Good Will Hunting Matt Damon and Ben Aeck House For Sale at $779,000:A house that's been known as the Good Will Hunting house -- ever since Matt Damon and Ben Aeck holed up there to work on their Academy Award-winning screenplay for the 1997 film -- is for sale at $779,000. Zillow Blog describes it as "an old-world kind of house a unique Tudor straight out of a Brothers Grimm fairy tale." The price was dropped from its original listing at $1.274 million. The 2,187-square-foot, four-bedroom, two-bath house is located in L.A.'s Eagle Rock neighborhood. It boasts hardwood and stone floors, fireplaces, a new roof and chimney flue and relatively unspoiled original details including crown moldings. Plumbing, electrical and heating may have to be replaced. The house is also known as the Braasch House for original owner Albert Braasch, who bought the property in the early 1900s. It was designed by architect Jean L. Egasse in a style described as French-Nordic. Murals depict Norse warriors in action.
Justin Timberlake’s Home: A $4.774 Million Loft for the Artist:Justin Timberlake is everywhere. If he is not recording a new album or touring to promote it, he is doing the press junket for a new movie, opening another restaurant, or, most recently, launching a home furnishings line. The guy who started out on “The Mickey Mouse Club”, and as one fifth of the popular ‘90s-era boyband, N’Sync, has certainly diversified. He is the most successful of the artists to emerge from his former pop group, and his personal life has received as much coverage as his professional life over the years. Of late, he has seemed more interested in building an entertainment and fashion empire than making new music, but that seems to be the way of many stars nowadays. Back in the early 2000s, just before the members of N’Sync decided to part company, he purchased a massive 12,545 square foot home in the Hollywood Hills for just over $8 million dollars. As his solo career took off, and he began adding more acting work to his agenda and restaurants to his portfolio, it became necessary to find a home on the East Coast as well. In late 2008, he purchased a $4.774 million, 3000 square foot condo on Washington Street in lower Manhattan. The three-bedroom, three-bath loft sports arched floor-to-ceiling windows, a massive living room, a completely new open plan kitchen, a master bedroom with wrap around windows, gorgeous views of the Hudson river, a state-of-the-art lighting and sound system, and keyed elevator access that opens directly into the apartment. Though his relationship with actress Jessica Biel has come and gone repeatedly, he seems content with his two home purchases, and it looks like his Manhattan loft will remain part of his ever-expanding portfolio.
Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovleva bought his daughter Ekaterina Rybolovleva a New York City apartment for $88 million:You may have heard that a Russian billionaire, Dmitry Rybolovleva, who made his fortune in fertilizer, bought his daughter a New York City apartment for $88 million. So who is this lucky duck? From what we can find out, the mysterious Ekaterina Rybolovleva is 22 years old, and doesn't even live in the Big Apple. The Russian heiress does, however, live in the U.S. where she stus at an €œundisclosed U.S. university€ -- the New York Post says Harvard -- but nothing's confirmed. The blonde beauty, now the proud owner of New York's priciest crash pad, has stayed out of the spotlight. A serious equestrian (who could probably stash a horse or two in the 6,437 square foot penthouse with 10 rooms and a wrap-around terrace) she competes at trials across Europe. Although the horsewoman was born in Russia, she has spent the last 15 years mainly in Switzerland and Monaco. And, in the rare instance she does hole up in her tony 15 Central Park West address, she can always borrow a cup of sugar from one of her neighbors in the post building, like Sting, Denzel Washington and head of Goldman Sachs Lloyd Blankfein. Meet 22-year-old Ekaterina Rybolovleva, the proud owner of New York's most expensive apartment, courtesy of her Ã¼ber rich daddy, former fertilizer magnate, Dmitry Rybolovlev. POS: Inside New York's Most Expensive Apartment If you've ever wanted to know what an $88 million pad looks like you now have the chance to find out, courtesy of realestate.aol.com. The 6,744 sq ft apartment boasts 10 rooms, a wrap-around terrace, it's own library, seven walk-in closets and a wrap around terrace which boasts stunning views of the city. POS: Inside Petra Ecclestone's Remodeled $85 Million Mansion The seller was Sanford I. Weill, the former head of Citigroup Inc and the Wall Street Journal reports that the sale generated a cool $2.5 million in city and state taxes, and the lucky real estate broker pocketed around $3.5 million in commission. Getting one up on Petra, who threw down a mere $85 million for her real estate purchase -- Candy Spelling's former Holmby Hills mansion -- Ekaterina's sale broke records for an individual property transaction, quite an achievement in a city that is known for it's hefty home prices. POS: Meet The Ecclestones - Petra And Her Family And get this, the Central Park abode will be only a part time residence for the Russian, who is a permanent resident of tax haven to the mega rich, Monaco. The avid equestrian plans to stay in her €˜starter home' while she is studying in the city. Ekaterina's father made his mega billions during the post-Soviet privatization of the economy, he is the former owner of fertilizer business Uralkali. And, aside from providing a nice study crash pad for his daughter, there could be an ulterior motive for the costly purchase.