Friday, April 4, 2008

Your Mama Hears...

...From three little birds who yesterday all came chirp chirp chirpin' along whispering the same sweet song about tough talking television talk show titan Dr. Phil McGraw putting his big Bev Hills pile on the market. Located on Lexington Road (just around the corner from the old Tom Crooz compound on N. Alpine Drive) in what is arguably the most prime part of the Beverly Hills flats, the "Mediterranean Villa" measures in at a whopping 11,036 square feet and includes 9 bedrooms 8 full and 2 half bathrooms. Two of those bedrooms and at least one of the bathrooms are located out in the detached guest house at the rear of the property.

Records and other reports reveal that the good doctor, who is not a medical doctor, and his Missus Robin purchased the property back in December of 2002 for around $7,500,000. In cash. Information we received from our blabbermouthing birdies indicates the house includes celebrity-style features like a rotunda entrance hall with sweeping dual staircases for making dramatic entrances (and exits), a screening room, natch, a billiards room, his and hers offices (or his and his or hers and hers depending on who the new owners might be), maids quarters, and what listing information calls a beauty boo-teek, where Dr. Phil can have his manly mustache fluffed and his smooth pate buffed before stepping out for a carton of milk or din-din at Madeos.

Outside is a dining loggia with a fireplace and media center perfect for watching re-runs and reality T.V. al fresco. Don't you lie Dr. Phil!. Even if you would never admit it, Your Mama knows you watch Millionaire Matchmaker and that trashtastic Housewives of New York City just like everyone else. The estate grounds include a double gated circular drive for parking the giant SUVs and the Pree-i (that's plural for Prius, kids), meticulously maintained lawns and extensive and colorful plantings, a large swimming pool with some funny statues standing guard at the corners, and of course, the above mentioned 2 bedroom guest house. No tennis court here, folks.

You may have noticed that Your Mama has failed to inform the children the asking price for Dr. Phil's digs. That's because we don't know. The price is available by request only. We're going to get our good pal Kenny Kissentell on the case to see if he can cut through the red tape and suss out the asking price, a number Your Mama would bet our long bodied bitches Linda and Beverly is in the neighborhood of $15,000,000. That's just an uneducated guess though children, so don't go repeating that figure like it's some kind of truth.

We don't know where the attention grabbing Dr. Phil (remember all that silliness with Miss Spears?) and his Missus Robin will be parking their rich booties next, but if we had to guess it would be the 6,170 square foot house on San Ysidro Drive they bought back in February of 2007 which sits up a long driveway completely hidden from the street. Of course, he did also just fork over $2,560,000 for a 2 bedroom contemporary house across the street from Khandi Alexander's quoin-set hut on Woodshill Trail in the Hollywood Hills, but the rumor is that house was purchased for one of his sons. Wherever the McGraws may end up shacking up, Your Mama wonders if ol' D.P. will need to get big bad billionaire Oprah Winfrey to give the two thumbs up?

21 comments:

pch said...

This place has always annoyed me. There's plenty of land, theoretically speaking, but the house is huge, the lot is narrow and the sweep of the road gives you enough perspective to see just how badly everything fits. It looks uncomfortable, like when someone wears a suit from when he was 40 pounds lighter.

Wonder if the never-ending construction across the alley (those monstrous spec houses on Sunset) had anything to do with the decision to move...

Anonymous said...

Is he going broke ? I heard oprah cut him off

Anonymous said...

word has it, its north of 20mil... "nice phlip phil " who needs oprah when you can make it your self.. you go phil !

Alessandra said...

Thanks, pch. Now I have the image of Dr. Phil cramming himself into a Speedo. (I originally said "filling" a Speedo, but it felt too icky to be salacious about the man.)

Anyway, just from that picture I already know I don't like the house. How much boring travertine did they use in the interior? Oh wait, I don't need to see it to know.

Anonymous said...

Mama, Pree-i are so 2007. Everyone who is anyone is getting a smart fortwo.

sandpiper said...

PCH,
You slay me with your "man on the ground" reports. Never stop! LOL

Alessandra,
Dr. Phil in a speedo? Grrrr. I'm invisioning a leapord print.

Anonymous said...

