A-listers on the move

Ice-T, Sean “Diddy” Combs and Nick Cannon among those buying,
selling or leasing homes in Northern New Jersey

Jun.June 01, 2015 07:00 AM
Ice-T and his wife Coco Austin

Ice-T and his wife Coco Austin

With its vast array of multimillion dollar estates just minutes from Manhattan, New Jersey has attracted silver screen celebrities, professional athletes and Wall Street titans for years. The state features posh towns like Saddle River and Alpine — the latter of which ranks among the country’s top five most expensive zip codes.

Indeed, Jersey is host to a number of A-listers including Chris Rock, Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige and Patrick Ewing. The Garden State also houses homegrown reality stars like Teresa Giudice of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” who currently makes her home in a prison cell just a wee bit smaller than the 10,000-square-foot manse she is selling.

Ice-T and his wife Coco Austin just listed their penthouse condo in North Bergen. The property, with two terraces and city views in a boutique waterfront building, is going for $1.19 million. Kristin Ehrgott, owner of Hoboken-based agency Avenue Residential, is handling the sale.

The couple moved into a $2.1 million Edgewater home in April after spending $1.5 million on upgrades. The house, on a cliff with river views, has a glass elevator and an infinity pool. The “Law & Order” actor installed elevators to make a three-car garage hold six cars.

Rapper turned business mogul Sean Combs reportedly re-listed his Alpine estate for $8.5 million after a deal on the property a year ago fell through. The hilltop manse sits on 3.25 acres of land and has seven bedrooms and nine-and-a-half baths. Amenities include an indoor basketball court, outdoor pool, tennis court and putting green. The property is listed with Wendy Credle of Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty.

Nick Cannon, the host of “America’s Got Talent,” moved into a rented mansion in Saddle River in March. The six-bedroom home is for sale for $3 million. Cannon, who reportedly was looking for a private place for his three-year-old twins in the wake of his divorce from Mariah Carey, is currently renting the house for $11,000 a month with an option to buy. The home sits on two acres and has a private lake.

As “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Teresa Giudice serves a 15-month prison sentence for bank and wire fraud, her house in Towaco faces foreclosure. The 10,000-square-foot home initially went on the market for nearly $4 million in 2014, but failed to sell. Since then the price has been slashed twice, and the home has been on and off the market several times. The most recent asking price was $2.999 million.

Yogi Berra’s six-bedroom colonial in Montclair closed in October. The impeccably maintained home went on the market in April 2014 with an asking price of $888,000. It went into contract one week later for $988,000. Julie Rowley of Keller Williams-NJ Metro Group had the listing.


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