SELLER: Dawn Parouse and Jonathan Feldman
LOCATION: S. Lucerne, Los Angeles, CA
SIZE: 3,966 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 4 bedrooms
DESCRIPTION: On one of Windsor Square's finest streets, this classic Mediterranean has been lovingly updated and expanded. Center hall plan with everything just where it should be. Four generous bedrooms, three bathrooms and wide hallway up and fifth bedroom down. Large elegant living room opening to beautiful sun room overlooking lush rear yard. Large formal dining room and beautiful new kitchen.
YOUR MAMAS NOTES: We lied. We're going to give the kids a little morsel before we head out the door to do our civic doody.
Remember a day or two or three ago Your mama discussed the Hancock Park house of Lost act-ur-us Cynthia Watros Gilliland and we thought that for the same money we could find something more suitable and interesting?
Well we did, right in Hancock Park for 405,000 fewer clams than Miz Watros Gilliland's "French Country" mess. The house belongs to Dawn Parouse, an executive producer with impressive credits like Prison Break, Tru Calling, and Point Pleasant, a television program we only vaguely remember hearing about.
Your Mama happens to love this house with it's 3,966 square feet of dark floored gorgeousness. We love the contemporary and vibe and furniture mish-mash mixed with the traditional architecture and classic chandeliers. We are in love with the way strong colors were used against all the white and pale paint colors. Of course, we are jumping up and down over all the white sofas, white curtains and white cabinetry.
This place is not perfect–we'd recommend a nice red or blue area rug in the living room, we'd prefer to see more aggressively modern artwork on the walls, and obviously a bit more furniture in the family room where the television is kept is necessary. But children, if you ever wondered what the inside of Your Mama and the Dr. Cooter's residences look like, well wonder no more. Your Mama and the Dr. Cooter have a bit more mid-century modern pieces sprinkled throughout, but the color palette in Miz Parouse's home makes Your Mama feel right at home. If similar taste in interior decor is any indication of whether two people will get along, then Your Mama and Miz Parouse should get along like a house on fire.
Now of course children, we recognize that there is not a swimming pool in the backyard, which is a real drawback. But for the $405,000 difference in price between this house and that of Miz Watros Gilliland, a lovely and spectacular rectangular pool can be put in lickety split.
While Your Mama is out doing our civic doody, discuss with all the intelligence, sass, and bite that you can muster.