Saturday, October 20, 2007

Russ Weiner Must Be Outta His Mind Too

SELLER: Russell Goldencloud Weiner
LOCATION: Sierra Alta Way, Los Angeles, CA
PRICE: $22,000,000
SIZE: 17,983 square feet, 9 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms
DESCRIPTION: Villa In The Sky... An estate of this size and magnitude rarely seen or available. A long private gated driveway to motor court and spectacular entry of grand proportions. Entertainers paradise with brand new resort style grotto pool, waterfalls and slide, N./S. tennis court with city views, three story indoor racquetball court/gym, ballroom, commercial elevator, brand new gourmet chefs kitchen, the best 2000 sq.ft master suite in the city, security office and a 5 bedroom detached guest house...

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Looks like Nicky Hilton might be getting a new and obscenely wealthy neighbor who more than likely lacks taste and discretion in architecture and interior design. See babies, Russ Weiner, founder of Rockstar Energy Drink and son of right wing radio host Michael Savage, just dropped his humongous Hollywood Hills house on the market for a ear splitting $22,000,000. And hunnies it's a big tackee pile like only a 17,983 square foot house can be.

Very late last night, our intrepid researcher and tipster Mugsy Fairweather dialed Your Mama on the bat phone to let us know that Mister Weiner's house had hit the open market with a dull thud, all 9 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, ballroom, and private racquetball court of it.

This is not the first time Your Mama has discussed Mister Wiener's colossal crib. Shortly after we discussed the much more modest digs Miss Nicky Hilton purchased on Sierra Alta Way, the children were screaming for more information on the monstrous mansion next door to the hotel heiress' new abode. So Your Mama got on the horn to our Fairy Godmother and consulted all the property records we could locate and gave a brief run down of the history of celebrity ownership of the property. In summation, the property was first owned by department store heir Ted Fields, then basketball phenom Carlos Boozer (who leased it out to little purple Prince), and now Mister Weiner, who isn't really a celebrity in the real sense of the word, but certainly runs in the same crowds and haunts the same hot spots as all the glitterati and celebutards in Los Angeles.

Listing information for the property offers a long list of the dee-luxe features of the home which in addition to palatial public rooms include a 2,000 square foot master suite, a commercial elevator (because a regular residential elevator was just not good enough), a tennis court with phenomenal views of the city, art studio, library/study, love, media room, office, service entrance, den and a 5 bedroom detached guests house.

Poor little rich kid Mister Weiner's Hollywood Hills "Villa in the Sky" is not the only Hollywood Hills house he has on the market. Over on Franklin Avenue, young Mister Weiner owns another house he's been trying to unload since October of 2006. Your Mama wrote about that piece of work back in late January of 2007, and as of this morning it's still available with a current asking price of $3,500,000, which $1,500,000 clams less than it was originally put on the market.

And, as one of the smart and savvy commenters noted, young Mister Weiner does indeed also own "The Fortress," one of the more recognizable and notable homes on hideously curvy and dangerous Sunset Plaza Drive. That contemporary concrete and glass confection is currently languishing on the market for $12,900,000 after having been reduced in price several times.

Your Mama does not know how Mister Weiner and his real estate agent came up with the asking price of $22,000,000, but information that has been provided to Your Mamas reveals that the unfortunately named Mister Weiner only purchased the big house in September of 2005 for $8,600,000. Now, the listing does state that the kitchen has recently renovated ad there's a new "resort style grotto pool," but we can't imagine those things justify a $13,000,000 increase in the value of the property in just two years. Can you?

If we're being honest children, and Your Mama always is, we aren't convinced that even a massive army of Los Angeles' most talented and nice gay decorators could save this house. Some house are, sadly, just beyond help.

Your Mama isn't really sure what sort of person would be in the market for a $22,000,000 house like this. A Russian billionaire? A Texan Tycoon? A Middle Eastern potentate's mistress? Seriously, who? There just can't be that many people willing plunk down 20,000,000+ clams for a house this ugly.

None the less, Your Mama wishes Mister Weiner and his not so lucky real estate agent all sorts of dumb luck finding a ready, willing, and able buyer. Maybe, just maybe, there's a blind billionaire out there who dreams of using the new "resort style grotto pool" to become the next Hugh Hefner. Bring on the slutty bitches, because this house was built for 'em.

46 comments:

Anonymous said...

U-T-T-E-R-L-Y D-E-L-U-S-I-O-N-A-L !

Anonymous said...

Mama...I am not a normally unkind person but, as always, you are correct. This is one unattractive trophy house. But, after checking over the two sets of photos, I have an idea as to the dramatic price increase for the resale...it's the kitchen.

I mean, it takes a lot of effort to cover up the recess where the television used to be...replace the center island...and replace the cooking area behind it. As a former restaurant person...I think a chic snack shop is in order. Just imagine...sausage subs, fried dough, cotton candy, Cokes and coffee. Always a pleasure Mama...Thanks
JD

pch said...

