Saturday, August 2, 2008

Pete Wentz Says Bye Bye to His Bachelor Pad

SELLER: Pete Wentz
LOCATION: Palo Vista Drive, Los Angeles, CA
PRICE: $1,799,000
SIZE: 2,062 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
DESCRIPTION: Sweeping 180 degree views of The Valley to The Hollywood Sign. Secluded celebrity Hollywood Hills hide-a-way. Secluded Hollywood Hills Late Mid-Century. Open light and bright floor plan with fantastic architectural details, land, pool, spa & outdoor BBQ entertaining area. Amazing theater. Office could be 3rd bedroom space!

UPDATE: Have a peep and the pictures here...

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Much to the chagrin of our pre-teen nieces Boo and Lolo, Your Mama wouldn't know a song by the emo favorites Fall Out Boy anymore than we would expect them to recognize the spine tingling stylings of the bee-yoot-ee-full Bobbie Gentry. However, we're constantly reading about Mister Wentz's coming and goings on the blogs and in the gossip glossies, so what we do know is that he's Ashlee Simpson's boy kissing, man crushing, eye liner luvin' and bar owning baby daddy to be.

Your Mama also knows that the toothy and affable 29 year old musician has put his bachelor pad in the hills above Hollywood on the market with an asking price of $1,799,000.

Prop records and reports all say that Mister Wentz purchased his 2,062 square foot digs on Palo Vista Drive in September of 2006 for $1,625,000. From our bit of research on the interweb, we gather that the square footage on file with the tax man does not include the (approx.) 700 square feet of bonus space that has been converted into a screening room with gigantic brown leather chairs.

Listing information for the property indicates the hillside house includes 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, an open plan living/dining/kitchen space and an office area that can be converted to a third bedroom.

Although Pete's garage is a bit difficult to access–partick if you drive a ridiculously large Range Rover–and the landscaping at the front of the property leaves much to be desired, Your Mama rather likes this tucked away location that's just a hop, skip and a jump from dog friendly and celebrity infested Runyan Canyon. We also like the long walls of windows and multiple balconies for staring out over the tree tops to the glittering lights of the San Fernando Valley.

However, we don't unfortunately feel as friendly towards the day-core. The living room rug is too small, the dining room table is too big, the kitchen is ordinary to the point of bo-ring, the beige carpet in the bedroom is inexcusably banal, and Your Mama is totally traumatized by that bloodcurdling mirror propped up on the counter in the master bathroom. Obviously it is a decoratin' drama to deal with a bathroom window the spans the entire wall behind the sinks, but surely one of Petey's nice gay decorator friends could have come up with a better solution than this. Because, hunnies, that is not a solution.

Your Mama will not even dignify the stools in the kitchen with and adjective.

The wonderfully private back yard has been did up and done over for entertaining with a pill shaped pool and hexagonal hot tub. Your Mama can imagine this would indeed be a lovely place to play host and hostess if your friends are all in excellent shape with healthy hearts. Because let's be honest, it's a long damn distance from the top floor kitchen to the barbecue area which sits a level or two lower than the pool deck which is already two full flights of stairs down from the main living spaces.

Your Mama can not confirm because we have zee-ro inside information on Mister Wentz's current real estate whereabouts, but we presume he has moved in to the 4 bedroom and 4 bathroom house on Oak Pass Road (scroll down a bit) that Missus Wentz bought back when she was still Miss Simpson.

20 comments:

Alessandra said...

This home does nothing for me. It looks like a glorified condo.

Chris said...

I like it; like it a lot. Tasteful, comfortable. I hope his married abode is as good.

Chris said...

Lessee if I got this right. Ashlee sold the house in Encino and then bought the house on Oak Pass Road? And Pete will probably move in there? I'd say he's slumming since the Oak Pass house looks very ugly and atrociously decorated. The prior house of Ms. Ashlee looked pretty fine to me, if a bit "institutional". But far better than what she moved into. I think both these people are going downmarket and downhill.

