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    Exclusive: The Founder of Starz Lists His Manhattan Apartment for $10 Million

    John J. Sie, the founder and former CEO of Starz Entertainment Group, is ready to turn the channel on his Manhattan home, hoisting his elegantly detailed pre-war cooperative apartment back onto the market for just shy of $10 million. Records show the apartment was first listed in 2022 for $12 million. The stately residence, built in 1937, is nestled on the 30th floor of Hampshire House at 150 Central Park South.

    Sie, who retired from his CEO position in 2005, previously acted as senior vice president of sales and marketing for Showtime. Since stepping down from Starz, he and his wife Anna have turned their focus to philanthropy. Together, the couple has collectively shelled out $34 million to establish the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome at the University of Colorado in honor of their granddaughter. 

    The entrance gallery is embellished with polished marble floors and ornate crown moldings.

    Oleg Davidoff for Corcoran

    The 3,000-square-foot spread comprises three bedrooms and three bathrooms. A private elevator landing leads to an expansive entrance gallery decked out with custom marble floors, delicate light fixtures, and ornate crown moldings. Another of the standout spaces, a wood-paneled wet bar with a picture window overlooking the entirety of Central Park, is at the far end of the foyer and perfectly positioned for entertaining between the living and dining rooms.

    The living room has a carved marble fireplace and a Juliet balcony that juts out over the city, while the dining room, decked out with leaf-patterned crown molding and milk chocolate-colored high-shine lacquer walls, offers up media mogul-worthy park and skyline views. From here, a hidden door opens to the well-equipped galley kitchen, a windowless space with floral wallpaper, high-quality appliances, and black granite counters. 

    A hallway lined with built-in bookshelves leads to the home’s three bedrooms. One of the bedrooms has been outfitted as a library, with beautifully paneled walls and built-in cabinetry, and the primary suite is no less luxe, with a walk-in closet lined with custom wood cabinets and a marble en suite bath with a jacuzzi tub. 

    The formal dining room offers up views bird’s eye views over all of Central Park.

    Oleg Davidoff for Corcoran

    “With its blend of old-world charm and modern comforts, this exceptional residence offers a truly unparalleled living experience amidst the captivating backdrop of Central Park and the city skyline,” notes the listing, which is jointly handled by Catherine Juracich, Thomas Ventura, and Karena Cameron at Corcoran. 

    Equidistant between Berdorf Goodman’s and Columbus Circle and capped by a distinctive copper roof, The Hampshire House was originally built as a posh residential hotel. The lavishly appointed interior spaces were done up by the legendary decorator Dorothy Draper, who, according to Architectural Digest, eventually bought a duplex in the building. Among the building’s many other notable residents and guests are Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, Vladimir Nabokov, Art Garfunkel, Frank Sinatra, and Marilyn Monroe.

    Click here for more photos of John J. Sie’s New York City apartment.

    Oleg Davidoff for Corcoran

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    Abby Montanez

    Abigail Montanez is a staff writer at Robb Report. She has worked in both print and digital publishing for over half a decade, covering everything from real estate, entertainment, dining, travel to…

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    Rosie O’Donnell Faces a Loss on Her New York City Penthouse

    In spring of last year, Rosie O’Donnell hoisted her New York City penthouse onto the market for $8.3 million amid an announcement that she was relocating to the West Coast, specifically a rented beachfront home in Malibu that she shares with her youngest daughter Dakota. Now, following its removal from the market in December, the comedian and talk show host’s lofty digs tucked away in Midtown Manhattan’s Turtle Bay neighborhood have once again resurfaced for sale, this time asking a discounted $7.5 million. The listing is held by Caroline Bass of The Corcoran Group.

    Acquired by O’Donnell for $8 million in 2017 after an extensive renovation by its previous owners, the duplex rests on the top two floors of the 33-story Sterling Plaza tower, a 172-unit development built in the mid-1980s, and offers four bedrooms and three baths spread across roughly 3,600 square feet of two-level living space boasting Russian wide-plank oak floors, decorative millwork, designer lighting, a Guggenheim-inspired staircase, and Savant and Nest home-automation systems. A spacious roof terrace also has plenty of room for al fresco lounging and entertaining amid sweeping views of the East River, as well as the Chrysler and Empire State buildings.

    The 1,620-square-foot roof terrace comes complete with an enclosed pantry and kitchenette.

