Not for ants: Ben Stiller bags Manhattan apartment

Ben Stiller has bagged a new Manhattan apartment – and, as you might expect from the Zoolander star, it’s really, really, ridiculously good-looking.

The actor, who recently reprised his famous role of the fake male model for Zoolander No. 2, certainly takes his real estate seriously: his new pad spans a cosy 3,400 square feet and has a view of the Hudson River. The sunset spills in through the windows, while the interiors boast an eat-in kitchen (walnut and marble) and wine fridge with room for no fewer than 78 bottles and a Miele coffee station. Three bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms complete the package, with walk-in closets a given.

The property sits in Manhattan’s West Village and was built only a few years ago, with the communal amenities including a lap pool and gym with sauna – just the thing if you’re inviting someone round to (ahem) meet the parents.

The price to live like Ben Stiller? $15.3 million.

StreetEasy (via Zillow)

Yours for $85 million: Cher’s former LA estate

Got a spare $85 million lying around? Then you can believe in life after Cher for this stunning estate in Los Angeles, which the singer once owned in the 1980s. Now, the property has come to the market: an estate that sprawls across 16 acres – count them, 16 – and boasts a 20,000 square-foot main home and a 7,000 square-foot Moroccan guesthouse.

Wall Street Journal

Demi Moore slashes $16 million off her penthouse price

Demi Moore has just offered the discount of the century on her penthouse in new York. The triplex, which was purchased by the actress and her former partner Bruce Willis back in 1990, is the jewel in the crown of the city’s San Remo building: it sits at the top of one of the Emery Roth building’s two iconic towers.

She listed the home last year for a whopping $75 million. Now, though, that has been chopped by an equally staggering $16 million . Despite that gigantic price chop, though, the asking price is still $59 million – more than double the building’s highest recorded sale of $26.4 million, notes Variety.

Pharrell Williams finds buyer for his Miami penthouse

Singer Pharrell Williams has something to be happy about this week: he has finally found a buyer for his penthouse in Miami. The two-storey property has been on and off the market in recent years, listing for as much as $10.999 million back in 2014. Now, though, the pop star has bagged a sale at $9.25 million for the home, which boasts 360-degree views across the city.

Zillow

Frank Zappa’s Hollywood home hits the market

Frank Zappa’s Hollywood Hills home has hit the market.

The legendary musician first bought the home way back in 1968 for $74,000, a sum that seems barely believable compared to prices today. The property was left to his widow, Gail Zappa, when Frank passed away at the age of 52 in 1993, before she passed away too last year.

Earlier this year, Variety notes, director Alex Winter hoped to buy the compound, launching a Kickstarter campaign to raise the $9 million required, as well as the money to fund his documentary, Who the F*@% Is Frank Zappa. After his crowdfunding failed to reach that lofty goal (although did raise enough to fund the film), the property has now come up for sale for $5,594,000.

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