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• It turns out Madonna scored a rather sweet deal on the East 81st Street townhouse she went into contract to purchase in April. The Material Girl paid $32.5 million for the 13-bedroom manse, which is about 28 percent less than the $45 million asking price that the house was listed for back in October. [NYT, previously]
• After nearly a year on the market—and three price cuts—writer/director John Ridley has finally found a buyer for his condo at 15 Central Park West. The 2,237-square-foot apartment had been listed most recently for $8.5 million. [Cityfile, Corcoran]

• Some good news at the Plaza: Russian financier Andrei Vavilov has gone into contract to sell the notorious penthouse he bought from the Plaza's developers for $11 million earlier this year. The three-bedroom apartment, which Vavilov put on the market for $12.5 million in February, was most recently listed for $9.95 million. [NYT]
• Investor Enrique Foster Gittes has dropped the price of the 13,000-square-foot townhouse at 12 East 63rd Street he bought for $8.8 million in 2005. The six-floor manse, which Gittes put on the market for $28.75 million as a "raw space" back in April, is now listed with Paula Del Nunzio for $24.95 million. [NYT, BHS]
• British developer Penny Bradley has gone into contract to sell her townhouse at 158 East 61st Street. The 6,900-square-foot home was most recently priced at $11.5 million. [Cityfile, BHS]