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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upstate

Listing images courtesy of Houlihan Lawrence

As a child, after both her parents had passed away, Eleanor Roosevelt left her family’s New York City apartment to spend her summers at her grandparents’ Hudson Valley estate known as Oak Terrace. She even returned back to the Germantown property after high school, spending half her time there until she married FDR in 1905. According to Brownstoner, the family estate was sold off in parcels in the 1930s, one of which is the brick gatehouse that marked the entrance. Built in 1872, this charming brick structure known as the Oaklawn Gatehouse has just hit the market for $960,000.

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Celebrities, Recent Sales, West Village 

33 Charles Street, Hilary Swank, west village, townhouses, cool listings

The four-story West Village townhouse once owned by actress Hilary Swank has sold for $9.794 million. The historic home at 33 Charles Street has been renovated with modern elements while original details–including restored woodwork and built-ins–still shine. The current owner, former president of Macy’s Harry A. Lawton III, put the property on the market earlier this year for just under $11 million.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Soho

Photo credit: Nick Glimenakis for Yesim Ak, Compass

Norwegian model and entrepreneur Sophia Lie stayed true to her roots when outfitting her NYC residence. Located at the co-op 110 Thompson Street and recently listed for 625,000, the alcove studio is described as a “Scandinavian sanctuary in Soho,” and we can’t disagree. From the pale color scheme to the simple built-ins to the minimalist furniture, everything about the fifth-floor mini-loft screams hygge-chic, and if you’re feeling this vibe, it’s available fully furnished.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Tribeca

443 Greenwich Street, Tribeca, Celebrity Real Estate

Photo courtesy of Douglas Elliman

The Weeknd’s former rental at 443 Greenwich Street in Tribeca has hit the market for $27.5 million. The Grammy Award winner moved into the $60,000/month penthouse apartment in 2018 with then-girlfriend Bella Hadid. Now for sale and “available immediately,” as the Real Deal spotted, penthouse D takes up three levels and includes over 1,000 square feet of private outdoor space.

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Celebrities, Flatiron, Recent Sales

Rendering of 212 Fifth Avenue by Visualhouse; Photo of Jeff Bezos via Wiki Commons

Amazon behemoth and richest person in the world Jeff Bezos has been making headlines in recent weeks for his $100 million donation to U.S. food banks. He’s also become $24 billion richer since the coronavirus crisis sent Amazon’s stocks surging. And it looks like he’s taking a very small percentage of that fortune and expanding his real estate investment in NYC. The Post reports that Bezos just dropped $16 million on an apartment in the Flatiron condo 212 Fifth Avenue. Last June, he bought three units in the building totaling $80 million, making it the largest deal to ever close in New York south of 42nd Street. Now he can create a mega-mansion in the sky.

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Photo by Jeffrey Blum on Unsplash

Comedian and “Saturday Night Live” cast member Michael Che on Wednesday pledged to pay one month’s rent for all 160 apartments at a public housing building where his late grandmother lived. Earlier this month, Che, who grew up on the Lower East Side, announced he lost his grandmother, Martha, to complications from the coronavirus.

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Celebrities, Cobble Hill, Cool Listings

Listing photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

“If These Steps Could Talk,” starts the listing. From 2009 to 2017, this utterly charming Cobble Hill townhouse flashed on television screens for Cat Greenleaf’s talk show Talk Stoop, where she interviewed celebrities from her own Brooklyn stoop. The brick rowhouse at 12 Wyckoff Street has just hit the market for $2,995,000, and the interior is even better than we imagined, with contemporary furnishings and art mixing with farmhouse-chic architecture. Cat designed much of the quirky decor herself, from a life-size chessboard in the backyard to a Harry Potter closet under the staircase to a dreamy Moroccan-style den in the basement.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, New Jersey

Listing images courtesy of Christie’s International Realty

Fifteen acres, an 18,000-square-foot main house designed by Robert A.M. Stern, a dock and boat lift, a pool with two cedar cabanas, a personal pub, a recording studio–and that’s just the beginning of what you’ll find at Jon Bon Jovi’s incredible Central Jersey mansion. First spotted by Mansion Global, the rocker’s property on the Navesink River in Middletown has just hit the market for $20 million, and as Christie’s listing agent Kathleen Coumou told MG, “He’s looking for the right buyer, someone who will appreciate what he’s done to the house.”

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Celebrities, Nolita, Recent Sales

Streetview of 374 Broome Street; Map data © 2020 Google

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen have picked up a second penthouse apartment at their Nolita building. As the Real Deal first reported, the power couple paid $7.7 million for a three-bedroom at the landmarked Brewster Carriage House at 374 Broome Street, joining the $9 million pad bought by the duo in 2018. They seem to really like the building; Legend and Teigen also lived in a one-bedroom unit at the building until they sold it in 2016 for $4 million.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

El Dorado, 300 Central Park West

Listing photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

We’ve gotta hand it to Moby–he has had some killer taste in real estate over the years, from his “tiny but charming” Nolita penthouse to the incredible midcentury house in Westchester he sold for charity. But perhaps the most fabulous place of all was his four-story penthouse at the iconic El Dorado on Central Park West, where he lived from 2005 to 2008. Not only is the sprawling co-op located in the landmarked building’s south tower (it occupies the entire 31st, 32nd, 33rd, and 34th floors), but it boasts four landscaped terraces with sweeping skyline and Central Park views. First reported by the Post, it’s now back on the market for $5,750,000.

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