Sunday, September 2, 2007

Christopher Knight and His Top Model Townhouse

SELLER: Christopher Knight and Adrianne Curry
LOCATION: Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA
PRICE: $1,689,000
SIZE: 2,136 square feet, 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms
DESCRIPTION: South Manhattan tri level townhome with ocean views. Two bedrooms plus office, 2 1/2 baths and over 2,100 SF of living space. Three stop elevator, two ocean view balconies, hardwood floors, granite counters, recessed lighting, 4 car parking, beach living at it's best.

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: There is almost no television program that Your Mama likes more than America's Next Top Model, Tyra Banks' reality show of pin thin wannabe models who spend their days learning to walk in heels, purse their lips, relax their jaw and give each other the verbal smack down. We are not even remotely embarrassed to admit that Your Mama and the Dr. Cooter have watched the stellar program from the very beginning, and recall like it was yesterday the evening that the raw and uncouth former Hooters waitress Adrianne Curry won the first cycle.

It was after the show aired that the real drama ensued, and Ms. Curry told anyone who would listen that the show never delivered on the prizes she won. Ouch! Although Ms. Curry has since apologized and is arguably the most successful winner of the show, ANTM no longer uses her image on the show and her name is never mentioned in press materials for the show.

Ms. Curry went on to make lots of pictures for lots of designers and publications, including a nood pictorial in Playboy for which she was reportedly paid $1,000,000. Girl may not know how to speak proper English, but she does not how to exploit an opportunity to her own advantage...which for better or worse, is a far more valuable skill in Hollywood than knowing better than to use a double negative while being interviewed on camera.

In 2005, the model who has no compunction about baring her boobies to the world, popped up on the the Surreal Life, that brilliant train wreck of a show where has-been C and D list celebrities are locked in an ugly house together so that they can claw each other's eyes out. Ms. Curry did her fair share of mixing it up with the guests, but mostly she flirted shamelessly with Christopher Knight, the one time child actor who played Peter on The Brady Bunch. Mister Knight, who went through an awkward pubescence on national television, grew up to to be a reasonably handsome man with a smoking hot body. Somehow he, over the course of the show filming, he was charmed by Ms. Curry's total lack of charm and, don't you know, that after two years and a reality show of their own later, the hot blooded couple have married. And according to Ms. Ruth Ryon at the LA Times, the couple have recently sold their Manhattan Beach townhouse which Mister Knight purchased in May of 2003 for $1,250,000.

Located just a few short blocks from the wide and sugar sandy Manhattan Beach, the three story townhouse packed 2,136 square feet on to an itty bitty 1,668 square foot ocean view lot. Property records show the townhouse with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, but listing information indicates 2 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. The listing information did not include interior photos, and Your Mama could only be bothered to watch the reality show the couple created for themselves once or twice, but somewhere in the dark recesses of our failing memory we recall that the interiors were very forty year old bachelor.

Listing information for the house shows that the townhouse sold for the asking price, $1,689,000, after only 1 day on the market, which we're quite certain made the listing broker enormously happy.

According to Ms Ryon, the couple moved on to another ocean view property, this time a house, in another South Bay community. Your Mama just hopes they've moved to a house where Ms. Curry can park her car in a secure location.

Source: LA Times

22 comments:

Phoenix said...

I watched the 1st season of America's Next Top Model too Mama, and completely disagreed with their choice of Adrienne as the winner. Like you said, too raw and uncouth, and what do you know. Now they prefer to leave season 1 in an unmarked grave. The show has only themselves to blame for what's happened since because an undeniable Warning sign hung over Adrienne's head during much of the season in terms of emotionally fraught and unpredictable behavior patterns.

Anonymous said...

None of the winners ever become 'successful models' ... the only success they have is due to the fame the show brings them. If they were just regular girls without a t.v show trying to be successful models I doubt any of them would accomplish anything ... let alone get a decent agency. You can't compare the girls in A.N.T.M with the likes of gisele, alessandra ambrosio, doutzen kroes, gemma ward & the millions of other astoundingly beautiful girls in the modelling industry ... The whole show is a farce & the girls never have real modelling success ... Having an mtv show or posing in playboy wouldn't be considered modelling success within the fashion industry ... where's the vogue covers & chanel campaigns ... hmm?

Anonymous said...

Adrienne was too old to be a model.
The prize is cover girl and seventeen cover. Wintour will never choose one of these girls for Vogue.LOL

Anonymous said...

Make NO mistake Manhattan Beach is scareeeeeee place full of rich white somewhat upper middle class surfer brats who think they're sooooooo cool dude!Oh and don't forget the Moms who still shop at forever 21!

