Celebrities

Celebrities, Chelsea, Cool Listings, Interiors

520 W19th St PHB

According to the New York Daily News, Beyonce was spotted apartment hunting this week, without hubby Jay Z, for what some are speculating could be her new bachelorette pad. The luxurious home that seems to have caught Bey’s eye is this incredible 4,054-square-foot square penthouse located at 520 West 19th Street, which comes with not only a 20-foot dining room and libraries, but a stunning 642-square-foot private terrace that runs the full length of the apartment and looks out to a dazzling array of city sights—a birds-eye view of the Empire State Building among them.

Tour Beyonce’s potential pad here

Celebrities, Greenwich Village, Interiors, Recent Sales

43 Fifth Avenue #9E, Holly Hunter’s home, Julia Roberts’s old home

Academy Award-winning actress Holly Hunter has just sold her Greenwich Village apartment, according to city records. The thespian put her Fifth Avenue apartment on the market in February, asking $8.7 million. The final sale price was $7.6 million.

The adorable home is situated high up in the 11-floor building at 43 Fifth Avenue, a 1905 Beaux Arts “masterpiece”. The apartment features restored original wood moldings and window trim. Additional touches include stained glass and a fireplace. There’s also a large kitchen with an abbey table capable of seating six. Three bedrooms and baths, along with two windowed offices and a parlor complete the beautiful place.

Find out more about the celebrity abode here

Celebrities, Cool Listings, Interiors

Live in Billy Joel’s Hamptons Home for Just $250K?

By Aisha Carter, Thu, July 24, 2014

Billy Joel’s Hamptons home, Sagaponack Hamptons residence, Nate Berkus-designed

How would you like to live in the Piano Man’s Hamptons home? Well, for all you Billy Joel fans, your moment in the sun has come, because for just $250,000 you can have his Hamptons home for all of… the month of August. It appears that after experiencing a somewhat turbulent journey with this home—the house has been on and off the market several times since 2009—Joel and his pad are parting ways yet again, and this time he’s spiced up his offer a bit. Not only has the price dropped from an astronomical $23.5 million to a slightly less astronomical $19.95 million, but the singer/songwriter has apparently opened his eyes to the possibility of renting… however pricey. Baby steps.

We’ve all seen this phenomenon when a seller has such a personal attachment to a home that they can’t seem to price it reasonably? Is this one of those instances? Or is the Sagaponack home worth the cost? You be the judge.

Find out more about the home and take a look inside, here

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Celebrities, Features, History, Upper West Side 

John Lennon and Yoke Ono, The Dakota, 1 West 72nd Street , NYC celebrity couples

Hotel Chelsea had the Warhol “superstars”, 740 Park Avenue has been considered the most sought after address in the world for 70 years, the San Remo boasts a rotating roster of celebrity residents–a lot of New York City buildings have their claim to fame. But none have as storied a past or talked-about current status as the famed Dakota at 1 West 72nd Street.

Best known as the site where John Lennon was killed when returning home with wife Yoko Ono, as well as its role in Roman Polanski’s acclaimed horror film “Rosemary’s Baby,” the Dakota’s mythical stature goes much deeper than its spectacular, fortress-like façade and proximity to Central Park. Long a desirable address for artsy celebrities, the building still attracts a slew of A-listers, but the strict co-op board is known to reject even the biggest names.

We’ve got the scoop on the legendary Dakota here

Celebrities, Central Park South, Interiors, Midtown, Recent Sales

Essex House, Liam Gallagher’s apartment interior, Oasis singer apartment for sale

If his home is any indication, we’re guessing Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher loves animal prints as much as he loves Great Britain. According to the NY Post, the singer and his brother Noel have just put their Essex House condo up for sale for $4 million with Douglas Elliman agents Oren and Tal Alexander.

Take a look inside the Oasis singer’s pad here

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Features, Manhattan

world cup 2014 players vs nyc real estate

It’s no secret that pro athletes make big bucks, but the world’s best soccer players are raking in Benjamins that would even make an NBA star blush. With top players like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo pulling in up to $75 million, we can’t help but wonder what they’re doing with all that money. While yachts and Italian villas are fine buys, our suggestion to these star athletes is to pour it in some swanky New York property. (The Marquand or the Puck Penthouses, perhaps?)

If these soccer superstars ever decide to buy in New York, we’ve got each of their best bets ahead.

Check out our nifty infographic after the break

Celebrities, Recent Sales, Upper East Side

11 East 68th St, The Marquand, Kimora Lee Simmons apartment interior, Tim Leissner

Well, it only makes sense for the creator of Baby Phat to live in a phat crib. Investment banker Tim Leissner, otherwise known as Mr. Kimora Lee Simmons, just dropped $19 million on an 8th floor apartment at The Marquand, according to the NY Post. The 5BR/5.5BA unit has its own private elevator landing and wood burning fireplaces, and while we’re not sure what other features the actual apartment boasts, other apartments in the building have bay windows, a chef’s kitchen, and a media niche with a concealed A/V closet.

Take a look inside the Baby Phat crib here

Celebrities, DUMBO, Interiors, Recent Sales

After re-listing her DUMBO digs for the second time in early June, Anne Hathaway has found a buyer for her Clocktower loft, last priced at $4.25 million. Hathaway snagged the 2BR/3.5BA unit at 1 Main Street with then-fiancé Adam Shulman in February 2013 for $4.1 million, but reportedly never moved in, instead using the 2,592-square-foot apartment as an extremely oversized closet. The unit first hit the market in September 2013, but was removed shortly thereafter in December.

The buyer hasn’t yet been identified, but he or she will certainly not be disappointed with the giant master suite, library and media room, corner layout, and spectacular views of the Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge, and Manhattan skyline.

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Celebrities, Interiors, Noho

Law & Order Star Sells Noho Loft for $3.25 Million

By Aisha Carter, Thu, June 26, 2014

BD Wong, Law & Order: SVU, Noho apartment, NY TIimes,

According to city records, Law & Order; SVU star B.D Wong has officially sold his East 4th Street apartment for asking, after being in contract since March. The ground floor loft has a below-ground bedroom and a colorful palette that reminds us of something a stylish interior designer would create for the Joker’s bachelor pad, assuming the Joker wants to pick up chicks. But we digress…

Take a look inside this spectacular loft here

Celebrities, Recent Sales, Upper East Side

Simon Cowell apartment, Lauren Silverman, Peter Pennoyer, 151 East 78th Street, Andrew Silverman

After months of house hunting, Simon Cowell has found a home for his new family. According to the NY Post, the TV mogul just put down $10.85 million on a nest at 151 East 78th Street for his girlfriend Lauren Silverman and their love child. The family will now call the Peter Pennoyer-designed condominium home; and while the Post isn’t entirely sure which unit the TV mogul purchased for his best friend’s ex-wife (no judgment here), they’re guessing it was the three-bedroom penthouse.

Want to know more about the penthouse? Find out here

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