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Actor selling West Side home for $3.2 million 

Apr 11, 2018

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Actor Charles Grodin and his novelist wife Elissa Durwood have listed their Upper West Side co-op at 33 Riverside Drive for $3.2 million.

Grodin is known for his roles in films like “The Heartbreak Kid” and “Midnight Run.” He also had his own CNBC talk show (“The Charles Grodin Show”), worked as a political commentator for “60 Minutes II” and was even a playwright — penning a satirical off-Broadway play, “The Right Kind of People,” about, get this, a snooty Fifth Avenue co-op board. He also played the father in the lovable dog-centric film franchise “Beethoven.”

Grodin and Durwood bought the pad for $2.7 million in 2006, according to city records. The three-bedroom home comes with a 23-foot entrance gallery, large entertaining spaces, an eat-in kitchen and a formal dining room with custom built-ins.

The oversized living room features beamed ceilings, herringbone hardwood floors and views of the Hudson over Riverside Park. The building, which dates to 1928, was built by George Pelham. The couple, we hear, is spending most of their time in Connecticut.

The listing brokers are Michele Kleier, Sabrina Kleier Morgenstern, Samantha Kleier Forbes and Emilio Mora, of Kleier Residential.

https://nypost.com/2018/04/11/actor-selling-west-side-home-for-3-2-million/

Residential broker Michele Kleier dipped into commercial real estate recently... 

Oct 12, 2017

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Residential broker Michele Kleier dipped into commercial real estate recently when she found a posh gallery space for Alison Wolfson and Belinda Neumann.

The space, Neumann Wolfson Art, is located at 1046 Madison Ave.

The opening show features iconic works by Kenny Scharf and Christian Schumann.

http://nypost.com/2017/10/11/fergie-bunked-down-in-a-pricey-midtown-pad-last-month/

Gourd-eous Home for Sale 

Aug 16, 2016

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A Manhattan cliffside home known as the Pumpkin House for its resemblance to a jack o’lantern is on the market for $5.2 million.

The three-story townhouse juts out over a ridge more than 250 feet above the Henry Hudson Parkway at West 186th Street, just north of the George Washington Bridge.

Its oddly placed windows appear to form eyes, a nose and teeth, such as those of a carved pumpkin. And at sunset, it’s often cast in an orange glow.

“The house has breathtaking views, but it needs a lot of work,” notes listing broker Simone Song of Simorne Song Properties, who shares the listing with Caleb Hill Smilgin.

Laurel Rosenbluth, of Kleier Residential, had listed the 3,144-square-foot home in 2010 for $3.9 million before it was cut to $3.6 million and then to $3.1 million. Interior designer William Spink, 70, bought the home for $1.1 million in 2000.

The home was featured in an episode of HGTV’s reality show, “Selling New York.”

Jewel thief strikes open houses 

May 12, 2016

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It’s open season on Upper East Side open houses.

A dapper jewel thief has hit three luxury residences up for sale in the posh neighborhood – taking a total of about $40,000 worth of bling during showings of the residences in what police believe to be a pattern, law enforcement sources told The Post.

The crook swiped $10,000 worth of cufflinks from a sixth-floor co-op going for nearly $4 million inside of an 11-story pre-war building on Lexington Avenue between 67th and 68th streets on April 19, sources said.

The grand four-bedroom unit complete with 9.5-foot-high ceilings, which has been on the market for 22 days, was shown to potential buyers April 19th and the cufflinks were discovered missing the same day.

Two days later jewelry worth a little less than $7,000 was swiped during an open house at a co-op on East 96th Street.

Three days later and about two blocks over, a watch, ring, and bracelets totaling $23,000 were taken during the showing of an East 94th Street 19th century townhouse on the market for nearly $7 million.

Area real estate brokers are desperate for police to catch the bandit and are even internally circulating photos of a well-dressed man they believe to be the suspect.

“It’s a very scary situation,” said top broker Michele Kleier, who stars in HGTV’s Selling New York with her daughters Samantha and Sabrina. “People are afraid.”