I didn't realise this property was owned by Dr Phil - I drive past it all the time & from the front it reminds me of Miami for some reason.

Bigdaddyj said...

I hate pretty much everything about Dr. Phil, so I'm pretty sure I'll hate on his house as well, but I'll reserve judgement until I see more pictures or find a property website on the place...

Anonymous said...

the only problem with the place is that right behind it (facing Sunset), they're building two mega-mansions on what was an empty lot since the Shah's wife burned their house down in the 80's. He probably doesn't want them looking at him in a Speedo from their windows, and he needs a private place to treat Lindsay next.

luke220 said...

This house makes Chris Tucker's look good! Why no comments on Dr. Phil's pool statues?

l.a.guy said...

"the "Mediterranean Villa" measures in at a whopping 11,036 square feet"

Still not big enough to contain his monstrous ego. I know a couple of people who worked on his show until they could no longer stand it, and based upon their accounts the Phil-ster is a total prick.

I'd be surprised if he gets more than 15M, but who knows. If PT Barnum were alive today he'd be a Beverly Hills real estate agent.

Kate said...

I have been to a couple of parties at Doc`s house, its a nice home. The guest house is bigger than my 2 bed room apartment. Last I heard his son Jordan was living in it while going to USC. I dont see how he could, to the south of the propriety there was always construction going on. Very noisy even over a band playing. From what I remember Doc has a neighbor who has a tennis court and they shared it. Wonder if that will be included in the sale?

Anonymous said...

I saw Dr. Phil's house in Irving, TX (suburb of Dallas)when it was on the market after he decided to move to CA. It was horrible beyond belief--whoever decorated it (most likely his wife) definitely had the feeling that more is more instead of less is more--it was by far one of the ugliest houses I've ever seen in the Dallas area--not counting, of course, the hideous monstroity of Phil Romano's. So I'm imagining the interior of this house is just as horrendous as their TX house was.

Anonymous said...

Does it come with a ambulance in the garage??? Maybe he has that one that carted off Britney Spears that he chased a few months back?

This guy is a USDA AAA grade, pure bred, attention whore. No class AT ALL!

The insides of his house have got to be just horrid.

I'm guessing lot's of diplomas hanging on the walls from Red-Neck U!

Anonymous said...

I just visited his wikipedia. I did not know he is not licensed anywhere as a phychologist. It says he is catagorized as an entertainer portraying a character called "Dr. Phil."

By his own actions he's garnered a long and documented list of wiki references, painting this jerk as dirty-dealing slim opportunist that preys on the human condition.

Anonymous said...

Anon 7:28 is right! His house in the Las Colinas section of Irving, Texas was ostentatious and, frankly, butt ugly. This house is lovely compared to the one he left behind (and it took forever to sell, btw). Totally faux finished in an "old world style" to within an inch of its life, it was chock full of big dark furniture and knick-knacks on every horizontal surface. His local reputation before he left for Hollywood? "Imperious". I'm sure he's totally full of himself now - ugh. His son is cute, though.

bentley said...

Oh, Phil, you are such a schlock-meister.

I have never, ever, been in a house where a dual sweeping staircase looked anything but tacky.

PCH, the FAUX "Mediterranean Villa" thing, can you enlighten me? It seems so prevalent, sought after, and very lazy.

Anonymous said...

He's gettin' a dee-vorce, ya-all. Time to split-up those ass-ets and get out of beverly.

Anonymous said...

I have a friend who works for Oprah and Oprah is not the Oprah on the TV. I will not spill specifics, in fear of somehow getting this person in trouble, but I think I can safely say that Oprah's diet is not as great as she claims. She still loves her some fried chicken -- LOTS of it. She's a southern girl and always will be a southern girl.

It seems like a lot of things are blowing up in her face these days. If she didn't portray herself as a goddess, it wouldn't matter as much. Let's see, there is James Frey. The girls school scandal. Dr. Phil.

Next, I think we are going to learn that Rachel Ray is really a giant (pun intended) coke head. If she's not snorting, then she is surely popping some Adderall. I would go so far as to say that she could possibly be a meth addict, but back in my meth days (long enough ago, thank God), I was 135 lbs with bones popping out of my body. We all know that Rachel Ray is eating "healthy."

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