This week in celebrity real estate, actor Jason Bateman bought the home of actor Ernest Borgnine and singer Carly Simon relisted her New York apartment.
Jason Bateman buys Ernest Borgnine home In actor Jason Bateman’s latest movie “Identity Thief,” a woman steals his identity and goes on a spending rampage with his money. Here’s hoping that Bateman’s recent big purchase was his decision and not the action of identity theft.
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The estate was built in 1938 and was designed by architect L.G. Scherer, contemporary of well-known Los Angeles architect Paul Williams. The 6,148-square-foot home sits on a half-acre lot with an additional 1-bedroom guesthouse with a full living room and kitchen.
The interior of the 6-bedroom house remains unchanged from Borgnine’s near lifetime in the home. Details include a formal entry hall with grand staircase, large master suite with his and her baths and dressing rooms, a study, paneled library, office, den and formal dining room.
Simon relisted her apartment for $2.495 million over the weekend. According to The Real Estalker blog, Simon first listed the duplex back in 2008 at $3.85 million. In 2010, she stuck the home back on the market for $2.975 million. Now she’s looking to sell again, and with rising median home prices, Simon’s apartment may finally snag a buyer.
The 2-bedroom, 2-bath home includes two wood-burning fireplaces, hardwood flooring, exposed brick walls and high ceilings. Despite the original charm of the apartment, the home has been renovated and its kitchen has custom built-ins and cabinets.