SELLER: John Ales and Wendy Gazelle
LOCATION: Courtney Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
SIZE: 2 bedrooms, 1.75 bathrooms
DESCRIPTION: Gated character Spanish. Classic flowing floor plan, warm and inviting living room w/ imported tile fireplace, generous dining room. Italianate cook's kitchen with Viking range, SS appliances, travertine counters, sun lit breakfast area and French doors to large flat yard w/ outdoor fireplace, al fresco dining patio, big play area, fruit trees. Two generous bedrooms, one with French doors to yard. Travertine tiled baths. Enclosed patio makes a great office.
YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Listen puppies, not only is Your Mama is on the move and on the run today, we're also limp as a noodle after a long, late and liquored up night at Radio City Music Hall with the dee-vine Dolly Parton. So we gonna have to keep this one short and sweet and, like it or not, yer just going to have to tolerate it without complaining because neither Your Mama nor our pounding headache is in any mood to listen to the children piss, moan or whine. So please, we beg of you, shhh, please keep it down while Your Mama recuperates and tends to some of the nasty bizness that has got to be taken care of today.
Actor John Ales–a man we have never heard of but who appears to have had heaps of small parts on on programs like Chicago Hope, CSI: Miami and Without A Trace–and his actress wifey Wendy Gazelle–a ladee Your Mama has also never heard of but appears to have had a lot of small roles on big shows like Numb3rs, Grey's Anatomy, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation–have recently put their modest and lovely Los Angeles house on the market with a $1,247,000 asking price...
...which, quite frankly, is a lot of damn money for a two bedroom house even if does offer a bougainvillea draped front porch area perfect for nursing a hangover in the bird chirpin' morning shade.
Anyhoo, property records indicate this young, married and working the Tinseltown treadmill couple purchased their 1,817 square foot Spanish-style casa on Courtney Avenue in September of 2003 for $849,000. The two bedroom and 1.75 bathroom house is gated and hedged for maximum privacy–which we love, natch–and its lower Nichols Canyon location means there's easy access to all the swinging hot spots in Hollywood without having to navigate the twisted and dangerous roads in the canyons after a few cocktails. Not that we'd ever encourage or condone anyone boozing and driving, of course, but you know what we're sayin'.
Both Your Mama and the Dr. Cooter are awfully fond of these comely casas that line the streets of Los Angeles, and but for the lackluster but not particularly problematic furnishings and the too Italianate for our taste kitchen with its ready to pounce pot rack, we could be very happy here as long as there was room for a swimming pool in the back yard.
Other pluses in our book of good real estate things is the property's location near rustic Runyon Canyon where Your Mama and the Dr. Cooter like to run our long bodied bitches Linda and Beverly while all the outdoorsy celebrity types hike with their trainers. We love that there are fruit trees in the back yard and who doesn't love an al fresco dining area? Would we prefer another bedroom? Sure, of course, but even better would be a little room and bath out by the pool where we could stash family and friends without them disturbing our morning constitutions and evening rituals.
Alright children, we gotta run our dull and gin soaked mind out now, but if anyone has $1,200,000 to spend on a little house in Los Angeles and you like Italianate kitchens, this just might fit your fancy.