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HAVE YOU HEARD … Blog bigs selling Village townhouse; Felman taps DE for Miami gig

BLOGGING bigs Jason Kottke and Meg Hourihan are selling their West Village townhouse.


The couple — he’s a Bloggie Lifetime Achievement winner and she launched the Blogger platform that was bought by Google in 2003 — bought the former rectory at 79 Christopher Street from the church next door for $2.885 million in 2007.
They gutted the four-story building from top to bottom and created a cool, four bedroom, 2.5 bath home for them and their two young kids.
It has a family dining/library area on the parlor floor and a full kitchen and dining room overlooking a back yard on the lower level.
When it came to selling, the couple must have wanted a broker who’d go to the mat for them.
They have tapped former Survivor contestant – and Corcoran broker – Shii Ann Haung.
She had no comment, but has listed the house at $5.25 million.


DEVELOPER Ziel Feldman has tapped Douglas Elliman to market his newest Miami property.
Feldman’s HFZ Capital Group is set to convert the former Shore Club on Collins Avenue to a luxury condo and hotel.
The nearly three-acre property is being turned into 85 luxury homes and 100 hotel rooms that will launch sales in early December, just in time for the annual Art Basel Miami Beach.
“We chose Douglas Elliman because their sales force is deeply familiar with sophisticated buyers from New York and around the world, who appreciate what the Shore Club will personify,” said Feldman.
Horacio LeDon, president, Douglas Elliman Development Marketing Florida and California, will lead the assignment.

Brown Harris Stevens agent Douglas Benson has sold his Upper East Side townhouse for $7.2 million, city records show.
The four-story, four-bedroom home at 228 East 62nd Street had been on the market since May — listed through Brown Harris Stevens by none other than Benson himself. Benson and his partner Paul Dassenko had paid $6.7 million for the property in 2007.
Benson, described by Brown Harris Stevens’ website as a “consummate professional” with a “scholarly knowledge” of buildings, has sold more than 30 condos and co-ops on the Upper East Side. He owns a weekend home in Litchfield County, Connecticut, and a vacation home near Nice.
Benson isn’t the first broker to sell their own luxury home this year. In August, Douglas Elliman agent Horacio LeDon sold 374 West 11 Street home for $3.14 million. Corcoran broker Susan Lamia sold her townhouse at 54 Charles Street for $10.75 million this summer, nine years after buying it for $4.92 million.

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