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Mapping New York City's Best Celebrity Real Estate of 2013

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It's time to make up a bunch of awards and hand them out to the most deserving people, places and things in the real estate, architecture and neighborhood universes of New York City! Yep, it's time for the Tenth Annual Curbed Awards! Up now: celebrity real estate!

2013 was a good year for rich people in New York City, and that includes our celebrity friends, who continued to amuse us with their real estate wheelings and dealings. From record-setting historic houses to brand-spankin' new condos to gilded mansions, celebs bought, sold, and listed a slew of multi-million dollar properties around town. Here now, the 15 that entertained us the most.


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1. Deron Williams, 35-37 N. Moore St.

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35 North Moore Street
New York, NY 10013

Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams dropped nearly $16 million on the 6,800-square-foot penthouse of Tribeca's Merchant House, which has a 3,000-square-foot terrace with a lily pond.

2. Kelly Ripa, 76 Crosby Street

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76 Crosby Street
New York, NY 10012

After unsuccessfully trying to sell their penthouse at 76 Crosby Street the quiet way, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos enlisted broker Adam Modlin to market the sprawling $24.5 million unit. The famous couple did a two-year renovation, which included overhauling the terrace to include "a deep air jet Jacuzzi soaking tub" with "a warm steam shower." They listed it in January, and it is still on the market for the exact same price.

3. Neil Patrick Harris, 2036 Fifth Avenue

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2036 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10035

The sale of the house at 2036 Fifth Avenue would have made headlines even if Neil Patrick Harris wasn't the buyer; having sold for nearly $4 million, the house set a record for Harlem. The house was split into two units when Harris bought it, but we would bet that he will turn it into one big mansion.

4. Jeff Gordon, 15 Central Park West

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15 Central Park W
New York, NY 10023

Nascar racing champ Jeff Gordon spends most of his time in North Carolina, but he keeps a home in New York City because why not? This year he traded his renovated Central Park West pad for a unit in newbie the Whitman. Gordon was an early buyer in the limestone Jesus, and he made a nice $15M on the $25M sale of his 3,500-square-foot pad, where there is a oak-and-blackened-steel sushi bar centerpiece in the living room.

5. Jon Bon Jovi, 158 Mercer St.

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158 Mercer Street
New York, NY 10012

After initially listing his penthouse at 158 Mercer Street for $42 million, Jon Bon Jovi stopped living on a prayer and cut the price to $39.9 million after six months. He bought the unit in 2007 for $24 million, so he's aiming for a nice paycheck if get what he wants. StreetEasy shows the place was taken off the market three weeks ago, but it's unclear if it found a buyer.

6. David Duchovny & Tea Leoni, 170 East 78th Street

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170 East 78th Street
New York, NY 10075

They may have split with each other back in 2011, but it took David Duchovny and Tea Leoni until this year to split with their Upper East Side maisonette. The oddly decorated abode, which has a huge kitchen, lots of chairs, and too much furniture, was listed in January for $9.25 million, and now the price currently sits at $7.9 million.

7. Claire Danes & Hugh Dancy, 19 Downing Street

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19 Downing Street
New York, NY 10014

Clare Danes and Hugh Dancy sold their Soho loft (with its weird rotating breakfast bar) in late 2012, and they promptly upgraded to a West Village townhouse. They made $5.85 million on the loft sale, and spent all of that and a little bit more on the house, which was previously owned by David Shaffer, a well-known psychiatrist who is also Anna Wintour's ex-husband.

8. Yoko Ono, 49 Downing Street

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49 Downing Street
New York, NY 10014

The story of Yoko Ono's horse-stabled turned penthouse at 49 Downing Street is a weird one. She bought the place for her son nearly 20 years ago, but he only briefly lived in it. Because the co-op board was so difficult, she only tried to sell the place this year, even though it has sat empty. It was first listed in July for $8.995 million, then taken off the market and re-listed in November for $6.5 million. Then just two weeks after that, the price was upped to $8.995 million, and, weirdly, went into contract three days after that. Uh, what?

