Jan 2010 25

Oh Johnny Damon, the man whose departure from Red Sox Nation to the Evil Empire broke many a baseball fans hearts.  Time has passed an wounds have healed so I feel safe to post this entry.  The one time home of Johnny Damon sold off for $8 million in 2007 (after buying it for $5.555 million – not too bad there), is back on the market (now with trendy zebra-patterned rug!). The 2,100-square-foot, 3BR, 3.5BA apartment is asking $8.9 million this time around.  Interested? It is a beauty even if once owned by a Boston traitor.

Jan 2010 13

“Back when Britney Spears sold her Silk Building penthouse in 2006, after two years on the market and $2 million worth of chops, we mused that there had to be a lesson in this somewhere. Whatever that lesson is, the current owners of 14 East 4th Street’s PH1109 don’t seem to have learned it either, because they’ve been chopping the heck out of the property since mid-2008.

The latest ask is $4.999 million, a 9 percent cut from the previous ask of $5.495 million and down from an ’08 original of $6.595 million. The current asking price first debuted in early December, and the property was delisted the day after Christmas and relisted at the same ask last week. So basically, this penthouse is as crazy as Britney Spears.” (Source Curbed)

Here are the specifics courtesy of Prudential Douglas Elliman.

“The fabric of luxury comes to life at The Silk Building, an Italian Renaissance Palazzo-style prewar condo. Once home to Keith Richards, Russell Simons & Britney Spears, this distinctive, newly-renovated residence offers great views & refined features like soaring picture windows with custom solar shades, 13′ ceilingsthe 1st level offers guests privacy with a bedroom & full bath. As private is the full-flr master suite below with w00d-burning fireplace, 2 baths, mini bar, sep dressing rm & hidden entryway. Entertain in style in the full 3rd-flr LR w/a wood-burning fireplace, dressing room & fully-equipped chef’s kitchen with hand-rubbed cherry cabinets, granite counters, Sub-Zero/Viking appliances. Convenient laundry/powder rms and a service entrance also grace this level. Topping the space is another guest suite with full bath or your own media rm, plus a secluded terrace offering unmatched views.”

Man Keith Richards and Britney Spears under one roof?  SOLD!  Here’s some photos of the home along with floorplan.

Dec 2009 24

Brookline, welcome your newest residents Patriots QB Tom Brady and his wife and supermodel Gisele Bundchen. The couple has put an 11-room gated antique mansion located off of Route 9 in Brookline under agreement with plans of a March closing date.

The new digs, a renovated circa-1850 home on three acres of the old Gardner estate, has four bedrooms, five bathrooms, seven fireplaces (Santa will have his pick!), a luxury kitchen, multiple porches, a deck, and a 40-by-20 Gunite pool. The seller purchased the property for $1.9 million and spent a large sum renovating the home. The couple were also thrilled that the location of the home is close to the school where their newborn son Benjamin will eventually attend school.

Gisele recently sold her Manhattan townhouse for a whopping $13.5 million…good news for the couple since the 2010 tax bill on the new Brookline home is $80,000.

Brady’s Back Bay penthouse remains on the market for sale at an asking price of $10.9M. The price per square foot is a little over $2,000 whereas comparable luxury Back Bay homes have been selling around $950-1,000 per square foot. My thoughts, and just an obvious observation – the pricing needs to come down.

Nov 2009 07


Looks like everyone’s favorite angel, Cameron Diaz has taken up residence at Zero Marlborough.  The gorgeous actress is inhabiting one of the 12 private residences in the new luxury condominium building.  Who wouldn’t want Ms. Diaz as a neighbor?

There are currently only 4 units left on the market.  All feature appox. 3400 sqft with 2 private patios, 3 bed + study, top of the line finishes.  Pricing begins at $4,100,000.  To schedule a showing please contact Jeanine Heller at 508.930.6232 or email jheller@warrenre.com