- Last Updated: 8:33 AM, May 17, 2012
- Posted: 10:45 PM, May 16, 2012
"Californication” has hit the Upper West Side.
David Duchovny is on an apartment hunt, and our spies spotted the actor in the Eldorado at 300 Central Park West, the coveted co-op building where Alec Baldwin once lived.
We hear that Duchovny checked out a $4.27 million “classic seven.” The 2,700-square-foot, four-bedroom, 3 1/2-bathroom residence has four rooms facing Central Park.
The Eldorado — a twin-spired Emery Roth creation dating back to 1929 — includes a garage, a gym and a playroom.
Prudential Douglas Elliman listing broker Oren Alexander declined to comment.
Eddie’s over the Hill
Eddie Murphy’s Bubble trouble is finally ending. The actor is selling his massive estate in Englewood, NJ, known as Bubble Hill, for around $12 million. The mystery buyer is expected to close by September.
Murphy first put the property on the market for a whopping $30 million in 2004 before multiple price slashes all the way down to $12.75 million in 2010.
Murphy, who now spends most of his time in his Bel-Air mansion in California, bought his gated Englewood home on 5 acres for $3.5 million in 1985. Back then, it was 10,000 square feet. He added an additional 15,000 square feet and “every bell and whistle” you could imagine, a spy says.
The mystery buyer is getting a mansion that includes seven bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, a screening room, an indoor pool, a two-lane bowling alley and racquetball and tennis courts.
Listing broker Dennis McCormack of Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International declined to comment.
Worry not, those on the hunt for a trophy apartment.
Casino mogul Steve Wynn has just purchased a $70 million, 10,000-plus-square-foot penthouse duplex at the Ritz-Carlton on Central Park South, but a similarly priced residence is expected to hit the Manhattan market in a matter of days.
The 7,500-square-foot co-op, spread over three floors, is in the James Berwind Mansion at 828 Fifth Ave. We hear the listing price will be $72 million.
Meg Ryan’s downtown home hunt continues. She was spotted this week at 153 Franklin St., the infamous TriBeCa townhouse where, as we first reported, disgraced former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn lived while under house arrest after being accused of sexually assaulting a hotel maid. While those charges were dropped, DSK is still facing a civil suit tied to the incident. He recently filed a $1 million countersuit.
The townhouse, which was listed for $14.995 million in 2009, is now priced at $9.9 million. We hear there have been multiple offers on the four-bedroom, 4 1/2-bathroom, 6,804-square-foot residence.
Listing broker Robert Dvorin of Town Residential declined to comment.
We hear . . .
That the real “House at Pooh Corner” in Sussex, England, where Christopher Robin Milne lived and Rolling Stones founding member Brian Jones died, is on the market for 2 million pounds. Savills, a London-based affiliate of Stribling & Associates, has the listing for the six-bedroom home on 9 1/2 acres. Jones bought the home, which dates back to the 16th century, in 1968. The musician, known for his substance-abuse issues, drowned in the swimming pool there a year later at the age of 27 . . . That Alfa Development’s latest condo project, Chelsea Green, is opening its sales office/pop-up art gallery with the “Eat What You Are” exhibit, featuring work from artists including Alia Diaz, Tracy Miller and J onathan Stein. The space, at 132 W. 18th St., is known as Gallery 151 . . . That real estate PR veteran Harry Zlokower has been elected president of the 700-member New York chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.