Wednesday, February 27, 2008

John Stamos: The Next Downtown Dweller

The summer scene around the roof top pool at the Eastern Columbia just got a little bit hotter. According to the good people at Curbed LA, prime time's Emmy winning ER beef cake John Stamos is the latest celebrity to snap up a condo at the big blue building in downtown Los Angeles. According to Curbed's tipster, Mister Stamos will be bunking one of the three penthouse units that are currently (and rumored to be) in escrow.

If true, he'll be able to borrow sugar and French things from neighbors Johnny Depp and his baby momma Vanessa Paradis who have purchased at least one of the penthouse units in the Kor Group condo conversion. If Your Mama were John Stamos and/or Catholic– which of course we are not–we'd be working our rosary and praying there's a secured garage attached because as nice as Miss Kelly Wearstler did up the lobby and as dee-luxe as the roof top pool may be, this is no place to be street parking your Porsche after a long night at Villa. At least not according to our always saucy pal Lucy Spillerguts who regularly roams the rough and tumble streets around the Eastern Columbia.

Now children, this is off topic and we know his career is way too hot for this, but does anyone besides Your Mama ache to see Sexy Stamos poured into a pair of impossibly tight pants, waving his big arms and swiveling his hips around the stage on that awful and too embarrassing not to watch Dancing With the Stars program? Think about that for a minute before you answer.

28 comments:

property pimp said...

These folks are real pioneers.. the whole downtown thing is still too "I am legend" for me.(there are no living creatures shortly after dusk. did the tour of all the buildings, careful not to find your self down there after the sun sets.. pretty scary.. how soon we forget...during the riots there was like a glass shield that formed at lacienega (north) nothing could penetrate it, one rioters car bravely attempted to enter bev hills and was quickly blocked off, while everything east, even on santa monica blvd burned. amazing watching rioters loot the stereo store at sunset and labrea.. so, one more of those, and all these celebs are going to come scaddleing back west.

Average Joe said...

Sunset & La Brea is what...10 miles from Eastern Columbia? Now you are starting to sound like me. STOP IT!

pch said...

The pool area at the Eastern Columbia is very cool. I like Wearstler generally (esp the Playboy spread) but don't think the lobby is all that fantastic. The hallways have that generic conversion/office feel. My friend's apartment there is cool enough. But it's not my kind of 'hood. Downtown is okay during daylight hours, but it gets unsettling when it's virtually deserted late at night and you're stuck at one traffic light after another, waiting forever for it to change while some sketchy looking people on the sidewalk stare at you. And you're wondering if they're harmless drunks or about to do something unpleasant...

Anonymous said...

Mmmmmm. John Stamos tanning by the pool in a speedo..... I'm gonna go buy one of those condos right now!!!

Alessandra said...

pch...I agree with your feelings about downtown. The question is, with more people moving down there (I can't tell you how many lunch invitations I've gotten to preview some new building), will that late-night echo chamber feel go away?

Of course, skid row will have to be dealt with too. It is too close to downtown for the comfort of the like of Johnny Depp and John Stamos. And dealing effectively with skid row means doing things that one group of voters will applaud and another group will decry.

lil' gay boy said...

Mama, you know how I feel about your little fantasy vision on Dancing With The Stars . . .

But I, like PCH agree that from when I have visited that part of LA, it's like Romero's set from "Night Of The Living Dead" - not a soul in sight. Perhaps in time some nightlife will develop around it, but I'm no pioneer - I left that job to the long dead ancestors.

While the building is architecturally interesting and even pleasing in some of its aspects, at the end of the day it is still just a collection of showplaces, not homes; that transformation will be a very long time in coming.

As for Wearstler and her work, well . . . peace to her ashes; if she ever gets to be ashes . . .

property pimp said...

The celebrity gig, well, they use them to draw attention to the buildings, i seriously doubt johnny depp is going to be laying around the pool. he has a great house up on sweetzer that marvin mitchelson or whatever the atty used to own, and as for john stamos at the pool or even on site. very unlikely, i am sure it happend something like this.. hey mr. big celebrity how would you like a place in our building, like maybe for free? and like we get to tell everyone you bought one here,...that scenerio seems much more likely

property pimp said...

BREAKING NEWS AT 4:40 p.m.:

Two suspects shot seven people in a crowd at a bus stop near Central and Vernon Avenues Wednesday. Five juveniles were among those shot. George Washington Carver Middle School has been locked down in response.

still want to buy down there? this shit never happens in bev hills except for at mendnendez family
gettogethers

Old Hag in a house said...

STOP don't shoot.I own this house and I'm not leaving so you can tell my bitch daughter she ain't getting shit!

Sten said...

The building is fantastic, I don't like the way the did the interior at all. It already looks old fashioned chique to me. Cheesy mirrors and sofa's at the entrance... very disappointing.
The units are very nice though, although I would rip out the home despot looking kitchen immediately.
They come with 1 or 2 parking spaces, with a double gate for extra security.. but the monthly costs are high.. around $900 for the bigger PH units.

