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.
Mark Wahlberg rented Central Park West condo goes from $7M to $16.5M in four years:Welcome to unit 26C at 15 Central Park West, arguably the best inium project known to man. The 2,761 square-foot three-bedroom on the 26th floor just sold for $16.5 million. Mark Wahlberg lived there. ARod almost just rented it. And it was sold in six weeks to a glamorous woman from Monaco. That's not the half of it. There are so many bold-faced names involved with this unit, we wonder if any apartment in this building doesn't have a celebrity attached to it. Already home to Denzel Washington and Sting, the building continues to break its own records. The square-foot price for this apartment comes to $5,976, the most expensive yet for a mid-level floor. Rented by actor Mark Wahlberg for $32,000 in 2009, the home was owned by real estate super-lawyer Warren Estis. It sold after six weeks on the market by Ken Deutsch, who started his own Madison Ave. boutique brokerage two years ago. Yankee slugger and real estate lover Alex Rodriguez even bid on the place, as a rental. ARod was allegedly paying about $35,000 for an apartment on an upper floor in the building when he vacated the apartment because the owner wished to sell the unit. For 26C, he offered $37,000 for the first year and $39,000 for the second. But new owners both wanted a little more, around $40,000. ARod decided not go up the few grand to stay in the building, and looked to purchase an apartment elsewhere. (Neither Rodriguez nor his agent Adam Modlin could be reached for comment, but the Daily News learned the price of the rental was not a factor. The slugger decided it was time to buy.) The current tenant, who was already renting from the new owner, will pay 38,000 for the first year and 40,000 for the second year.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson rocked his 9,120 square feet mansion estate for $4.9 million:Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s house is 9,120 square feet. The house contains six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, high ceilings, a barber room, a home theater, massive chandeliers, floor-to-ceiling windows, and marble floors. There is an outdoor kitchen, infinity pool, waterfall wall, a lawn that seems to stretch on forever, a multi-car garage, huge columns supporting the roof of a large back porch, and a modern kitchen with all new appliances. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s house is truly tricked out. It is also no longer his. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s house sold for $4.9 million to an undisclosed businessman. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson went from wrestler to popular actor in record time. Handsome, athletic, and smart, the California-born Mr. Johnson, played football in college and graduated with degrees in Criminology and Physiology. His football career did not advance much past college, so he joined his family’s very well established wrestling dynasty. From the late 90s through the mid-2000s, he was incredibly popular on the WWF/WWE circuit, and brought many new fans to the sport. His appearance as The Scorpion King, in both “The Mummy”, and “The Scorpion King”, further increased his fame, and he slowly began to remove himself from wrestling to focus on his acting career. While he has returned to wrestling periodically, he has built a solid resume in action films and comedies, and has managed to achieve that rare crossover success about which pop stars and athletes dream. He has also managed to amass a sizeable fortune, and, as most stars do, he used a portion of those funds to purchase a lavish home in California. Recently, however, he sold it, and judging by the photos, if one thing can be said about “The Rock”, it is that he likes to live large.