Monday, February 24, 2014

Monday Morning Mash Up

In case you missed these celebrity and otherwise high profile real estate ditties last week...

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Rupert Murdoch lost his titanic Fifth Avenue penthouse in his d.i.v.o.r.c.e from third wife Wendi Deng. In need of a new and equally impressive pied-a-terre in New York City he's agreed to fork over $57.25 million for an ultra-modern quadruplex penthouse atop a newly erected slender glass tower on East 23rd Street at the southern foot of Madison Avenue  in the Flatiron District.

What Mister Murdoch actually bought is a full floor apartment (with three bedrooms) and, just above that, a five bedroom and 5.5 bathroom triplex penthouse with 6,850 square feet of interior space and a 586 square foot terrace.

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In other high-priced New York City real estate news, the New York Post broadcast the identity of the all-cash buyer of the $50.9 million penthouse atop the newly converted Walker Tower building in the Chelsea 'hood is British food and beverage mogul Neil Moffitt

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Amid rumors of retirement, Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner of Ohio dropped $835,000 on a three bedroom and three bathroom condominium with almost 2,100 square feet at the Tampico complex in Marco Island, FL. (Breitbart News via Politico)

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As revealed by the lady property gossip at the New York Post, Actor Timothy Hutton listed his forty acre spread in New York's picture perfect Hudson River Valley for $1.895 million. The bucolic property includes a renovated late 18th-century farmhouse with four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, a swimming pool with adjacent cabana, and a four-story post-and-beam structure with caretaker's residence and additional living space.

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As per celebrity gossip juggernaut TMZ, teen-aged pop music hellion Justin Bieber wants to unload his house in Calabasas, CA, and is shopping for big new digs near Thousand Oaks and in the Atlanta, GA, area. Unfortunately for Mister Bieber, residents of the upscale Buckhead area in Atlanta, where he looked at a number of huge houses, are less than thrilled with the idea of him moving to the area. Indeed, the Buckhead Neighborhood Coalition planned a protest for this morning to let The Beebs know he's not wanted in the 'hood. (Oops, turns out the protests were a fake. Oh well, it seemed sorta plausible, didn't it?)

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In December 2012 married Tinseltowners Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy paid $3.8 million for a low-slung house next door to their long-time home in the Hollywood Hills. They gave the place a quick redo and, as was first reported by the long-legged blond at Trulia Luxe Living, put the property up for lease for $20,000 per month.

12 comments:

lil' gay boy said...

Okaaay...

Murdoch - Fascinating building, but a tad too post-modern to require a gargoyle on top...

Moffitt - Walker Tower is a great building; to LGB, Moffitt is unknown...

Boehner - I had my heart set on a columbarium...

Hutton - Perfectly preserved/updated Dutch Colonial...

Bieber - Someone put him back in his playpen, please...

Huffman/Macy -- odd how such a pricey property can still scream rental...

Anonymous said...

LGB Moffitt was in Silence Of The Lambs LOL ...remember??

Anonymous said...

Between the way Murdoch looks and his age, will he still be alive to finish the interior construction of an incomplete apartment? Why bother? The headaches and decisions required to finish the space, will send him to that big network in the sky. Seems silly.

Anonymous said...

12:59...if only I could place a bet against you on him being alive. He will outlive you and Ding nut the ex

Anonymous said...

12:59 hugeette clark lived up to 104. with todays technology he can live quite long. my colleague got stroke, within hour they put him on a machine, 3 months later he was as new, no problem with speech or movement. technology advances. also remember mrs. wrightsman, keeper of 820 5th avenue i believe? the first articles were mentioning here in 2006, today she is 94

Chuck.Raney Raney said...

Every time I see Rupert's name I think of that great movie abnout con men on the French Riviera with Micheal Caine and Steve Martin. RUPERCT !! don't stick your fork in your eye ~!!!

Well, it IS close to the same name. That house they lived in was awesome also. I bet 20 american bucks it ws in S. Cali and not in France.

Sandpiper said...

Mama, I had to get out the pink pill box again. My day was humming along swimmingly til you loaded that Bohner link, I robotically bit, and he smeared up my screen. If only there rumors are true. A girl can dream.

The Hutton's front-facing gambrel is lovely. I'm tagging this as a Dutch colonial -- even if it's not.

Little Beebs, I'll wave a picket sign for the Buckhead boycott. It's a nice enclave and hopefully with remain so.

Those Macy-Huffmans, actor love! There's a bit of trim and add-on(ish) consternation, but it's glammy, immaculate, and, oh hell ya, sharp.

Newshen said...

The Anti Beiber "protest" was a hoax

Anonymous said...

How so?

Rosco Mare said...

The 3rd Murdoch d.i.v.o.r.c.e is profiled tn the current Vanity Fair. No surprises except that he took so long to file the papers. What happens when basic principles of feng shui are ignored? Wendi Deng!

Hopefully our Mama Dearest will snatch a few photos of the new quadraplex after it's completed.

PS: where is our beloved in-house Rabbi Hedda? I miss her...

xo

Rosco Mare

Anonymous said...

you miss Rabbi Hedda? O god no!! I'm glad she's gone!!!

Sandpiper said...

Hi 6:45, There seem to be two Beeb protest rumors floating around. I tend to believe Buckhead could have teeth (but that's just me).

The other protest rumor came out when he did his last assinine thng, or was it the assinine thing before that one.

Here's a link to the later. It was a Twitter hoax. Warning you now ... it's very disconcerting..