Sting’s NYC digs cost a field of gold
LOS ANGELES — Here’s your chance to live like a rock star. Sting and Trudie Styler have listed their New York City penthouse for $56 million. Set in a limestone-clad building along 43 feet of Central Park frontage, the duplex penthouse was designed by modern traditionalist architect Robert A.M. Stern.
Sting’s duplex takes in Central Park and city views from windows on two levels and from the nearly 400-square-foot terrace.
The 5,417-square-foot residence features a foyer with a winding staircase, an open fireplace that serves as a room divider, three bedrooms, a home office and 10-foot ceilings. There’s a spiral staircase in the kitchen for midnight-snack access to the master suite, which features dual dressing rooms.
Among community amenities are white-gloved building staff, a landscaped motor court, garage parking and a 14,000-square-foot fitness centre with a skylit lap pool.
Sting, 65, has received 16 Grammys as a soloist and member of the new wave band the Police. Among his solo hits are “Fortress Around Your Heart,” “Fields of Gold” and “When We Dance.”
Locked and loaded for a sale
The Sherman Oaks home owned by Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan and his wife, Susan, is for sale at $3.85 million. Set behind gates, the Spanish hacienda-style compound dates to 1935.
Mosaic tile, wood-burning fireplaces and exposed beams are among the features of the five-bedroom, five-bathroom main house, which has a subterranean wine cellar. The master suite features soaring vaulted ceilings and two walkin closets.
The detached guest house, which opens to a shaded veranda, contains a living room, a bedroom, a kitchenette and a bathroom.
There are also stables, a barn converted to a gym/office and an art studio/bonus room. Outdoor entertaining areas include a swimming pool and built-in barbecue.
The half-acre property has mature palms, jacarandas, bougainvillea, fruit trees and a circular driveway.
McKagan, 53, had a 12-year stint with Guns N’ Roses in the 1980s and ’90s, returning to the band last year. He also founded the supergroup Velvet Revolver, has done solo work and performs lead vocals for Loaded.
A valley home for the leader of the pack
Cesar Millan of “Dog Whisperer” fame has found a new place to sit and stay in the San Fernando Valley, buying a home in a leafy Encino neighbourhood for about $2.783 million.
His new house, built last year, combines elements of the East Coast-inspired traditional and farmhouse styles with white boardand-batten siding and deep eaves.
Within the 5,400 square feet of open-plan space are a living room with a fireplace, a formal dining room, a center-island kitchen, a den and an office. A pass-through connects the kitchen and dining room areas. Tucked beneath the staircase is a temperature-controlled wine room.
In the master suite, a free-standing two-way fireplace sits between the bedroom and a sitting room. There are five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms in all.
A saltwater swimming pool, a built-in barbecue, lawns and landscaping fill out the backyard, which may by now be filled with dogs too.
Millan, 47, gained fame as the self-taught dog-training star of the television series “Dog Whisperer With Cesar Millan.” He currently hosts and produces the Nat Geo Wild series “Cesar Millan’s Dog Nation” with son Andre.
Sting’s penthouse duplex occupies two stories overlooking New York City’s Central Park. The two levels of the Manhattan home are connected by an elevator and two staircases.