People magazine executive editor Jeannie Park has paid $5.1 million for a five-story brownstone in the Washington Square Park area of Manhattan, according to the New York Observer. Read their account of it here (Observer). Our guess is that Park’s 166-year-old, 7,150-square-foot brownstone won’t be occupied exclusively by her and her family, since there are multiple other apartment in the building. The column didn’t mention that Park and her companion, David Chan, previously have lived in a Greenwich Village condo.

In other New York real-estate news, makeup guru Laura Mercier paid $6.7 million for a 5,500-square-foot loft in the Chelsea neighborhood, two blocks south of Harrison Ford’s condo. Mercier’s place has 30 oversized windows on all sides plus electronically controlled blinds, the Observer reported. And socialite Iris Cantor is asking $18 million for an apartment on Central Park South that she bought earlier this year for $15 million.

Outside the U.S., Forbes.com is reporting that “the stylish country home” of the late designer Yves Saint Laurent in Deauville, France has been cut to the asking price of $19.9 million. Read all about it here (Forbes). Known as Chateau Gabriel, the 9,000-square-foot main house is listed on its own for $16.7 million. In 1978, Saint Laurent bought the Anglo-Norman-styled house, which was built in 1874. Saint Laurent used interior designer Jacques Grange to furnish the house, which also has a winter garden, large terrace, dining room, living room, office and billiards room. Other features on the estate include manicured gardens, stables, a vegetable garden, heated greenhouses, and a helipad, Forbes.com reported.