Pretty sure he's not going to live there, neither is JD, but is a good investment and you can get a pretty decent monthly rent.

Sten said...

The building is fantastic, I don't like the way the did the interior at all. It already looks old fashioned chique to me. Cheesy mirrors and sofa's at the entrance... very disappointing.
The units are very nice though, although I would rip out the home despot looking kitchen immediately.
They come with 1 or 2 parking spaces, with a double gate for extra security.. but the monthly costs are high.. around $900 for the bigger PH units.

Pretty sure he's not going to live there, neither is JD, but is a good investment and you can get a pretty decent monthly rent.

Anonymous said...

curious is OLD HAG IN HOUSE. jane hathatway..? of windemere?

lil' gay boy said...

Old Hag In a House,

Not to worry yourself, my dear; those weren't gunshots, just PCH's iDrive backfiring.

Your bitch of a daughter is still getting nothing.

Average Joe said...

That wasn't PCH's iDrive... I had beans and weenies for dinner. Apologies to all.

Anonymous said...

Ditto with everything Sten said. The lobby is a cliche at best. The parking is leased from a building next door with a waiting list or lottery system (!) to get more than one space. Maybe it's different for the penthouses and/or "special" people.

From what I'm hearing from residents, um, security, is an issue. They're having trouble with graffiti and can't afford cameras. Someone trashed the paneling in the elevator which prompted an assessment of all owners. Nice!

I wonder how the John's (or J-squared as I prefer to call them) feel about calling Slash a neighbor.

so_chic_darling said...

The lobby children,like I said before,is so ebay.That whole Hollywood regency style makes me want to puke.

kelly wearstler said...

I'm fabulous, have a super wealthy husband, and don't care if you don't buy my new line designed especially for K-mart.

Anonymous said...

"Two suspects shot seven people in a crowd at a bus stop near Central and Vernon Avenues Wednesday"

Central & Vernon is a few miles south of downtown on the opposite side of the 10 freeway. That is South Central, not Downtown. Someone is talking out their ass again.

anonymousbutthappy said...

Someone is talking out their ass again.................

hmm, someone... anonymous.. has some serious anger issues but knows the south central area well, understood it a tough place for you to live, but do you really think you will get satisfaction posting bitchy here?

Anonymous said...

anon butt happy (aka property pimp)-

I don't have to "know south central well" to be able to read a map. Helps to be a Los Angeles(Rancho Park) native and know that Central and Vernon don't intersect in Downtown LA though...

Anonymous said...

Rancho park.. i rest my case.. must be "pretty darn excitin fur yous to see all thum fancy peoples houses on heres..

Anonymous said...

anon 10:27, guess you don't know much about the westside of Los Angeles either.

Anonymous said...

Enough to know that that tacky little public golf course where oj got exiled to , well , it needs to be torn down for starters.".Rancho Park was developed in the 1920s as a middle-class area, and most of its housing stock consists of modestly sized Spanish Colonial bungalows and ranch houses. oh , and wanna bes."While not as upscale as Cheviot Hills or Brentwood, it is generally a fairly affluent area."... so, its sort of a poor mans alta dena.. ...
interesting.........but not really impressive, enjoy your little life south of sunset blvd..

Alessandra said...

I love Rancho Park's golf course. I used to get nine in before work on Fridays when I lived in the 310.

Anonymous said...

hey , don't get me wrong.. its a nice little village. many of my staff live there. but i try to stay north of wilshire and west of lacienega. The world seems prettier that way

Anonymous said...

anon 8:06/10:40,

If you READ before insulting you would see that I wrote I am FROM Rancho Park. As in born there.

I'm not embarassed to say I am from there and my parents still live in the family home. Sure, the family home is just a 1800sf 3 bedroom 2 bath ranch style but they love it and more importantly, own it free and clear.

The people buying in their neighborhood are not anyone's "staff". They are busy young professionals who have staff to clean & garden.

Not that it is any of your business but I have owned north of Sunset for over a decade. I don't look down on any community in Los Angeles. We are Angelinos - we are all the same.

Didn't you have a plane to catch?

Andrea said...

John Sweetheart please stay in Beverly Hills so we could be close to one another. Downtown is to far for me to see you.I like that house in Beverly Hills is your home Do not move and please stay. I love you from my heart to yours. Your Girlfriend.

Anonymous said...

For those incredibly dumb Angelinos that think that you can see people walking around anywhere in LA after 9PM or at anytime actually, wake up!!!!! nobody walks or is out and about by foot in LA, I live at the Esatern Columbia after moving from NYC and I can only tell you one thing, Get over it! Downtown is the real deal! Now, if you prefer the suburbs, stay where you are. We don't need you downtown!