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UMA'S BUYOUT

Despite the disappointing box-office receipts for her latest flick, Uma Thurman is spending big money at her Gramercy Park apartment building.

The "My Super Ex-Girlfriend" star has not only taken a duplex apartment on the eighth and ninth floors at 1 Lexington Ave. for $2.65 million, as was reported earlier this week, she's also bought out ex-hubby Ethan Hawke's share of their park-fronting former love nest on floors seven and eight for $2.5 million, according to public records.

Thurman and Hawke bought the four-bedroom, 3 1/2-bath duplex in 2000 for a reported $2 million. The statuesque Thurman - the on-again, off-again girlfriend of developer/hotelier Andre Balazs - tried townhouse living for about a year, when she bought restaurateur Lynn Wagenknecht's home on East 19th Street in March 2004 for $5 million. She then sold the three-story, five-bedroom brick home for $5.032 million in April 2005.

Hawke, meanwhile, has an apartment in the building where the couple previously lived on West 13th Street.

Downtown for the Divo

David Miller, one of the members of opera quartet Il Divo, is looking to move to New York City.

According to our sources, Miller, with his girlfriend and a broker in tow, checked out a two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment at 415 Greenwich St., also known as the Tribeca Summit, that has an asking price of $2.25 million.

Il Divo is the brainchild of "American Idol" hatchet man Simon Cowell, who wanted to bring opera into the mainstream on a global scale.

The group's self-titled debut album has sold more than 5 million copies, eclipsing Led Zeppelin's 25-year-old record of having the No. 1 album without a hit single.

Miller, originally from San Diego, has been living in London for the past two years.

Meadowcroft is still on the block

Good news for those who missed the first deadline to bid on "Meadowcroft," the fabled estate that went on the auction block last month on the East End of Long Island.

Sealed bids for the Arts & Crafts mansion, reportedly the last remaining example of noted architect Wilson Eyre's works on Long Island, were due July 13. But since there was no public mention of the minimum bid, what was received apparently wasn't a sufficient amount for the 15-room home on 7 bayfront acres in Quiogue.

Now the auctioneers at Sheldon Good & Co. have extended the date to Sept. 14, with a reserve price of $12.5 million.

Lawyers Lynn Krominga and Amnon Shiboleth bought the property in two 31/2-acre parcels in 2,000 for a total of $4 million, then gave the 1904 structure a gut-renovation, while adding a pool and tennis court. The home includes seven bedrooms, five full baths and two half-baths, a media room, a wine cellar/tasting room, Tiffany lighting and century-old rhododendrons.

Covered girl

Could it be that Christie Brinkley predicted that her marriage would hit the skids? According to the deed dated June 15, more than a week before the former supermodel learned of husband Peter Cook's dalliance with a 19-year-old, Brinkely bought a Sag Harbor home under the name Christie Brinkley Inc.

The deed says the recently jilted stunner bought the harbor-fronting bungalow, first reported by The Post, on West Water Street for $1,390,000.

Brinkley and Cook had previously purchased properties under the ironic corporate name Whocanya Trust.

No word on what Brinkley plans to do with the Water Street place.

PSSST! We hear that...

Christine Wolf, the ex-wife of newlywed television mogul Dick Wolf, has put her Upper East Side townhouse on the market.

Comprising approximately 7,000 square feet, the building on East 65th Street, recently configured as a five-bedroom, 5 1/2- bath property, was built in 1910 for the Steinway piano family. Wolf just completed a gut-renovation of the property, but has yet to add the finishing touches.

The five-story home, which she bought in 2003 for $7.125 million after separating from the "Law & Order" creator, includes a south-facing garden, two terraces, a library, a maid's room with a bath, an exercise room and (what house isn't complete without) a sewing room.

Sources say that Dick Wolf, who married fashion publicist Noelle Lippman in June, is looking for a new place in Manhattan.

The listing broker for his ex-wife's property is Hollywood scion Raphael De Niro of Prudential Douglas Elliman.

What the Hill

A listing caught our eye that just sounded too good to be true: A seven-room, prewar Fifth Avenue co-op with staff quarters overlooking the park in the heart of Carnegie Hill for $995,000. After clicking on the Corcoran Group link, the harsh reality of it all quickly set in. "Investors only. Apartment occupied by a 94-year-old rent-controlled tenant and her daughter."

The corner unit in 1140 Fifth Ave. is almost 2,000 square feet, with two bedrooms, three bathrooms and two maids' rooms. But with the required 40 percent down and $2,800 maintenance, the "investor" will be shelling out about $6,500 a month, about $3,500 more than the tenant is paying. A comparable listing in the building - a bit smaller and on a lower floor - is in contract. It had a $2.6 million asking price.

 

 

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