Kleier, who has two new Upper East Side listings at 188 East 78th St and another at 1160 Park Avenue, said that she has been bringing her assistant Michael Elian with her to every open house to screen potential buyers at the door.

“He stands there at the door with a photo of the guy [the alleged robber] and believe me no one gets passed him,” she said.

Kleier added that “everyone is being cautious now…if you think about it, an open house is a perfect place for a robbery. I never let any one walk around by themselves.”

Another real estate broker with knowledge of the thefts said, “I’m surprised this type of thing doesn’t happen more often.”

Industry sources said that the alleged crook once described himself as an agent for real estate agency Stribling and Associates when he went to one of the for-sale homes.

Another time, he showed up saying he was a lawyer and that he lived at 995 Fifth Avenue, industry sources said.

Live like a Giants rookie during Super Bowl week 

Dec 25, 2013

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Broker Susan Carlson and her fiance, NY Giant Rookie Cooper Taylor have figured out a way to get a Super Bowl check, even though his team blew its chance to make the big game.

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A New York Giant has figured out a way to get a Super Bowl check, even though his team blew its chance to make the big game.

Big Blue rookie Cooper Taylor is renting out his New Jersey condo with roof-deck views of MetLife Stadium — because it will be too depressing to stick around for the madness, he told The Post.

The strapping defensive back and his girlfriend, real-estate broker Susan Carlson, are offering up their 2 bedroom, 2 bath Rutherford apartment for $9,000 during Super Bowl week.

“We thought it would be the best time to get out of the city and go on vacation because that week will be a madhouse,” said Taylor, 22. “I am definitely disappointed that we are not playing in it. It would make it a lot more fun.”

The couple opted not to mention Taylor’s high-profile career in their Craigslist and AirBnB ads — but did drop some subtle hints.

“We are big fans of a local team here and unfortunately will not be attending this year,” they wrote in a Craigslist pitch for the space.

The 1,000-square-foot apartment is outfitted with a 70-inch TV, a pair of comfortable couches, and a pile of freshly washed NFL-player-used linens — all within one mile of MetLife Stadium.

Carlson, a former collegiate volleyball player who met Taylor during their time at Georgia Tech, said they plan to watch the showdown with family in Texas or with Giant teammates in Manhattan.

Successfully renting out their Rutherford digs would more than finance a mini-vacation, she said.

The couple rent their furnished apartment month-to-month for $2,700.

“We rented it with furniture included because, with such a volatile lifestyle, we didn’t want to have to worry about transporting furniture in case we had to move cross-country,” she said.

A late-round draft pick who was unsure if he would even make the team this year, Taylor pulls in a relatively modest $450,000 annually and could use a quick Super Bowl cash infusion.

Carlson, a broker with Kleier Residential, has been dating Taylor for four years and moved to New York with him as his NFL dream slowly began to materialize. They had three days to find an apartment after Taylor impressed the coaches enough to make the cut.

“We were looking for enough space to entertain and host family on the weekends the Giants played at home, but not break the bank and be unreasonable,” Carlson said.

Dream Homes 

May 30, 2013

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The Kleier's have a beautiful listing at 524 East 72nd Street

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Upper East Side $5.495 million You will have no problem entertaining yourself — or dozens of guests — in the “expansive,” 24-foot-long living room that is the centerpiece of this 2,900-square-foot home above East 72nd Street. Besides the “open” and “dramatic”views of the city, river and bridges, there is an alcoved wet bar with a wine fridge and a beverage cooler to keep the party going. The “sleek,” windowed kitchen makes serving dinner a no-brainer, too. And when the celebration is over, retire to the “spectacular” corner master suite, with its “luxurious” dressing room and a “marble, spa-like” en-suite bath with a soaking tub. Agents: Sabrina Kleier-Morgenstern and Michele Kleier, Kleier Residential, 212-371-2525, ext. 300 and ext. 350

Trump ‘gains’ 

Sep 27, 2012

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Blaine Trump Buys a Kleier Represented Property at 222 CPS

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After putting her nearly 200-acre Millbrook estate on the market for $17.5 million, socialite Blaine Trump, the ex-sister-in-law of Donald Trump, has parked herself on Central Park South.

