Monday, August 20, 2007

George Santo Pietro's $50,000,000 Speculation House

SELLER: George Santo Pietro
LOCATION: 77 Beverly Park Lane, Beverly Hills, CA
PRICE: $50,000,000
SIZE: 30,000 square feet (approx.), 9 bedrooms, 15 bathrooms
DESCRIPTION: An amazing Italian Villa designed by renowned architect William Hablinski. Superbly located on two plush acres in Beverly Park, this 9BR, 14BA villa features a grand screening room & wine basement built for kinds & many other remarkable features. The grand scale living, dining & family rooms & gourmet kitchen make it ideal for entertaining guests & dignitaries. outdoor luxuries include an Italian kitchen, sand volleyball court, and herb & spice garden. This residence is simply beyond compare.

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: The children have been screaming and emailing for Your Mama to discuss the big ass house in Beverly Park that has recently hit the market for a bank account draining $50,000,000. They all want to know, who does it belong to? Well children, Your Mama happens to know who owns this house. It was built on speculation by a gentleman named George Santo Pietro, whose name some of you may recognize as the ex-huzband of letter turner Vanna White.

Some reports say Mister Santo Pietro is a restaurant mogul, some that he's a dolly grip (whatever that is) for film and television. Others that he's a developer. Perhaps he is all three. Whatever the case, he's got enough money, credit, and collateral to build a monstrous mansion on speculation. Y'all know what speculation means, right? It means this Santo Pietro person built the house in order to sell it on at a gigantic profit.

While Your Mama was unable to locate accurate and up to date property records for the newly built house, published reports say the place measures in at a mind numbing 30,000 square feet, which means it's pretty much the size of a small hotel. The listing states the house sits on more than 2 acres and includes 9 bedrooms and 15 bathrooms, a sure indication that the owner will require at least one full time terlit brush wielding staff person.

Let's not forget that the backyard has been kitted out to include an outdoor kitchen area, a sand volleyball court, heating swimming pool, and an herb and vegetable garden, which apparently has been planted and maintained although no one actually lives in the house.

Miz Vanna White and her ex-hubby have a long history up behind the guarded and hallowed gates of Beverly Park. Back in the early 1990s, the couple purchased a vacant lot at 75 Beverly Park Lane where they built a 14,554 square foot Italianate mansion with 8 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. According to property records, which we found a mite confusing on this address, it appears that Miz Vanna White still retains some sort of ownership of the property.

None the less, in the wake of her dee-vorce, Miz Vanna White decamped from uber swank Beverly Park to Mulholland Estates, another posh guard gated community off Mulholland Drive. Records reveal that in October of 2001 Miz Vanna White purchased an 8,988 square foot Mediterranean style house on Aubrey Road that includes 7 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms.

Mister Santo Pietro stayed put in Beverly Park, where Your Mama likes to imagine Mister Santo Pietro as he sits on the second story patio of his big house at 75 overlooking the newly built and bigger house at 77 counting all the different ways he'll spend the many millions of dollars he'll earn on the sale of this house.

Only time will tell if Mister Santo Pietro will get anywhere near the $50,000,000 asking price. After all, it's not the only house on the open market in Beverly Park. Across the street, a 17,826 square foot mansion owned by former body builder and nutritional supplement magnate Bill Phillips has long been on the market for $34,000,000, and the 10 bedroom and 15 bathroom house at 27 Beverly Park Terrace owned by Indonesian biznessman Han Moeljadi is on the market for $29,000,000.

As an aside, Miz Vanna White and Mister Santo Pietro have two children. Which in and of itself is of no matter, because although Your Mama loves all our children fiercely, we could give a rat's ass about other people's children. Except when their nanny is a reality television "star." That's right babies, the Santo Pietro children's nanny is reportedly none other than the conniving, excessively vain, and barely articulate bikini model Jen Johnson, who is featured on the current season of Big Brother (8), a show which Your Mama and the Dr. Cooter have become increasingly and unfortunately obsessed. Poor dears. Your Mama really does have to wonder if the Jenious is going to have a job when she gets booted from the Big Brother house.

Sources: Luxist, Wall Street Journal, Extra, Internet Movie Data Base,

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

I understand this is a newly built house. Yet, somehow "house" just doesn't seem to capture it at all.

However, as I look at the photos, the house, such that it is, seems so devoid of any emotion, ambience, or soul.

For $50 million, I want some soul, damn it!

Stormy said...

I'm so immature because every time I read the word "terlit" on this website I giggle like a little schoolgirl.

Also, I concur with the comment above. Bo-ring.

Phoenix said...

I agree with both of you, and it's being designed by a supposedly 'renowned' Los Angeles architect explains alot regarding the lack of much of anything even remotely interesting design wise being built in the L.A. area in recent years.

Anonymous said...

I think most 30,000 sq ft houses are devoid of emotion, soul etc ... This place isn't even that big compared to a few other properties in the community ... yeah, it's not interesting design wise but it fits in with the surrounding homes next door & across the street ...

Phoenix said...

I should qualify my comment. It was directed at the majority of over the top expensive homes like this one. It seems it's become de rigeur in the high end newer build L.A. housing market to take a big box, stretch it out as far as you can, add more arches than you can count, and call it 'style'. Yawn..

Plumb Builder said...

