New York, NY
Most Known For
Silver-haired anchor of CNN news and his own eponymous talk show
2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, 3,100 square-foot co-op
As he nears the completion of historic decommissioned firehouse in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Anderson Cooper is parting ways with a penthouse in Midtown. Located close to the “media center of the world,” Anderson is asking $3,750,000 for a 2 bedroom and 2 and ½ bath co-op home, spread out over 2 light-filled floors.
Just steps from Fifth Avenue and Bryant Park, this former manufacturing space has been meticulously redesigned to evoke its industrial roots. A custom Lutron lighting system and multi-room surround sound set the mood in the space. Radiant heat, 7″ wide, aged, smoked Chambord oak floors and satin glass walls and dark patina steel shelves complete the home’s sleek look. The master bath features split-faced diamond grey limestone, teak flooring, dark chocolate colored stainless steel and acid etched, white interlayer custom glass partitions and shower enclosures. Travel up the floating staircase to find an entertaining room with wood burning fireplace and a dining area complimented by a chef’s kitchen complete with Sub-Zero, Viking and Miele appliances and a Ceasarstone countertop. Outside, the surround sound extends to the patio and provides the soundtrack for warm evenings on the landscaped deck with gas grill. A metal and pie staircase leads to an additional roof terrace.
The building, located at 26-28 West 38th Street, is a 12 story, 30 unit co-op with video security and an on-site, full-time superintendent.
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New York City
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Former pop star and reality TV newlywed who reinvented herself as a fashion mogul and soon-to-be first time mommy
5 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, 7,236 square feet
$19,500,000 or $55,000 a month
There’s plenty of speculation happening about Jessica Simpson’s next steps on the real estate front as she preps for the arrival of her first child with fiance Eric Johnson. She’s been spotted touring big, beautiful properties on both coasts, so it’s likely the pop singer-turned fashion mogul will swoop in on something spectacular in the coming weeks. After all, it’s the classic celebrity real estate equation. New baby + new or impending marriage almost always = a fancy new home to nest in.
We’ve just received word from our friends over at the New York Post that Simpson and Johnson recently toured the spectacular penthouse at 25 Bond Street in New York City. Listed for sale for $19,500,000, but reportedly available for rent for $55,000 a month, the home is a big-time New York pad, and definitely spacious enough to accommodate the growing Simpson-Johnson family. With 5 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, and about 7,300 square feet, there is room for a nursery, as well as Jess’ parents Joe and Tina, who are always photographed tagging along with their famous daughter.
The penthouse that Jess could make her East Coast home is a magnificent full-floor condominium loft in the coveted 25 Bond Street complex in the chic NoHo neighborhood. The full-floor home has grand proportions, soaring ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows, plus 4 parking spaces and private storage space. An NYC rarity, gorgeous bronze elevators open directly into the incredible 90-foot-long great room. An elegant chef’s kitchen is beautifully designed by Balthaup with an eat-at counter, top-of-the line finishes, double appliances, a wine cooler and an enormous walk-in pantry. On the south wing of the home there are 5 bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom. The master bedroom suite has a wood burning fireplace, an office, a private balcony, a dressing room and a luxurious master bathroom with a soaking tub, steam shower and double vanity. There is a mud room and laundry room with an adjoining full bathroom, plus a powder room for guests. The luxury building features a 24-hour doorman, private garden with outdoor barbeque and dining area and exercise room.
Carrie Chiang and Janet Wang of Corcoran hold the listing
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New York City
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Founder and CEO of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, found at makeup counters worldwide
2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,524 square feet, 1,800+ square foot outdoor terrace
Located in the heart of the West Chelsea Art’s District, alongside the Highline Park and right next door to Avenue’s World School, is makeup mogul Bobbi Brown‘s superb new duplex penthouse. According to the New York Post, Brown just paid $4,800,000 for the penthouse in “the area’s most exciting new building,” 245 Tenth Avenue. The brand new Della Valle Bernheimer designed full-service condominium boasts a sleek exterior and stylish interior design. The large elevator opens directly into an entry gallery leading to the sun-flooded 45 foot living room with a dreamy fireplace and a huge eat-in kitchen with Sub Zero, Thermador and Bosch appliances. Stairs lead up to the stunning, expansive roof terrace with magical views. Interiors feature superior finishes and fixtures custom designed by Rifra: 5″ oak floors with Lualdi frameless doors and an elegant mixture of white lacquer and ebonized oak cabinetry in baths and kitchen are sleek and functional. A separate bedroom wing houses a master bedroom with an en suite bathroom and a chic tub, separate shower and dual sinks. An additional bedroom and 2 full bathrooms adjoin.
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Flatiron District, NYC
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Star third baseman for the NY Mets
4,000 square-feet, 3 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms
New York Mets third baseman David Wright has been looking to turn a nice profit on the sale of his 4,000 square-foot, 4-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom Flatiron bachelor pad/penthouse - yet has had no luck. Originally listed for $7,850,000, Wright would have made a decent profit on the $6,100,000 he paid for the place in 2006. Except no buyer has stepped up to the plate, forcing Wright to go down the road of price reductions. To make matters worse, we hear rumblings that the current list price of $6,950,000 is still too high for this modern penthouse. Keep an eye on this property, sports fans. It might soon become a whole lot less expensive.