Anonymous said...

i like adrianne, totally carefree, she reminds me of a chick i used to date. its funny that the cokehead whores of modeling think they are so above this chick, not that i'm against coked up whores, just saying.
the pad & location is cool for a single guy on the make.

Anonymous said...

The 'cokehead whores' in modelling are above any witch thats found on a reality television show.

Anonymous said...

What?

Aunt Mary said...

My dear Mama, I discovered your blog recently and LOVE IT. It seems some of your children are a handful, but I'll try to behave. I prefer the NY scene because, in NYC, vulgar rich people are somewhat more constrained by tasteful rich people in indulging all their silly whims. One shouldn't occupy more space than one can decently use and exquisitely decorate. On the "scale of grandeur" there exists a precise point of perfection, beyond which houses are boring and embarrassing.

so_chic_darling said...

I like Aunt Mary's point of view,couldn't have put it better myself!

Phoenix said...

Welcome to the blog Aunt Mary :) I think you make an excellent point. Too much is too much. I bet even Queen Elizabeth is secretly sick-to-death of Buckingham Palace, unless she has deep rooted intimacy issues, lol

so_chic_darling said...

Buckingham Palace serves a very important purpose,and that is as a ceremonial place for the functions of state.The Queens apartments within the palace are much more livable.

Phoenix said...

Thankyou so_chic, I'm sure you're correct. I was being a little tounge-in-cheek, or is it cheeky ;)

Aunt Mary said...

Thank you so_chic_darling and phoenix for your kind regards. I recall reading back when, that the queen had rather low-brow tastes. She loved watching Kojac and of course requested The Captain and Tenille of "Muskrat Love" fame on one of her state visits. I can see her hunkering down in a shabby chaise with a bag of Doritos and a beer to watch,well ......"America's Next Top Model" for example. :)

Phoenix said...

Love the visual aunt mary, lol

Anonymous said...

Aunt Mary couldn't have been more right when she said On the "scale of grandeur" there exists a precise point of perfection, beyond which houses are boring and embarrassing."

Absolutely! But let us remind ourselves that we are perusing homes of celebrities with big egos, money to burn (maybe, maybe not but you have to look like you have money to burn), and an unquenchable desire for publicity.

While I have a great fondness for tasteful homes all over the country, they do exist in California, I promise. Think Pasadena, non-celebrity Brentwood and Bel Air (yes, there is such a thing), and Hancock Park.

I imagine a lovely little middle aged Junior Leaguer and her investment banker/lawyer/whatever husband. They've owned the home for more than a while and have standards to keep, damn it. Even though they put the 2.3 children through private school and now a college on the east coast, the house still must look good for entertaining and the tension-filled holiday dinners.

Of course they hired a decorator. That they found at the Pasadena Showcase House. And it looks lovely. And perfect. And the wife sits in her perfectly coordinated sitting room waiting for her husband, who she thinks is working, but is really banging his secretary (choose your gender).

Anonymous said...

whoa - must be good meds.

Aunt Mary said...

Anonymous @7:51, indeed, I sounded rather starchy and condescending back there, mais non, I admit to being a hopeless snoop and voyeur, as would befit one of Mama's chilluns. And our Mama's blog is SO dishy-licious, I was hooked the first time I read it. SO much fun, and edifying at the same time. Oh, and I feel so bad for that poor little junior leaguer. I hope she has something on the side. Good furniture has never been able to fill an empty life.

Anonymous said...

Aunt Mary: I didn't think you sounded starchy. I agree with you for the most part, but I just wanted the other children to realize there are tasteful rich people here as well. Alas, just because they are tasteful and rich doesn't mean they are fulfilled.

PS I know the story I shared because I lived it. Until my head exploded.

Linda Hoof said...

Oh honey my head exploded a long time ago!

Aunt Mary said...

And yet, you lived to tell the tale!

Linda Hoof said...

Oh Aunt Mary make mine a Stoli on the rocks,and I i'll tell you a tale or two!

Anonymous said...

I guess she no longer has a "peshion" for this house. So, too, her breasts, which she praised lavishly on ANTM Cycle One and last she upgraded to apparently more praiseworthy breasts due toher previous ones being uneven. Back in the pre-wardrobe malfunction days on ANTM, there was a lot less pixilation. I saw no unevenness. She's uncouth, vile, drunken, and loud mouthed. After her appearance in Cycle 2 or 3, in which she got drunk and vulgar, I can understand why she is ignored in the credits these days. She's awful and so, too, is that Christopher Knight. They deserve each other.