Spielberg's Israeli plans
by: Ofer Petersburg, Ynetnews.com - Last updated: 2006-10-18
Hollywood director Steven Spielberg is looking to buy an apartment in Tel Aviv's Florentin quarter. According to Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth, a lawyer from Beverly Hills is negotiating on behalf of the Jewish American filmmaker for the purchase of a penthouse in the neighbourhood for investment purposes.
Spielberg is not the first person who has shown an interest in the holy land: Yedioth Ahronoth recently revealed that pop star Madonna is also negotiating for purchasing a house in Israel.
Spielberg heard about Florentin from an Israeli friend, who told him about the Israeli 'Soho neighborhood,' which is home to musicians, artists and actors.
"They approached me," says Guy Gloshinski, marketing manager of the In Florentin project. "I was very surprised, but the lawyer told me he was Spielberg's representative and asked for all the details about the project."
Nearly all the apartments in the project, which belongs to lawyer Hili Levi, have already been sold. The penthouse Spielberg is interested in is on the building's 9th and 10th floor and is spread out on an area of 120 square meters and another 200 square meters on the roof, and overlooks the sea.
The apartment's price is $600,000 and provides the lucky buyer with separate elevators.
Reproduced with permission: Ynet