Harvey Weinstein’s $25.6 million NYC townhouse gutted by new owners

Harvey Weinstein’s former West Village home has been gutted — with no trace of the disgraced movie man left, Page Six can reveal. Weinstein was forced to sell the Bank Street home he shared with ex-wife Georgina Chapman after being accused of sexual misconduct. The property — originally purchased by Weinstein in 2006 for $14.95 million — … Continue reading “Harvey Weinstein’s $25.6 million NYC townhouse gutted by new owners”

Harvey Weinstein’s former West Village home has been gutted — with no trace of the disgraced movie man left, Page Six can reveal.

Weinstein was forced to sell the Bank Street home he shared with ex-wife Georgina Chapman after being accused of sexual misconduct.

The property — originally purchased by Weinstein in 2006 for $14.95 million — sold for $25.6 million in March to an anonymous buyer.

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The home was bought by an LLC called Cheget — and a $20 million mortgage agreement for the property was signed by Oaktree Capital Management co-founder Bruce Karsh.

Now, the stunning home has been torn apart by builders who are preparing it for the new owner.

Our photos show that it has been taken down to the studs during its renovation, while the outside is completely boarded up, with windows sealed.

An onlooker said: “I walked by and just thought that all traces of Harvey are being wiped away. It’s as if he was never there.”

The house is opposite celeb eatery the Waverly Inn and hosted a Hillary Clinton 2016 fundraiser for guests including Leo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lopez and Sarah Jessica Parker.

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Weinstein sold his Hamptons home for $10 million in January 2018, despite originally asking for millions more. (Realtor.com)

Amid scandal, Weinstein’s unloaded what’s believed to be nearly $53 million worth of property.

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Meanwhile, Chapman’s living upstate and doing “really well,” according to pals.

A rep for Oaktree did not immediately return the New York Post’s request for comment.

This story originally appeared in the New York Post. Read the full story here.

Christmas cottage from ‘The Holiday’ flick selling for $821K

It’s mid-December, which means we’ve already watched “The Holiday” three times, drooled over Jude Law and most importantly – had major house envy over Iris’ whimsical countryside cottage.

And we don’t want to cause a frenzy, but we have some big news: The property that inspired the hit film is now up for sale.

Honeysuckle Cottage boasts three bedrooms, picturesque views and is on sale for $821,660. (Columbia Pictures)

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Although the house in the film – named Rosehill Cottage – isn’t actually real (the exterior was built for the movie and the interior scenes filmed on set), the inspiration behind the quintessentially English home came from another property near Dorking in Surrey.

TOKYO – MARCH 14: Actress Cameron Diaz and actor Jude Law attend a photo call and press conference to promote their latest film "The Holiday" at Park Tower Hall on March 14, 2007 in Tokyo, Japan. (Getty Images)

Honeysuckle Cottage boasts three bedrooms, picturesque views and is on sale for $821,660.

Located in the pretty village of Holmbury St Mary, the cottage also has an inglenook fireplace, exposed beams and underfloor heating.

And if that wasn’t enough, the exterior looks just like that of Rosehill Cottage from the film.

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The front of Honeysuckle Cottage looks very similar. Rightmove also tells The Sun that the property “enjoys delightful landscaped gardens, which incorporates an extensive area of flagstone laid terrace with lovely views.”

And there are also two pubs within walking distance – just like in the movie.

Sounds like the dream, if you've got a spare $821K?

This story originally appeared on The Sun. Read more content from The Sun here.

Lena Dunham lists Brooklyn apartment for $3 million

Lena Dunham is bidding Brooklyn farewell; the actress, writer and producer has officially listed her airy three bedroom Williamsburg condo for a cool $3 million.

Earlier this week, the "Girls" creator told The Cut that though her "whole identity was, like, Brooklyn" she's embracing the start of a new chapter, with digs in Manhattan's West Village.

“Now I’m like, Thank you, Lord. I’m back amongst my tribe, which is like old people puttering around the health-food store. If I never see another f—— person in a cool sack dress with their baby again …,” Dunham told the outlet. “I just wanna live around old people who are not reminding me every day of my infertility and loneliness.”

