Philadelphia Real Estate Blog

Buy Marx’s Manse for $18 Mil

November 21st, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

Richard Marx, soft rock crooner of the early '90s, has listed his palatial Chicaco-area mansion for a cool $18 million. Name not ringing a bell? I'll bet that, somewhere buried in the recesses of your memory, you remember the Top 40 ballads "Right Here Waiting For You" and "Now and Forever." Luckily for you, you can't hear me currently wailing the former over on this side of the computer screen. It's pretty terrible. But back to the real estate. Marx's Lake...Read More

Celeb Real Estate Shorts, 11/20/2014

November 20th, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

Debra Messing, of Will and Grace and The Mysteries of Laura, just bought up a beautiful eighth-floor co-op unit on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, a scant half block from Fifth Avenue and Central Park. Asking price for the home was $5.499 million; Messing was able to negotiate that down a scooch to $5.45 million. The unit boasts beautiful prewar details, high ceilings, a renovated kitchen, and four bedrooms - each with its own ensuite bathroom. Messing just sold...Read More

KimYe Real Estate Flip? Will They or Won’t They?

November 18th, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

America's most-renowned tabloid fixtures, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, may be dealing with a case of buyers' remorse regarding the large, beautiful French Country-style estate in Southern California for which they dropped $20 million this past summer. Evidence? The home may be back on the market. It just depends who you ask. The 8,000 square foot estate in Hidden Hills was described in its original listing as a "piece de resistance." It boasts eight bedrooms, a home theater, a game room...Read More

Giudices Get “Real” With Price Drop

November 17th, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

It's a home fit for a "Real Housewife" - and trust me, it looks it. Teresa Giudice is headed to the slammer in 2015, to be followed by her husband Joe when she's finished with her 15-month federal sentence. In advance of her trip to the big house, the Giudices are attempting to unload their extravagant Towaco, New Jersey manse - undoubtedly, to help cover the over $400,000 in restitution that the pair were ordered by the court to pay. The home...Read More

Make An Offer They Can’t Refuse: “Godfather” Manse Hits Market

November 14th, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

Goombas and molls take note: the Staten Island mansion where "The Godfather" was filmed is back on the market. You could own a piece of silver screen history, for the price of just $2.89 million. The posh Tudor-style home located at 110 Longfellow Avenue in the desirable Todt Hill neighborhood was used for exterior shots in the iconic film, including Connie (Talia Shire)'s wedding and where Don Corleone (Marlon Brando) died. The vast five-bedroom, eight-bath home consist of over 6,200 square feet...Read More

Check Out Brady’s $40,000/m Rental

November 13th, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

Looking for a sharp NYC rental? I've got one for you. It's on East 22nd Street, it takes up a full floor, and it has some of Manhattan's best views. The price for all this amazingness? Oh, you know... just $40,000/month. Pocket change, right? The home in question is the pied-a-terre of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and his beautiful wife, model Gisele Bundchen. It's located at One Madison on the top floor, and has been dubbed Residence 47. The home...Read More

Ricci Sells Hollywood Hills Home At a Loss

November 12th, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

Christina Ricci, also known as Wednesday Addams, finally sold the Hollywood Hills nest she's had listed since January. The actress and new mom unloaded the chic Los Feliz bungalow for $1.37 million. That's a 19% drop over the original asking price of $1.695 million, and a good bit less than she bought it for in 2005: $1.505 million. The abode is located in a highly-desirable neighborhood, and marries traditional features with contemporary style. It sports a traditional, gated entrance and a...Read More

Robert Pattinson Settles Down

November 11th, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

Twilight star Robert Pattinson makes all the ladies swoon and sigh over his morose vampire character. Now, the British heartthrob has a new place to hang his hat when he's finished a long day of dazzling females. Pattinson's had something of a tumultuous real estate history in the last couple years. The actor, who famously dated his costar Kristin Stewart, sold the gorgeous Seylor House in Los Feliz because it allegedly reminded him too much of his philandering ex. After that,...Read More

Swaggy P. Scoops Up Gomez’s Casa

November 10th, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

Rapper Iggy Azalea and her NBA player boyfriend Nick "Swaggy P" Young have snapped up a former Disney princess's fairytale-pretty  farmhouse. The live-in lovers paid $3.45 million for the home, which was listed initially at $3.495 million by actress-turned-pop-star Selena Gomez. It's located in the Tarzana neighborhood of The Valley in Los Angeles. The home, which sports over 6,000 square feet of airy living space (six bedrooms, seven and two-half baths), has an iconic and original red door that was one of...Read More

Buy Bacall’s (Haunted?) Home… For $26 Million

November 7th, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

The world lost a piece of Hollywood history when silver screen legend Lauren Bacall passed away. Now, says Curbed New York, the actress's estate is about to hit the market. Making the story even more interesting than the usual Tinseltown real estate fare? The home is valued at $26 million... and it's apparently haunted to the hilt. The Dakota building is notorious as the setting of Rosemary's Baby (which, you will recall, involved Satan - coincidence?) and as the place where...Read More