1) Noted French designer and antiquarian Jean-Paul Beaujard has sold his duplex apartment at 170 East 78th Street on the Upper East Side for $2.5 million, according to public records. Beaujard outfitted the living room of the two-bedroom apartment, just off Lexington Avenue, with 19th-century antiques and colorful fabrics.
2) Many may be unaware that Lenny Kravitz – of “American Woman,” “Fly Away” and trouser splitting fame – also owns and operates a design company, Kravitz Design. It was announced this week that Kravitz and his company are designing all of the interiors at the pre-construction condominium at 75 Kenmare Street in Nolita.
3) Ice-T and Coco – possibly one of the most unexpectedly endearing celebrity couples in the world – have just listed their New Jersey penthouse for $1,098,000. The two-bedroom condominium at the Mirabelle On the Hudson complex in North Bergen – just across the Hudson River – hit the market yesterday and is described as, “Completely custom throughout.”
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4) Tom Cruise has a new landlord: the Church of Scientology. Cruise is reportedly moving into Saint Hill Manor, the former home of L. Ron Hubbard and right next door to the Church of Scientology’s UK headquarters, dubbed the Castle. Both building’s are set within a gargantuan 100-acre compound in East Grinstead, Sussex.
5) Actress Uma Thurman is listing her airy Gramercy Park duplex pre-war co-op apartment at 1 Lexington Ave for $6.25 million, reports The New York Times.
6) In the future, all of Andy Warhol’s former studios will be famous for 15 minutes. The two-story, 5,000-square-foot space that the pop artist rented for $150 a month is now asking $10 million.
7) Actor B.D. Wong, who plays psychiatrist Dr. George Huang on Law & Order: SVU just paid $1.49 million for a 2,400-square-foot brick townhouse at 876 Hancock Street.
8) New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath has purchased a duplex on the Upper West Side at 345 West 70th Street for $1.02 million.
9) Since 1989, the Michael Bloomberg has been gradually buying up units at 19 East 79th Street, the townhouse co-op that’s right next door to his current residence at number 17. Out of the six units in the white 1880 Greek-revival-style building, Bloomberg now owns five of them.