529 E 9th St Unit 2W, Lockport, Illinois 60441 Originally asking $74,900 and We got this one for our buyers for $65,000 Saving them $9,900!
When Silicon Valley power couple Mark Pincus, the founder of mobile game maker Zynga, and Alison Pincus, co-founder of online shopping destination One King’s Lane, listed their two Bay Area homes for sale last year, we knew something big was in the works. After all, Zynga had gone public, Mark was sitting on a pile of cash, and, as One King’s Lane makes even more likely, he and Ann probably have a thing for houses. Zynga’s stock has since tumbled to well below the IPO price, but that didn’t stop the Pincuses from scooping up the very massive, very Old Money mansion at 2950 Pacific Heights in San Francisco for $16M. The 11,500-square-foot, seven-bed, seven-bath spread was built in 1907 for the Newhall family, who owned it for 105 years before passing the title along to Pincus in exchange for his many millions. Hopefully, they weren’t paid in stock.
↑ Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, a Silicon Valley darling if there ever was one, finally quit renting and bought himself a big ol’ adult-sized house last year, paying $7M for a 5,000-square-foot mansion on a walled estate in Palo Alto. The house is also pretty traditional given Zuck’s techy background, with a pale green kitchen, formal gardens, and even a “croquet lawn.”
↑ If Zuckerberg went for a family-sized, relatively modest (for a billionaire) house in a leafy neighborhood, his counterpart at Twitter, co-founder Jack Dorsey, seems to have done quite the opposite just a few miles north. Dorseyshelled out close to $10M for a dramatic two-bedroom house on stilts, with sweeping, unimpeded views of the Golden Gate Bridge and a retractable roof.
↑ The little company that Larry Page co-founded, Google, has grown into such a Silicon Valley behemoth that other startups now base their business plan off of possible Google buyouts. Some of his neighbors have been feeling similar pressures, as Page has repeatedly bought to expand his compound in Palo Alto. Situated at the end of a dead end street, the original property alone(above, top right) is now valued at $15.2M.
↑ Original dot-com era baller Mark Cuban, who made billions on a now little-known start up called Broadcast.com, keeps an absolutely huge, 24,000-square-foot mansion in Dallas, where he is, among other things, the owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks. The prolific investor, who has stakes in Magnolia Pictures and the Landmark theater chain, has a garage bigger than the average American house.
Nicole Kidman and the Perry Street apartment
Australian actress and Hollywood darling Nicole Kidman has sold her 12th-floor apartment at 176 Perry Street, the famed Richard Meier-designed building in the West Village, according to public records filed with the city today.
The 3,785-square-foot residence, which has a 30-foot-wide entrance gallery as well as sweeping views of New York Harbor, features three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. It sold for $16 million to an LLC named Perry West, with an address at the New York office of attorney Alfred Cavallaro. Cavallaro was not immediately available for comment. The deal for the property closed July 10, records show.
As The Real Deal previously reported, the “Cold Mountain” and “Moulin Rouge” star purchased unit in 2003 under the name of her sister, Antonia Hawley. Soon after, it was reported that Kidman was upset by construction of the nearby Meier tower at 165 Charles Street, which partially blocked her view of the Hudson River. She and husband Keith Urban, who are based in Nashville, bought another apartment at 200 Eleventh Avenue in early 2011. They paid $10 million for the Eleventh Avenue penthouse, which was listed for $12.5 million, according to news reports.
Kidman placed the Perry Street apartment on the rental market in 2010, asking $45,000 a month. It found a tenant in early 2011. It was not immediately clear if the listing broker, Richard Orenstein of Halstead Property, also represented her in the sale of the apartment. Orenstein declined to comment on the deal.
The building, which is one of two Meier-designed towers on the north and south corners of Perry and West streets, has been a major draw for celebrities. Jim Carrey was said to have considered buying in the building two years ago and fellow Aussie Hugh Jackman reportedly bought in the property in 2008.
Meanwhile, Kidman and Urban are reportedly expanding their Sydney, Australia home. The couple is said to have almost doubled the size of their apartment down under last week by buying the apartment next door. The spread has views of the Sydney Harbor Bridge and the Opera House.
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