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Celebrities, Cool Listings, East Village

Photo of 123 East 10th Street by Nina Poon for Sotheby’s International Realty; Photo of Mary-Kate Olsen via Wiki Commons

The Olsen twins love real estate almost as much as they love smokey eye shadow. Before Mary-Kate married French banker Olivier Sarkozy in 2015, the couple spent some time in the East Village. Sarkozy purchased the Anglo-Italianate townhome at 123 East 10th Street in 2012 for $6.25 million. However, the lovebirds never moved in; instead, they rented the similar house next door at 125 East 10th Street from 2012 until they purchased and moved into an equally grand townhouse in Turtle Bay in 2014. The Post now reports that the neighboring East Village homes have once again come onto the market, this time with the option to combine them for one $16 million mansion.

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Rentals

FREE RENT: This week’s roundup of NYC rental news

By Annie Doge, Sat, January 19, 2019

Images (L to R): The Heritage, Level, Landing at Brooklyn Bridge Park and Arverne View

  • 1247 Atlantic Avenue: Brooklyn Rental with Swimming Pool Launches Leasing from $1,875/Month [LINK]
  • Arverne View: Beachfront Apartments in the Rockaways from $1,374/Month [LINK]
  • The Pierrepont: Floor Plans and Interiors Revealed for March 1st Launch [LINK]
  • LEVEL: Williamsburg Waterfront Rental Offers 3 Months Free + Car Share [LINK]
  • 184 Eagle Street: No Fee Greenpoint 1-Bed Rentals from $2,600/Month [LINK]
  • Landing at Brooklyn Bridge Park: Leasing Launches with 1 Month Free, Net Prices from $3,092/Month [LINK]
  • The Heritage: East Harlem Renovated Rentals on Central Park from $2,595/Month [LINK]



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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upstate

Photo of Bruce Willis via Gage Skidmore on Flickr

Bruce Willis is packing up and moving back to the West Coast, leaving behind his massive 22-acre Westchester estate. The “Die Hard” actor’s property in Bedford Corners has hit the market for $12.95 million, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. In 2014, Willis and wife Emma Heming paid $12 million for the estate, which includes a shingle-style home, antique house, and two renovated guest cottages. As 6sqft reported last January, Willis sold his co-op at 271 Central Park West for $17.75 million after buying it for around the same price in 2015.

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Celebrities, Recent Sales, Upper East Side

He may have hit it big at the World Trade Center redevelopment, but super-developer Larry Silverstein lost nearly $5 million on the sale of his long-time Park Avenue apartment. He first put the residence at 500 Park Avenue on the market for $13.9 million a little over a year ago, not long after he and his wife Klara bought a $34 million penthouse at Silverstein Properties’ own development 30 Park Place, which overlooks the WTC site. The Silversteins have now sold the Upper East Side home, according to the Post, but for only $9.3 million.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Interiors, Park Slope

Listing photos courtesy of Gamut Photos/Sotheby’s International Realty; Photo of Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgarrd via Wiki Commons

Nearly thirteen years ago, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard spent $1.91 million on a Park Slope townhouse at 36 Sterling Place. Though their two daughters grew up and went to the exclusive St. Ann’s school in the friendly neighborhood, they now attend school elsewhere, so the couple has decided to list the brownstone in favor of being “able to walk [the children] to school,” Gyllenhaal told the Wall Street Journal. In addition to convenience, however, they’ll also be looking at a nice profit, considering the home has hit the market for $4,599,000.

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Rentals

FREE RENT: This week’s roundup of NYC rental news

By Annie Doge, Sat, January 12, 2019

NYC Rental News

Images (L to R): 321 Wythe Avenue, EVE, Summit, and 535 Carlton Avenue

  • 321 Wythe in Williamsburg Debuts Luxury Rentals with All-Star Amenities + Skyline Views [LINK]
  • The Hamilton, 1735 York Avenue: Yorkville Rental Leasing 1- to 3-Bed Rentals with 1 Month Free [LINK]
  • OTTO, 211 McGuinness Boulevard: Upscale Greenpoint Rentals from $2,317/Month [LINK]
  • Summit, 222 East 44th Street: Ultra Luxury Midtown East Rental Launches Leasing [LINK]
  • 535 Carlton Avenue: Affordable Rentals at Pacific Park Offer 2 Months Free on Select 2 Bedrooms [LINK]
  • The Offerman House, 248 Duffield Street: Historic Rentals in Downtown Brooklyn with Net Prices from $2,796/Month [LINK]
  • The Driggs North, 220 North 10th Street: No Fee Rental in Williamsburg Has 1 Bedrooms from $2,950/Month [LINK]
  • EVE, 433 East 13th Street: Upscale East Village Rentals Launch from $2,999/Month [LINK]

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Celebrities, Cool Listings

432 via DBOX; Alex Rodriguez via Wiki Commons; Jennifer Lopez via Wiki Commons

Less than a year after dropping $15.3 million on a trophy pad at 432 Park Avenue, J-Rod (J.Lo + A-Rod) has decided to put the sprawling, apartment back on the market. First spotted by the Post, the place is now asking $17.5 million. The news comes just five months after the couple put their considerably smaller apartment at 15 Central Park West on the rental market for $11,500 a month. Why are they selling so soon? Though three bedrooms and 4,000 square feet sounds large to most, a source told the Post that “They love the building, but when their kids are all together, it’s too small. They need something bigger for the family.”

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Cool Listings, Interiors, West Village 

292 west 4th Street, Greenwich Village, townhouses, cool listings

Filled with 19th century grandeur, glorious details and a perfectly calibrated designer renovation, this Italianate brick townhouse at 292 West 4th Street may need some work–but only if you’re a fan of bold color in your home decor. If you embrace the tranquility of white, the 10-room West Village home on a gorgeous tree-lined block of noted lush private gardens may be just what you’re looking for. Built in 1860, the 20-foot-wide home asking $18 million has updated interiors by noted designer Piet Boon that complement scores of original details, starting with a stoop framed by a wrought iron railing and extending through floor-to-ceiling glass to elegant terrace gardens.

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Cool Listings, East Village, Interiors

53 St Marks Place, East Village

On the market for the first time in 36 years, this three-bedroom co-op at 53 Saint Marks Place just hit the market for $1,100,000. Located in the heart of the East Village, the spacious 1,250-square-foot unit boasts plenty of tasteful improvements and comes with lots of storage solutions for book lovers and their collection.

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Celebrities, Recent Sales

The building’s model residence (not the specific units mentioned here) by Robert Granoff for DDG

Just weeks after news broke that Matt Damon set a borough record when he paid $16.7 million for a penthouse in Brooklyn Heights’ new condo The Standish, the Wall Street Journal now reports that Emily Blunt and John Krasinski are also moving into the building. The couple dropped $11 million on two adjacent units, giving them the entire eighth floor. Although their transaction doesn’t set any records, it’s still considered one of the largest ever in Brooklyn. Previously, Blunt and Krasinski owned a gorgeous, historic Park Slope townhouse, but they sold it for $6.5 million last year because they weren’t able to spend enough time there.

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