SELLER: Pete Wentz
LOCATION: Palo Vista Drive, Los Angeles, CA
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.