According to The Smoking Gun, this is the house that Prince uglified during an 8-month ($70,000 per) lease in 2005/2006. Got sued.

Anonymous said...

I heard that he also selling one for 12.5MM

http://www.2260sunsetplaza.com

Anonymous said...

did'nt he just buy another one in beverly park ?

Anonymous said...

don't know about beverly park, but the house at 2260 sunset isn't owned by weiner anymore.

nice gay decorator said...

I'm having a nervous breakdown.

Anonymous said...

then why is the sunset plaza house still up for sale ? it was reduced 1.5mm, 14mm to 12.5mm

Anonymous said...

the sunset plaza house was used in the movie 'Big Fat Liar' in 2002

Anonymous said...

It is called the fortress, it was built at a cost of 40mm in the 80's/90's for a german industrialist, after that it was owned by a arms dealer and a internet tycoon

Anonymous said...

he still owns the one on 2260 sunset it is still on the mls.

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Anonymous said...

interestingly enough Mr. Weiner's neighbor Nicky along with her sister Paris did a Maxim Magazine photo shoot at his house on Sunset Plaza Drive.

Anonymous said...

here are the listings with the same agent Michael Eisenberg


http://guests.themls.com/search/column_
report.cfm

Anonymous said...

Mama, Strapping Hunk reporting in. Mr Rockstar Energy Drink is this studly redhead...you know what they say about redheads - Okay. He's a hottie. Owns a couple of houses in the Strip. I've Shown them all. I love the Fortress (Sunset Plaza) - Do a profile on that one. Ice T lives across from the House. Mariska Hargaty's Dad - Mickey - Built the house above the Fortress. Ellen his 2nd wife and Mariska's Step Mom still lives there. Down on the lower strip the Serra house is on a just "okay" street. It's west of Doheny and I would rate it a B or C street. The former Seinfeld house is up the street. But the Serra Streets are being pulled down by that Pulmbo Mess of a Redux on the market for $10 million (The laughing stock of the Strip.) Mr. Rockstar will need to do a major price reduction before he sees any Offers. Reporting live from the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Strapping Hunk out.

Anonymous said...

what about his estate in beverly park ?

Aunt Mary said...

Mama, I'm afraid there are going to be a lot more foreclosure stories if the market is a predicter. And why wouldn't it be? The hedge fund boys are getting hit and they are the buyers of mega houses. I just read a story in the New Yorker about hedge fund top gun Victor Niederhoffer. It's an interesting view of that world. And you thought your job was stressful.

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2007/10/15/071015fa_fact_cassidy

Oh, and Michael Vick--- unspeakable.

Anon, 8:44, when you get that snack stand open I'm there. I'm doing low carb right now and fried dough and cotton candy are sounding so to die for.

Anonymous said...

The current real estate problem is going to bankrupt this country, I think that the prices have to come down at least 70-80% and they should outlaw subprime mortgages, this is far worse than what europe went through with 8 years ago.

pch said...

Strapping, are you talking about that wacky remodel at 9342 Sierra Mar Drive?

Anonymous said...

pch what are you talking about ? it is on Sierra Alta Way

pch said...

Should have clarified. This is the statement I was asking about: "But the Serra Streets are being pulled down by that Pulmbo Mess of a Redux on the market for $10 million (The laughing stock of the Strip.)"

The house at 9342 Sierra Mar Drive was remodeled and expanded (in a very strange way) by Palumbo Design and Development. Wondered if that's what Strapping meant by "that Pulmbo Mess of a Redux."

Anonymous said...

have you been watching the news, malibu is burning down, we are talking about 10MM+ homes burning down in a matter of minutes

Anonymous said...

it is on fox news

Anonymous said...

the castle kashan the only castle in malibu just burned to the ground.

so_chic_darling said...

oh malibu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

pch said...

The fire is burning along Malibu Canyon Road, near the Civic Center, Pepperdine and the Colony.

The main block of the Malibu Castle is completely engulfed, Malibu Presbyterian has burned down and Channel 7 just reported that the fire has jumped across PCH to the beach side of the highway -- a waterfront house on Malibu Road just caught fire -- it's only a few doors up from the Colony.

so_chic_darling said...

CNN just said the winds are at hurricane speeds in Malibu.We are watching here in New York with deep concern for our West Coast friends.

The Hollywood Mayor said...

The home at 2260 Sunset, while having thrilling views, seemed out dated when I was inside (even with its modern architecture it felt like a not very functional living space besides being a place to bring 10 random girls back to). It WAS in escrow.

I would say the Sierra Alta home is about a $15M nest for the right buyer.

Terrible news about Malibu- I hope nobody gets hurt! One of my clients nearly bought two lots on Rambla Pacifico recently and instead bought off Topanga Canyon

Mugsy Fairweather said...

The price chopping has begun, this place is now available for $18,900,000.

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