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Celebrity Real Estate Wrap: ChupiChop Not What It Seems

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1) On Friday, the Wall Street Journal's Developments blog reported that Julian Schnabel had lowered the price on Palazzo Chupi's available duplex from $32 to $29.5 million. Yes, the duplex seen above, in what must be the 75th time we've run that gallery (but can you blame us?). Was it a case of, as Developments put it, brokers convincing Schnabel to lower his Chupiriffic expectations? Not quite. If you recall, the same unit recently had its price raised form $27 million to $32 million, so the new asking price is really just in the middle of those two. Not quite a PriceChop, but anything related to the Chupster is news, especially when "pink unit" can be worked into a headline. [Developments/Emily Friedlander]

2) One of the Manhattan House apartments converted to a showroom for the Kips Bay Decorator Show House was most recently the home of CNBC "Money Honey" Maria Bartiromo. She and her husband left the penthouse for a $6.5 million townhouse on East 62nd Street just two weeks before the design event. [NYM/S. Jhoanna Robledo]

3) Friends and family of the recently departed William F. Buckley Jr. will gather in his 778 Park Avenue duplex one last time to celebrate his life before the 5,000-square-foot apartment hits the market. The Reaper has caused a bit of turnover in the storied co-op lately. There's Brooke Astor's duplex, of course, but Death also indirectly caused Vera Wang to move out. Does he collect a commission? [Big Deal/Josh Barbanel]

778 Park Avenue

778 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10021

Palazzo Chupi

360 W 11th St, New York, NY 10014