photo of him at the bottom, and before I saw his name, I swore I was looking at an old photo of Frank Sinatra. Old Blue Eyes is definitely that baby's daddy. The apartment is nice, if a little boring. But that's okay.

Anonymous said...

poor kardashians, if they thought they can get some episode about bieber well i think bieber will end up in jail long before they move in :P

Anonymous said...

I swear I see a strong Frank Sinatra resemblance in Ronan's face in every photo of him. He looks nothing like Woody, has Mia's fair complexion and blonde hair, but a younger Frank Sinatra just jumps out from his countenance at you. If he's not Frank's offspring, how eerily uncanny that the son of a former wife of all people should look so much like him.

Sandpiper said...

Madam Prince! When you stop by I yearn for April because stores sell Peeps all month long!

And Hi 9:55. Roman's growing on me, too. Read that widow's agreement was executed but she now has cold tootsies (>$$). The matter's been heard in a UK court but the ruling is being held in abatement. Um, huh? We shall see.

Mia raised a beautiful family. Her son Ronan is absolutely endearing, as are they all. Skimmed a few of his recent Tweets. He's a good brother. On Jan. 12 he Tweets:

Ronan Farrow ‏@RonanFarrow.
Missed the Woody Allen tribute - did they put the part where [Ronan's sister] publicly confirmed he molested her at age 7 before or after Annie Hall?

Hope he loves his new apartment. I do.

Mama, hope all is well. You're where you need to be right now. xoxo