9. Ethan Hawke, 353 West 21st Street

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353 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011

This year, Ethan Hawke joined the ever-growing list of celebrities to ditch Manhattan for Brooklyn. He sold his Chelsea townhouse for more than $5.8 million, and spent more than half of that sum on a new house in Boerum Hill. Both are lovingly restored beauties, but we included the Chelsea abode because of its rainbow-hued decor. That built-in emerald green bookcase is really something else.

10. Cameron Diaz, The Walker Tower

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210 W 18th St
New York, NY 10011

One Manhattan condo isn't enough for Cameron Diaz—she owns a unit somewhere in the West Village—so the actress picked up a place in the ever-popular Walker Tower for $9 million earlier this month.

11. Spike Lee, 153 East 63rd Street

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153 East 63rd Street
New York, NY 10065

Spike Lee made his name in Brooklyn, but he left the borough long ago for Manhattan; in 1998, he bought the three-story mansion at 153 East 63rd Street from the artist Jasper Johns in 1998 for $16.6 million. But Lee is now done with the historic estate, and he unofficially listed it for $32 million in November. Sadly, there are no interior photos (or even a real listing) so one is left to imagine what a Spike Lee abode would look like.

12. Chelsea Clinton, The Whitman

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21 E 26th St
New York, NY 10010

Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky have lived in NoMad since 2008, but this year they upgraded to a huge new home in the Whitman, where they will have just three neighbors.

13. Jonathan Safran Foer, 646 2nd Street

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646 2nd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Everything is illuminated in the Brooklyn house of famed author Jonathan Safran Foer—or at least it probably is in the conservatory. Because yes, it has a conservatory. Originally built for some Woolworth heirs, the Park Slope manse has a huge garden, stained glass windows, fancy gated parking, and it wants $14.5 million.

14. Rosie O'Donnell, 130 West 12th St

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Rose O'Donnell spent less than a year in the penthouse at 130 West 12th Street before turning around and putting the apartment back on the market for nearly $11 million. She bought the unit for just over $8 million, and only redecorated, so it's not surprising that the asking price saw a $1 million decrease.

15. David Schwimmer's new house

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The East Village's least favorite Friend, David Schwimmer, finally revealed his new townhouse this year. He also hired a crane to deliver his things.

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1. Deron Williams, 35-37 N. Moore St.

35 North Moore Street, New York, NY 10013

Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams dropped nearly $16 million on the 6,800-square-foot penthouse of Tribeca's Merchant House, which has a 3,000-square-foot terrace with a lily pond.

35 North Moore Street
New York, NY 10013

2. Kelly Ripa, 76 Crosby Street

76 Crosby Street, New York, NY 10012

After unsuccessfully trying to sell their penthouse at 76 Crosby Street the quiet way, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos enlisted broker Adam Modlin to market the sprawling $24.5 million unit. The famous couple did a two-year renovation, which included overhauling the terrace to include "a deep air jet Jacuzzi soaking tub" with "a warm steam shower." They listed it in January, and it is still on the market for the exact same price.

76 Crosby Street
New York, NY 10012

3. Neil Patrick Harris, 2036 Fifth Avenue

2036 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10035

The sale of the house at 2036 Fifth Avenue would have made headlines even if Neil Patrick Harris wasn't the buyer; having sold for nearly $4 million, the house set a record for Harlem. The house was split into two units when Harris bought it, but we would bet that he will turn it into one big mansion.

2036 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10035

4. Jeff Gordon, 15 Central Park West

15 Central Park W, New York, NY 10023

Nascar racing champ Jeff Gordon spends most of his time in North Carolina, but he keeps a home in New York City because why not? This year he traded his renovated Central Park West pad for a unit in newbie the Whitman. Gordon was an early buyer in the limestone Jesus, and he made a nice $15M on the $25M sale of his 3,500-square-foot pad, where there is a oak-and-blackened-steel sushi bar centerpiece in the living room.

15 Central Park W
New York, NY 10023

5. Jon Bon Jovi, 158 Mercer St.

158 Mercer Street, New York, NY 10012

After initially listing his penthouse at 158 Mercer Street for $42 million, Jon Bon Jovi stopped living on a prayer and cut the price to $39.9 million after six months. He bought the unit in 2007 for $24 million, so he's aiming for a nice paycheck if get what he wants. StreetEasy shows the place was taken off the market three weeks ago, but it's unclear if it found a buyer.

