Nearly five years after his seven-bedroom Englewood, N.J., mansion went on the market for $30 million, Eddie Murphy has cut the asking price by $15 million, reports the New York Daily News.
Celebrity comings and goings such as his are recorded in my free bi-weekly e-newsletter, which I write every two weeks. The next issue is tomorrow around noon.
Known as Bubble Hill (with uncommon prescience), Murphy’s 25,000-sf dwelling, on a five-acre estate, comes complete with a bowling alley, theater and recording studio. Among its 32 rooms are a full-size racquetball court, indoor pool, elevator and a carriage house with gym. Annual taxes are $197,723.
When the property first hit the market in 2004, it became the most expensive single-family home in the Garden State.
And, oh, if you’d like to make an offer, do call me. Morning, noon or the middle of the night.
If you think your closets are overstuffed, if you’ve had to rent extra storage space, if you can’t find that chapeau that you well recall and if mushrooming clutter is your bane, you’ve got nothin’ on the folks listed by the New York Times in its blog recently.
Judge Sotomayor resides. . . in a modest building that is ideally situated in terms of neighborhood amenities too numerous to list (though I confess to a preference for the homemade mozzarella at Joe’s Dairy a minute or two walk away). But she’s practically on top of Sixth Avenue and it’s traffic, including emergency vehicles and buses.
Sotomayor lives in a two-bedroom, two-bath, 980-square foot apartment. The condominium at Continue reading →
First came a report in the New York Post that James Nicholson’s oceanfront mansion, built in 1994, is now on the market. Now, a former Wall Street chief executive is trying to unload his 6,200-square-foot Park Avenue apartment Continue reading →
Welcome to a home with a history. If it’s not haunted by ghosts, it is replete with memories, the spirits of the numerous cats that exhausted their nine lives there, a documentary film and a Tony-winning production on Broadway.
A source tells New York magazine that journalists Sally Quinn and her husband Ben Bradlee are renting out Grey Gardens, the storied six-bedroom East Hampton mansion, famously chronicled in a Maysles documentary. From August 28 to Labor Day, the place can be yours for a mere Continue reading →
If walls could sing, I’d love to hear their music about the sprawling, eight-room apartment at the Osborne that went on the market a couple of weeks ago. The onetime home of cabaret singer Bobby Short and composer Leonard Bernstein has been listed for the first time in two decades, according to the Real Deal.
Apartment 4B is a four-bedroom, 3.5-bath co-op in the century-old Osborne at 205 West 57th St., designed with 11 stories on the front and 15 on the back. The asking price is $3.495 million for the apartment, which underwent 14 months of meticulous restoration before going on the market in late April. Diagonally, across from Carnegie Hall, the landmarked building has another celebrity apartment for sale as well. As noted in my newsletter, it belongs toContinue reading →