It’s a wrap: This week’s celebrity home swaps


The Beverly Hills home of late romance writer Jackie Collins is slated to hit the market for $30 million.

The property, an eight-bedroom mansion totaling close to 20,000 square feet, was completed in 1992. It features a 100-foot long entrance way, a gym, a sauna, a screening room, terraces overlooking the Hollywood Hills and a motor court. The pièce de résistance? A swimming pool in a central courtyard.


Galleries have been migrating Uptown for a while now. But now it looks like that artists are too.

Contemporary artist Lisa Yuskavage, who is represented by hotshot art dealer David Zwirner, recently swapped her East Village condo for a Midtown East co-op that is oh so close to being on the Upper East Side (where many galleries are migrating), according to public records.


Superbowl queen Beyoncé is the latest celebrity who has discovered the wonders of Airbnb. Perhaps she and Gwyneth discussed it during Blue Ivy and Apple’s playdate (or maybe Chris Martin told her — he is only “consciously uncoupled” from Gwyn, after all).

Anywho, Beyoncé took time away from promoting her “Formation” tour and video to do her due diligence and promote the Airbnb apartment she was staying in during the Superbowl on Instagram and Facebook. Needless to say, it’s pretty, pretty nice.


It seems Carrie Bradshaw just can’t leave the Village behind.

Less than a year after selling her West 10th Street townhouse, Sarah Jessica Parker, who played Bradshaw in “Sex and the City,” is said to be buying two other pads on West 11th Street.


“Think like a queen,” Oprah Winfrey once said. Media mogul Martha Debayle, often dubbed “the Oprah Winfrey of Mexico,” is doing just that — she purchased a $3.4 million apartment at the Manhattan House on the Upper East Side.

Photographed by Studio Scrivo
Photographed by Studio Scrivo

It took seven years, a major renovation, and multiple price chops, but interior design duo Cortney and Robert Novogratz finally sold their West Village townhouse for $14.5 million.

The Novogratzs bought the 1,935-square-foot space at 400 West Street for $4.3 million in 2007 and after extensive renovations transformed it into 7,180-square-foot home. It hit the market in 2009 at an asking price of $25 million.


She’s always been “Big” on New York but Penny Marshall is giving up her Manhattan pied-a-terre to move to California full-time.

The “Laverne & Shirley” star, who also directed films like “Big” and “A League of their Own,” is about to list her Upper West Side penthouse for $5.5 million, listing broker Amy Katcher of the Corcoran Group told The Real Deal.


Ellie Kemper – the actress best known for her roles in “The Office,” “Bridesmaids” and “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” – has just bought a three-bedroom co-op on the Upper West Side.

Kemper and her husband, writer and producer Michael Koman, bagged the duplex at 325 West End Avenue for $2.8 million.



Provocative pop star Miley Cyrus already owns two west coast homes, including a $3.9 million, mid-century in Studio City and a $5 million ranch in Hidden Hills. Now, add a mansion in Malibu to the list.

Cyrus recently purchased a 1,384-square-foot, four-bedroom Malibu mansion for $2.525 million, according to Curbed. The two-story, 1958 home in Ramirez Canyon is relatively tame, considering Cyrus’s reputation for partying with her tongue out. It does, however, contain a Spiderman-themed bathroom.


Lakers co-owner Jim Buss wants $8.8 million for his penthouse at the Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. Live. The sports mogul, who is the son of late Lakers owner Jerry Buss, bought the penthouse three years ago for $4.05 million.