158 Mercer Street
New York, NY 10012

6. David Duchovny & Tea Leoni, 170 East 78th Street

170 East 78th Street, New York, NY 10075

They may have split with each other back in 2011, but it took David Duchovny and Tea Leoni until this year to split with their Upper East Side maisonette. The oddly decorated abode, which has a huge kitchen, lots of chairs, and too much furniture, was listed in January for $9.25 million, and now the price currently sits at $7.9 million.

170 East 78th Street
New York, NY 10075

7. Claire Danes & Hugh Dancy, 19 Downing Street

19 Downing Street, New York, NY 10014

Clare Danes and Hugh Dancy sold their Soho loft (with its weird rotating breakfast bar) in late 2012, and they promptly upgraded to a West Village townhouse. They made $5.85 million on the loft sale, and spent all of that and a little bit more on the house, which was previously owned by David Shaffer, a well-known psychiatrist who is also Anna Wintour's ex-husband.

19 Downing Street
New York, NY 10014

8. Yoko Ono, 49 Downing Street

49 Downing Street, New York, NY 10014

The story of Yoko Ono's horse-stabled turned penthouse at 49 Downing Street is a weird one. She bought the place for her son nearly 20 years ago, but he only briefly lived in it. Because the co-op board was so difficult, she only tried to sell the place this year, even though it has sat empty. It was first listed in July for $8.995 million, then taken off the market and re-listed in November for $6.5 million. Then just two weeks after that, the price was upped to $8.995 million, and, weirdly, went into contract three days after that. Uh, what?

49 Downing Street
New York, NY 10014

9. Ethan Hawke, 353 West 21st Street

353 West 21st Street, New York, NY 10011

This year, Ethan Hawke joined the ever-growing list of celebrities to ditch Manhattan for Brooklyn. He sold his Chelsea townhouse for more than $5.8 million, and spent more than half of that sum on a new house in Boerum Hill. Both are lovingly restored beauties, but we included the Chelsea abode because of its rainbow-hued decor. That built-in emerald green bookcase is really something else.

353 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011

10. Cameron Diaz, The Walker Tower

210 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011

One Manhattan condo isn't enough for Cameron Diaz—she owns a unit somewhere in the West Village—so the actress picked up a place in the ever-popular Walker Tower for $9 million earlier this month.

210 W 18th St
New York, NY 10011

11. Spike Lee, 153 East 63rd Street

153 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065

Spike Lee made his name in Brooklyn, but he left the borough long ago for Manhattan; in 1998, he bought the three-story mansion at 153 East 63rd Street from the artist Jasper Johns in 1998 for $16.6 million. But Lee is now done with the historic estate, and he unofficially listed it for $32 million in November. Sadly, there are no interior photos (or even a real listing) so one is left to imagine what a Spike Lee abode would look like.

153 East 63rd Street
New York, NY 10065

12. Chelsea Clinton, The Whitman

21 E 26th St, New York, NY 10010

Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky have lived in NoMad since 2008, but this year they upgraded to a huge new home in the Whitman, where they will have just three neighbors.

21 E 26th St
New York, NY 10010

13. Jonathan Safran Foer, 646 2nd Street

646 2nd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Everything is illuminated in the Brooklyn house of famed author Jonathan Safran Foer—or at least it probably is in the conservatory. Because yes, it has a conservatory. Originally built for some Woolworth heirs, the Park Slope manse has a huge garden, stained glass windows, fancy gated parking, and it wants $14.5 million.

646 2nd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215

14. Rosie O'Donnell, 130 West 12th St

New York, NY 10011

Rose O'Donnell spent less than a year in the penthouse at 130 West 12th Street before turning around and putting the apartment back on the market for nearly $11 million. She bought the unit for just over $8 million, and only redecorated, so it's not surprising that the asking price saw a $1 million decrease.

15. David Schwimmer's new house

New York, NY

The East Village's least favorite Friend, David Schwimmer, finally revealed his new townhouse this year. He also hired a crane to deliver his things.