Posts tagged "real estate"

The New York Times Is Screwing With Us, Right?

After reading this piece today, which declares, “In New York, teens and preteens are becoming savvy connoisseurs of real estate,” I am officially convinced the New York Times is trolling us. A 13-year-old convincing his parents to buy a $14 million dream apartment? Come on. The Times’ Real Estate section has always been a relatively…

Katrin Higher / March 21, 2015

True Story: Married … With A Roommate

New York City real estate causes many a housing arrangement made in desperation. If you live in NYC (or, for that matter, any city with insanely high rents), you likely know a few 30-somethings who still live with roommates or someone whose “convertible bedroom” is actually the living room with a room divider. The city…

Jessica Wakeman / January 7, 2015

Rich Video Game Dude Buys The House Beyoncé And Jay Z Wanted

Just when you thought there was no one more powerful in the free world than Beyoncé and Jay Z, some computer nerd comes along and is like SIKE!
According to TMZ, Swedish video game programmer Markus Persson dropped $70 million in CASH for a 23,000 square foot home in Beverly Hills that the power couple…

Katie Oldenburg / December 19, 2014

Life Dream Status: Dolly Parton’s Kitschy, Country LA Home Is For Sale

The real estate gods are tempting me something fierce lately: first Celine Dion’s mega mansion goes up for sale, now Dolly Parton’s Los Angeles home has hit the market. Just one of Dolly’s 15 (!) abodes, the modest, Spanish-style two-bedroom in West Hollywood is just over 1,000 square feet, and decorated in a southwestern, “shabby…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 20, 2014

10 Very Basic Tips For First Time Homebuyers

As of about a week ago, Nick and I are officially homeowners. Yay! Buying our own place was cool and exciting and also possibly the most stressful thing I’ve ever done. Here are 10 things I learned along the way, that I wish someone had told me before we even started…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 18, 2014

Alex Trebek’s Old House Looks Like It Was Decorated By Otho From “Beetlejuice”

“Jeopardy” overlord Alex Trebek built his dream house on Los Angeles’s Mullholland Drive in 1984, decorated it in the finest of tacky ’80s furniture, and then left it as is. He sold the house in 1996, but pretty much nothing’s changed in 30 years. It definitely looks like Otho, the crazy interior decorator from “Beetlejuice,”…

Julie Gerstein / August 12, 2013

“The Worst Room” Chronicles The Crappiness Of NYC Apartment Shopping

Looking for a new apartment can be difficult anywhere, but in NYC it’s a bloodsport, and tales of shitty apartments are legendary.

Enter “The Worst Room,” a Tumblr chronicling, all-too-accurately, the shitty state of New York City apartment shopping. Tumblr creator Ryan says he made the site to “share the Craigslist postings I…

Julie Gerstein / May 9, 2013

What It Would Cost You To Buy The White House

Say you wanted to buy the White House — just how much money might you need? According to the latest estimate, you’d need $284.9 million dollars. That’s up nearly $5 million more than it was worth four years ago.

But if you buy the White House, what are you getting, exactly?

Julie Gerstein / November 5, 2012

Take A Tour Of Gloria Steinem’s Fabulous NYC Apartment

As Gloria Steinem walks Oprah through the beautiful and elaborately decorated NYC apartment she’s lived in since 1966, it’s hard to imagine that until recently, she treated it as a temporary home. “For years and years and years I lived out of cardboard boxes,” says Steinem. “I was brought up to think you didn’t make…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 2, 2012

Go Ahead Big Spender, Buy Your Own Town

If a $90 million dollar apartment (5,000 square feet! On Central Park South!) doesn’t do it for you, perhaps you’d like something a bit more expansive. These days, the total ballers are blowing their loads not on single residences, but entire towns. For a mere $900,000, a Vietnamese buyer purchased the town of Buford, Wyoming.

Julie Gerstein / August 13, 2012

Karl Lagerfeld Puts His Gramercy Pad On The Market

If the three bedroom, 3.5 bathroom NYC apartment (in the Gramercy Park neighborhood in Manhattan) Karl Lagerfeld has put on the market for $5.2 million looks completely uninhabited, well, that’s because it is. The German couturier never actually moved in to — and most likely never even spent a night in — the stunning airy…

Rachel Krause / March 18, 2012

Daughter Of Russian Mogul Snags $88 Million Apartment

As if just being the acclaimed equestrian daughter of a Russian fertilizer magnate wasn’t glamorous enough, 22-year-old Ekaterina Rybolovleva is now the owner of the most expensive apartment in the most expensive city in the world. That’s right — her father, Dmitry Rybolovlev, in a sale that shattered Manhattan’s individual property transaction records, parted with…

Rachel Krause / February 21, 2012

A Peek Inside Spelling Manor

It is a big day in Spelling Land. We’ll start with the good news. After three years on the market, Spelling Manor—”Charlie’s Angels” and “Beverly Hills, 90210” producer Aaron Spelling’s home which daughter Tori Spelling grew up frolicking in—has finally sold. No word on what the final sale price was, but Candy Spelling had listed…

Queen Sophie-Anne’s House From “True Blood” Is For Sale

Wondering what to get me for the holidays this year? Here’s the perfect gift: Queen Sophie-Anne’s mansion from “True Blood.” The gorgeously ornate house with ocean views is easily my favorite set on the show because of its old-world decadence. And now the actual house is for sale. Sadly, the abode isn’t in Louisiana—it’s i…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / November 17, 2010

You Couldn’t Pay Me $1 Million To Live In Danielle Staub’s Old House

For a mere $1.095 million you can reside in the house where “Real Housewife of New JerseyDanielle Staub leads her pathetic existence. Even though the house is “luxury” by normal standards, you couldn’t offer me all the Scooby snacks in the world to set foot in there. Even if I could actually afford it.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 15, 2010

Grey Gardens Gets New Tenants

According to WWD, there will be a new family in residence at the notorious East Hampton estate of Grey Gardens come this September. NYC interior designer Celerie Kemble and her family have just signed a five-year agreement to lease the property, and if there’s anyone would could thoughtfully perk up the historically grim estate, it’…

Nina Carbone / July 27, 2009