Celebrity Real Estate Roundup


Alex Rodriguez didn't quite hit it out of the park with the sale of his Coral Gables, Fla. home. A-Rod and his ex wife sold the six-bedroom house for $8.5 million -- a big discount from the $12 million they paid in December 2004. No worries, he'll make around $30 mil with the Yanks this year in New York, where he rents on Central Park West.

Conan O'Brien may be staying in Los Angeles for a while. (Here, he and wife Liza Powel shopping on New York's Fifth Avenue -- You're more likely to find them on Rodeo Drive these days.) Glen Close and Josh Groban are also on the move - read on to see who's selling what!

Conan O'Brien
seems willing to make a go of it in L.A. - even without the show that lured him there and then unceremoniously dumped him - putting his two-unit Central Park West, New York City condo on the market for a jaw-dropping $29.5 million! The apartment joins together two 8-room corner units into one massive space consisting of 7 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 2 libraries, and three terraces facing both south and west over Central Park. Briefly listed at $35 million, the new price represents a 16 percent reduction. But don't hold your breath for an even better deal - with a cool $45 million settlement over his broken Tonight Show contract, he may not be in a rush to unload.


Glen Close
is movin' on out of the West Side, putting her 2-bed, 2.5-bath Central Park West co-op on the market for $11.8 million. The 2,000-square foot apartment - which Close and husband David Shaw bought for a reported $6 million in 2005 - boasts impressive views over Central Park, and even fits in some small staff quarters (if you have any funds left after coughing up the purchase price). Other residents of the rarefied Bereford Building (left) include Jerry Seinfeld, John McEnroe, and CitiGroup CEO Vikram Pandit.


Josh Groban is decamping to the East Coast, leaving behind his beloved 4-bedroom Tuscan-style Malibu villa (below). The property, purchased in 2005 for $4.125 million, is on the market for $6.1 million. The sprawling 1.8 acre estate features a guest house (with recording studio, natch), a pool with waterfall, a tennis court, and a private beach. Though there isn't info on any new digs, Groban is reportedly moving to New York. Perhaps he should check in with Glen or Conan.

Josh Groban Malibu House

Read about more HousingWatch celebrity news this week. Or find more Manhattan real estate at AOL Real Estate.

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