Massive waterfront Southampton estate listed for $150M

Louise Blouin hopes she can finally sell her massive Southampton estate, or risk losing it. The controversial art magazine publisher and collector is listing “La Dune” once again, this time for $150 million, the Wall Street Journal reported. The estate spans two properties, 366 and 376 Gin Lane. Blouin first put the four-plus-acre compound on the market in 2016, seeking $140 million. Since then, the estate has been on and off the market while Blouin

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Hugh Jackman buys penthouse at Jean Nouvel tower

Hugh Jackman is trading neighborhoods, closing on a new Chelsea condo almost three months to the date after listing his West Village triplex. Jackman paid just over $21.1 million for a penthouse unit at the Jean Nouvel tower at 100 Eleventh Avenue, the Wall Street Journal reported. It’s the sixth-highest sale at the building, according to Streeteasy. The 4,700-square-foot, four-bedroom apartment was originally listed for $25 million. The unit has 14-foot floor-to-ceiling windows and 3,700

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Divorce lawyer sells Bridgehampton home for $45M

The seller of a five-acre property in Bridgehampton knows a little something about letting go. Divorce lawyer Irving Shafran parted with his Hamptons property for around $45 million, the Wall Street Journal reported. Shafran and his late wife, book editor Judith Shafran, purchased the property in 2004 for $10 million. The couple built a 7,500-square-foot home, located on Sagaponack Pond. The main house is sited on approximately four acres, leaving another available as a buildable

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Brooklyn’s top deal last week? Just $6M

When is second place good enough for first? When a townhouse at 79 Second Place in Carroll Gardens enters contract with an ask of $6 million, topping the Brooklyn luxury market. The four-story home with an owner’s triplex below two tenant apartments was the most expensive listing to enter contract last week, according to Compass’ weekly report on signed contracts in the boroughs for homes asking $2 million or more. The 4,200-square-foot home can be

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Manhattan’s luxury market records slowest week since 2020

A sweltering heat wave brought 90-degree temperatures to New York City last week, but Manhattan’s luxury market continued to cool off. Buyers signed just 13 contracts for homes asking $4 million or more in the borough in the first week of August, 11 fewer than in the last week of July, according to Olshan Realty’s latest report. Those 13 properties were last asking a combined $95.24 million, the lowest total tracked by the report since

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Shake-up at 22 Bond: Corcoran in, Tal Alexander out at NoHo condo

Well, that was fast. Just four months after Douglas Elliman’s Tal Alexander, Jared Schwadron and Marc Riedel were tapped for sales at 22 Bond Street, a new team is assuming control. Corcoran’s Catherine Juracich, who previously worked with JDS Development’s Fitzroy condominium development in Chelsea, has taken over sales at the luxury NoHo development. Alexander left Elliman in June to launch a brokerage called Official, backed by white-label firm Side. The broker said he had

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Bravo boss Andy Cohen in contract for West Village penthouse

Bravo host and producer Andy Cohen is doubling down on his love for West Village duplexes, picking up a prewar penthouse. Cohen is in contract to buy a unit at 299 West 12th Street, the New York Post reported. The sale hasn’t closed yet, but the unit last asked $18.3 million. The 17-story prewar building was developed by Bing & Bing. Cohen’s duplex spans 3,000 square feet, but reportedly needs some work. The unit includes

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The Closing: Jim Whelan

At the Real Estate Board of New York’s annual gala in June, Jim Whelan held court. As some of the industry’s biggest developers and dealmakers shook his hand or slapped him on the back, one elected official joked that he had come over to “kiss the ring.”  Whelan rose to head the industry trade group after nearly a decade working for it, during which he was instrumental in the organization’s efforts to renew the lucrative

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The new normal: $1M price tags in Hilton Head

Working from home in Hilton Head may cost you $1 million. Two years into the pandemic, listings at that threshold are no longer rare, and nor are homes that ask for almost $8 million, the Wall Street Journal reported. Median prices jumped to $650,000 through June from $360,000 in January 2020. The South Carolina island, a hub of private and semi-private golf communities, has long drawn buyers interested in warmer weather and cheaper taxes. Now

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Wyoming ranch with ties to Walt Disney hits market for $71M

Luxe ranches are all the rage and another one has hit the market in Dubois, Wyoming. The Diamond G Ranch is listed at $71 million, the Wall Street Journal reported. The 5,000-acre property is located 82 miles east of Jackson Hole and 23 miles from Yellowstone National Park. The seller is an LLC tied to Stephen Gordon, a former manufacturing executive who purchased the ranch back in the 1980s. Jim Taylor of Hall and Hall

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