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Jason Bateman buys Ernest Borgnine's estate

This Beverly Hills home was formerly owned by actor Ernest Borgnine.
This Beverly Hills home was formerly owned by actor Ernest Borgnine.Zillow

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.

Bateman and his wife, Amanda Anka, recently spent $3 million on a new home for the family. The Beverly Hills compound was owned by actor Ernest Borgnine, who passed away in 2012 and owned the home for 60 years. Borgnine’s residence was listed for $3.395 million in late September 2012.

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.

Carly Simon's New York apartment is on the market for $2.495 million.
Carly Simon's New York apartment is on the market for $2.495 million.Zillow

Carly Simon relists NYC apartment
The third time’s the charm. At least that’s what singer-songwriter Carly Simon is hoping.

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.

Located in the West Village at 46 Commerce St #3-4, New York, NY 10014, Simon’s co-op unit is in a desirable corner building that holds only three residences. Built in 1817, the co-op is just “steps from” Hudson River Park and world-class restaurants.

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.

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