Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Steven Cojocaru's New Digs in the Hills

BUYER: Steven "Cojo" Cojocaru
LOCATION: Rising Glen Road, Los Angeles, CA
PRICE: $3,800,000
SIZE: 3,850 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms
DESCRIPTION: Mid-Century Modern ground up restore. Pvt and secluded. Long pvt and gtd drive. Former celeb owned. No expense spared. Done w/ warmth, style and comfort. 2 romantic and scap mstr suites and 1 gst ste all w/ own pvt bth. Chef's kit offers the ultmt in design & function feat all Viking appls. Media rm/lounge with 92" proj screen & wet bar, indr/outdr russound stereo sys. Automtd fpl. Soaring ceils. Flat grassy yard. Lrg open spaces lead out to seamless connection to infinity pl.

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Back in mid-May, Your Mama discussed the Spanish style house in the hilly section of Hollywood Boulevard which famous fashion diva and celebrity sissy boy Steven Cojocaru had on the market for $2,995,000 after reducing the asking price from $3,150,000. According to property records, Miss Cojo finally unloaded the property in June of 2007 for $2,900,029. Naturally, Your Mama wondered where this peacock would be moving his heavy duty arsenal of lip gloss and hair products.

Then, out of the blue like manna from heaven, we learned in Ruth Ryon's most recent Hot Properties column in the in Los Angeles Times, that Miss Cojo had indeed purchased another house up in the Hills of Hollywood. Details in Miz Ryon's report were slim, but with the help of our Fairy Godmother in Bel Air and our always accurate informant Lucy Spillerguts, Your Mama was able to track down the location and the listing of Miss Cojo's new lair.

Property records and listing information indicate that Miss Cojo purchased this house in March of 2007 even before closing on his Hollywood Boulevard residence. Located on Rising Glen Road just north of Sunset Boulevard, the house sits on a private flag lot overlooking the twists of turns of treacherous Sunset Plaza Drive, a road so terrifying Your Mama will not drive it after dark for fear of being mutilated in a head on collision with a married middle aged industry executive with hair plugs, a Porsche, and a prosty in the passenger seat.

Obviously the 40 something year old Miss Cojo has no such fears, because the hyper active fashion maven with the new kidney just paid $3,800,000 for a freshly remodeled mid-century modern house that measures 3,850 square feet and includes 3 sexy bedrooms and 3.5 lovely bathrooms. Interestingly Miz Ryon reported that the house had 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, but our sources and information say something different. Hmm.

Property records reveal that the house with a butterfly winged roof line as flamboyant as Miss Cojo himself, was previously owned by gifted actor Brock Peters, who met his maker in 2005. The house was subsequently purchased for $1,625,016 in November of 2005 and given a head to toe make over before being placed on the market for a whopping $4,299,000. Listing information reveals that the house was later reduced to $3,999,000 before Miss Cojo stepped up with his Louis Vuitton bag to pay $3,800,000 for the property. For all the mathmatically challenged children, Cojo's purchase price is more than twice the seller's purchase price. Certainly, the seller put considerable money into the renovation and carrying costs, but that is still a shockingly large mark up and represents just another example of the Los Angeles real estate market gone wild.

Your Mama recognizes and sees Cojo as a certain type of stereotype and caricature of a gay man, but we happily confess to having a soft spot in our cold heart for Miss Thing. In the homophobic Hollywood world where big and little name celebs alike commonly hide their homosexuality, this man dared to flat iron his hair, put on a satin suit and a face full of make up and present himself and succeed in the world on such mainstream television shows as that ridiculous The Today Show, who shamefully fired Cojo just weeks after his first kidney transplant.

Ever the lemonade maker who deftly turns a raw deal into a perfectly tailored pair of skinny jeans, this glamazon has gone on to bigger and better things at Entertainment Tonight where he offers pithy and motor mouthed fashion reports on the sartorial wins and losses of the Hollywood elite and discusses the questionable fashion choices of all the poorly and scantily dressed starvelets that clutter up the red carpet.

We wish Miss Cojo a long life in the new house. And Coho hunny, please invite Your Mama over to your new house. We have some amazing detoxifying green tea that'll help your new kidney stay pink and lovely.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not my house style at all, but I kinda like it for some reason.

