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The Most Noteworthy Real Estate Happenings - Week of June 10

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Photo Credit: 423 Park

Things are always on the move in the real estate market, with gorgeous homes being bought and sold all the time. It seems like everyone has the “HGTV bug” these days, so we've rounded up some of the latest real estate deals to give you a peek into the homes some of our favorite people are adding and subtracting from their portfolios.

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Photo Credit: Savills

History buffs, rejoice! The 15th century estate where Edward VIII, the late King of England, had a series of affairs is up for sale. His most notable dalliance was with American Socialite Wallis Simpson, for whom he abdicated the throne in order to marry. With an asking price of £2.695 million, the classic “cottage” near Wadhurst, East Sussex, England was once severely damaged in a fire, only to be restored in 2012. It features immaculate lawns, a tennis court, walled pool area and a thatched roof. Edward was granted access to an apartment on the property by his good friend, then-owner Lord George Cholmondeley, so that he could carry out his—ahem, business—in secret.

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Photo Credit: Multiple Listing Service Los Angeles

Actress and comedian Rebel Wilson has just purchased her second home in Los Angeles, both near the Hollywood Bowl. This second home was bought for $2.95 million and features high ceilings, wide plank floors, plenty of windows and many French doors. It has a formal living and dining room, an informal family room with an open floor plan that includes a gourmet kitchen and breakfast area. The traditional-style home has a patio and pool out back. It’s also reported that Wilson recently purchased a home in Sydney, amassing quite the real estate portfolio.

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Photo Credit: Douglas Elliman

Rapper Sean “P. Diddy” Combs cut the price on his 2,300-square-foot apartment near Central Park. Most recently listed for $8.5 million, he’s now offering it for $6.5 million, which is just the latest in a series of price drops since it was initially put up for sale in 2012. He has performed renovations, including converting one bedroom into additional entertaining and living space, causing the apartment to become a two-bedroom. The home, which is in The Park Imperial building, has floor-to-ceiling windows, wide plank floors, a wet bar and kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances. The Master suite has four closets—two walk-in and two regular—and a radiant heat floor. Diddy also has an active listing in New Jersey: a $7.99 million estate.

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A mystery buyer paid $59,144,631.66 for the entire 79th floor of infamous 432 Park Avenue, which at 1,396 feet is now the tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere. Sitting 1,023 feet above Park Avenue, the apartment will have uninterrupted vistas of the entire city: Central Park, the East River and Atlantic Ocean, the Hudson River and New Jersey, as well as the entirety of Manhattan’s southern skyline. The monthly carrying charges for such an apartment total $32,289. The 8,055 square foot home includes seven bedrooms, eight full baths and two powder rooms marked by 10-by-10 foot windows and 12.6-foot ceilings. The buyer’s identity was shielded by a limited liability company, 432 Crotona Park Avenue.

Jackie Bryant

www.jackiebryantwriting.com Jackie is the Lifestyle Editor at JustLuxe.com. Her freelance work has appeared at Afar.com, Harper's Bazaar, The Infatuation, and Locale Magazine. Her favorite vices are peaty alcohol, rich textiles, far-flung hotels, and all food from any part of the world that can be found in a dumpling-like format. She can usually be found hanging out in her current homes of San ...(Read More)

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