Trump and ex-husband Robert divorced in 2008. She continues to do philanthropic work in the city and has purchased a three-bedroom, two-bathroom duplex co-op at the Gainsborough building that was listed for $4.475 million. The duplex, at 222 Central Park South, features a 30-foot-long, double-height living area overlooking the park. The Gainsborough originated as an artist-studio building that dates back to 1907.

Listing brokers Michele Kleier and Michele Peck of Kleier Residential declined to comment.

Now Trump needs to find a buyer for her Millbrook property. The estate includes an 8,000-plus-square-foot mansion, plus a carriage house and barns.

Greene is in fashion

The uptown set loves Proenza Schouler, the high-fashion designer label found in stores like Barneys, but the brand’s designers, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, might be getting inspiration from the outer boroughs.

The duo recently headed to Brooklyn to check out a gorgeous $2.65 million townhouse at 433 Waverly Ave. in Fort Greene. The Southeast Asian-inspired carriage home is owned by Kathleen Perkins, who has gutted, decorated and flipped seven properties in New York.

The 22-foot-wide, three-story building on a landmarked block is currently split into rental units but could be transformed into a four- or five-bedroom residence with three private outdoor spaces and a garage.

The loft-like second floor includes a kitchen with limestone counters, double dishwashers, a Wolf range and exposed wooden beams and bricks along with a “sunny breakfast deck,” according to the listing. There’s also a full-floor master suite with vaulted ceilings, a terrace and a sky-lit, spa-like bathroom. Altogether, the home is 3,500 square feet and comes with two staircases.

Migrating north

Miami developer Don Peebles has moved to Manhattan. He’s renting a customized two-apartment combination at the Aldyn on Riverside Boulevard and sending his children to an Upper West Side private school.

Peebles is paying about $35,000 a month, sources say, for a roomy 4,750 square feet with a whopping seven bedrooms and 8 1/2 bathrooms. The residence has views facing south, east and west, including dramatic water vistas that the family enjoys. We hear that Peebles’ wife, Katrina, custom-designed the apartment’s interior, bringing in furniture, wallpaper and contemporary art.

‘Order’ out

“Law & Order” star Christopher Meloni and his wife, Sherman, still have their $9.95 million family condo at the Park Imperial on West 56th Street for sale. But that hasn’t stopped Meloni from buying a $4.383 million home in New Canaan, Conn. The mansion, on Oenoke Ridge, that he just purchased is a sprawling 8,063 square feet and sits on 4 acres. That’s a lot more space than the actor’s three-bedroom, 4 1/2-bathroom, 3,000-square-foot Park Imperial pad.

And while his Manhattan apartment is 60 floors up and boasts stunning Central Park views, Meloni’s new house comes with its own hot tub and pool. The five-bedroom, five-plus-bathroom residence also, according to the listing, has “extraordinary views to Manhattan” and a new “handsome six-stall or six-car” barn.

Broker Rita Kirby of William Pitt Sotheby’s did not return calls.

Ka-Cheng!

As owners of the BoConcept stores in the tristate area, Niki and Shaokao Cheng are no strangers to design.

And when their next-door neighbor at 260 Fifth Ave. told them he wanted to sell his apartment, the Chengs bought his co-op in a broker-free deal and are combining it with their existing home. Niki, an architect, is in charge of the redesign. BoConcept, a Denmark-based brand celebrating its 60th anniversary next month, will no doubt be featured.

The Chengs purchased their first 2,200-square-foot loft, an old sculptor’s studio, for $1.7 million in 2006 and spent about $250,000 renovating it. They paid an additional $1.38 million for the 1,600-square-foot addition last month. The combined home gives the Chengs five bedrooms, five bathrooms and a study. Renovations are expected to cost around $200,000.



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