Thursday, November 8, 2007

Star Stylist Rachel Zoe's Stylin' Pad

SELLER: Rachel Zoe and Rodger Berman
LOCATION: Rising Glen Road, West Hollywood, CA
PRICE: $2,995,000
SIZE: 2,545 square feet, 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
DESCRIPTION: Pristine mid century on coveted upper Rising Glen. Set behind private and secured gates and lush period landscaping. This sexy home has great open spaces, walls of glass, walnut floors and exquisite surfaces throughout. Large master suite with spacious walk in closet, office/convertible den and plunge pool and spa. Glass doors lead to a great indoor/outdoor flow with a covered patio and viewing promontory. A very rare offering to find such quality, taste and style.

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Celebrity super stylist Rachel Zoe (rhymes with toe, children) earns upwards of $6,000 per day to dress up all the young, rich, and skinny bitches in Hollywood and send them down the red carpet looking like a too tan battalion of bone bags in $8,000 Balenciaga dresses. Although they HATE each other now, she's the brainiac responsible for transforming Nicole Richie from a chunky child of a has been soul singer into one of the world's most famous and photographed starvelets.

Thanks to a tip from the Easter Bunny, Your Mama has learned that the stick thin and under-nourished looking fashionista and her metro-sexual investment banker huzband Rodger Berman have put their mid-century-ish West Hollywood house on the market. Located way up Rising Glen Road, the couple purchased the relatively modest 2,545 square foot house in December of 2001 for $914,090. But hunnies there ain't anything modest about the $2,995,000 price tag for the 2 bedroom and 3 bathroom crib that does not even have much of a view for a house this high in the hills.

We hear from the Easter Bunny, who visited the house recently, that it's really quite lovely and dramatic with vintage Vogue magazines lying effortlessly around. And we have to agree with the Easter Bunny. Mostly. Although Miz Zoe's pointy and angular body looks terrifically uncomfortable, the house looks surprisingly comfy and cozy. The walnut floors are divine, the walls of glass that open to the outdoors make us giddy, and the low maintenance landscaping will save thousands every year on the landscaping bills.

However, we're surprised not to see a luscious and deep pile Angela Adams rug to protect the floors because Miz Zoe's spike heels must be murder on that floor. We love the covered dining area in the backyard, but we're deeply concerned about that fire pit. We know that fancy fire pits have been all the rage the last few years, but this particular pit looks a wee bit dangerous to us. Your Mama would not want to be sitting on that padded bench when the wind pushes the flame towards the house threatening to singe off our eyebrows.

And given that Miz Zoe's parents are well to do art collectors in New Jersey, we're a little surprised to see the gloriously white walls so painfully bare of good paintings and photos. It's just too bad that Mommy and Daddy didn't loan them a few choice pieces to give the place some necessary gravitas.

Anyhoo, this is clearly a starter house for these ambitious Angelenos who surely require more closet space than a small house like this can possibly offer. Your Mama assumes the couple will be moving on to bigger and better digs in a slightly more swank location.

38 comments:

Layler said...

Kind of "blah" - vanilla and plain. I'm surprised, expected a little more zing from her.
She likes color on her clients, why not in her house?

sugarhoneyicetea said...

I like it. It needs some art on the walls, a little color here and there.

so_chic_darling said...

There is something very disturbing about Ms Zoe,I can't put my finger on it,but I feel a little sick every time I read something about her.Could it be that she personally has something to do with the ongoing collapse of civilization?

Linda Hoof said...

Take the Starbucks cup out of her hand and force feed her please!

Anonymous said...

Staged, 100%. My guess, stylist's to-do list incl. books, plants, a little furniture, some art/family pics -- and a yard of pleather to enhance firepit element. Furniture repurposes from room to room. Look see. I found 4 or 5 switcheroonies.

They forgot rugs, and foliage for the dried up planter outside. Wall marks in office might indicate art once hung there.

Nice house though.

Ms Frivolity said...

....... her withered fingers grasping a Prada art nouveau print purse and dragging a Louis Vuiton trunk to the door,she stops turns around sure that she heard the sound of Lindsay's girlish laughter echoing around the house once so full of joy and Chanel.As the door shuts for the last time a single tear leaks from under her Alexander McQueen 60s air hostess sunglasses.She takes a large gulp from her Starbucks bucket and says to no one in particular "pull yourself together girl,the show must go on".

Jaded Old Queen said...

"The dried up planter outside"That comment is like a small hiku about the whole posting.

Anonymous said...

7:28 -- Meow.

sound editor said...

Hey Ms Frivolity don't forget the soundtrack,it's Frank Sinatra singing "Baubles bangles and beads" from that super slick album he did with Antonio Carlos Jobim in the early 70s.

Old Hag in a house said...

I said I'm not selling!

Anonymous said...

so now im the easter bunny? its not a staged home.. you can tell. I loved all the vintage vouge magazines.While I was there, that guy Jason Stathem (not sure of spelling) was there.. and the closet wasnt large or special for that matter.. but im sure many women in this town would kill for its contents. The place also smelled great. It was the candle.

Anonymous said...

How can someone's house go up 200% in 6 years? RE market is not that hot here and this house is trash.

Linda Hoof said...

Old Hag honey you need some stronger medication and a better doctor.

Linda Evans said...

Old Hag is not selling it because she gives it away (along with some nasty STDs) on the corner of Sunset & Doheny.

Old Hag = Joan Collins

Anonymous said...

I've been to her house as well, and can say that it is lovely inside. I did remember there being more art on the walls though... Also, what's really missing are the many rolling racks of clothing. And although it's incredibly staged, her office does look a bit more like the link below from Glamour Magazine.

http://bp2.blogger.com/_EPX1uUA4XVo/Rwk20fxKwcI/AAAAAAAABbM/Iu_2rWUaZKg/s1600-h/zoe

Old Hag in a house said...

I am not Joan Collins,but I am a very troubled woman.My whole family is out to get me and my house.

Linda Evans said...

so sorry old hag...i was mistaken. joan collins is an old hag with no house...or class... talent.. tits..

Anonymous said...

old hag - your family doesn't want your house. haven't you heard? real estate prices are falling faster than linda evans last face lift. chicken little was getting a full release massage at the four seasons and heard about it from strapping hunk while strapping hunk was cleaning the pool filter. it is the only work he can get now that all the real estate offices have closed down. no one can buy unless they have all cash. preferably russian mafia money. just don't cross the russian mob. they have operatives that pose as female assistants to high powered brokers. one complaint too many about the morning latte being cool and you can get beat with a yoga mat.

Old Hag in a house said...

Yes they do want my house they want to build a new branch of Loehmans right here.

Anonymous said...

$2.9 NOW?

Dream on!

Ya missed the boat honey. You'll never get over $1.5 if THAT! You have not even BEGUN to see the fall out in prices for LA.

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