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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.

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    “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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    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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    These 10 Sports Stars Had the Most Expensive Real Estate Transactions of 2023

    Even as the luxury housing market fluctuates, one thing remains steady: sports celebs love to play the real estate game.

    Last year, celebrated University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban splashed out eight figures for a mega-mansion in South Florida, while NFL Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw offloaded his sprawling Oklahoma ranch. At the same time, Chicago Bulls shooting guard and two-time NBA All-Star Zach LaVine set a record when he scored a lavish estate in southern California’s Newport Beach.

    A new report from luxury real estate brokerage RubyHome Northwest analyzed the 10 biggest property moves made by sports figures in 2023, whether that meant investing in a new home, putting a residence on the market, or selling a swanky place for a profit. At the top of the list was LaVine, whose $34 million transaction made headlines as the priciest home ever sold in Orange County’s exclusive Pelican Crest community. The athlete’s new digs, a Tuscan-style mansion, measures 11,200 square feet and offers six bedrooms and seven bathrooms, The Real Deal reported. Originally built in 2010, the villa has sweeping views of Newport Beach. Plus, it’s packed with tons of perks, including a movie theater, a private gym, a golf simulator, and a swimming pool.

    Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford came in second place after the Super Bowl LVI champ threw down a cool $28.2 million on a spec home in Hidden Hills—the most ever paid for a house in the guard-gated community that is a favorite among music stars, professional athletes, and the Kardashian family. Stafford and his wife, Kelly, also own the house next door, which they purchased in 2022 for $10.5 million.  

    Terry Bradshaw sold the Oklahoma ranch that he custom-built over two decades.

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    “With new milestones set by Zach LaVine and Matt Stafford, the data underscores a vibrant landscape within the sports celebrity real estate realm, with approximately 14 sports stars making acquisitions, 47 listing properties, and 36 completing sales in the past year,” a spokesperson for RubyHome Northwest said in a press statement. “We also found football stars are the most dominant in the results, showcasing NFL names as strategic buyers and adept at leveraging their property assets.” 

    Speaking of football stars, legendary Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw parted ways with his custom-built, 744-acre ranch near the Texas border, Icon Global confirmed in a news release. Last asking $22.5 million, the longtime Fox Sports broadcaster’s former estate includes eight lakes and ponds, horse stables, riding trails, several barns, and an 8,600-square-foot residence.

    Holding down the fourth spot is retired NBA point guard Goran Dragic, who is hoping someone scoops up his Miami abode, which is currently on the market for just shy of $20 million. Dubbed La Grande Dame (shout out, Karen Huger!), the 6,000-square-foot home is positioned on Biscayne Bay and comprises seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms.  

    It appears Saban, who announced last week that he’s stepping down from coaching college football after a successful 17-year run, will be spending some of his retirement in the Sunshine State, where last year he dropped $17.5 million for a palatial home on Jupiter Island. The waterfront home, which was listed with Joanne Wagner and Susan Turner of The Corcoran Group, includes a private dock, a 40,000-pound boat lift, and 150 feet of ocean frontage.

    Along those same lines, Justin Verlander picked up a $16.75 million penthouse in New York City after the MLB pitcher inked a deal with the Mets, while former NBA star Jason Kapono is aiming to offload his 6,200-square-foot-home in Austin, Texas, which hit the market last October for $13.5 million.  

    Recently retired University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban dropped $17.5 million for a mansion on Florida’s Jupiter Island.

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    In the eighth spot is former Atlanta Braves great Chipper Jones, who landed a buyer for his 37-acre spread in Georgia. The massive property, which fetched a record-setting $11 million, is equipped with eight bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a horse barn, a movie theater, a bike track, and an Olympic-sized swimming pool.

    Next up was Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff, who shelled out $10.5 million for a new home in Manhattan Beach, California. The property was previously owned by Modern Family executive producer Danny Zuker and by MLB pitcher Ken Brett. (It was also formerly occupied by NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal.) More recently, Goff picked up the house next door for $8.6 million.

    Last on the list, but definitely not least, off-road racer-turned-developer Roger Norman parted ways with his record-setting acquisition of a huge home in Reno, Nevada. Dubbed the Pennington Mansion, the stone-clad crib clocks in at 20,000 square feet; the $10.3 million deal went down as the biggest in the city’s history. 


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    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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    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.

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    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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    The Manhattan Apartment of Late Fashion Editor Grace Mirabella Sells for Close to Its $2.2 Million Asking Price

    The Manhattan apartment of late and influential fashion editor Grace Mirabella, on the eighth floor of one of Park Avenue’s most dapper white glove cooperative apartment houses, has been sold for close to its $2.195 million asking price after about six months on the market. 

