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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Noho

Listing photos by Daniel Wang of Brown Harris Stevens

Marc Balet was the longtime art director for Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine, as well as for his talk show 15 Minutes that aired on MTV from 1985 to 1987. Around this same time, in the late ’80s, he purchased a three-floor loft at 620 Broadway in Noho that was used as a dance studio. He transformed it into a beautiful, light-filled live-work home, even calling on his friend Fran Lebowitz to have her father, who owned a furniture store, create custom curtains for the 17-foot-tall space. The window treatments remain today, as do many other personal mementos, including lava lamps gifted by Pee-Wee Herman and a huge wall of celebrity photographs. Balet has now decided to put the home on the market for $5,995,000 and considering it also has an incredible amount of outdoor space, it’s a place not to be missed.

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Celebrities, Recent Sales, Tribeca

All photos: Arnaud Lecamus, Silvercup Lifestyle LLC

Actor-comedian Keegan-Michael Key has sold his Tribeca apartment for $5,000,000, less than the original asking price of $5,495,000. As the New York Post first reported, the two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath condo is located at 56 Leonard Street, better known as the “Jenga Building” because of each floor’s unique layout.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Greenwich Village

Listing photos by Shannon Dupre of Donna Dotan

Over the summer, rapper Travis Scott was renting this massive Greenwich Village townhouse at 80 Washington Place, where his girlfriend Kylie Jenner, who’s pregnant with the couple’s second child, would come to stay. The home was designed by the firm Clodagh, and it’s a whopping 8,700 square feet spread across six stories. There are six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a custom glass elevator, roof deck, backyard with an outdoor kitchen, terrace hot tub, and a wine cellar and tasting lounge. Another fun fact? The home was once owned by composer John Philip Sousa, known for his famous military marches. It’s now hit the market for $26.5 million.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Tribeca

Listing photos by LPG for The Assouline Team at Compass

It’s been 16 years since supermodel Karolina Kurkova bought this Tribeca loft for $2.3 million, but she’s now ready to unload it, listing the apartment for $4.7 million. Kurkova worked with architect and former model Robin Osler to completely redesign the space, with interior design by Interior Marketing Group. Located at the celeb-heavy River Lofts condominium at 92 Laight Street, the two-bedroom home has stylish, custom features like a cowhide wall, an entry foyer that doubles as an art gallery, and, of course, some really serious closets.

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Celebrities, Chelsea, Cool Listings

Listing photos by Evan Joseph Images for Compass

Personal trainer Bob Harper took over as the host of “The Biggest Loser” in 2015, the same year he bought this one-bedroom condo at Chelsea’s 124 West 24th Street for $1,875,000. He’s now put the loft-like home back on the market for $2,295,000. According to the listing, Harper underwent “an extensive cosmetic renovation on the property,” which included darkening the hardwood floors, redoing the kitchen, and replacing all fixtures. Coupled with the space’s exposed brick walls and wood beams, the place is super stylish with a cool moody-industrial vibe.

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Celebrities, Recent Sales, Sutton Place 

I.M. Pei’s Sutton Place townhouse sells for $8.6M

By Devin Gannon, Thu, September 9, 2021

11 Sutton Place, I.M. Pei

Photos courtesy of Christie’s International Real Estate

The New York City home where the late renowned architect I.M. Pei lived for 45 years has found a buyer. As first reported by the Wall Street Journal and confirmed by property records, the four-story home at 11 Sutton Place sold for $8,600,000, an increase from the initial 2019 asking price of $8,000,000. Pei, the mastermind behind the Louvre’s glass pyramid and countless other projects, bought the home in the early 1970s with his wife, Eileen, for just $215,000, according to the newspaper.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Fort Greene

Listing photos courtesy of Compass

Not far from the Clinton Hill apartment where he grew up, the former Fort Greene home of the late rapper Notorious B.I.G. and his wife Faith Evens has hit the market for $1.7 million, as the NY Post reported. The two-bedroom duplex is located in a former stable building at 159 Carlton Avenue and is today owned by a well-known costume designer who infused the apartment with a gorgeous mix of historic architecture, art, and stylish upgrades. According to the Post, Biggie Smalls released his famous album “Ready to Die” while living here in 1994.

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Celebrities, Midtown East, Recent Sales

All photos courtesy of Anastassios Mentis/Brown Harris Stevens

Listed a little over a month ago, Gloria Vanderbilt’s former Midtown East apartment is now in contract. As reported by the New York Post, the two-bedroom home at 30 Beekman Place was asking $1,125,000, with monthly maintenance fees of $4,311. CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, the son of the late heiress/businesswoman/artist, put his mom’s apartment on the market in early August.

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Celebrities, Nolita, Recent Sales

Photo by Eden, Janine and Jim on Flickr

Joshua Kushner and Karlie Kloss are in contract to buy the largest penthouse at the historic Puck Building, a condo project in Nolita developed by the venture capitalist’s family’s real estate company. As first reported by the Wall Street Journal, Penthouse 1 measures an incredible 7,241 square feet and contains five bedrooms, seven and a half baths, and sprawling outdoor space. The final sales price hasn’t been released, but the home was last listed for $42.5 million.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Turtle Bay

Listing photos by Spotless for Sotheby’s International Realty

Olivier Sarkozy, banker and half-brother of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, has listed his Turtle Bay Gardens townhouse for $11,500,000, as the New York Times first reported. Sarkozy’s five-year marriage to Mary-Kate Olsen ended earlier this year, and according to Vanity Fair, the “sticking point” of the divorce was this house. That’s not really surprising, considering the home at 226 East 49th Street is a whopping 8,700 square feet and has historic and opulent features such as a grand ballroom, 22-foot coffered ceilings, and backyard art studio. Sarkozy bought the house in 2014 for $13.5 million from painter David Deutsch.

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