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In October, the star revealed that she underwent surgery to remove her left ovary, months after Dunham underwent a total hysterectomy in February. She has since remained open about her health.

According to the unit’s official listing, Dunham’s pre-war, loft-style, pet-friendly condominium boasts three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, and stunning views of Manhattan, Brooklyn and the East River.

“The ceilings are tall (13 feet), the windows are oversized, there is a fireplace, a true chef's kitchen (with SubZero refrigerator, Wolf stove and white Carrara marble countertops) and tons of thoughtful built-in storage spaces and hidden workspaces. The master bedroom is outfitted with a raised platform for the bed so you can wake up to views of the water,” the details read. “The leather pulls on custom cabinets and well laid out closet space that take advantage of the double height ceilings are a dream.”

“The master bedroom is separated from the two other bedrooms allowing more privacy. The washer and dryer are adjacent to the secondary bedrooms where laundry is made. The coat closet is right next to the front door and large enough to fit forty coats and jackets.”

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Other building amenities include a full-time doorman, a resident manager, handyman, a library lounge, bike storage and a roof terrace, as per the listing.

The property is listed with Terry Naini of Brown Harris Stevens.

Janine Puhak is an editor for Fox News Lifestyle. Follow her on Twitter at @JaninePuhak

Home improvement advice every homeowner needs to know

If you're a homeowner, you've probably heard and read plenty of home improvement advice. It just kind of comes with the territory, right? In fact, the second you sign the mortgage, your fellow homeowners will welcome you to the club with tons of tips about fixing up your humble abode—whether you welcome their help or not.

Some of the advice you'll receive should probably be taken with a smile and a nod … and then immediately disregarded. But every now and then, you'll hear a piece of advice that's so full of wisdom, it will stick with you for years to come. Maybe you'll even pass it on to everyone else!

We asked homeowners and real estate experts about the best home improvement advice they've ever heard. So take out your notebook and jot these gems down (or, you know, just bookmark this page). You're going to want to remember these later.

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  • Paint can solve a plethora of problems

    "The absolute best home improvement advice I ever received was one word, and it [was] something of a mantra for my father: 'Paint.' Style looking dated? Paint. Want to brighten up a room? Paint. Need to enhance curb appeal? Paint—even if it's just the front door.

    "But my dad also emphasized it was about more than aesthetics. Air getting in through a crack? Caulk it, then paint it. Eaves or fascia rotting? Replace, reseal, paint. Metal patio furniture rusting? Coat it with a rust-prohibiting primer, then keep it painted. The fastest, easiest, and most straightforward answer for both immediate home improvement and long-term care? Paint. This advice has never steered me wrong." —Monica Eaton-Cardone, homeowner in Clearwater, Fla.

    Fix what you can before you move in

    "Before [I moved] into my first home last summer, my mom advised me to fix whatever we could prior to moving in. … And I'm so glad we did, because little projects I saved for after the move, like painting the inside of closet doors, are yet to be complete. Once your furniture and clothes are moved in, it's just so much harder to work around all this stuff." —Rebecca Graham, homeowner in Pleasant Grove, Utah

    Planning a huge renovation? Wait awhile

    “If you can, live in a home for a while before renovating. You will be much more thoughtful about how you utilize the space, problems that need to be solved, and new additions you would like to have. This is especially true for high-use locations, such as kitchens, bathrooms, and entrances, which can all be costly to renovate.” —Joan Kagan, real estate agent at Triplemint, New York, N.Y.

    Renovate with the next buyer in mind

    "I've moved a lot and purchased homes in a few different states, and the best home improvement advice I ever received was: 'Don't think of what you want, think about what the next owner will want.' When renovating, keeping this wise advice in mind has helped me have every house I've ever tried to sell under contract within a week of listing." —Julie Gurner, homeowner in Lancaster, Pa.