    Russ Ross Photography

    Among the highlights: a small entryway that flows to a window-lined great room holding a living area centered around a massive honed black granite wood-burning fireplace and wet bar-equipped dining room displaying a built-in window seat, along with a streamlined Boffi kitchen sporting Corian countertops, an eat-in island, and top-tier Gaggeanu and Miele appliances.

    Elsewhere is a Swedish sauna, plus a secluded primary bedroom brandishing six custom-designed closets, an additional walk-in closet, and a luxe marble bath equipped with heated floors, dual vanities, a freestanding soaking tub and glass-encased steam shower; and topping it all off is a hefty $5,119 monthly maintenance charge, which allows owners access to a 24-hour doorman and concierge.

    O’Donnell, 62, began her career as a stand-up comic in the late 1970s and early ’80s, and went on to host her eponymous talk show from ’96-2002 and then The View. The Long Island-born actress, who recently starred in Showtime’s American Gigolo reboot, previously bought a modern farmhouse-style mansion in the Beverlywood area of Los Angeles for $4.6 million in late 2021, only to sell it a short four months later for a $300,000 profit.

    Click here for more photos of Rosie O’Donnell’s New York City penthouse.

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    Kirsten Dunst’s Former Manhattan Penthouse Hits the Market for $7 Million

    Two years after she was nominated for an Oscar for her role in The Power of the Dog, Kirsten Dunst is making her long-awaited return to the silver screen in the upcoming A24 action thriller Civil War. And just like that, the actress’s former New York City penthouse is back on the market. 

    Asking just shy of $7 million, the industrial-chic apartment at 533 Canal Street is perched on top of a pre-war co-op in lower Manhattan’s Hudson Square neighborhood. The Hollywood star, whose proverbial big break was the 1994 horror film Interview with the Vampire, splashed out a cool $3 million for the eighth-floor aerie back in 2007, The New York Post first reported. She sold up in 2018 for a profitable $4.4 million, and the apartment later had a brief stint as a $12,500-per-month rental.

    Kirsten Dunst’s former New York City penthouse is for sale.

    Travis Mark for Corcoran

    Dunst’s former home features oversized arched windows, soaring 11-foot ceilings, wide-plank hardwood flooring, and tons of exposed brick, and, according to the listing, which is held by Laura Weinkam of Corcoran, the two-bedroom, two-bath apartment recently underwent a top-to-bottom renovation.

    Among the abode’s newer features is an open chef’s kitchen equipped with state-of-the-art appliances, glossy marble countertops, and custom blue cabinets. Other highlights include the primary suite, which has been totally redone and sports a custom-designed wardrobe that leads to a windowed walk-in closet. There’s also an ensuite bathroom, kitted out with a free-standing, vintage soaking tub, a separate shower stall, custom mosaic tiled floors, and a towel warmer.

    The secondary bedroom, separated from the living room by sliding glass and brass panels, is currently configured as a library, but guests can still be accommodated with a Murphy bed that’s cleverly tucked within a wall of built-ins. Nearby is the second bathroom.

    The apartment has been renovated and features new wood flooring and custom cabinetry.

    Travis Mark for Corcoran

    The boutique building, which was originally built in 1911, has a history as the former venue for the infamous Canal Zone party of 1978. Conceptualized by Stan Peskett, Michael Holman, and Fab 5 Freddy, the shindig was held at Peskett’s 5,000-square-foot loft and was attended by the late Jean-Michel Basquiat, who was an unknown graffiti artist at the time.

    In the years since, the co-op, also known by its alternate address of 477 Washington Street, has attracted a fair share of other well-known celebrities. Most notably, it hosted former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe and director Gus Van Sant. Ex-brothers-in-law Casey Affleck and Joaquin Phoenix were also reported to have shared an apartment in the building, which sold in 2020 for $3.1 million.  

    Click here to see all the photos of 477 Washington Street, 8W. 

    Travis Mark for Corcoran

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    Abby Montanez

    Abigail Montanez is a staff writer at Robb Report. She has worked in both print and digital publishing for over half a decade, covering everything from real estate, dining, travel and topics…

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    The ‘Queen of Versailles’ Is Looking to Flip a Palatial NYC Condo for $19.5 Million

    Jackie and David Siegel, stars of the cult-favorite 2012 documentary The Queen of Versailles, are at it again. This time, the opulence-loving real estate power couple has returned to market a swanky New York City penthouse they bought together just last year.

