Sunday, October 21, 2007

Oh no!

If the children are watching the news, you know that wild fires are beginning to sweep through Malee-boo and they're starting to burn the multi-million dollar houses of the rich and famous including, reportedly, Lilly Lawrence's "Castle Kashan," which has been for sale for $17,000,000 and which Your Mama wrote about some time ago.

According to news reports, super expensive Pepperdine University is being evacuated and embers have started fires in several ocean front residences on Malibu Road just north of super swank and celebrity friendly Malibu Colony. One of the fires appears to be the house next door or maybe two doors down from a Colony property owned by Leo DiCaprio. Another news reports says that residents of the Colony have already been evacuated.

Our hearts are with the rich, famous and the not so rich and famous in Malee-boo as they cope with yet another devastating fire.

Go firefighters, go!

Sources: KTLA, via CNN (photo)

13 comments:

so_chic_darling said...

The photo you posted Mama is of the church burning in Malibu Canyon,from CNN.Our thoughts are with our Malibu friends here in New York.

pch said...

My family had to evacuate during the big Malibu fire in '93. I know what it feels like to watch helplessly as newscopters show your house and the fire in the same shot. We got lucky -- the house was untouched -- and I hope the same for everyone up there now.

Anonymous said...

The joys of Malibu ... Just checked out the pics, unusually it's the start of Malibu Rd thats been hit but i guess in high winds you can't control where the embers land ... It looks like 2 properties on fire between Paris' beach rental & the start of the colony ... think one of them is the mock tudor which is the 1st house on malibu rd, 2 doors up from stings place ... but it's hard to see b/c there is a lot of smoke ...

As for the castle ... well, it's awful to lose your home irrespective of how god damn ugly it is ...

Anonymous said...

no matter what your thoughts are on malibu or any of it's fab residents, this is all very sad.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to hell for saying this...or, not, whatever...but the "castle" being destroyed by fire was probably the best things for the owners. It was really kitschy but hardly worth that much money. Hope they had insurance.

What's even more frightening is that the CVS pharmacy sustained damage. Where, oh, where are our celebrities and their enablers going to get their Xanax and Vics? The horror that will be every assistant's Monday morning!!!

Anonymous said...

Fox were just showing clips of mid-carbon & the anchor stated, 'remember viewers, the average price of these beachside homes is $2M' - the female anchor then agreed with him. Slightly out of touch when it comes to malibu real estate, perhaps they need to read mamas website!

anyway, whether you live in a $30M malibu home or a $300K malibu home - your home is your home & fire is awful whatever the price of it.

Anonymous said...

But PS...seeing all the LA Co. and OC Co. firetrucks lining up by the Civic Center brought this going to hell cynic to tears...damn.

Anonymous said...

TMZ is reporting that the castle was in escrow with the final walk through scheduled for this week. Oh, noes!

Anonymous said...

that house has been a landmark in malibu for years.. that's a tragedy.

Anonymous said...

If TMZ is right, who's left holding the bag on the castle - the seller or the buyer? I'm a renter, don't really know much about buying.

Anonymous said...

I hope firefighters are saving celebrity homes first!!!

Anonymous said...

As long as escrow hadn't closed, the seller. Hopefully she had it insured and also hopefully if it was truly near close of escrow she had started moving out. The local news has been talking about her collection of art & memorabilia. She is the daughter of a former Iranian minister from the Shah's era.

Some art was still in the house and was pulled out by firefighters. A local reporter claims to be a friend of Lilly and was showing some of the pieces. One of the things she mentioned that likely didn't make it out is a chandelier in the entry foyer that was supposedly insured for over a million dollars.

AllSoCalAppraise said...

If this property was truly at the funding stages, there would have been two appraisals completed. The insurance will use these appraisal reports to determine the value that they will pay the seller for their loss, in addition to the items they had insured within their homeowners policy. This seller will be fine, financially. It's the memories that are irreplaceable, unfortunately.
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