- Last Updated: 2:07 AM, May 3, 2012
- Posted: 10:50 PM, May 2, 2012
Jimmy Choo co-founder Tamara Mellon will have plenty of storage space for designer stilettos and biker boots in her sprawling new beach mansion.
Mellon has purchased a 6,500-square-foot home on Highland Terrace in Bridgehampton. The seven-bedroom, 6 1/2-bathroom house, which had a $7.95 million asking price, was constructed by Farrell Building Company. It comes with a pool and it borders a 13-acre reserve.
The mansion includes a fireplace in both the great room and the living room. There’s also an eat-in kitchen and an upstairs master wing with a balcony.
In 2008, Mellon, who was once married to oil and banking heir Matthew Mellon, purchased Edgar Bronfman Jr.’s penthouse at the Carhart Mansion on East 95th Street for $20 million.
ScarJo’s mom on the move
Scarlett Johansson’s mom and former manager, Melanie Sloan, is apartment-hunting again. Sloan, who in a recent court settlement won back part of a deposit for a two-bedroom, $1.395 million Midtown apartment deal she backed out of, now has her eye on the Upper West Side.
She even prepared a co-op board package for an apartment at the Dorset building on West 79th Street before also backing out there.
The two-bedroom, two-bathroom, $1.525 million co-op Sloan considered was, as we previously reported, also looked at by comedienne Lisa Lampanelli. The apartment, with a windowed home office that could be converted to a third bedroom, is owned by Tara Brennan, author of “Scoop it, Chop it, Cook It.” It is now off the market but will likely be re-listed in the late summer.
Emma Watson stayed at the Mark hotel during her recent hop-across-the-pond apartment hunt, but the building’s condops (which start at $8.65 million and go up to an eye-popping $60 million) appear to be out of her price range.
Spies did see Watson checking out the Empire condo building on East 78th Street, where three-bedrooms are available for $3.45 million and $3.95 million. As we previously reported, Watson also made two visits to a $3.3 million, two-bedroom penthouse with a wraparound terrace on East 63rd Street.
A TriBeCa apartment that once belonged to “Sopranos” star Jamie-Lynn Sigler is changing hands once again.
Sigler sold the two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 2,700-square-foot unit at 25 Leonard St. to William Mulroy III for $2.9 million in 2008. Mulroy put it back on the market for $3.295 million last year before lowering the price to $2.95 million. The unit is now in contract with an unidentified buyer.
The prewar residence has 11-foot beamed ceilings, exposed brick, a fireplace and an eat-in chef’s kitchen with a breakfast bar. Prudential Douglas Elliman’s Jennifer Di Sisto has the listing.
Two big deals are brewing at 169 Hudson St. in TriBeCa. Sources say that former New Jersey Net Richard Jefferson, now with the Golden State Warriors, has found a buyer for his full-floor, 3,584-square-foot condo, which was listed for $5.5 million with Andrew Azoulay of Town.
Aliza Waksal, daughter of ImClone’s Sam Waksal, is also selling her unit. While Martha Stewart spent five months behind bars and Sam Waksal spent 5 1/2 years after an ImClone insider-trading scandal in 2001, Aliza wasn’t charged for selling $2.5 million of stock after being tipped off by her father. Her defense? She was selling stock to purchase the 169 Hudson pad, which she bought for $1.426 million in 2002. The 3,752-square-foot unit, now listed for $4.995 million, is in contract. Prudential Douglas Elliman broker Raphael De Niro had no comment.
We hear . . .
That Mitchell Steir, chairman and CEO of real estate firm Studley, paid $15.25 million to buy a 14,000-square-foot Water Mill beach mansion on Bay Lane. That eight-bedroom home, with a pool on 2 acres, was one of the properties Jennifer Lopez had her eye on last year . . . That Kevin Roberts, host of TLC’s “BBQ Pitmasters” and consulting chef for the New York Yankees, will treat his neighbors at Related’s MiMA rental complex to a Cinco de Mayo cookout on Saturday . . . That Elizabeth Stribling has been named an “Officer of the Legion of Honor” by the French ambassador for her achievements in real estate and the preservation of French culture. . . . That Prudential Douglas Elliman president and CEO Dottie Herman hosted a Bowery Hotel bash last night for her firm’s “Million Dollar Listing New York” stars, Fredrik Eklund and Michael Lorber.