Jordy said...

I like it, it's 1420 Rising Glen Rd right?

ek said...

Nice house. Thanks,Mama.

so_chic_darling said...

I like the house,how could you not,and bless his Gucci socks.Anyone who has the guts to be OUT in Hollywood and go through a transplant deserves to live a luxurious modern life!

Anonymous said...

Classic writing style today! Love it!

Phoenix said...

I like this house, and it has features in almost every room that are eye candy to me, but for some reason, taken together, this is not a place I can imagine myself feeling at home in. While nice, gut rehabs are taking on a decidedly routine, predictable, and uninspiring character the more I see of them. It's like rehabbers have the 'formula' all worked out, and are just churning them out now based on that formula. My esthetic sense and imagination require more than that, especially for a substantial sum of money.

Anonymous said...

I've seen this house and I liked it alot. The house has no garage;just a 2 car port. The original garage was converted into a projection screening room. I think it's a "hip" mid-century pad.

Hippie Canyon said...

Its another so-called mid century zen retreat too typical of the Hollywood Hills. Yes, I've seen this home, and found to be devoid of any soul! It seems nearly everything on the market north of the Strip (90069) is either a '50s Zen Box or a once charming Mediterranean-influenced home that's been stripped of all its charm. Or worse yet, turned into a McMansion! I think PHOENIX's comment sums up the problem with this home perfectly. Its the ordinary Rehab/Redo/Gut-renovation/etc, that is just like the next one: dull & unimaginative!

Anonymous said...

Love this one, and yes, I believe it is 1420.

Anonymous said...

Ah - nice home. I'm still convinced he will appear sometime on ET soon after he completes his SRS! He has become quote fem over the years.... IMHO

Cameron said...

Who pays 3.8 in the hills to live in a basic rehab and look at bushes? I thought the point of living in the hills was the view?

Anonymous said...

seems like a lot of money for this house.

Anonymous said...

Did he successfully sue The Today Show or something? I just can't fathom how he can afford that house.

Anonymous said...

Very stark, but that fireplace room is nice.

David Alexander, Toluca Lake, CA said...

Reminds me of an updated Brady Bunch house meets geometric club house.

Just a big empty space. No soul here.

Anonymous said...

I think the house has soul, unlike some of you, but there aint no way in hell I'll wind through these whirly streets for a house with no view. But if this place were just over in the birds and had a view it would've been $6 million.

Anonymous said...

I like it but not as much as 1411 Rising Glen (the once owned by Bobby Darin & Sandra Dee house) which is a 5 bedrooms /3.5 bath butterfly roof(maybe that is where Ruth got confused?). 1411 needs a little work but it is only 2.99m. Good thing Cojo didn't buy it 'cause I am buying it with my lotto winnings tonight and having Mama up for martinis at the big wet bar in the foyer. Don't worry Mama, I'll send a driver. :-)

Anonymous said...

Mama, a really nice real estate agent re-did this house. RC Thornton did a wonderful job. It's open, it's fun and the living room combinations are perfect. It has a huge media room and all the rooms have valuted ceilings. I have shown it to several of my celebrity clients. And I do agree with the viewer, the Bobby Darin house down the street, I think is Tthe deal of the century. There is a one bedroom house on St Ives coming on the market for 6 million. Stay tuned viewers.

Anonymous said...

Cameron, the point of living in the hills for some of us is to get away from the city while still having it moments away to pick up that extra bottle of Gin when Mama drops in unexpectedly. The houses facing the city may have nice city lights views but they come with city noise as well. My house has a great view of undeveloped canyon (SM Mountains Conservancy land so never will be developed) and no city noise.

Anonymous said...

Seen it...

the house is really nice and chic. Very clean, private (one of the bathrooms is completely open and you feel like you're in an oasis) and has 3 bedrooms ..."Go yo mama, go yo mama, go!" Got that one right.

DJ Millz said...

Cojo is the corniest person on television. his fasion sense is worse than my kids. he doesnt need to tell women how to dress. he reminds me of a poodle. i really wish i could grab him, and smack the shit out of him. then choke him till he turns blue