Santo Pietro used to own restaurants in Westwood and atop Beverly Glen in the 1980's. I'm not sure where his money came from. He dated Linda Evans before marrying Vanna White.

Anonymous said...

I'd turn Vanna's letters in a heartbeat.

Anonymous said...

Anon @ 4:49:

If the house fits in with surrounding homes, then those homes probably have no emotion, ambience or soul.

Just because it fits in with the others...doesn't make it right!

I. M. Anonymous said...

A dolly-gripping-restaurant-mogul-developer...one wonders if there's enough space to fit that on the 1040.

And, yeah, it's true, Jen is the Nanny (she's not a stupid as she appears on Big Brother--though she's damn close).

Miss Scarlett said...

Screw the house. It's the usual nightmare you'd expect it to be. Do tell about Miss Jen being the Nanny of these poor children! Quelle horror! Call the Child Welfare agencies immediately! But hey if Vanna dumps her, maybe Britney can hire her!

Anonymous said...

I saw the house on the hilton hyland site and just wondered if the front door was rusted or if someone actually painted it that color? Take a look & let me know mama.

Anonymous said...

The pool is pretty. Good for an evening walk around.

Anonymous said...

Jen is vastly nicer, smarter, and selfless than those other horrible, horrible people left in the house.

Anonymous said...

Whilst I can, after a one or two or twelve drinks, understand why people would use tiles for countertops, use gold fixtures rather than brushed nickel, plant cypress trees or...hold me...use flowered swag accents on their drapery rods, I will never, ever understand why any woman would hire anyone who would remotely look decent in a bikini as their nanny. Just fill all the chambers with bullets, ladies, and pull the trigger.

Anonymous said...

Y'all need to check out the project gallery on the architect's website, Hablinski Manion. Bring tissues. It is the Met-Art of real estate porn.

Anonymous said...

My sister used to work in an exclusive nursing home/supported living place where rich old elephants - ur, uh..I mean PEOPLE - came to die. That picture of the hallway, or whatever it is, where the shadow of the window is featured...looks just like the place. Gave me the shivers!

Anonymous said...

This would be a good house for Candy Spelling or Suzanne Saperstein to "downsize" into.....

so_chic_darling said...

LOOKS LIKE A HOTEL!

lucy said...

Blech.

so_chic_darling said...

I say just let the nice gay decorators take care of EVERYTHING!
Straight people are here to procreate,and gays are here to create!Without children we can fuss with the flowers and poofs, your homes,dresses,,hair and on and on.

nancypants said...

While I fully understand investing one's mega-millions in property, I just can't see LIVING in a place like this. Personally, I'd have smaller HOMES not castles or hotels in several favorite areas. For me, that would be Savannah's historic district and Charleston's historic district and maybe a place in Sedona, AZ and one near Anchorage. But what do I know?? I haven't hit the lottery yet.

Anonymous said...

The pool area and patio are to die for, but the house is kind of ugly from the outside. Looks like a hotel.

la guy said...

I always assume that anyone smart enough to have accumulated the money it takes to buy a place like this would likewise be smart enough to not piss it away on such an over blown house. If my math is right the property tax alone would be somewhere in the $625,000 per year range.

All that for a house that has all the charm of a Costco, but with better landscaping.

David Lee Roth said...

For such a large property it leaves me empty.

Large, with no charm.

So large, I need a barge, Marge.

Anonymous said...

I dont know whats wrong with todays builders.

They have access to all this techonology and yet mansions built in the 1920's have far more allure.

Tabloid Whore! said...

Jen is awesome. If I was a kid, I'd love to have her as a nanny, she seems like she'd be fun. If you could get past the Big Brother Dick favored slanted "editing" she seems like a really nice girl.

Anonymous said...

Amazing to find jenelousy everywhere. Losers!

Anonymous said...

re all the comments about the house not having any soul or emotion: the people who buy it will bring their own.

Anonymous said...

I like ham.

Alexander said...

I live in a house designed by Ms. Hablinski, and for all those poor and envious persons that dislike that house, just check the site. In the defense off all you “critics”, I must anyway admit that the pictures are really poor in accurately describing the house.
http://www.77beverlyparkestate.com/

plot said...

Gawd, what soulless piles the Hablinski person designs! I expect to see social xrays drifting around the corners, leaning against the walls, mewling for hot water with lemon.

I can't even imagine the art that might wake up these spaces out of their dreariness.

Anonymous said...

This house is actually really nice and the person who currently lives in it makes good use out of it. I'm not going to say names because I feel that is an invasion of privacy. And George's kids like their nanny. They are the coolest younger kids I have ever met. And as for George's occupation, his kids don't even know what he does.

karen said...

I think that George did great for himself being raised in Brooklyn NY and moving to California, Opening up restaurants and Modeling and now Owning such a big gorgeous home.
My dad is related to George and was not able to accomplish what this young man did.

Anonymous said...

The looks beautiful but the final finish are cheap materials from china. The house another needs another $5 Million and up to replace the cheap materials with high quality materials.

Anonymous said...

As a matter of fact this house is awesome! Awesome enough that a highly respected musician had the privilege of living at the residence for some time. As for George, he is an amazing man who was able to accomplish something that all of you smack talking cockroaches will never in your wild's wet dreams be able to accomplish. The house was built by the best from the amazing Architects down to the last day labor, anyone fortunate enough to own this classy wonderland is in for a real treat.