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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Bobby Cannavale and Rose Byrne Snag $2.2M Brooklyn House

Boerum Hill has long been a favorite neighborhood for celebrities putting down roots in New York City: Michelle Williams and the late Heath Ledger famously settled in a house there, as did Ethan Hawke, Keri Russell, and Hope Davis, to name a few. Add to that list Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale: the couple recently snagged a three-bedroom townhouse at 453 Warren Street for just under $2.2 million, according to the Daily News. The couple, who recently co-starred in the movies Annie and Adult Beginners, had been living in the East Village; their new pad, which is technically a two-family house, has two separate gardens, an open kitchen, and laundry and storage space.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Penn Jillette Nabs $3.8 Million Las Vegas Mansion

Penn Jillette Nabs $3.8 Million Las Vegas Mansion

In late April, just when property owners were touching up their landscaping strategies, illusionist and entertainer Penn Jillette, one half of the famed Penn & Teller duo, made a major change of his own. He bought a 7,808-square-foot mansion in Las Vegas for $3.8 million – and it is outstanding!

Nothing bland is to be found in this two-story residence. Not the facade of windows that have front-row seats to desert mountain views and the famed Strip. Not the two-story great room with one – sorry two – fireplaces, and certainly not the swimming pool with the waterfall feature and adjoining hot tub. Most patios and outdoor parlors are outfitted with fireplaces and plush, elegant seating. This property has those too, but the big-screen television takes it up a notch and practically creates a bonus, al fresco great room.

But on to practical matters. Inside, the kitchen beckons from the back corner of the cavernous open floor plan, and it has enough room for guests to sit while chatting up the busy chef. There is a two-tiered breakfast counter, and beyond that a cook-top island with prepping sink. That leaves loads of free countertop space behind it, especially because the ovens, refrigerator, and other heavy appliances are installed in the walls.

The house offers five bedrooms and seven bathrooms. It sounds very nice and all on paper, but the master suite also has double bathrooms and closets, and an oversized Jacuzzi tub, plus access to a balcony, according to Zillow.

Jillette's newest acquisition is located in The Ridges, according to listing information from the Shapiro & Sher Group. While information on the house did not mention a gym, The Ridges is an uber upscale gated community with access to a top-notch, 9,000-square-foot fitness facility.

Word has it that Jillette will now list his bachelor pad of a house, which he nicknamed "The Slammer." Interesting choice of words (it is Penn, of course), and the new house is definitely a nice place to escape.

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