    Do improvements long before you sell

    "Make and enjoy home improvements for yourself—what's the point of waiting until you’re ready to sell your property?” —Barbara Bowers, homeowner and real estate agent in Key West, Fla.

    Cheaper isn’t always better

    "'Cheap is often expensive.' This proved to be painfully true when we hired a painter to paint our apartment while we were out of town. We got a referral for the guy, who seemed to do a great job for a friend and … we found his fee attractive. Fast-forward a week, when we came back to a filthy apartment that was half-done, with paint everywhere—on the sofa, our floors, and even on newly painted areas! We wound up dealing with more stress than it was worth." —Brenda Della Casa, homeowner in London

    There are some things you just can’t DIY

    "My dad told me, 'You can do anything yourself, except foundation, electrical, or plumbing.'" —Kirsten Selvage, homeowner in Ontario, Canada

    Pretty stupid is not pretty

    "Don't forget function. 'Pretty stupid is not pretty!' I've shared that quote with many clients over the years; never allow aesthetics to trump function in your design. A common example we see all the time is beautiful kitchens with inadequate counter space or cabinets that can't open when appliances/other cabinets are being used." —Katherine Scarim, owner of Island Bridge Realty, Jupiter, FL

    Do it right the first time

    “It’s cheaper to do it right than it is to do it over.” —Jim Molinelli, architect in Columbia, Md.

    Not everything goes as planned

    "Every project costs twice as much and takes twice as long as you think." —Lori Smith, homeowner in Pataskala, Ohio

    This article originally appeared on Realtor.com.

    5 ways to prepare your garage for winter

    Before the snow starts to fly this season, take some time to get your garage in order. Follow these 10 tips to get organized and make sure your garage is ready for winter—it will make winter a whole lot easier.

    Check liquids

    It’s best to not let fluids such as paint, weed killer and wood stain spend the winter in an unheated garage. If you live in an area where it gets really cold, consider moving these liquids from the garage to the basement, out of the reach of children and pets, of course.

    RELATED: YOU SHOULD NEVER STORE THESE 10 THINGS IN YOUR GARAGE

    Seal cracks

    Check for cracks, both inside and outside the garage. Seal any cracks with caulk or expanding foam to prevent pests from taking up residence in the garage over the winter months.

    RELATED: LEARN HOW TO REPLACE GARAGE DOOR WEATHERSTRIPPING

    Stay warm

    If you spend a lot of time in the garage during the winter, consider installing a heating unit or adding insulation to the space. You can also help keep cold air out by adding some weather stripping to the doors and windows.

    RELATED: 15 THINGS YOU SHOULD INSULATE BEFORE WINTER

    Check the garage door

    Make sure your garage door and opener is running properly. Lubricate moving metal parts and check the door regularly for signs of ice buildup.

    RELATED: KEEP YOUR GARAGE DOOR RUNNING SMOOTHLY WITH THESE MAINTENANCE TIPS

    Get ready for ice and snow

    Make sure you’re stocked up on salt for the sidewalk and driveway, and that your shovels are ready to go. You’ll also want to move ice scrapers to the car. Put all supplies in a place that’s easy to get to.

    RELATED: 10 GREAT SNOW AND ICE REMOVAL HACKS 

    For more ways to get your garage ready for winter, visit Family Handyman.

    Tulsa offering $10K for remote workers to move there

    Home sweet… Tulsa!

    The time – and price – may be right to relocate to the Oklahoma hotspot, as the city of Tulsa is offering a cool $10,000 grant to adventurous remote workers willing to relocate there for a year.

    “Tulsa is gaining international recognition for the use of modern technology to better serve citizens, and one of the areas where we see great opportunity is as a home for remote workers,” Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum told MarketWatch of the program.

    Of course, there’s a catch – eligibility is limited to full-time remote workers or those self-employed outside of Oklahoma. (iStock)

    In collaboration with the George Kaiser Family Foundation, officials in Tulsa have rolled out an incentive package promising remote workers a $10,000 bundle to live there, split into $2,500 for moving costs, a $500 monthly stipend for 12 months, and a $1,500 bonus at the end of living there for a year, CBS News reports. Moving forward, reps for the program hope that those selected decide to make Tulsa their home permenantly, according to the outlet.

