By Laura Vecsey
She Has No Secrets
Carly Simon has been famously stage shy, but the decorated singer-songwriter is ready for another close-up … of her West Village apartment. Having long ago decamped to her adopted home on Martha’s Vineyard, the Grammy Award-winning artist is trying again to sell her 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom co-op at 46 Commerce Street. First listed in 2008 for $3.8 million, Simon dropped the price to $2.95 million in 2010, and is now looking for $2.495 million.
While it might seem odd for a pop legend to somewhat stubbornly try to get top dollar for an apartment, Simon confessed in 2010 that her finances were jolted by bad investments with “mini-Madoff” accountant Kenneth Starr, whose client list also included Al Pacino and Uma Thurman.
Hey, I’ve Seen That House Before!
It’s a real estate odd couple for sure, but the modest Evansville, Ind., house used for exterior shots for the TV series “Roseanne” and the transformed Los Angeles house where Freddy Krueger once lurked in the horror movie “The Nightmare on Elm Street” were both recently listed for sale.
But almost as soon as the bungalow featured in Roseanne Barr’s sitcom about a working-class family hit the market for $129,000, the home was de-listed on Feb. 5. That was just days after it was reported that the activist/comedian/National Anthem singer Barr had hit Twitter with a message that she knew someone who wanted the house. Coincidence?
As for the “Nightmare” house in Hollywood, after a complete transformation of the home’s interior, the Dutch Colonial carries no trace of its scary past. With an open floor plan and modern fixtures in the kitchen and bathrooms, not to mention a pool and guesthouse in the yard, the famous house at 1428 N. Genesee Avenue in Los Angeles, is priced at a very marquee price of $2.1 million. Hopefully that price won’t scare away buyers.
Patricia Heaton Lists Lovable House
“Everybody Loves Raymond” was good to co-star Patricia Heaton, if the house she and her husband David Hunt just listed in Los Angeles for $8.25 million is any indication. The 8,400-square-foot Italian Mediterranean estate dates to 1929 and bears some of the original Malibu Potteries tile of that era. After a wonderful remodel, the 6-bedroom, 6-bathroom house at 355 S. Muirfield Road in the exclusive Hancock Park neighborhood was even grand enough for a feature spread in a recent issue of Architectural Digest.
First Published February 7, 2013 2:45 PM