Big doings in celebrity real estate in July. So far, we have real estate news about properties owned by Madonna, the late James Gandolfini aka Tony Soprano, Elizabeth Taylor and Kirk Hammett.
Madonna had her hand slapped for “harassing” her fellow residents in her Upper East Side co-op by Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Gerald Lebovits. In 2014, the co-op board changed Madonna’s original proprietary lease to require that she be “in residence” if/when her children and/or domestic help live in the unit. Madonna then sued the co-op board for that change in 2016. Justice Lebovits tossed out her suit saying that she had waited to long to file it.
After Madonna lost her suit in 2016, she began repeatedly “requesting” board members to provide her with board minutes, board budgets, board documents, etc. as a way to challenge her revised lease. The same Justice Lebovits just now tossed out Madonna’s recent claim for endless copies of all co-op documents by saying that “the issue is moot. This case was decided in 2016.”
Wonder what was going on in Madonna’s co-op unit while she was out and about touring elsewhere in the world?
Meanwhile, James Gandolfini’s former Tribeca duel unit condominium sold for $6.2M. This 4-bedroom condominium has 3,200 square feet of views across the West Village, a 30’ long great room, formal dining room, den and luxurious master suite. Sun fills the corner unit of the space.
Elizabeth Taylor listed her former home with second husband, Michael Wilder, for $15.9M. As classically beautiful as Taylor herself, this 8,000 square foot Beverly Hills estate sits on two lots overlooking city lights and the Pacific Ocean. Taylor and Wilder lived in this home during the 1950’s. Many consider this estate to be the epitome of old Hollywood elegance.
After selling another San Francisco mansion in the City’s Sea Cliff neighborhood in March 2018 for $12.8M, Metallica’s Keith Hammett just listed his second Sea Cliff mansion for $13M. This 3-story home dates back to the 1920’s and is perched on a cliff overlooking China Beach. Needless to say, the views of the beach, the Golden Gate Bridge and Marin County are extraordinary from all levels of this classic.