    Of course, there’s a catch — eligibility is limited to full-time remote workers or those self-employed outside of Oklahoma.

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    "I suspect that they don't want to be subsidizing people who come here and would otherwise be competing for jobs with local people," said Gene Perry, a director at the Oklahoma Policy Institute told CBS.

    Those selected will also score a free membership to 36 Degrees North, a “dynamic” co-working space — a $149 monthly value.

    “We are looking for talented and energetic people who not only will consider relocating permanently to Tulsa but especially for people who want to make something happen here — to add to the dynamism, idealism and get ‘er done spirit of Tulsa,” said Ken Levit, executive director of the Kaiser Family Foundation, as per MarketWatch.

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    Janine Puhak is an editor for Fox News Lifestyle. Follow her on Twitter at @JaninePuhak

    5 ways to prepare your garage for winter

    Before the snow starts to fly this season, take some time to get your garage in order. Follow these 10 tips to get organized and make sure your garage is ready for winter—it will make winter a whole lot easier.

    Check liquids

    It’s best to not let fluids such as paint, weed killer and wood stain spend the winter in an unheated garage. If you live in an area where it gets really cold, consider moving these liquids from the garage to the basement, out of the reach of children and pets, of course.

    RELATED: YOU SHOULD NEVER STORE THESE 10 THINGS IN YOUR GARAGE

    Seal cracks

    Check for cracks, both inside and outside the garage. Seal any cracks with caulk or expanding foam to prevent pests from taking up residence in the garage over the winter months.

    RELATED: LEARN HOW TO REPLACE GARAGE DOOR WEATHERSTRIPPING

    Stay warm

    If you spend a lot of time in the garage during the winter, consider installing a heating unit or adding insulation to the space. You can also help keep cold air out by adding some weather stripping to the doors and windows.

    RELATED: 15 THINGS YOU SHOULD INSULATE BEFORE WINTER

    Check the garage door

    Make sure your garage door and opener is running properly. Lubricate moving metal parts and check the door regularly for signs of ice buildup.

    RELATED: KEEP YOUR GARAGE DOOR RUNNING SMOOTHLY WITH THESE MAINTENANCE TIPS

    Get ready for ice and snow

    Make sure you’re stocked up on salt for the sidewalk and driveway, and that your shovels are ready to go. You’ll also want to move ice scrapers to the car. Put all supplies in a place that’s easy to get to.

    RELATED: 10 GREAT SNOW AND ICE REMOVAL HACKS 

    For more ways to get your garage ready for winter, visit Family Handyman.

    Tulsa offering $10K for remote workers to move there

    Home sweet… Tulsa!

    The time – and price – may be right to relocate to the Oklahoma hotspot, as the city of Tulsa is offering a cool $10,000 grant to adventurous remote workers willing to relocate there for a year.

    “Tulsa is gaining international recognition for the use of modern technology to better serve citizens, and one of the areas where we see great opportunity is as a home for remote workers,” Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum told MarketWatch of the program.

    Of course, there’s a catch – eligibility is limited to full-time remote workers or those self-employed outside of Oklahoma. (iStock)

    In collaboration with the George Kaiser Family Foundation, officials in Tulsa have rolled out an incentive package promising remote workers a $10,000 bundle to live there, split into $2,500 for moving costs, a $500 monthly stipend for 12 months, and a $1,500 bonus at the end of living there for a year, CBS News reports. Moving forward, reps for the program hope that those selected decide to make Tulsa their home permenantly, according to the outlet.

    Of course, there’s a catch — eligibility is limited to full-time remote workers or those self-employed outside of Oklahoma.

    NEARLY ALL HOMES IN SAN FRANCISCO COST OVER $1M

    "I suspect that they don't want to be subsidizing people who come here and would otherwise be competing for jobs with local people," said Gene Perry, a director at the Oklahoma Policy Institute told CBS.

