Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Your Mama Hears...

...That Jennifer Affleck and Ben Garner (or whatever their names are) are keeping their real estate agent very bizzy. All of Your Mama's sources still say the a-list couple did indeed buy the humongous Holmby Hills house we discussed a few weeks ago, and now we hear they're out touring high priced properties in Malee-boo, including a newly built $25,000,000 mansion on the cliffs of Point Dume (pictured above) that features 7 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, private beach access, a home thee-ay-ter, 2 family rooms, a kitchen with two of everything, and a detached guest house for their growing army of personal assistants and nannies.

Your Mama sees a new S-Class Mercedes in the future of their lucky real estate agent.

42 comments:

Alessandra said...

Why do The Affleck-Garners need a kosher kitchen?

Or, a better question, why do I care?

As for their agent, on those commissions, the Maserati or Maybach might be even better.

Troy N. said...

and here I thought you were a maserati kinda mom...

Your Mama said...

Hunny, all the children know that Your Mama and the Dr. Cooter drive BMWs.

property pimp said...

Curious... ben afleck spending almost 50,000,000 in realestate? that seems sort of stretched, thats alot of monthly out go even if they pay cash, sounds like he needs a better biz manager. no one at his level should be spending that much on houses.. you spend 50,000,000 on houses when you have oprah money, he needs a better biz manager, a good one would never let a client do this, both of their earning capabilities are shaky

so_chic_darling said...

Mama there's so much going on today,you are so on top of all the real estate dish and I'm loving it.This is all so much more fun even that E! entertainment.

Anonymous said...

Mister Pimp, I agree with your assessment about Jen and Ben overspending on real estate.

But looking is not the same thing as buying.

Celebs can look at anything whether they can afford to buy it or not. They get special privileges like that.

property pimp said...

True. of course they can do whatever they wish, and many "doors" are open to them to indulge themselves, just seems a bit "lottery winner ish" to me, If i just bought one large house... for $20millplus, to be out looking at multi million dollar beach houses, so soon, .... well, maybe they need both a new biz manager and new P.r. person.... my opinion only

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Ben Affleck, This is precious.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIQrBouWRiE&eurl=http://www.ohlalamag.com/page/2/

bentley said...

Oh my, I'm all gushy about this place. I really, really like it.

Beautiful landscaping. Well done.

It looks similar to the Holmby Hills, Truman Show debacle, but the proportions and lines of this house are much more pleasing.

bentley said...

Mama, I tried, but the silly iDrive had me so apoplectic I had to return to my roots.

Babe Parish said...

Is this their way of trying to one-up J. Lo and the Twins??? Sounds like a binge to me.


(tongue planted firmly in cheek)

pch said...

BMW rocks. But iDrive is, like Jaguar's eternally retarded J-gate gearshift, one of those stupid things it insists on retaining even though almost everyone hates it. You get used to it, but it overcomplicates functions that were pretty straightforward to start with. At least they've been moving more of the functions back onto the dashboard, where they belong...

Parker said...

I love this house. They're probably looking at this house wishing that they'd bought this instead of the other one. Quite a difference in the two back yards...

I can't imagine they'd intend to buy yet another insanely expensive property. They seem to be so down-to-earth and reasonable. Even if the purchase price isn't an issue for them now, what about the insanely high property taxes they'll be paying forever??

Regardless, this is a home that I would truly love to own. Imagine watching sunsets from there every night (when you're not having to evacuate for fires or mudslides). At least the property is high enough to escape tsunamis. I can taste my sunset mai tai right now...

Anonymous said...

Point Dume is pretty safe from fires Parker ... Well, no part of Malibu is invincible but it's not usually affected & hardly ever evacuated ... It is quite an amount to spend on 2 properties ... even if they earn a substantial amount for a movie - after tax, agent, manager, lawyer, assistants, nannies etc... you're left with not all that much to finance huge mortgages ... I guess as a 2 income family it kinda helps ...

lucy said...

Very pretty house.

Mercedes. Built like tanks and last forever. (Remember, it's not how much you pay for something, it's how you care for it and long you hold on to it that counts)

Anonymous said...

I hope we don't have to hear what kind of cars LGB's Nana used to drive..

Anonymous said...

2:18

Point Dume is pretty safe from fires ... not usually affected & hardly ever evacuated ...

What?

That statement is uninformed and incorrect. All due respect, your Point Dume generalization is ridiculous.

lil' gay boy said...

Nana didn't drive.

Here in NYC, we're constantly having to step around double-parked Maybachs, always with their curtains drawn tightly shut; a beautiful piece of machinery, yes, but just too damn big for Manhattan.

Stick with the Beamer for in town.

This is a lovely home and only because it sits high up on a bluff does it suit the site so well; any closer to the beach and it might look a tad out of place.

Perhaps they just can't make up their minds - both houses do have a New England feel to them.

Ah, the dilemmas money can inflict.

BTW, Bentley, I hear there is a company on the East Coast that can help you to override the iDrive.

Anonymous said...

"That statement is uninformed and incorrect. All due respect, your Point Dume generalization is ridiculous"

The last 2 major fires - was Point Dume evacuated? No! Compared to areas like Malibu Canyon, Malibu Bowl, Serra Retreat, Malibu Hills, Latigo Canyon, Monte Nido IS Point Dume safer from wildfires? Yes!

