By Sally Goldstein | March 18, 2015 | Home & Real Estate
For celebs, it’s not only about downtown. The upper, lower, and far west sides are seeing plenty of A-list action.
Sir Patrick Stewart sold his former home at 118 West 79th Street (which boasts a wraparound terrace) after a brisk bidding war.
While real estate experts have noted a slight slowdown in sales, New York’s celebrity real estate market remains as hot as ever. TV weatherman Sam Champion recently sold his luxury Lincoln Square penthouse for a sunny $4.72 million. While this was less than the $5.995 million he listed it for earlier this year, the price is still impressive if you consider he bought the penthouse at 45 West 67th Street for a mere $750,000 in 1995. The two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath unit on the 33rd floor is 1,950 square feet and comes with two terraces and atrium glass windows. The listing broker was Douglas Elliman’s Ann Cutbill Lenane.
Star Trek’s Sir Patrick Stewart, otherwise known as Captain Jean-Luc Picard, is living it up in a former carriage house in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with his third wife, Sunny Ozell. He recently sold the Upper West Side penthouse he owned with his second wife, Wendy Neuss. Their former home, at 118 West 79th Street, sold after a bidding war for $3.82 million, which was well above the unit’s original ask of $3.79 million. The best part of the penthouse is its wraparound terrace with an irrigated garden and Central Park views. 408 Columbus Ave., 212-381-2252; brianlewis.halsteadagent.com
Bruce Willis is asking almost $13 million for his three-bedroom pad at 300 Central Park West.
Also on the Upper West Side, Bruce Willis and his wife, Emma Heming, have listed their three-bedroom, fourth-floor pad at 300 Central Park West (the El Dorado) for $12.995 million. The apartment, formerly owned by U2’s Adam Clayton, was purchased less than two years ago for $8.69 million, but Willis and Heming need more space now that they have two children. The listing broker is Douglas Elliman’s Ann Cutbill Lenane (1995 Broadway: 212-769-9862).
Robert De Niro and his wife, Grace Hightower, are chilling in their $125,000-a-month rental digs at 15 Central Park West, a temporary home until renovations are completed on their Upper West Side residence following a devastating fire. But they’re not the only family members moving around. De Niro recently plunked down $2.8 million for a West Village apartment for his daughter, Drena. Both Robert and Drena’s names are on the deed for the two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath unit that comes with 13-foot beamed ceilings and a wood-burning fireplace. The ask was $2.795 million, but it sold for $2.852 million following a bidding war. The listing brokers were Corcoran’s Sara Gelbard and Paul Kolbusz (30 Irving Pl., 212-500-7026).
Robert Pattinson checked out this penthouse at 200 11th Avenue, which has James Bond details like secret doors behind a set of bookcases
One of the most visible celebrities hunting for housing in New York these days is Robert Pattinson. He checked out a townhouse in Brooklyn’s Vinegar Hill and a $5.75 million unit at the Cobblestone Lofts at 28 Laight Street. The listing brokers for the third-floor unit are Town Residential’s Jason Karadus and Joshua Hatfield (110 Fifth Ave., 646-998-7435). Also on Pattinson’s list was a $19.5 million penthouse at 200 11th Avenue, home to Nicole Kidman and Domenico Dolce. That 3,598-square-foot, three-bedroom unit comes with James Bond-style details like a glass floor that, at the touch of a button, opens to reveal stairs and bookcases that, when pushed, turn out to be doors leading to bedrooms. The listing brokers are Ryan Serhant, at Nest Seekers (56 Reade St., 646-443-3739) and Leonard Steinberg, at Urban Compass, (90 Fifth Ave., 646-375-1932).
photography by Evan JosEph ImagEs (200 11th avE); douglas EllIman photograpy (300 cEntral park wEst)