Wright has since moved on to a $12,000-a-month rental at Lucida building on the Upper East Side while he awaits a buyer for the penthouse.
The penthouse listing describes Wright’s building, The Infinity Flats, as “the premier loft condominium in the Flatiron District.” Infinity Flats offers a virtual doorman and key-lock elevators in the heart of one of downtown NY’s most vibrant and historic neighborhoods.
Wright’s full-floor bachelor pad loft offers dramatic and expansive living space, exquisite finishes, and total privacy. The great room is defined by a salt-water aquarium and a glass and stone gas fireplace. The floor-through layout offers 4-bedrooms including an over sized master suite, a large media room featuring a wall of 5 flat-screen TVs, 4.5 stunning bathrooms, plus a home office with bathroom en suite. The eat-in kitchen features professional appliances, storage and a marble island with wine cooler, as well as space for a full-sized dining table. One flight upstairs, the roof deck is fully equipped with enclosed hot tub, sound system, and gas grill.
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New York City
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Fashion designer of his eponymous line and creative director at Louis Vuitton
3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,062 square feet
According to our friends at Curbed, fashion designer and icon Marc Jacobs has just vacated the Chelsea penthouse rental that he’s been shacking up in since 2009. Jacobs has been renting while anxiously awaiting the completion of a full renovation of his brand-new townhome. According to New York Magazine, Jacobs’ new home is one of six built as part of Superior Ink, the much-buzzed-about Robert A.M. Stern–designed condo project.
As it turns out, Jacobs wasn’t the only recognizable head to ever lay on the pillows at 252 7th Avenue. The 2,062-square-penthouse at the Chelsea Mercantile actually belongs to former New York Ranger and current Montreal Canadien hockey star Scott Gomez.
If you’re interested in taking over the lease from Marc, prepare to pony up $23,000 a month (that’s $8k MORE than the $15k Marc was paying). Seem steep? Perhaps you can justify the cost, since the 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home comes fully-furnished. It’s a classic New York City penthouse with an expansive furnished terrace, making it the perfect setting for cocktail parties.
The home is currently configured as two bedrooms with den, and features a full kitchen, entertainment system and sweeping city views of the Hudson and Downtown skyline. Designed with high ceilings and a huge terrace, this Penthouse feels more like a home than an apartment. The open kitchen comes complete with Subzero, Miele, and Viking appliances.
As if a fashion designer and clothes hound like Marc Jacobs would have it any differently, the penthouse has abundant closet space and also comes with a washer/dryer and additional storage unit in the basement. The Chelsea Mercantile is one of Chelsea’s premier full-service buildings boasting full-time doormen, concierge, valet, gym, roof deck, childrens play room, and bicycle storage.
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19 rooms, 7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 10,911 square feet
Acrophobiacs, this probably isn’t the place for you. Perched high in the New York City skyline, you’ll find an incredible ”townhouse” in the sky. 5 stories tall and built atop an already high TriBeCa condominium building, you’ll find a 19 room, 7 bedroom, 7 bathroom, 10,911 square foot metropolitan palace. Phenomenal finishes abound in this penthouse in the heart of TriBeCa. This contemporary home is a sun-flooded double-height space with huge windows, 3 large terraces plus a private roof garden. This penthouse features a magnificent kitchen with breakfast room and fireplace. A full floor master suite comes equipped with a fireplace, enormous bath, skylit walk-in closet, separate Jacuzzi room, and large sunset terrace.
Additional amenities in this $28,000,000 stunner include 1,000-bottle wine cellar/grotto, a rooftop home gym, home theater, library, state-of-the-art security system, a stainless steel and glass staircase and private elevator connecting the floors.
With this TriBeCa abode, you’ll get the privacy of townhouse-style living with the convenience and security of NYC doorman service.
Stephen McRae of Sotheby’s holds this listing
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New York City, NY
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One of the famous Baldwin brothers, the Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning 30 Rock star is also a regular host of SNL and the Oscars
4,137 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathroom
’30 Rock’ funny man Alec Baldwin is a very dedicated New Yorker. Not only has he toyed with the idea of running for mayor but he has now officially snagged yet another beautiful New York City home. This time, it’s a 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath Greenwich Village condo just five miles from the Central Park West co-op that he currently has on the market for $9.5 million.
For those unfamiliar with ‘The Village,’ it’s one of New York’s poshest neighborhoods, rich with music and artistic culture. In other words, this is one heck of a place for AB to call home!
The new penthouse exudes class as the sleek 4,137 sqft space mixes traditional Italian and English detailing with contemporary interior designs done up by Victoria Hagan. According to The Real Estalker, “the main living space pinwheels around a floating staircase and includes a formal dining room, living room with a fireplace [...].” The entire property is lined with windows and dark wooden floors throughout, all accenting a white ceiling with slight coffered architecture.
Every bedroom includes its very own bath, the large master bedroom features a fancy dressing area trimmed with closets, and the spacious, brightly lit upstairs living area includes two terraces. A perfect place for Alec take in the view while enjoying a premium H. Upmann.
Designed by famed architect Emery Roth, this historic, pre-war building includes a grand Art Deco lobby with a doorman and concierge service, fitness center, 1/2 court basketball, children’s playroom, bike room and garage. Nothing but the best for ‘Jack Donaghy.’
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