Philadelphia Real Estate Blog

Parsons Purchases Fourth Pad In Gramercy Park Building

December 17th, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

Some folks collect stamps. Some collect shot glasses. Jim Parsons, famous for playing Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory, apparently collects units at the historic Gramercy Park apartment building. The actor recently closed the deal on another two units in the renowned co-op conversion, bringing his ownership total up to four. Parsons has gone in on the deals with his beau, Todd Allan Spiewak. The pair are seemingly in love with 36 Gramercy Park East, which started as a co-op,...Read More

Celebrity Real Estate Shorts, 12.16.14

December 16th, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

Actor Robert De Niro recently shelled out $2.85 million for a loft in New York City's West Village. The penthouse is apparently for his daughter Drena, who is also listed on the paperwork for the home. Hardwood floors, high ceilings, and a wall of windows distinguish the two-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home. De Niro himself used to live nearby, before he purchased a triplex near Central Park in 2006. Since it sustained fire damage in 2012, the actor has allegedly been renting...Read More

Rosie O’Donnell Sells Greenwich Village Penthouse

December 15th, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

It'll be a merrier Christmas for Rosie O'Donnell after unloading the New York City penthouse she's been trying to sell all year. The actress / "The View" host / comedian finally closed the deal on her Greenwich Village pad, which she let go of for $9 million. The four bedroom, three bath home is a stunner, sporting views of One World Trade Center and the Empire State Building. The home is as sustainable as it is lovely, boasting LEED Gold certification....Read More

Inside Patrick Dempsey’s New Venice Pad

December 12th, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

Patrick Dempsey's new home is more than just the usual abode. He just purchased a small compound outside of Venice Beach, California. The home, known as the "One Window House," is actually two connected residences. It's beautiful, breezy, and totally suited to the home's location just a short distance from the beach. Designed to maximize the space of a modest, 3,900 square foot corner lot, the home consists of double structures connected by a redwood bridge doubling as a two-car carport....Read More

Who Knows Where Famous People Live?

December 11th, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

In the not-to-distant past, celebrities were able to maintain a semblance of privacy in their own homes. When famous folk buy houses, it's usually through a trust (to keep their names off public record). Add in some privacy fences or hedges, and it used to be the case that things were pretty secure. The digital age has changed all that. They say that loose lips sink ships, and this is definitely the case when it comes to where celebs live. It's...Read More

You Go, “Girl” – Lena Dunham Buys Big Brooklyn Condo

December 10th, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

Girls creator and star Lena Dunham is keeping it local with her newest real estate acquisition: a pretty $4.8 million Brooklyn condo. Dunham just sealed the deal on her new digs, which are located within the same neighborhood in Brooklyn Heights as her current home - a $500,000 apartment that she purchased back in 2012. In case the price didn't clue you in, however, this one is a lot ritzier. Dunham's old flat was a top-floor unit with one bedroom. The...Read More

Jay-Z and Beyonce Set To Drop $70 Mil on Beverly Hills Manse

December 9th, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

American royalty Beyonce and Jay-Z are just like us. They found a home that they love, and now they are in the tough position of having to strike down other comers bidding on the same property. The only difference between this and a normal real estate bidding war? Average Joes aren't flinging around tens of millions of dollars to get their dream home. I mean, most celebrities aren't even doing that. This is, after all, a pair of international A-list...Read More

Bieber Takes Iconic Home For a “Spin”

December 8th, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

Someone bust out the housewarming gifts: Justin Bieber has moved into a new home. The Beverly Hills abode is locally known as the "Salad Spinner" for its iconic glass-and-steel rotunda design. It's almost all windows. Bieber will pay a whopping $59,000 per month to rent the home, in what TMZ says will be a short-term lease. Renowned architect Ed Niles built the 6,000 square foot home, which features six bedrooms and seven bathrooms over two floors. There's a seven-car garage (!),...Read More

Stargazing With Realtor.com’s 10 Hottest Celeb Homes of 2014

December 5th, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

It's December, which can mean only one thing - it's time for a veritable avalanche of year-end lists and roundups. One of the first on the scene (and perhaps the only one relevant to this blog!) is Realtor.com's list of "The 10 Most Stunning Celebrity Homes of 2014." Packed with droolworthy pics of lavish nests, this tribute to the year's headlines in celeb real estate is a fun read even if you aren't someone who geeks out over news of...Read More

From a Lair To The Hollywood Hills: Moby’s New Home

December 4th, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Comments Off

Electronic musician Moby just sold his home, a replica castle called Wolf's Lair that overlooked the Hollywood Reservoir. Now the artist has found himself a new place to hang his hat: a 1920s-vintage Tudor in Los Feliz, in the star-packed The Oaks nabe. The house was listed over the summer for $3.295 million, but Moby picked it up for a comparative song at $2.99 million. The home has an adorable brick entryway, high ceilings in the living space, a butler's pantry,...Read More