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


Pistol Pete is shooting for a $3 million profit on the sale of his L.A. pad. Tennis ace Sampras and his wife, actress Bridgette Wilson, have listed their Brentwood home for $8.9 million. The couple bought the 6,900-square-foot home, once owned by Merv Griffin, for just $5.6 million in 2009.


The childhood home of presidential hopeful Donald Trump has hit the market asking $1.65 million. Fred Trump lived in the Jamaica Estates house at 85-15 Wareham Place with his son before building a larger house around the corner on Midland Parkway, according to Newsday.


This deal has some romance and some action. Real estate investor Ben Nehmadi has nabbed two Beverly Hills properties for the price of one. The two adjacent homes, which traded for a combined $30 million, were home to the late novelist Jackie Collins and to Al Pacino.


It’s been barely seven months since Charlie Puth tweeted,All moved into my new house!!” But the 24-year-old “See You Again” heartthrob already wants to peace out.  “It’s too big, too much house for him,” a source with knowledge of the matter told The Real Deal. “He’s staying in L.A., but moving into something smaller and more central in Beverly Hills. Better for his age and lifestyle.”

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Grammy-winning pop singer Meghan Trainor has purchased a 6,700-square-foot mansion in Toluca Lake for $4.9 million in an off-market deal. The home, formerly the carriage house of singer Bing Crosby and later owned by actors Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green, traded hands last December for $2.6 million.


Chef Laurent Tourondel, owner of BLT Restaurant Group, has picked up a sweet slice of Manhattan. The Brasserie Ruhlmann chef paid $2.6 million for a two-bedroom, two-bathroom pad at 50 West 29th Street in Nomad, according to public records.


Linda Lavin, the Tony-award winning actress and star of the sitcom “Alice,” has listed her home at 200 Central Park South for $1.25 million, according to city records.


After less than two months on the market, “Queen of the Indies” actress Parker Posey has sold her Greenwich Village one-bedroom co-op. The spread at 30 Fifth Avenue has sold for its asking price of $1.45 million, $100,000 more than Posey paid for the pad in 2008.


The Byzantine Palazzo, located on the Grand Canal in Venice, once hosted the glamorous movie star, Sophia Loren, in 1955 during the Venice Film Festival. Now, a third-floor apartment in the building is for sale for €5.9 million (about $6.5 million).

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Justin Bieber really, really, really wanted to spend twelve nights in the famed Sandcastle mansion in the Hamptons (which typically rents for $550,000 for two weeks), but when it was occupied, the home’s owner, Hamptons home builder Joe Farrell, took pity on the Biebs and offered him a stay in another of his homes — for free.

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Gillian Hearst-Shaw, the granddaughter of newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst and contributing editor for Town & Country, is moving on up…town. Hearst-Shaw, and her husband, lawyer Christian Simonds have just spent a cool $10 million on an 126-year-old Upper West Side townhouse at 12 West 83rd Street.


The decadent Upper East Side mansion once owned by the late fashion designer Gianni Versace first hit the market back in April as an eye-watering $120,000 rental. Now it’s back on the market for a (comparative) steal – just $65,000, nearly half its original price.