Matt Lauer Buys Southampton Cottage

Matt Lauer has picked up some new real estate in the Hamptons. The Today show co-host paid $2.15 million for a 1,500-square-foot waterfront cottage in Southampton. The 0.7-acre estate features a boat dock and a wraparound deck overlooking a pond connected to Little Peconic Bay. [WSJ]
• Luigi Zunino didn't come through. Three months after it was reported that the Italian exec was having difficulty closing on the three-unit spread at the Plaza he put a $9 million deposit on last year, the 10,026-square-foot apartment is now back on the market. It's currently listed for $39 million. [NYO, Stribling]
• Retired Pfizer exec Gary Jortner and his wife Cindy, have picked up a new apartment at 15 CPW, just a few floors up from the smaller apartment they listed for $3.195 million earlier this month. The couple paid $5.9 million for developer Gerardo Capo's apartment on the building's 12th floor. [Cityfile]

• Greek pharmaceutical exec Athanese Lavidas has taken $5 million off the price of his 3rd floor apartment at 2 East 67th Street. The five-bedroom spread is now listed for $38 million. [Curbed, BHS]
• Patricia Blanchet, the widow of 60 Minutes correspondent Ed Bradley, has sold the home she and Ed once occupied at 285 Central Park West after 11 months on the market. The 3,600-square-foot apartment, which went on the market for $7.8 million last year, sold for "close to" its most recent asking price of $6.995 million. [WSJ]
• Developer Arthur Seelbinder and former Oxygen Media producer Kathleen Hammer have put their Hudson Valley home up for sale. The 50-acre estate in Rhinebeck, which was originally designed for John Jacob Astor IV, is listed for $12 million. [WSJ, Sotheby's]