Kenny Rogers’s Former Abode Is for Sale, a Richard Neutra Residence Hits the Market, and Extra Actual Property Information


From Kenny Rogers listings to colossal conversions, there is always something new happening in the world of real estate. In this roundup, AD PRO has everything you need to know.

On the Market

Kenny Rogers Atlanta home listed for $4.2 million

An Atlanta mansion once owned by country legend Kenny Rogers is back on the the market for $4,234,200. The “Islands in the Stream” singer, who died at age 81 in 2020, lived in the five-acre estate in Atlanta’s upscale Buckhead suburb from the time it was completed in 1990 until 2006. It’s been on the market off and on since 2019 and is currently listed with Jonathan Sherwood of Worthmoore Realty.

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Inside are six bedrooms, seven full baths, and four powder rooms. The primary bedroom is outfitted with a wet bar, fireplace, and his-and-hers vanities and water closets. The abode is festooned with majestic columns and coffered ceilings, alongside extravagances like a grand ballroom, a private movie theater, and an in-ground pool with spa and cabana.  

Richard Neutra’s Sten-Frenke House hits the market

Completed in 1934, the Sten-Frenke House at the mouth of Santa Monica Canyon was designed by Richard Neutra, who left an indelible mark on California architecture. The two-story property incorporates many facets of contemporary indoor-outdoor living, including walls of glass and period elements like built-in furniture and Douglas-fir paneling. The home is sited on a 16,500-square-foot lot, and includes five bedrooms, seven baths, and an oval dining room. 

The home was originally commissioned by Ukrainian actress Anna Sten and her husband, producer Eugene Frenke. Decades later, it appeared in the 2002 film Laurel Canyon and was eventually bought by that film’s coproducer, Jeff Levy-Hinte. Hinte tapped AD100 firm Marmol Radziner and James Biber to handle restoration and renovation. In 2009, it was sold for $4.7 million to A Man Called Otto director Marc Forster, who restored much of Neutra’s original design, according to Curbed. Forster also added a guest house designed by Johnston Marklee with two bedrooms, a hot-yoga studio, sauna, and rooftop deck. 

Last on the market in 2020, the compound is now listed for $12,695,000 by Bjorn Farrugia and Drew Fenton of Carolwood Estates.

A 1962 Richard Kearney home in West Hollywood is for sale 

A midcentury LA home designed by architect Richard Kearney has just landed on the market for $6,995,000. Kearney completed the four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath home in 1962, one of several he worked on in Sunset Hills. According to the listing with Andrew Rhoda of Carolwood Estates, 1155 Sunset Hills Road is a hallmark of Kearney’s style in its use of prefabricated materials, dramatic cantilevers, and modular configurations. It’s also emblematic of his fascination with the neighborhood’s dramatic terrain. 

A spiral staircase connects the terrace to a private deck and saltwater pool, while a downstairs hideaway includes a guest bedroom, a family room, a built-in bar, and direct access to the carport. The house is currently owned by businesswoman and philanthropist Jamie Tisch, founder of Pitkin Projects and cofounder of the Women’s Cancer Research Fund.

Building Launch

Ruby struts down 28th Street

MAG Partners has just unveiled Ruby, a new 480-unit rental property spread between two Cookfox-designed towers on 28th Street in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood. Units range from studios to three-bedroom residences. The building’s unique moniker comes from Harlem fashion designer Ruby Bailey, who died in 2003 at age 97.

“Ruby Bailey had a tremendous impact on the New York City fashion industry, but never quite got the recognition she deserved,” MAG Partners CEO and founder MaryAnne Gilmartin tells AD PRO. To help propel the designer’s legacy, Gilmartin’s firm partnered with the nearby Fashion Institute of Technology to fund a scholarship for BIPOC students in Bailey’s name. “We’re able to share her story with a wider audience and commemorate her artistic impact and visionary work,” Gilmartin says. Future MAG Partners residences will bear the name of other historic and influential women, she adds, as part of the firm’s mission “to raise and amplify female voices.”