    Now asking $19.5 million, the Siegels originally shelled out $8.7 million for the Tribeca duplex, as The New York Post first reported. The palatial pad spans 4,800 square feet and comprises three bedrooms, three bathrooms, two powder rooms, and a sprawling private terrace. The apartment is atop 49 Chambers Street, an iconic Beaux Arts building that was built in 1912 by architect Raymond F. Almirall and once served as the former home of the Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank. 

    Jackie and David Siegel are aiming to flip their duplex penthouse in Manhattan for $19.5 million.

    Evan Joseph Photography for Douglas Elliman

    “49 Chambers is one of Downtown’s most recognizable landmarks,” Douglas Elliman agent Kirsten Jordan, who’s representing the property along with colleague Lindsay Coleman, tells Robb Report via email. “The facade is so intricate, and then inside you have this iconic contemporary penthouse with sleek interiors and massive living spaces.”

    The home itself has an open floor plan, and Jackie told The Post that they often use the apartment for entertaining. The couple even hosted the cast of the Queen of Versailles Broadway musical starring Kristin Chenoweth at the palatial pad and threw a party for the Victoria’s Voice Foundation, which they founded in 2015.

    The kitchen is equipped with SubZero, Gaggenau, Wolf, and Miele appliances.

    Evan Joseph Photography for Douglas Elliman

    The chef’s kitchen is sleek, clean-lined affair that’s decked out with custom Cypress wood cabinets with the waterfall island, countertops, and backsplash all clad in marble. Elsewhere, the living room opens to an 850-square-foot landscaped terrace with a grill, sink, refrigerator, outdoor speakers, and tons of lush greenery.

    Back inside, the primary suite is equipped with custom walk-in closets and an ensuite bathroom that steals the show with double vanities, crowned mirrors, a freestanding soaking tub, and heated floors. “It’s a great apartment with endless square footage, amazing views on three sides, and a private terrace. A palace of a pied-a-terre,” adds Jordan.

    Currently, the Sigels are in the midst of finishing their main residence, a 90,000-square-foot behemoth in Orlando, Florida, that has been two decades in the making. Once completed, the Versailles-aspiring mega-mansion will include a 35-car garage, a 150-person dining room, a British-style pub, and a replica of the cabin of a private jet. After several setbacks, including being flooded during Hurricane Ian in 2022, Jackie told the newspaper she’s hoping construction on the mega-manse will finally be finished “around a year from now.” The process was recently featured in the HBOMax series Queen of Versailles Reigns Again.

    Click here to see all the photos of Jackie Siegel’s NYC penthouse. 

    Evan Joseph Photography for Douglas Elliman

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    Abby Montanez

    Abigail Montanez is a staff writer at Robb Report. She has worked in both print and digital publishing for over half a decade, covering everything from real estate, dining, travel and topics…

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    Tennis Icon John McEnroe’s Former N.Y.C. Apartment Can Be Yours for $9.8 Million

    The former Manhattan home of tennis ace John McEnroe has been lobbed onto the market, and you can score the athlete’s one-time pad for $9.8 million.

    The Grand Slam champion sold his Upper West Side co-op back in 2013 for a cool $3.1 million, and since then, the apartment has been expanded into a four-bed, four-bath combo unit, Mansion Global first reported. Located on Central Park West, the ESPN commentator’s former crib sits on the fourth floor of The Beresford, a designated New York City landmark. Along with Johnny Mac, the esteemed prewar building has played host to dozens of famous tenants since it was built in 1929. Most notably, Diana Ross, Meryl Streep, Jerry Seinfeld, and Diane Sawyer have all lived there, while New York Yankees legend Alex Rodriguez purchased a unit in the building in 2022. 

    The former Upper West Side home of tennis pro John McEnroe has been combined with a neighboring apartment.

    Michael Alley/Allyson Lubow Photography for Corcoran

    “What’s great about the Beresford is that it’s a building full of intellectuals and creatives of all stripes—from Fortune 500 CEOs to the creator of Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster,” Daniel Douglas of Corcoran, who holds the listing with colleague Eileen A LaMorte, told the real estate site. “While it’s undoubtedly a prestigious address, designed by the great Emery Roth, it’s open-minded and not stuffy.” 

    The apartment itself is accessed from a semi-private elevator landing that leads to an entrance gallery and entertainment area. The great room is decked out with a fireplace, and nearby there’s a formal dining area, a cozy library with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, and a massive 25-foot eat-in kitchen. The latter is any aspiring chef’s dream. Think sleek cabinets, composite counters, and top-of-the-line appliances from Sub-Zero, Miele, and Viking. Elsewhere, the primary suite occupies its own wing and is complete with an ensuite bathroom. “I like to call the scale of its rooms ‘approachable grandeur’ as they are grand but livable spaces,” Douglas added. “Any bigger would be too much.” 

