Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Tuesday Afternoon Tidbits

Three of today's celebrity real estate tidbits come courtesy of the ever-industrious property gossip kids at Curbed and the fourth comes from veteran real estate gossip (and reporter) Bob Goldsborough in the Chicago Tribune.

After passing muster with the strict co-op board, preggers Hollywood royal Drew Barrymore and well-bred her art-consultant hubby Will Kopelman set to close on a family-sized duplex on New York City's posh Park Avenue. The four bedroom and 4.5 bathroom apartment was last listed for $8.3 million.

Legendary music executive L.A. Reid sold his full-floor apartment, also on Park Avenue in New York City, to legendary theater producer/director Hal Prince for $16.5 million.

Frequently published nice-gay decorator Waldo Fernandez listed his own well-dressed, Oberoi Hotel-esque (if architecturally whackadoodle) hideaway in the Hamptons with an asking price of $9.5 million. It's worth a look-see if only because there's a sky bridge and a "lotus-filled pond that stirs up images of Kyoto, Viet Nam or Thailand."

Media mogul Oprah Winfrey continues her apparently permanent push to a full-time life on the west coast continues with the not entirely surprising listing of her multi-unit, mansion-sized duplex condo at Chicago's Water Tower with an asking price of $7,750,000. The four-unit spread has 9,625 customized square feet with multiple living areas, two kitchens, three en suite guest bedrooms, a total of five full and two half bathrooms, and a dedicated floor for the Madame's Master Suite. The monthly fees ring up to $9,004 and cover all the amenities of the Ritz Carlton Hotel and Carlton Club.


Lance Tankmen said...

Could you look into Fort Mcmurray i would like to move out there!

Anonymous said...

Nancy and Lance: Buy a damn ad.

Anonymous said...

Nancy needs to learn English.
The board for Ms. Barrymore's new building isn't one of the toughest. Also, her husband's parents- especially her husband's mom- are very well- liked in NYC... They would know how to get the newlyweds into any building.

Sandpiper said...

Yay, Drew and Will were blessed by the all-mighty co-op board. As mentioned in October, all good things here. Betting they'll open up the kitchen. Tons of great wall space for art! Love it.

RE: Waldo. Peeked his portfolio. His pics are essentially tightly-cropped atmosphere shots featuring self-attributed elements from his own decor catalog$. Now wowed.

lil' gay boy said...


Barrymore: Not surprised at the desire to raise kids in NYC;

Reid: Quintessential Park Ave.; LGB's brother once worked as a gofer for Mr.Prince -- he did not enjoy it;

Where's Waldo: More referential than imitative; unfortunately, with most Asian architecture this does not always work out well;

O: No.