Rents at Ruby begin at $4,330 a month for a market-rate studio, though 30% of the units at Ruby will be reserved for affordable housing. 

Model Residence

Eric Roseff stages a unit at the St. Regis Residence in Boston

The latest St. Regis Residences has dropped anchor in Boston’s Seaport District, the first standalone condo in the city from a luxury hotel brand. Elkus Manfredi was tapped to design the 22-story building, a sculptural tower that simulates the movement of water in the nearby harbor. It’s home to 114 residences, 10,000 square feet of restaurant space, and an open-air deck that hugs the building and completes another segment of Boston’s Harborwalk.

Developers have also unveiled the building’s first model residence, a three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath home decorated by local designer Eric Roseff. Listed for $6.95 million, 5E offers floor-to-ceiling windows and a Juliet balcony in the living area, serving up unobstructed views from Boston Harbor’s last residential waterfront development site. Roseff has anchored the room with vintage pieces, including serpentine sofas by Vladimir Kagan and Dialogue swivel chairs by HBF. Other statement pieces in the apartment include a custom dining banquette, Phillip Jeffries wall coverings, hair-on-hide bedside dressers from Bernhardt, and artwork from Greg Lotus, Peter Keil, and Damien Hirst. If viewers like what they see, there’s an option to buy the home fully furnished.


One Wall Street welcomes move-ins

The largest office-to-condo conversion in New York history is about to welcome its first residents, as Macklowe Properties unveiled residential interiors at One Wall Street last week, ahead of expected move-ins this month. The 50-story building began life in 1931 as the Irving Trust Company Headquarters, an Art Deco tower designed by skyscraper pioneer Ralph Walker.

Five years of renovations included completely gutting the building’s interior—removing the existing plumbing, stairs, and even the elevator shafts to open the floors up more for residential use. “The only thing remaining in the building was the exterior, which had been landmarked,” developer Harry Macklowe told Bloomberg.

The building has now been wholly reimagined as a 566-unit luxury condo with 100,000 square feet of amenities, including a tricked-out coworking space, a 75-foot glass-enclosed indoor pool, and a private dining room by AD100 2023 Hall of Fame designer Deborah Berke. New street-level retail includes a Whole Foods and a sprawling Life Time Fitness Resort. (The building’s iconic Red Room will soon play host to French department store Printemps.) 

On Thursday, Macklowe and AD PRO Directory listee FrenchCalifornia unveiled One Wall Street’s latest model unit: Residence 3404, part of the building’s Harbor Collection. The space has been outfitted with high-performance appliances, streamlined fixtures, and furnishings from Mexico City–based studio Atra. Macklowe describes the completed conversion as the embodiment of his vision for downtown living that celebrates New York’s past and future. “The goal was to incarnate empty spaces into thoughtfully redesigned residences that will stand the test of time,” he said in a statement.

Compass is handling marketing and sales for One Wall Street, with residences ranging from $1.13 million to $12.750 million, excluding a  three-story penthouse and four other large apartments that haven’t been listed yet. 

Onda tops out in Miami

The first bayfront condominium on Miami’s Bay Harbor Islands topped out construction on Monday. Named after the Italian word for “wave,” Onda Residences is an eight-story boutique residence designed by Arquitectonica’s Bernardo Fort-Brescia, with interiors from  A++ Human Sustainable Architecture’s Carlo and Paolo Colombo and landscaping by Enzo Enea. Developers CMC Group and Morabito Properties broke ground in November 2021 and report that 85% of the 41 units have already sold.

When Onda is completed later in 2023, its residences will boast floor-to-ceiling windows, spacious tiled terraces, and Snaidero kitchens with Miele appliances. Homeowners will also have access to a private marina with 15 boat slips, 300 feet of harbor frontage, and sweeping views of the bay and ocean. Priced between $5 million and $8.4 million, homes at Onda range from two to four bedrooms. There are also four penthouses, including two with private rooftop pools. 


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