Sunday, January 20, 2008

Your Mama Hears...

...that follicly challenged and recently uncoupled model magnet Heath Ledger is quietly shopping the Woodrow Wilson Drive house for which he and his baby momma Michelle Williams paid $2,300,000 in June 2006. Often referred to as "The Treehouse," the 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom house measures 1,861 square foot according to property records and was formerly owned by house hopper Ellen Degeneres.

It's just a rumor kids. Do you know what that is? Keep in mind this is just idle real estate gossip when you talk about it with your friends.

As far as Your Mama knows, Miz Williams and child still reside the Hoyt Street townhouse in Brooklyn that the couple purchased in September of 2005 for $3,600,000.

UPDATE: Mister Ledger was found dead in his Manhattan apartment today. It sorta makes this post seem a wee bit silly, don't it? RIP. Our sincere condolences to his baby momma Michelle Williams and their young daughter.

23 comments:

so_chic_darling said...

Mama the tree house sounds very interesting,any chance the children will be allowed to see any photos?

lil' gay boy said...

If it was flipped by Ellen & Portia, you know it's got to be something - pictures, PLEASE!

Lucy said...

When I hit your "The Treehouse" link, there was an interesting blurb about Jimmy Stewart's house (and adjacent Victory Garden) being torn down and a new house being built and then subsequently sold for $25mil.

Now I'm curious......do you have any before and after pictures of that property?

Anonymous said...

heath and michelle were never married.

Your Mama said...

oh hunny, you are correct. silly me. fixed. thanks for the correction.

Anonymous said...

who would want to live in Brooklyn?

Hi There said...

you're either born and bred Manhattan. A Upper East Sider who thinks 34th Street is "downtown" or you haven't been to NYC lately. Every hipster in Manhattan has moved to Brooklyn. Willingly.

pch said...

Hey Lucy, me again. Stewart's property was at the corner of Roxbury and Lexington. His sort of nondescript Tudor-style house was one lot in from the intersection...he bought the house next door, knocked it down and created a garden. It impressed me, even when I was a kid, that none of the old-school folks on the street -- Jimmy, Lucy, Rosie, etc. -- lived in ostentatious houses, and they all did without walls or gates. Anyway, Stewart's place came on the market for around $6 million after he died, and this guy put up a massive Tuscan extravaganza. You can't really blame him for considering the original house a teardown...there was nothing particularly special about it, and I would have torn it down, too. The new house is way too big, but, mercifully, from a design standpoint not the complete abomination it could be. I keep hoping some trees will grow in and kind of mask its sprawl. But no such luck yet.

If you google map "Lexington and Roxbury, Beverly Hills, CA" you can get a satellite image of the new house...the tiled roof on the southeast corner.

I know the Stewart house was in Architectural Digest at some point. This is a shot of it...the garden was to the left: http://www.seeing-stars.com/Images/Slides/JimmyStewartHouse.JPG

Anonymous said...

Who would want to live in Brooklyn? Well let's see...Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany own a gorgeous mansion on Prospect Park West in Park Slope, I believe. Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard also recently bought in and moved into Park Slope. Keri Russell and her husband are renovating a brownstone in Brooklyn (unsure where). Adrian Grenier has apparently bought there recently (Clinton Hill?) As for Heath and Michelle, they loved Brooklyn...Heath only moved to get away from Michelle Williams. Michelle and Matilda still live there as far as I know. Aside from Adrian, these are all families...couples find it more family friendly than Manhattan.

lil' gay boy said...

And the interiors of those old homes on PPW are incredible; my family used to own #27, and commissioned a series of photographs of the interior in 1895.

Stunning, just absolutely stunning!

Anonymous said...

Don't forget Mos Def, Busta Rhymes, Paul Giamatti, John Turturro, Emily Mortimer, Steve Buscemi, Ted Allen (Queer Eye) as other Brooklyn residents...yes, yes, they're not A List but they're still famous...

Lucy said...

Thanks, PCH!

so_chic_darling said...

Ah yes Brooklyn,not so long ago the kind of people who now live in Fort Greene would have been so scared to visit.Now its all Luxury cars and bistros,posh English Sloane Rangers everywhere.We call it Knightsbridge on Fulton.

new yorker said...

Brooklyn sucks. The first thing Heath did after breaking up with Michelle was going back to Manhattan.

Anonymous said...

Brooklyn is all about the celebs with families and couples. The Bettanies, Sarsgaards, Keri Russell her new family...He moved there when he was feeling all family friendly and nesting like, but he was kidding himself. Heath moved to go back to Manhattan to get out of Michelle's site and hit on all the singles there. He is a lothario at heart, I don't believe he will ever marry. Manhattan is more suitable for a swinging bachelor which is why he went back and left his family in Brooklyn.

Anonymous said...

Heath Ledger died today... I can't believe it, it's so depressing...

TonyV said...

OMG, he was just found dead!!! So horrible!

Anonymous said...

FYI--Heath Ledger was just found dead in his Manhattan apartment according to yahoo news.

pushingtide said...

Found dead in Mary Kate Olsen's apt to be exact.

Anonymous said...

Aw Mama, This post wasn't silly, how were you supposed to know? ..it's a tragic event, to be sure, so let's all send love-vibes to BabyMama Michelle and Matilde.
((((()))))
Keep up the great work, Mama!

Anonymous said...

The New York Times article quotes Olsen rep, who says the apartment was not owned by them, nor do the twins have any ties to that building.

bigdaddyj said...

Didn't J-LO & Marc Antony buy the Tuscan monstrosity that sits on the former site of the Stewart estate a year or two ago?

Chris said...

This comes very late, but may still be pertinent. I don't think Ledger left Williams, I think it was the other way round, when she realized he preferred drugs to his wife and kid. Very sad. I just revisited Brokeback on DVD and his performance was beyond superb. He deserves an Oscar posthumously.