SELLER: Suzanne Rico and Ethan Dubrow
LOCATION: Sunset Plaza Drive, Los Angeles, CA
SIZE: 2,858+ square feet, 4 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms
DESCRIPTION: Gated, traditional, 2-story Paul Williams style. 4 bds., 5.5 bas. Beautifully landscaped entry. The formal entry w/ sweeping stairway and darkly stained hardwood floors sets the tone. Romantic dining room off perfectly appointed kitchen. Living room with marble fireplace & french doors leading out to the pool, patio & garden. There is a paneled den, a powder room & a maid's room on the first floor. Upstairs mstr ste w/ custom ba & patio w/ city view, 2 additional stes. Off/wine/ba on lower level.
YOUR MAMAS UPDATE: The good folks over at the Movieland Directory added an interesting story about the pretty sordid family history of Mister Ethan Dubrow. It involves the Pelicano wire tapping scandal and a scorned ex-wife as well as information about when Mister Dubrow accidentally shot his friend with a gun. Fassinatin.
YOUR MAMAS NOTES: One of the owners of this house is none other than Miz Suzanne Rico. For those few dozen children out there who get up before noon, you might know Miz Rico as the news anchor on the CBS2 early morning shift from 5 to 7am and again in the 11am slot.
Lawhd children, do you know how early this bitch has to get up in order to try to bring the news to the ignorant masses of Los Angeles? We ought to be kissing this lady's feet having to get up long before the crack of down to blow dry all that blond hair, get the make up on straight, and dressed in a conservative suit all before 5am. Five am children. This is hours before many of you have even started to come down off the ecstasy or whatever other silly drug the youth takes nowadays.
For those not familiar with the hills of Hollywood, let Your Mama tell you Sunset Plaza Drive is a cockamamie road comprised of hairpin turn after hairpin turn. The road climbs right up the side of the hill from Sunset Boulevard to the ridge top Crescent Drive and is chock full high priced cars piloted by drivers with a death wish who navigate this crazy mess of a road like they are racing at the Monaco Grand Prix. We seriously think the city of Los Angeles needs to give anyone driving up and down that road a damn sobriety test.
Fortunately this particular house occupies a nice lot on the lower end of Sunset Plaza, just north of Sunset Boulevard. This location spares the homeowner risking life and limb just to get home after work or running out for a delicious Chinese chicken salad at Chin Chin on Sunset.
Your Mama would like to confess. We love this house. Your Mama would empty out the furnishings and re-work the kitchen, but we are loving the traditional architecture of this house. It harkens back to a time when people stayed married even if they were suicidally unhappy and children did not get cute little tattoos for their 12th birthdays. Those were the days, children. Those were the days.
The big living room with it's fireplace and wall of French doors has us peeing our pants with glee. We are also appreciating that big ass master bedroom with it's own private terrace. And the paneling in the den...oh lawhd children, we would love nothing more than to rub our nekkid body all over that wood. Gor-gee-us.
But what Your Mama wants to know about is that room in the basement with the desk and the Freudian couch...what's that all about and what goes on in here?
We expect someone is going to buy this thing and have Kelly Wearstler come over and do one of her Hollywood Regency on acid numbers. However, what Your Mama would love to see is what someone like Miles Redd or even Carissa from Top Design would do with the place.