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    James Gandolfini Once Lived in This West Village Townhouse. Now It Can be Yours for $16.5 Million

    It’s been nearly a decade since actor James Gandolfini unexpectedly died. Now, the West Village pad where The Sopranos star once lived is up for grabs.  

    Dating back to 1835, the landmarked New York City building is the only townhouse remaining on the East Side of Sullivan Street and was once the home of Wall Street financier Jay Gould. Renowned artist and sculptor Leah Poller bought the 19th-century Greek Revival mansion back in 2005 and subsequently converted it into five luxury apartments. The cleverly designed floor plans mean that the $16.5 million property could easily be turned back into a palatial single-family residence, though.

    Spanning 9,300 square feet, the abode features five bedrooms, six bathrooms, and ample living space. According to the listing, Gandolfini was said to have kept the second floor as a study while he was appearing in God of Carnage on Broadway in 2009. It also offers an impressive 2,300 square feet of private outdoor space, which Manhattanites know is a rarity. 

    The townhouse comes with 2,300 square feet of private outdoor space.

    Concrete Real Estate/Ardent Property Group

    Over the years, 179 Sullivan Street has played host to other famous residents including The O.C. actress Mischa Barton, as well as screenwriter Steven Conrad, best known for The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013). 

    Thanks to Poller’s preservation efforts, the 25-foot-wide residence has held onto many of its historic details, including an original curved staircase, shutters, decorative fireplaces, and archways. On the parlor level, you’ll find soaring 13-and-a-half-foot ceilings, a one-bedroom loft, a primary bedroom complete with a glass-tiled Jacuzzi, and a private terrace. Elsewhere, each of the units is decked out with a laundry, air-conditioning, and top-of-the-line appliances.  

    The seller is artist Leah Poller, who preserved and re-designed all five floors of the residence

    Concrete Real Estate/Ardent Property Group

    Down below, the ground floor is currently operating as a medical office rental, and at the very top, the 1,250-square-foot roof can be turned into pretty much anything you can dream up. In case you’re lacking in creativity, marketing materials suggested maybe a gym, sauna, or even a recording studio. Hell, you could even go full Tony Soprano and turn it into a sky-high hangout for your crew. BYO gabagool.

    Jessica Bryant of Concrete Real Estate NYC and Valerie Zingaro of Ardent Property Group hold the listing.  

    Click here to see all the photos of 179 Sullivan Street.

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    Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez Just Bought a $61 Million Mega-Mansion in Beverly Hills

    House-hunting is hard—even if you’re Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez.  

    The high-profile Hollywood couple has been mansion-shopping for months, and it seems as if they’ve finally settled on a super-sized estate in Beverly Hills. On Wednesday, The Wall Street Journal reported that Bennifer just closed on a spectacular, five-acre spread in Los Angeles, which would add yet another gem to their growing real estate portfolio. The colossal 38,000-square-foot pad was originally listed at $135 million back in 2018, but the asking price was later slashed to $75 million in March. Naturally, the stars snagged the French-style residence at a steal: The new digs only cost just shy of $61 million. 

    Set in the gated Wallingford Estates community, the lavish mega-manse was rebuilt and significantly expanded upon by developer Gala Asher, as per Forbes. Altogether, the compound features a total of 12 bedrooms and a whopping 24 bathrooms split between a main house, a 5,000-square-foot guest penthouse, a caretaker’s cottage, and a guardhouse. A few of the behemoth’s most notable features include an epic 155-foot infinity pool, a boxing ring, a basketball court with a viewing gallery, and a sports lounge. Together, Lopez and Affleck share a pretty insane auto collection, but they won’t have to worry about space. There’s a 12-car garage on site, plus enough room to park 80 additional vehicles.

    You can bet that a property of this magnitude has heaps of other amenities, too. There’s a movie theater, a wine and whiskey cellar, and an on-site spa, which is decked out with a sauna, a massage room, and even a hair and nail salon. Outside, the grounds include not one but two tennis courts and a sprawling 2,500-square-foot covered patio. Did we mention it’s also heated? 

    For comparison, the reunited couple’s new crib far surpasses the $64 million Pacific Palisades estate they were in escrow in March. That one-acre abode stretched 16,000 square feet with eight bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, and had an 800-square-foot gym. If they were holding out for something better, they definitely found it. You can check out a video of the home below:

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    Rihanna Is Selling One of Her Beverly Hills Mansions for $10.5 Million

    If Rihanna flips her Beverly Hills manse, she deserves to take a bow.  

    The “Diamonds” singer put her Tudor-style estate on the market a little over two years after she shelled out a cool $10 million for it, as reported by Mansion Global. Now, the modern-day Renaissance woman has listed the same palatial property for approximately $10.5 million. It’s unclear what specific upgrades have been made during that time, but we do know you’ll have good neighbors: In true rockstar fashion, RiRi actually owns the pad right next door, too.

