New York City, New York
A Park Avenue apartment that was the childhood home of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is on the market for $44 million.
The Manhattan apartment has been updated since Onassis lived there as a child.
The art deco-style building was developed by the former first lady’s grandfather, and she lived in the apartment on the sixth and seventh floors of 740 Park Ave while she was in elementary school.
Hedge fund investor David Ganek and his wife, a novelist, are selling the apartment following an insider-trading scandal at Ganek’s firm, the New York Post reported.
The apartment is on the sixth and seventh floors of the Upper East Side building.
The glamorous, historic apartment in a landmark building has 4 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. The marble entryway includes an elegant staircase, and the entertaining floor houses a library and living room facing Park Avenue.
Upstairs, there is an expansive master suite with 2 marble bathrooms and dressing rooms, plus 3 other bedrooms with en-suite baths.
The apartment is recently renovated, and listing photos offer a peek at the current owners’ art collection.
Actress Shirley MacLaine decided to buy the Plaza Blanca Ranch in Abiquiu, NM as soon as she walked in for the first time. She noticed the view, then sensed that a dancer had died at the top of the staircase and wanted MacLaine to buy the ranch, she told Oprah Winfrey during a 2012 video-taped tour.
The Academy Award-winning actress and new age thinker, 80, bought the 7,450-acre property and added onto the adobe-style main house, making two separate residences, plus a spiritual retreat space in a subterranean level.
There is also a yurt, caretaker’s house, swimming pool, horse barn and chicken coop — all of it off-the-grid and sustainable, with greenhouses for growing food.
Over the years, MacLaine hosted spiritual retreats at the ranch and spent a lot of time there with her dog, Terry. From her porch, she says she has observed UFOs, and she built a labyrinth of rocks to aid in meditation.
In televised tours, her mantle was crowded with Academy Awards and Golden Globes, and the table in her dining room was the one used in the film “Terms of Endearment.”
MacLaine told The Wall Street Journal she consulted a psychic about the listing price and decided on $18 million. The ranch was a spiritual retreat for her and a place where she spent a lot of time, but the actress said she wanted to move into Santa Fe to be less reclusive.
The listing is held by Lynden Galloway at Sotheby’s International Realty in Santa Fe.
Tim Tebow Buys Golf Estate in Florida
The huge home former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow closed on recently in Jacksonville is his first completion in a while. The out-of-work player — now a commentator — is headed back to his home state of Florida, where he just paid $1.4 million for a 6,525-square-foot home on a golf course.
Tebow, whose career peaked in 2011 while playing for the Denver Broncos, is now working as a commentator for ESPN. It looks like he’ll also be working on his golf game from his lakeside manse on the course at Glen Kernan Golf and Country Club on the south side of Jacksonville.
The house is huge, with stately porches and brick details in the kitchen and sunroom. It has hardwood floors, a big screened back porch and several fireplaces.
Tebow was a college football star at the University of Florida, where he won the 2007 Heisman Trophy.