    The renovated unit now has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a library.

    Michael Alley/Allyson Lubow Photography for Corcoran

    The tennis Hall-of-Famer, who became well-known for his outbursts on the court, is also somewhat of a real estate mogul. The retired athlete and his wife, singer-songwriter Patty Smyth, have owned their fair share of properties since they got married in 1997. Most recently, the couple offloaded their longtime home in Malibu, California, for a whopping $29 million. The estate was tucked within the guard-gated Malibu Colony community and was originally built in the 1930s. Prior to that, the couple has a house in the Hamptons they sold in 2017.

    Click here to see all the photos of 211 Central Park West, 4G. 

    Michael Alley/Allyson Lubow Photography for Corcoran

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    Abby Montanez

    Abigail Montanez is a staff writer at Robb Report. She has worked in both print and digital publishing for over half a decade, covering everything from real estate, dining, travel and topics…

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    Derek Jeter’s Former Manhattan Penthouse Swings Onto the Market for $16.5 Million

    Another day, another professional athlete’s home is up for grabs. First, it was the bonkers Orlando-area mansion of MLB legend Johnny Damon. Now, the former Manhattan penthouse of fellow retired New York Yankees player Derek Jeter has hit the market.

    Listed for $16.5 million with Gisela Vergara and Shawn Felker at Corcoran, the 5,380-square-foot aerie is perched atop 845 United Nations Plaza—also known as Trump World Tower. Mr. November splashed out a cool $12.7 million for the place back in 2001 and sold the condo in September 2012 for a hefty $15.5 million to Silvio Luiz Reichert, according to The New York Times. Reichert reportedly purchased the property through a limited liability company that’s linked to Anheuser-Busch.

    A Manhattan penthouse that was once owned by Derek Jeter has hit the market.

    Krisztina Crane/Evan Joseph Photography for Corcoran

    “It’s really breathtaking,” Vergara told Mansion Global. “You walk in its triple exposure, floor-to-ceiling windows. From every room you’re seeing landmarks. Every bedroom, the office, the kitchen—it’s truly outstanding.” 

    Since the shortstop moved out, the palatial pad has undergone a total renovation. Upon entering the home, you’re first greeted with striking views of the Empire State Building, Central Park, the George Washington Bridge, and One World Trade. A few of the apartment’s other standout features include its soaring 16-foot ceilings and massive slate fireplace. Elsewhere, the spread’s 79-foot frontage along East 47th Street connects the living, dining, and entertainment areas.

    The apartment has been totally renovated since Jeter sold it in 2012.

    Krisztina Crane/Evan Joseph Photography for Corcoran

    The eat-in chef’s kitchen has been decked out with custom cabinets and top-of-the-line appliances from Wolf and Sub-Zero. At the center is a large island that can accommodate all of your catering needs. The penthouse itself is broken into two wings. On one side, you have the primary bedroom, which faces out to the East River. The ensuite main bathroom adds to the sense of luxury and sports a free-standing soaking tub, a rain shower, white marble tile, and custom cabinetry. Meanwhile, the other half of the home holds a swanky wood-paneled office and an ensuite guest room.

    The aerie has 14-foot floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook New York City.

    Krisztina Crane/Evan Joseph Photography for Corcoran

    “This completely remodeled extraordinary property will take your breath away during the day or evening watching the most gorgeous sunset of Manhattan,” notes the listing. “Truly one of a kind, this is a rare offering opportunity to claim a residence that transcends the ordinary either for a private living or the most special entertainment alike.” 

    Click here to see all the photos of Derek Jeter’s Former Manhattan penthouse. 

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    Hedge Funder George Hall’s Manhattan Townhouse Hits the Market Again at a Discounted $25 Million

    A stately townhouse on New York City’s Upper East Side has once again surfaced for sale. Tucked away in the Lenox Hill neighborhood, just steps from Fifth Avenue and Central Park, the sprawling brick and limestone residence is now listed for a speck under $25 million—or a hefty $12.5 million less than its owner, hedge fund mogul George E. Hall, first wanted for the place back in 2017.