    Located in the tony Beverly Hills Post Office neighborhood, the half-acre property is gated and positioned on a cul-de-sac for added privacy. Originally built in the 1930s, the 5,100-square-foot abode comprises four bedrooms and five bathrooms, as well as a detached guest house with a living room, kitchenette, office, and additional bedroom. Inside, the main residence oozes European elegance. You’ll find double-height beamed ceilings, original fireplaces, and a mix of stone and hardwood flooring throughout.

    Elsewhere, the kitchen is decked out with a cozy breakfast nook, while the family room features French doors that open to the lush yard. The stately dining room also leads to a covered outdoor seating area that can welcome guests year-round. Upstairs, the swanky primary suite steals the show with a fireplace and a private balcony. Hey, a nine-time Grammy Award-winning singer would expect no less.

    Back down below, the manicured grounds are equipped with a flourishing vegetable garden for green thumbs and a patio that is perfect for alfresco entertaining. You’ll also find a sparkling swimming pool with a cabana and a half-basketball court.

    Rhianna is no stranger to luxury real estate. The singer-turned-beauty mogul has a multimillion-dollar property portfolio, including a lavish penthouse atop The Century that used to be owned by Friends star Matthew Perry. Perhaps we should add “property tycoon” to her growing list of titles. More

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    The ‘Brady Bunch’ House Was Just Restored to Its Original Technicolor Glory. It Can Be Yours for $5.5 Million.

    There’s perhaps no fictional family more beloved than the Bradys, and now their equally iconic Los Angeles abode that starred in the ‘70s sitcom has hit the market.  

    Nearly 50 years after the show wrapped, the Studio City home where Carol, Mike, and their clan of six kids once lived is up for grabs. However, the residence at 11222 Dilling Street doesn’t exactly look like the original. In 2018, it was purchased by HGTV for $3.5 million and became the focus of a remodeling series that aired in 2019 dubbed A Very Brady Renovation. The original cast was in on the transformation, along with Property Brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott. Altogether, the network put roughly $2 million worth of upgrades into the project, and the spread today can be yours for a cool $5.5 million.  

    After undergoing a renovation by HGTV, The Brady Bunch house has hit the market for $5.5 million

    Anthony Barcelo

    If you’re curious about the changes that the North Hollywood house underwent, the most dramatic includes the addition of a full second story which tacked on an extra 2,000 square feet. But don’t worry, the five-bed, five-bath spread still largely resembles the home fans remember. For instance, the living room is a near replica of the original set. HGTV faithfully recreated the famous floating staircase and green floral sofa. Plus, they even 3-D printed a horse statue that viewers saw positioned atop a credenza.

    The kitchen was kept close to the original orange and green color palette

    Anthony Barcelo

    As for the kitchen, it still features that familiar color palette. Think bright orange countertops and avocado green cabinets. There are also mid-century modern swivel chairs around the breakfast table, appropriate for the period. Plus, a functional cooktop that Alice would no doubt put to good use. In the backyard, you’ll find the same swing set, tetter-totter, and Tiger’s doghouse that appeared on TV. 

    Following the sale, HGTV revealed that it will be donating a portion of the proceeds to Turn Up! Fight Hunger, which will provide up to 250,000 meals to kids in need. Even cousin Oliver would think that’s groovy.

    Danny Brown of Compass holds the listing. 

    Click here to see all the photos of The Brady Bunch House.  

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    Suzanne Somers’s Fantastical 28-Acre Former Compound in Palm Springs Hits the Market for $13 Million

    A nearly century-old desert compound in Palm Springs is the talk of the town—and not just because it used to belong to Suzanne Somers.  

    The enchanting, 28-acre property is one of the most impressive residences in The Mesa community, and it recently reemerged on the market asking a cool $12.9 million. The Three’s Company star and her husband, Alan Hamel, bought the hillside spread in the ‘70s and decided to sell it back in 2021 after over 40 years of ownership.

    The seven-bedroom, 10-bathroom oasis comprises a European-inspired main house, four individual villas, a total of 10 outdoor venues including a hand-carved natural rock amphitheater, and a lagoon-style swimming pool. Even cooler, the residence comes with its own custom-built funicular that allows you to be ferried up and down via cable car.  

    A desert compound in Palm Springs where Suzanne Somers used to live just listed for $12.9 million

    Kelly Peak

    “The layout of our home is unique,” Somers said, speaking to People, prior to the sale. “It’s a great home for having guests because they can each go off to their own cottages at the end of the day and have privacy.”

    Originally built in 1939, the compound sports sweeping views of Mesa Canyon and a whopping 7,280 square feet of living space. In fact, one of the guest dwellings dubbed “The Rock House” was designed by prominent Palm Springs architect Albert Frey, best known for his midcentury modern creations. The stone-clad abode includes two suites, a fireplace, a meditation garden, a claw-foot tub, and walls of glass.

