Monday, July 14, 2008

Your Mama Hears...

...From prolific and wickedly well connected tipster Lucy Spillerguts that puffy lipped OCD dynamo Jeff Lewis flipped his house on Los Feliz's Commonwealth Avenue to Lost hobbit Dominic Monaghan (Lost, Lord of the Rings series).

According to property records, the 1,938 square foot house featured on the current season of the terrifically entertaining television train wreck that is Flipping Out was sold to a bizness entity that Miz Spillerguts swears on her mama's dee-voon collection of vintage Balmain suits belongs to young Mister Monaghan. We can't verify that, but children, our Miz Spillerguts is neh-vah wrong.

Back in November of 2007 when Your Mama first discussed the exuberantly worked over house that steps up the steep hillside and includes 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, the property was listed at $1,795,000. Records we accessed show it sold in May of 2008 for $1,595,000...not such a steep discount given the somewhat lackluster state of real estate in Los Angeles and a number that should keep all you house flipper hatin' Chicken Littles quiet for a day or two.

Now that Mister Monaghan has moved in, Your Mama wonders and worries where that precious Zoila is lying her sassy head at night. Perhaps Mister Lewis and his rag tag team of misfits have all packed their bags and headed up to that house on Valley Oak Drive that was recently reduced from $2,995,000 to $2,795,000?

18 comments:

Coreigh said...

No matter how f*ck'd up you are, this show makes you feel sooo much better about yourself cuz you're no where near as nuts as Jeff.

Poor him and Ryan can't get Valley Oak II to sell... and if ya watch the show, they are talking constantly about how bad they need it sold... and what is airing now was back in like March! Eeeek!

The house was originally like $3,195,00 and now has come all the way down to $2,795,000.... that quiet a drop. I'm thinking it'll sell soon though and in the $2.6-2.7mm range.

Anonymous said...

Zoila is welcome at my house!!!! I'll get the guest house ready.

Anonymous said...

On the show Jeff said he bought Commonwealth for $800,000 so he still made a good profit.

Anonymous said...

Zoila for president!

Anonymous said...

After dissing him for his nasty treatment of employees last season, I was trying to forgive and warm up to Jeff this season - and then he installed those nanny cams and ruined his chances for this season too. Ugh. Maybe it was to provide an 'entertaining' plot twist and therefore contrived, but the tears his dedicated and long suffering assistant cried over the news of her husband being spied on sure didn't seem contrived. Ryan is really cool though, and alot better looking. Take that Jeff.

Anonymous said...

Jeff is real gross looking....

Ryan was better looking in the first season... the new hair isn't cutting it.

Anonymous said...

Yep, a big Ryan design fan here, and I agree that his new hair style isn't as flattering. But he can easily fix that.
I wish they'd show more of the houses and the design process and less of the hysterics on that show.

sandpiper said...

Jeff can do no wrong by me. Confident some of his quirks are egged on by producers. I don't care either way. He's a sweetie -- reagardless.

Anonymous said...

Does Jeff have a really bad haircut or is it an ill-fitting toupee?

caveman said...

very funny show

Baby said...

Nice House

Anonymous said...

Commonwealth is gross.

Valley Oak is alright.... the balcony railings need to be replaced with just simple panes of glass instead of those heavy metal busy railings.

Anonymous said...

Jeff is a total 'misery loves company' loser. I use the mute button on my remote alot to cope with him when he opens his mouth. Agree that the show would be alot better if they focused more on the design aspect and less on the drama.

Anonymous said...

This is Kissyface! I'm full of piss, vinegar and outright slander today. And I have just one word for this house and sale: no, No, NO, NOOOO!!!!

By which I mean that I don't believe for one single nanosecond that Mr. Monaghan - or anyone with a professional manager on the payroll - was so clueless as to have paid $1.6 Million for this turkey. This sale is almost certainly, one way or the other (can you say "seller financing"?), a Jeff Lewis face-saving fake.

Look, I don't make the rules, I just know that the rules are there. This "house" has NO view, NO garage, almost NO driveway. Heck, it almost has NO LOT. And Commonwealth - especially that stretch of Commonwealth - is hardly prime Los Feliz! Is it really the case that Mr. Lewis unloaded this mess to a celebrity at only $200,000 off the original asking price after it sat on the market without interest for many, many months? As I said: no, No, NO, NOOOO!!!! There is just not that much cluelessness in the world, not even in Los Angeles.

Look, for LESS MONEY Mr. Monaghan could have bought a LARGER house with a nice VIEW and a pool (without a gigantic retaining wall looming over it) on a BETTER STREET in the Los Feliz Oaks (5688 Spreading Oak Dr, 90068, in case you have trouble with the links). Don't take my word for it, just take a look yourself:

http://guests.themls.com/profile_page.cfm?mls=07-229281&tab=search

and check out the other pictures:

http://guests.themls.com/view_photo.cfm?mlsnum=07-229281

And 5688 Spreading Oak is hardly the only competition.

I don't know what relationship exists between Messrs. Lewis and Monaghan (nor do I want to pry!) or what REAL deal Mr. Lewis gave to Mr. Monaghan. But I know there is about a 99% chance that Mr. Lewis did NOT just sell this house to Mr. Monaghan for $1,595,000.

Well, that's all for now! I've pissed my piss, sprinkled my vinegar, spouted my slander ... and I'm done! Kissy, kissy. Coooo, cooo! Even love da Jeff Lewis!! Love the blog. Love Da Mama! Love the whole concept!!! Ciao!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE both Jeff and Ryan. Their designs are great!!!! I came across Ryan's design company website the other day with photos of Valley Oak & many of their other houses:

www.browndesigninc.com

I don't think these guys could do any better - except maybe Jeff could be a little nicer to everyone.

Anonymous said...

Jeff an-d Ryan are OK designers. Their work is nice, but fairly safe and derivative for the market they cultivate. The Valley Oak house, for example, is nice but well behind the designer leading edge (even flirting with looking a little dated). I suppose you could argue either that a buyer does or does not want to get "bleeding edge" design when spending the kind of money Lewis is asking for Valley Oak. But I'm biting my lip on this Commonwealth effort: No comment. That's all in IMHO, of course!

EmElle said...

I wonder if Zoila left a pair of panties in the bedding as Ryan had suggested...

Anonymous said...

Anyone have any idea how much the annual property tax would be on this property? Thanks in advance.