    The founder and CEO of Clinton Group, a Manhattan-based investment firm that managed approximately $6 billion in capital in 2016, purchased the classic Neo-Federal mansion for $11.5 million in 2002. So, despite the significant reduction, he still stands to make an impressive profit if the place sells for anywhere close to its current asking price.

    A sitting room is the perfect spot for enjoying cocktails before or after dinner.

    Jonathan Ayala

    Built and designed in 1887 by architect John H. Duncan—designer of Grant’s Tomb in Riverside Park, and the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch in Grand Army Plaza—the six-story structure clocks in at 25 feet wide, and features seven bedrooms and an equal number of baths in 12,000 square feet of elegant living space boasting rich hardwood floors, decorative ceilings, several wood-burning fireplaces and an elevator to all levels.

    Touted in marketing materials as “a piece of New York’s historic Gold Coast,” the property is highlighted by a parlor level hosting a formal living room equipped with an ornate fireplace and wet bar, as well as a lounge area and gilded powder room adorned with a custom pink marble vanity.

    An expansive north-facing living room boasts a fireplace and wall of windows.

    Jonathan Ayala

    A chandelier-topped dining room on the parlor level features a butler’s pantry and service staircase leading to a garden-level kitchen, which is outfitted with checkerboard tile floors, an eat-in island, top-tier stainless appliances, a walk-in pantry, breakfast nook and access to a backyard garden; and tucked away on the third floor is a wood-paneled library warmed by a fireplace, and sporting a bar bedecked with polished black-and-white marble countertops complemented by crystal cabinetry.

    A wallpapered formal dining room has a butler’s pantry and service stairs leading to the main kitchen below.

    Jonathan Ayala

    Occupying the entire fourth floor is a plush primary bedroom that comes complete with yet another fireplace and a sky-lit sunroom that connects to an expansive terrace, along with a dressing room, two walk-in closets, and luxe marble-clad bath hosting dual vanities, a soaking tub and separate shower.

    Rounding out the listing, which is held by Matt Bajek, Tiana Taylor and Eddie Feltes Shapiro of NestSeekers International, is a fifth-floor media/playroom, an office, staff quarters and a full basement with its own entrance. More

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    Goodnight and Goodbye. Joe Jonas Just Put His $6 Million Manhattan Apartment Back on the Market

    Months after Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner sold their Miami mansion and announced their split, the pop star singer has hoisted his New York City home onto the market. And the walls are definitely crying.  

    Per the New York Post, Jonas has relisted his Nolita condo for just shy of $6 million. The Camp Rock star, who filed for divorce from the Game of Thrones actress in October, originally bought the pad back in March 2018 for $5.6 million. A year later, the former couple secretly eloped at A Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas. 

    Joe Jonas is selling the Manhattan condo he originally bought in 2018.

    According to the tabloid newspaper, Jonas had no takers when he first listed his residence for $6.5 million in 2020. Since then, the apartment has been taken on and off the market, but hey, maybe the price chop will help it sell. In any case, the abode is nestled within an eight-story boutique condo built in 2015 and comprised of only 11 units. It features a 24-hour doorman and a shared rooftop.  

    The apartment features a chef’s kitchen that’s equipped with Miele appliances and marble counters.

    The approximately 2,900-square-foot home is accessed by a keyed elevator that opens to a private foyer. The open-plan abode is kitted out with custom oak floors, and in the kitchen, you’ll find SieMatic cabinetry, marble counters, and top-of-the-line Miele appliances. Altogether, the loft-like home comprises three bedrooms and three bathrooms, along with a 1,450-square-foot landscaped terrace off the primary suite.

    The primary suite has its own private outdoor terrace.

    The Jonas Brothers band member and his soon-to-be ex-wife owned a number of homes together before their highly publicized separation. In 2019, the pair splashed out $14.1 million on an Encino mansion they sold in 2021 for a hefty $15.2 million. That same year, they dropped $11 million on a Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired property in Miami, which they profitably offloaded earlier this year for $15 million.  

    It was also reported by The London Evening Standard that the now estranged duo was preparing to purchase a country house in the U.K. prior to their abrupt divorce. According to court filings, Jonas and Turner entered into a contract to buy an estate near the Thames River in rural Oxfordshire, England. The deal was supposed to be finalized in December; however, it’s currently unclear if either party will be moving across the pond.  

    Carl Gambino of The Gambino Group at Compass and Adam Modlin of Modlin Group hold the listing. 

    Click here to see all the photos of Joe Jonas’s New York City apartment.   More