If you live along Cliffside Dr or Birdview Av you are as safe as you can get. But like I said in my original post - nowhere in Malibu is invincible.

And yes, I know during the Corral Fire in Nov parts of Point Dume were evacuated but it was for a very short period of time & was just precautionary.

TO ANONYMOUS 8:08 said...

TO ANON 8:08

quit instigating. don't waste Mama's or our time. we're having fun, not trying to start bitch-fests. i'm sure the Hannah Montana boards would LOVE to have you.

bentley said...

Thanks LGB. I sold it. I'm with PCH - I prefer dashboards to joysticks (Pardon me if that sounds pervy.)

Anon 3:08, to counter your dreary comment that added zero to the blog, allow me. My grandmother drove a 1965 Lincoln Continental, butter yellow. She called it Duchess. I wish I'd had my wits about me after she died, as I would have bought it.

A four door convertible, suicide doors, man what a cool ride...

TO ANONYMOUS 3:08 said...

yeah yeah 3:08.

TO ANONYMOUS 3:08

quit instigating. don't waste Mama's or our time. we're having fun, not trying to start bitch-fests. i'm sure the Hannah Montana boards would LOVE to have you

and the 8:08 message is for IN CASE YOU POST LATER!!!!!

Ed Post said...

Great Aunt Iris never drove either. She had chauffeur driven Cadillacs ("Buy American!" she would say) painted to match her favorite designer handbags. In her later years my father had a custom Rolls Royce designed for her with Cadillac emblems so she would think it was American.

Ed Post said...

And there is a Cadillac emblem on her urn. It makes it classy.

lil' gay boy said...

Ed Post,

You crack me up - knew people like that back in the good old days when we were a Cadillac family ourselves (Dad ran a dealership, didn't own them).

As for Anon 3:08,

Grandfather always drove Nana in his Packard - Royal Blue.

pch said...

Got caught up in the car talk and forgot about the house -- not feeling the weird bridge to the entrance from the driveway, nor the absence of a proper front door. I do, though, like the entry facade's massing and angled wing. On balance, a very tasteful project. But I wonder if much noise drifts up from the access road, parking lot and regular film/print shoots at Westward Beach below...

All this Point Dume conversation has me jonesing for some tacos at Lily's, and some of her insane hot sauce...

lil' gay boy said...

Bentley,

Of course I meant that comment for PCH - serendipitously enough you had an iDrive too.

Nothing says the apex of automotive design like the suicide doors on those Lincoln convertibles (and in butter yellow! I'm green with envy. Wonder where that falls on the color wheel?) - better than the Mercedes gullwing, in my opinion.

Too bad you didn't buy the Duchess; that would have made for one sweet ride . . .

Funny how attached we become to our cars, especially when we name them; my first car was a midnight blue Buick Riviera that I call "The Beast", I call my current obscure Aurora "Sweetie". Both have personality.

Any opinions on how West Coaster's relate differently to East Coaster's when it comes to their automobiles? I'd love to hear your opinions, but since many of the crankier chilruns wouldn't, email me at the haters address on mamas_haters@live.com.

'night, now.

The Hollywood Mayor said...

Great. Just what we need in this town mama.... another agent with a Mercedes lol!

How many of them can actually afford these cars is the question (and not be supported by their significant other --- I know far too many!!!!!)

property pimp said...

who the hell are these people who sound like laura ashley furniture commericals ... posting, does no one from los angeles post here anymore? sounds like these posters got the "london madonna bug" where every word comes out of her mouth like shes channeling for dame edna
chill... if you are posting here you have no life . and except for me, you live in some dreary little studio apartment next to the railroad tracks........

fairfield girl said...

I love the house.

Anonymous said...

Let me guess property pimp, you live in a highrise condo worth millions?

Anonymous said...

if you are posting here you have no life . and except for me, you live in some dreary little studio apartment next to the railroad tracks........


No I dont think so.

Anonymous said...

anon 9:13, try to ignore him. he's looking in a mirror as he types. we know he doesn't live in some dreary little studio apartment next to the railroad tracks, everyone knows trolls live under bridges.

lil" gay boy said...

Anon 9:19:

That's if the resident homeless will let him.

bentley said...

I have a wonderful life, thank you.

I suppose there are railroad tracks somewhere near the east 70's...

I do like the "London Madonna bug," though. Well done.

Anonymous said...

lgb, he lets the resident homeless have their way with him so it is a happy pairing.

Anonymous said...

They're removed most of the railroad tracks on the west side of LA but I guess if you count the Red Line tracks, I live about mile above them in the hills. Not a studio apartment though.

Anonymous said...

Perez Hilton copies your posts!

Anonymous said...

I know they were looking at a place in Cross River, Westchester County last year for $25M

Anonymous said...

Where does Ben get so much money? He hasn't done much lately, and the entire budget for Gone Baby Gone was like 8 million, so he couldn't have gotten paid that much...

Anonymous said...

Good investing?

Anonymous said...

Really like the house.

Has brand new decks and infinity edge pool. The infinity pool now seems to be the standard for flippers looking to pump the price.

Does not have a tennis court like all the other houses, maybe that is why they added the pool? But who needs one at the beach.

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