Saturday, July 7, 2007

A Little Real Estate Pornography


LOCATION: Pyramid Drive, Los Angeles, CA
PRICE: $1,675,000 (List)
SIZE: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
DESCRIPTION: NEW PRICE for this stunning adobe-style Spanish located on quiet street yet minutes from everything. Chef's kitchen opens to dramatic 2-story living/dining area. Master suite has its own living room, bath and patio with lovely views. Cozy den, 2nd luxurious bath, guest bedroom and office/3rd bedroom complete this unique home. Charming outdoor space, with large pool-like spa and patio, provides wonderful setting for both solitude and entertaining.

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Children, we have a confession to make. We have grown weary of looking at celebrity houses about which we have little or nothing good to say. So Your Mama wanted to bring ya'll a little taste of the sort of house that floats our boat. Babies, this house has Your Mama and the Dr. Cooter calling the bankers and reaching for our pocketbooks. Seriously. That upstairs patio off the master bedroom is the perfect place for our bitches Linda nad Beverly to sun their long bodies, and we're over the moon about the ceiling in the circular living room.

We realize you don't come to our little blog to see houses without a celebrity connection, so we found a house that we love AND has a celebrity connection. No, the house is not currently owned by a famous person. But it was. Property records for this house puzzle and confuse Your mama, but what is clear is that at one time the house was owned by Seann Scott, an actor with questionable sexual preference who rose to fame in the American Pie movie and has gone on to act his fanny off in low-brow comedies like Dude Where's My Car, The Dukes of Hazzard, and upcoming films like the naughtily named Mr. Woodcock and Coxblocker.

Anyhoo, Your Mama likes this house so much that we're not going to make pithy commentary other than to say, job well done to the current owner for his eclectic and personal decor. It's refreshing to see a house that doesn't look like someone else besides the home owner picked out all the furniture, artwork, and knick-knacks. Oh, and we'll also say, that while we love Jonathan Adler too, there are several too many Adler pillows up in this house.

Sources: Internet Movie Data Base, Defamer

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mama: I'm a little concerned at your love for this place. The odd shaped rooms, especially upstairs, alarm me.

I think the use of what appears to be limited backyard space is clever. I like the kitchen and most of the upstairs (except for the shape).

You actually love the antler chandelier? You are not the mama I thought you were. Heavy sigh.

nancypants said...

I'm not lovin' it either. It definitely hasn't had much updating since the 1970s.

Fredericka said...

I'm on your side, Mama. This one's a real beauty. I'll take it!

On another note...I think you may now be an unwitting contributor to US magazine. This week's issue has several entries plucked straight off your site. Check it out.

RLT said...

I like the oddly shaped rooms and most of the rest of the house - even the kitchen, although it goes without saying that the pot rack will come down.

The one quibble I have is that the kitchen is too open. It's great that it opens right up into the living area, although I'd like the option of closing it up when not using it. But I don't at all like the fact that you have to walk past the open kitchen to get to the living area. Still, I do recognize that having the room open on two sides keeps it from feeling too dark and closed in. If it were my house, I'd put etched glass folding doors in both those openings and keep them all closed when not in use. A stationary panel can be inserted in the arched part of the opening, or there are arched doors - although they may be a little harder to find. Anyway, you'd keep the light and not have to look at the kitchen when you weren't using it.

All else is way cool.

Phoenix said...

I'm absolutely loving this place. The sunburst wood beamed circular living room ceiling, carved wood medallion, and antler chandelier combine to form a spectacular air born work of art on a grand scale. How often do you see something as uniquely natural and artfully interesting as that? Jaw dropping stunning, and the rest of the ceilings are just beautiful too. The house has unexpected suprises of natural character waiting around every bend and corner, and enveloped as it is in a profusion of gently sloping lush vegetation, the whole property tasteffully meshes to form a true Spanish oasis. This could turn into a bidding war Mama ;)

natalee said...

I love it! Although, I'm not crazy about the antler chandelier. Other than than, if I had the money, I'd make an offer!

BTW, I do like coming here for just great real estate in general. Doesn't bother me at all if the property is not celebrity connected. I'm all about the real estate porn!

Anonymous said...

Same, it definitely doesn't have to be celebrity real estate just really good listings, there are a bunch of really nice places for sale that I've been seeing that you haven't written about because they aren't owned and have never been owned by a celebrity, I would love for you to write about some of them

Phoenix said...

About that chandelier: while an antler chandelier is probably the last thing any of us would normally think of or want, when juxtaposed with this particular ceiling, the cumulative effect when looking up from below is a brilliantly conceived original work of architectural art in my opinion. I'm also imagining the effect it would have when lit at night, illuminating the interior curves of the room with contrasting streaks of shadow and light that play off one another. At the very least, you have to admit it sure beats Racquel Welch's lame light diffusing umbrella idea, lol.

By the way, I'd also enjoy some real estate pornography mixed in with celebrity homes whenever Mama feels like mixing it up a bit.

Anonymous said...

Wow. I never knew that a comment about an antler chandlier would gather such commentary.

While I hear what you're saying, and maybe you are right, it still seems out of place to me in so many ways. Antler chandeliers, if they have a home at all, belong in a rustic mountain mansion in Aspen or something.

I do agree that Mama's real estate doesn't always have to be real estate connected. Anonymous #2 brings up a good point...there are some amazing places out there on the market that would be interesting to get some more back story.

Anonymous said...

The wood beam ceilings, boulder fireplace, and pueblo exterior of the house make it rustic Spanish so I think the chandelier works, but understand rustic isn't for everyone.

Anonymous said...

It's good to see this blog generating some genuine discussion and exchange of ideas. Taste is so subjective, no one's thoughts are superior to another's. It is fun to diss the undeniable poor taste of a celebrity here and there however, hehe.

Anonymous said...

I agree that the chandelier is not necessarily out of place here. It's difficult to tell from the photo, but those do seem to be mule deer antlers, so theoretically at least you could walk out the door of this house and over to Runyon Canyon to bag a few.

Anonymous said...

1. I'm loving the house too.

2. The actor in question goes by "Seann William Scott".

Keep up the good work Mama!

Anonymous said...

Great house. I love that bathroom. This house feels original and relaxed, a nice change of pace. Love it, Mama!

Anonymous said...

This is an excellent house. Not too overdone, not too updated. I'm typically a MCM girl, but this I love. I am torn on the antlers, but that ceiling is beautiful. Love the openess and the master bedroom is perfect. Good choice Mama.

And I agree with others who just want to see good real estate porn not necesserily linked to a celebrity. One can only spend so much time on the LA MLS looking for good house porn.

Anonymous said...

This is a beautiful house, and well decorated (except for here and there). Still...it needs one more bathroom for casual guests.

Anonymous said...

However, books stacked horizontally as a design element have to go. Just no way.

Anonymous said...

I'm not crazy about the dark bathroom, but the rest of the house is charming.