The Los Angeles home of the late Hollywood director Sydney Pollack is on the market for nearly $7.9 million.
Mr. Pollack, who died in 2008 at the age of 73 and whose credits include "The Way We Were," "Tootsie" and "Out of Africa," bought the Wallace Neff-designed house in the early 1980s with his wife, Claire, who died earlier this year. Built in the 1940s, the home is on 0.8-acre in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood and has an oval dining room, peg-and-groove oak floors and a master bedroom with a wood-burning fireplace and his-and-hers baths. The home also has a wood-paneled office, a wine cellar and a darkroom.
The late Ms. Pollack, who had an architecture degree, restored and added on to the house. Her changes included creating a screening room with a wet bar and expanding the kitchen. She also built a two-story guest house with a wooden deck and outdoor entertaining spaces including a sunken fire pit, a gazebo and a trellised patio. The property also has lawns, an oval saltwater pool and spa and a koi pond. The seller is the family trust.
David Mossler of Teles Properties has the listing.
An equestrian estate with a French-style mansion in Greenwich, Conn., is on the market for $45 million, the most expensive listing in Greenwich.
The mansion, on 18 acres, has eight bedrooms and was renovated last year. The estate borders land trust property and has barns, a practice polo field and a track. The seller is private investor Catherine Lawson, who has two young children and whose husband died in 2008. Ms. Lawson says she wants to travel more with her children and buy a place in Kenya, where she has philanthropic interests, but adds she's in no rush to sell. "I'm very content living in this house," she says. Lyn Stevens of Greenwich Fine Properties has the listing.
The former Leona Helmsley estate, once asking $125 million, sold last year for $35 million and was recently re-listed for $42.9 million.
The Nantucket, Mass., vacation home of Bernard Madoff's late son, Mark, and his wife, Stephanie, has been rented out and taken off the market. It was first listed for $7.5 million in June 2010; the most recent asking price was $7 million.
Mark Madoff committed suicide in December at the age of 46 on the second anniversary of his father's arrest. The couple bought the home in 2008 for $6.5 million. The oceanfront home sits on 3.2 acres in the Tom Nevers neighborhood. It was built in 2005 and has five bedrooms, a wrap-around porch and stair access to the beach, according to the listing. There's a pool and guest cottage with a garage.
A spokeswoman for Stephanie Madoff-Mack, who recently sold a memoir to Penguin Group USA, didn't return calls seeking comment. The home's last listing agent, Marybeth Gibson of Congdon & Coleman, declined to comment.—Juliet Chung and Steve Eder