    The 28-acre property includes a pool, a natural waterfall, hiking trails, and secret patios

    Kelly Peak

    Overall, the property strikes us as the perfect place to entertain with its two-room chef’s kitchen, a hidden 2,000-bottle wine cellar, five outdoor fireplaces, and parking for over 20 cars. Of course, there’s also a formal dining room that can seat up to 32 guests, while that alfresco entertainment center has enough room for 50 of your closest friends, not to mention its own dance floor. 

    “It has all this acreage and hiking trails and a beautiful gated long driveway,” Somers told Homes and Gardens back in 2021. “There’s nothing like it and there never will be again.” 

    Scott Lyle of Compass holds the listing. 

    Click here to see all the photos of 252 Ridge Road. 

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    Gene Simmons’s Former Beverly Hills Estate Was Transformed Into a Modernist Retreat. Now It Can be Yours for $48 Million.

    The mansion that Gene Simmons called home for over three decades has reemerged on the market, and even he might not even recognize it.  

    The Kiss bassist’s former Beverly Hills residence is up for grabs, and it appears to be totally different than how he left in 2021. Now listed for a cool $48 million—which, for the record, is triple what he sold the digs for back in 2021—was redesigned by Los Angeles-based design firm, Nobel. Today, the Benedict Canyon estate sports a much moodier exterior and ultra-modern interior with tons of Italian marble, custom stone oak wood panels, and shiny brass accents. Honestly, it’s giving rockstar vibes.

    Gene Simmons’s former Beverly Hills estate just listed for $48 million

    Christopher Amitrano

    The 16,390-square-foot spread sits on two acres with seven bedrooms and 11 bathrooms. One of the best features has always been the parking situation, and luckily, that remains unchanged. You’ll find a three-car garage attached to the main house and another structure below it with the capacity to hold 20 additional vehicles. Elsewhere, the grounds sport a 60-foot knife-edge swimming pool, plus an outdoor barbecue area with space for up to 20 guests and three swanky chandeliers hanging overhead. 

    Internally, the abode is brimming with natural light thanks to huge custom iron windows. The gourmet chef’s kitchen has been decked out with Poliform cabinets, top-of-the-line Gaggenau appliances, and a breakfast area. Naturally, an eye-catching all-marble island takes center stage. The property also includes a media room and a primary suite with its own private balcony, sitting room, and his-and-her wardrobes. Not to mention, it comes with furnishings from Minotti and Henge and Baxter. 

    The home has been totally renovated and is super modern in style

    Christopher Amitrano

    Before Simmons ended up offloading his home, he put roughly $11 million worth of upgrades into the pad. Though, he ultimately ended up selling to live full-time at his mountain mansion in Nevada. However, he recently decided to part ways with that property, too. 

    Listing agents Josh Altman and Matt Altman of Douglas Elliman were unavailable for comment. 

    Click here to see all the photos of 2650 Benedict Canyon Drive.  

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    Movin’ Out: Billy Joel’s Sprawling New York Estate Just Hit the Market for $49 Million

    Billy Joel has long been known as Long Island’s golden boy, but the musician is saying buh-bye to his home base out east.

    The Piano Man has listed his Oyster Bay mansion for a cool $49 million, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. The 26-acre property, known as Middlesea, sits along the North Shore waterfront and includes a 20,000-square-foot main house, along with a beach house, a guest apartment, a gate house, and more.

    One of the bedrooms

    Tyler Sands

    Currently, the central home is undergoing renovations, but it includes five bedrooms and eight bathrooms, along with covered porches, brick columns and archways, and a two-story foyer with black-and-white marble floors. Plus, the home comes with a suite of amenities suited to a rock star: There’s a spa and hair salon, a bowling alley, and a wine cellar. At one point, the home sported an indoor pool—along with the two outdoors—but Joel had it covered up to make a music room, the listing agent Bonnie Williamson with Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty told the WSJ.

    Joel decided to list the house while renovations were still occurring because “whoever buys will want to do their own selections of how to paint and decorate and perhaps style the kitchen,” Williamson said. It should be completed by the late summer or early fall.

    A living area

    Tyler Sands

    Over the years, Joel acquired bits of property to amass his enormous estate: He paid $22.5 million for the first 14 acres in 2002, then snapped up the surrounding land. He’s decided to give it all up now because he and his wife spend most of their time in Florida, where he bought a $22 million home in 2015.

    The Grammy winner’s decision to forgo his Long Island abode will be another family’s gain, however. Along with all of the various indoor spaces, the property features a floating dock, boat ramp, and helipad, allowing you to skip the New York City traffic and arrive in style. And the various other homes on the acreage give you at least another 10 bedrooms for guests to enjoy.

    So although Joel may no longer be living in a New York state of mind, you sure can be.

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