    Those selected will also score a free membership to 36 Degrees North, a “dynamic” co-working space — a $149 monthly value.

    “We are looking for talented and energetic people who not only will consider relocating permanently to Tulsa but especially for people who want to make something happen here — to add to the dynamism, idealism and get ‘er done spirit of Tulsa,” said Ken Levit, executive director of the Kaiser Family Foundation, as per MarketWatch.

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    Janine Puhak is an editor for Fox News Lifestyle. Follow her on Twitter at @JaninePuhak

    5 ways to prepare your garage for winter

    Before the snow starts to fly this season, take some time to get your garage in order. Follow these 10 tips to get organized and make sure your garage is ready for winter—it will make winter a whole lot easier.

    Check liquids

    It’s best to not let fluids such as paint, weed killer and wood stain spend the winter in an unheated garage. If you live in an area where it gets really cold, consider moving these liquids from the garage to the basement, out of the reach of children and pets, of course.

    RELATED: YOU SHOULD NEVER STORE THESE 10 THINGS IN YOUR GARAGE

    Seal cracks

    Check for cracks, both inside and outside the garage. Seal any cracks with caulk or expanding foam to prevent pests from taking up residence in the garage over the winter months.

    RELATED: LEARN HOW TO REPLACE GARAGE DOOR WEATHERSTRIPPING

    Stay warm

    If you spend a lot of time in the garage during the winter, consider installing a heating unit or adding insulation to the space. You can also help keep cold air out by adding some weather stripping to the doors and windows.

    RELATED: 15 THINGS YOU SHOULD INSULATE BEFORE WINTER

    Check the garage door

    Make sure your garage door and opener is running properly. Lubricate moving metal parts and check the door regularly for signs of ice buildup.

    RELATED: KEEP YOUR GARAGE DOOR RUNNING SMOOTHLY WITH THESE MAINTENANCE TIPS

    Get ready for ice and snow

    Make sure you’re stocked up on salt for the sidewalk and driveway, and that your shovels are ready to go. You’ll also want to move ice scrapers to the car. Put all supplies in a place that’s easy to get to.

    RELATED: 10 GREAT SNOW AND ICE REMOVAL HACKS 

    For more ways to get your garage ready for winter, visit Family Handyman.

    Tulsa offering $10K for remote workers to move there

    Home sweet… Tulsa!

    The time – and price – may be right to relocate to the Oklahoma hotspot, as the city of Tulsa is offering a cool $10,000 grant to adventurous remote workers willing to relocate there for a year.

    “Tulsa is gaining international recognition for the use of modern technology to better serve citizens, and one of the areas where we see great opportunity is as a home for remote workers,” Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum told MarketWatch of the program.

    Of course, there’s a catch – eligibility is limited to full-time remote workers or those self-employed outside of Oklahoma. (iStock)

    In collaboration with the George Kaiser Family Foundation, officials in Tulsa have rolled out an incentive package promising remote workers a $10,000 bundle to live there, split into $2,500 for moving costs, a $500 monthly stipend for 12 months, and a $1,500 bonus at the end of living there for a year, CBS News reports. Moving forward, reps for the program hope that those selected decide to make Tulsa their home permenantly, according to the outlet.

    Of course, there’s a catch — eligibility is limited to full-time remote workers or those self-employed outside of Oklahoma.

    NEARLY ALL HOMES IN SAN FRANCISCO COST OVER $1M

    "I suspect that they don't want to be subsidizing people who come here and would otherwise be competing for jobs with local people," said Gene Perry, a director at the Oklahoma Policy Institute told CBS.

    Those selected will also score a free membership to 36 Degrees North, a “dynamic” co-working space — a $149 monthly value.

    “We are looking for talented and energetic people who not only will consider relocating permanently to Tulsa but especially for people who want to make something happen here — to add to the dynamism, idealism and get ‘er done spirit of Tulsa,” said Ken Levit, executive director of the Kaiser Family Foundation, as per MarketWatch.

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    Janine Puhak is an editor for Fox News Lifestyle. Follow her on Twitter at @JaninePuhak