GooChick said...

I can't get past the bathroom mirror leaning against the windows...

Bigdaddyj said...

Pete Wentz represents everything that is wrong with the music industry today...when was the last time you saw a rock band where the focal point of every video and picture was the BASS PLAYER! (and not the lead singer, lead guitarist, guy(s) that actually write the songs, etc...) He's a talentless hack that looks like a chipmunk with those giant buck teeth, and because apparently a bunch of tweens think that chipmunks are cute, and could care less if there's actually any talent there, which there isn't...he deserves that no talent ugly younger sister Ashlee...together, they are the epitome of what sucks about LA.

Sorry, just can't stand that dude or his wifey, had to get that off my chest. Could care less about his house unless it burns down with him and that lip-syniching annoyance of a wife in it.

Have a pleasant day (lol)...;-)

Chris said...

I think the mirror posed against the window has a Rene Magritte-ish je ne sais quoi about it. Nice.

Anonymous said...

I can't get past the music on the real estate web site. For once, I'd like to hear someone put on some Clash, just for kicks. This department store piano stuff behind the photos makes me NOT want to buy.

Mars said...

Am I the only one who feels the inside of this house ought be completely ripped out and the "decorator" needs to be flogged? That's how I feel. Hi-deous.

Anonymous said...

priced to high

it is looking like anyone who bought in the nice parts of LA after 2001 should wait another 3 years and then put their house back on the market

I will leave it at that

pch said...

Wentz is a founding member of the band and writes most of the lyrics.

The house looks like a bachelor pad. Not the end of the world.

Honeybee said...

I can't get over the bedroom and bathrooom as they are depicted. My 90+ yr. old parents have a similar setup yet they are able to not only make it work but, without any decorator influence, make it work better than this 'celebrity'. It's a pity. Maybe I should send Mom and Dad over?

lil' gay boy said...

Another Motel 6 hits the market; did Jeff Lewis have a hand in this one too?

…'round these parts, that kind of mansard-roofed entry is usually found over a 7–Eleven.

sandpiper said...

I can picture what he was trying to accomplish. Don't think it came to fruition. And, the exterior...

Hope that leaning mirror is tempered glass. Better yet, hope it's already back in Staging Lady in the Pink Toyota's storage pod. Accident waiting to happen.

pudenda shenanigans said...

The house itself seems okay enough, if that's your bag... but the decor is absolutely awful in every way. Is that glass-top table with the blue sofa room s'posed to be an OFFICE? jeez. And the song lyrics/bad poetry... omg. I would have run out of there screaming if I was dating this guy.

The tile surrounding the pool & hot tub: whuuut? Why on earth would that particular choice have been made? And the fireplaces. Holy smokes. And the lack of anything on the walls. And the electric keyboard in the (master?) bedroom. And the bench seats in the movie room.. useless.

What's up, also, with the photog? I'm assuming these were professionally done. They couldn't see their way clear to remove toiletries from the sinks and showers? wtf?

Mr. Wentz is a terrible tv host, as evidenced by his stellar lack of charisma on the MTV-HD show he hosts. He better get wifey back to work, or get workin' on some new songs to pay for all this.

theflyingdutchman said...

I like it.

It would be perfect to serve as my westcoast bachelor lair. If only I'd be in the market for one.

Anonymous said...

Thats an OK bachelor pad..the ultimate pad would be a house in the Hollywood Hills with a view to die for..a house like www.1753viewmont.com - insane view with a pool...what bachlelor could resist inviting the hottest girls to the pool!!

Anonymous said...

Thats an OK bachelor pad..the ultimate pad would be a house in the Hollywood Hills with a view to die for..a house like www.1753viewmont.com - insane view with a pool...what bachlelor could resist inviting the hottest girls to the pool!!

Jamie's Girl said...

It has no personality. Bleccchhhh!

LilStraightBoy said...

i love that perez put up a link to this thread... holllaaa

Anonymous said...

Its a bit cliche.
I prefer my own home.