End of Week Celebrity Real Estate This and Thats

The celebrity real estate gods were smiling on sitcom star Kevin James who sold his sprawling mansion in Encino, CA for $55,000 more than asking in just 38 days. (Trulia Luxe Living)

listing photo: The Partners Trust

Ben Stiller wasn't so lucky as he just sold his New York City duplex digs for a $8,995,000. That's $605,000 less than his original asking price, $405,000 less than its last asking price of $9.3 million, and a smidgen more than a million clams less than the $10,000,000 he and his missus paid for the 4,000 square foot Hudson River view spread in August 2008. (Coop Sales via Curbed)

floor plan: Prudential Douglas Elliman
In other New York City celebrity real estate news, Charlotte (NC)-based NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon has pushed his very contemporary three bedroom spread at 15 Central Park West on the market with a $30,000,000 checkered flag. Mister Gorden picked up the 3,454 square foot park view apartment for $9,670,000 back in 2007 and even though he clearly spent a sizable wad doing the place up he's still looking at a very good return on his money. (New York Times)

floor plan: Halstead

Million Dollar Listing star Fredrik Eklund—he's the smarmy, lantern-jawed Swedish broker who has a gay porn past that's he's refreshingly unashamed of—has put is own sun-flooded 2,400 square foot loft-style condo in New York City's Chelsea 'hood on the market for $3.25 million.

Your Mama hears from a tattle tale we'll call Jimmy Crackcorn that Mister Eklund and his husband—and their fiercely cute little dogs—have already decamped for "a better part of Chelsea," specifically a rental apartment in a fairly new, full service luxury building where studio apartments cost upwards of $3,600 a month and a 1,200 and some square foot two bedroom and two bathroom apartment on a high floor runs $10,000 per month. (Curbed)

floor plan: Prudential Douglas Elliman

And, finally, back on the west coast, those crazy kids at Curbed produced a fascinating map of 15 of gazillionaire—and hardcore real estate baller—Larry Ellison's various property holdings in Malibu that all together cost him well over $200,000,000.

And let's not forget he also owns—for all intents and purposes—the entire Hawaiian island of Lanai, an historic mansion in Newport, RI, once owned by the Astor family, several multi-residence water front compounds on Lake Tahoe, a massive modern mansion in San Francisco's posh Pacific Heights 'hood, a vast compound in Woodside, CA, based on an Imperial Japanese royal palace or feudal village (or some such thing), and a 249-acre resort-style estate in Rancho Mirage, CA, with handfuls of guest houses and a private 18 hole golf course with clubhouse. And that's not even the entirety of his personal property holdings. (Curbed)

photo: Curbed