Thursday, April 3, 2008

UPDATE: Sean Hayes

If you were bowled over by the stunning million dollar price reduction on C.S.I. sex kitten Khandi Alexander's Hollywood Hills house, then you'll be left gasping for air by the colossal karate chop that Will and Grace's Sean Hayes has brought down on the asking price of his Hancock Park home.

Originally listed at $8,950,000, the 4 bedroom and 5 bathroom property is now being offered with a new an improved asking price of $7,450,000. That's right children, the Emmy winning actor has hacked a humongous $1,500,000 off the asking price of his English Country style house with its dig-nee-fied day-core. It appears that Mister Hayes has gotten dead serious about dumping his current digs and moving one to a new crib, one Your Mama hopes will have slightly smaller closets.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

When I first looked at this house I noticed my biggest pet peeve...Mr. Hayes incorrectly matched the new brick to the old brick. When you look at the front entry you can distinctly see that it is COMPLETELY different brick, barely even in the same color family. My point is that I would not pay $9M, perhaps $7.45M, but no more. While the interior is nice, I'm not crazy about the stone floor in the entry. At least that's my opinion.

Also, I know that the entry is not original brick because I was on a GoogleEarth-type website and saw the house prior to the remodel and it was a hideous plain "english country" style. Now, it's a nice english country style house with a hideous addition. Other than my issue with the brick, the house i great!

I guess the new brick could be covered with ivy or something.

luke220 said...

Currently there are nicer homes in Hancock Park on the market that cost less.

It's still over priced.

pch said...

The main facade (which I called clunky in Mama's first post) actually looks better in person. Still doesn't do it for me, but it's not as bad as I thought from the photographs.

This stretch of S Rimpau, though, plays host to several of Hancock Park's ugliest houses. Mostly in the 300 block -- this one's in the 400 block -- but an unusual downside for this part of town.

I prefer the newly listed 340 N June Street (advertised as ex-Francis Ford Coppola and Lindsay Buckingham) at $7 million, which has nicer architecture and a slightly smaller lot backing up to the golf course.

pch said...

Oh, and I'm completely with 8:49 on the stone flooring in the entry.

StPaulSnowman said...

I think a large part of the appeal of traditional British domestic architecture is the subtle, harmonious marriage of the masonry elements. This is even seen in the recently built homes so beautifully offered in Country Life. This house looks like a Disneyland repro. With all of the talented matte painters in your region, and all the money these buyers and builders seem to have, why couldn't someone make an effort at a "faux patina" for some of these exteriors. That would be classy.

Anonymous said...

shut up

Ruby Jackson said...

The stone floor in the entry is alright, but it could use a rug to warm it up.

That 'hunter green' den makes my skin crawl and leaves me gasping for breath!

Anonymous said...

I think it's all been a deliberate marketing strategy due to the current tight housing market designed to make prospective buyers think they're getting a 'deal' because it's barely been on the market any time at all, and the original listing price of nearly $9 million for that particular home and property seemed ridiculasly high to me.

Anonymous said...

Who is the agent for this property?

Call him/her up and get them to justify it

Anonymous said...

It is still over-priced. It will never see a 7 in the final sale price. There are other homes in the area, including a few "pockets" that are priced better and just as much house... if not more.

luke220 said...

I'm with you, PCH. N June is a better house.

I would never buy a house on that street, though, since it shares my step mother's name, but a great house nonetheless.

pch said...

Funny how names can influence a purchase that way, Luke. Even though I know it shouldn't matter what a street is called, there are certain names with the potential to put the complete kibosh on my interest in a house.

Even if I were partial to Mount Olympus, for instance, I wouldn't want to be giving people directions like "Electra turns into Hercules, then right on Jupiter, and a quick left on Hermes." Independently of each other, most of the names don't bug me. But in aggregate, they sound like a kitschy theme park or a discount cemetery.

I also dislike streets named for developers' daughters: e.g. Michelle, Susan, Jennifer. It's even worse when alternate spellings (which almost always end in "i") get involved: e.g. Tiffani, Cindi, Kristi.

Bigdaddyj said...

PCH, totally agree! I have actually not looked at homes or decided against purchases in the past because I couldn't bear to live on streets with cetain names, LOL...

As for this house, I'm actually a little shocked at the drastic price cut after such relatively short time on the market, espescially considering it looks like the house @ 376 S Hudson that was listed @ $9.25-million may have sold (at the very least, it's been pulled from the MLS)...

Wonder why he's so apparently desperate to sell? Run through all that Will & Grace money already...?;-)

Anonymous said...

Take a look at 340 N. June Street in Hancock Park. It's priced less and is right on the golf course.