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In case you missed these celebrity and otherwise high profile real estate ditties last week…

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Rupert Murdoch lost his titanic Fifth Avenue penthouse in his d.i.v.o.r.c.e from third wife Wendi Deng. In need of a new and equally impressive pied-a-terre in New York City he’s agreed to fork over $57.25 million for an ultra-modern quadruplex penthouse atop a newly erected slender glass tower on East 23rd Street at the southern foot of Madison Avenue  in the Flatiron District.

What Mister Murdoch actually bought is a full floor apartment (with three bedrooms) and, just above that, a five bedroom and 5.5 bathroom triplex penthouse with 6,850 square feet of interior space and a 586 square foot terrace.

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In other high-priced New York City real estate news, the New York Post broadcast the identity of the all-cash buyer of the $50.9 million penthouse atop the newly converted Walker Tower building in the Chelsea ‘hood is British food and beverage mogul Neil Moffitt

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Amid rumors of retirement, Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner of Ohio dropped $835,000 on a three bedroom and three bathroom condominium with almost 2,100 square feet at the Tampico complex in Marco Island, FL. (Breitbart News via Politico)

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As revealed by the lady property gossip at the New York Post, Actor Timothy Hutton listed his forty acre spread in New York’s picture perfect Hudson River Valley for $1.895 million. The bucolic property includes a renovated late 18th-century farmhouse with four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, a swimming pool with adjacent cabana, and a four-story post-and-beam structure with caretaker’s residence and additional living space.

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As per celebrity gossip juggernaut TMZ, teen-aged pop music hellion Justin Bieber wants to unload his house in Calabasas, CA, and is shopping for big new digs near Thousand Oaks and in the Atlanta, GA, area. Unfortunately for Mister Bieber, residents of the upscale Buckhead area in Atlanta, where he looked at a number of huge houses, are less than thrilled with the idea of him moving to the area. Indeed, the Buckhead Neighborhood Coalition planned a protest for this morning to let The Beebs know he’s not wanted in the ‘hood. (Oops, turns out the protests were a fake. Oh well, it seemed sorta plausible, didn’t it?)

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In December 2012 married Tinseltowners Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy paid $3.8 million for a low-slung house next door to their long-time home in the Hollywood Hills. They gave the place a quick redo and, as was first reported by the long-legged blond at Trulia Luxe Living, put the property up for lease for $20,000 per month.