    Mirabella served as editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine from 1971 to 1988—after Diana Vreeland and before Anna Wintour—where she showcased designs from Halston and Saint Laurent and championed photographers like Helmut Newton and Richard Avedon. As the story goes, she found out from news reports that she was axed from Vogue in 1988. She soon launched her own fashion magazine, Mirabella, which was backed financially by Rupert Murdoch and targeted women in their 30s and 40s. Mirabella left the magazine in 1996, and the publication folded in 2000.

    The low-key editrix purchased the roughly 2,200-square-foot, eighth-floor co-operative unit in 2003, about two years after the death of her husband, Dr. William Cahan, a surgeon and staunch anti-smoking advocate, and the same year that she sold a townhouse on East 62nd Street for $3.5 million. Mirabella lived in the Park Avenue apartment until she died in December of 2021, when she was 92 years old. 

    The 2,200-square-foot, two-bedroom apartment includes a small library with bespoke built-ins.

    Brown Harris Stevens

    Mirabella championed no-nonsense, affordable fashion, but for her two-bedroom Park Avenue pad, she accessorized with a bit more elegance and glamour. The entrance gallery is dressed up with a quartet of fluted columns, a wood floor painted with an elaborate pattern, and a delicate ceiling mural that depicts birds in flight against a cloudy sky. The almost 28-foot-long living room features herringbone parquet and a carved marble fireplace reminiscent of a Parisian chateau, while the original dining room has been divided to accommodate both a dining space and a petite library wrapped in burled wood built-ins.

    There are two ample bedrooms, each with a walk-in closet and ensuite bathroom, while a pint-sized den, less than seven feet wide, has a third ensuite bath. The kitchen has been updated but is a bit out of fashion style-wise.

    Mirabella’s apartment, with maintenance charges of just over $3,800 per month, was co-listed with Martha Kramer of Brown Harris Stevens and Josh Wesoky of Compass. Coldwell Banker Warburg agent Jane Katz represented the buyer.

    480 Park Avenue stands 21 stories tall at the corner of East 58th Street, just two blocks from Central Park. Designed by vaunted architect Emery Roth in 1929, it boasts one of the grandest lobbies in all of Manhattan, according to City Realty. Apartments boast 10-foot ceilings, fireplaces, service entries, and semi-private elevator landings. The distinguished building originally offered residents maid and butler service, as well as a private restaurant, and though those amenities are long gone, residents today are treated to doorman services, a gym, and a landscaped roof terrace.

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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. 

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    Kendrick Lamar Just Dropped $8.6 Million on 3-Floor Penthouse in Brooklyn

    There’s nothing humble about Kendrick Lamar’s new home. 

    The Swimming Pools rapper has just splashed out a cool $8.6 million for a three-floor penthouse in Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Heights triplex, which was originally listed for $8.9 million, is positioned atop Pierhouse, a 10-story apartment building that, per The New York Post, counts Ed Sheeran, Matt Damon, and Amy Schumer among its A-list residents. The Post also revealed that the hip-hop hitmaker was previously shopping around the Quay Tower in Brooklyn Heights and Olympia in Dumbo before deciding on 90 Furman Street.  

    When it comes to Kung-Fu Kenny’s 3,140-square-foot pied-à-terre, the property features four bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, and a whopping 2,000 square feet of outdoor space spread over two levels, including a private rooftop that overlooks the East River, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and lower Manhattan. Some of the standout features of the townhouse-style condo are its soaring 18-foot ceilings, reclaimed heartwood pine floors, and walls of floor-to-ceiling windows.  

    Kendrick Lamar just nabbed a triplex penthouse at a celeb-loved apartment building in Brooklyn.

    Elsewhere, the kitchen is decked out with top-of-the-line Gaggenau appliances, swanky Calacatta Tucci marble counters, and solid American walnut cabinets. Of course, the 17-time Grammy Award-winner will have access to all of the development’s amenities too. These include 24-hour concierge services, a fitness center, and a meditation studio. Residents of Pierhouse are also able to enjoy a slate of perks, such as a rooftop swimming pool and bar, provided by the adjacent 1 Hotel.  

    The rapper’s new pad has floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the East River and lower Manhattan skyline.

    King Kendrick’s latest New York City purchase joins the celebrated musician’s robust real estate portfolio. Most recently, in 2022, he dropped a hefty $15.9 million on a house in the Bel-Air area of Los Angeles. The 8,000-square-foot estate was originally built in the 1950s by architect Edward Fickett—who was also a consultant to President Dwight D. Eisenhower—and features seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and enviable extras like a swimming pool, a 4K movie theater, a gym, and a wine cellar.  

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning singer/songwriter snagged a $9.7 million mansion in Manhattan Beach in 2019, and the year before, he ponied up $2.6 million for an investment property in Calabasas. His first purchase, however, was a modest four-bedroom abode that he bought in Eastvale in 2014.

    Click here to see all the photos of Kendrick Lamar’s Brooklyn penthouse.  More