Monday, August 25, 2008

Turns Out Justin Long Is Bi-Coastal

BUYER: Justin Long
LOCATION: Holly Oak Drive, Los Angeles, CA
PRICE: $1,999,000
SIZE: 3,388 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms
DESCRIPTION: On a quite cul-de-sac in the prest 'Oaks' former celebr modern Span home desig by "SBY Designs" surrou w/ lushly landscp grnds & canyon vs & city lights. Enter thrg a sumptuous courtyard into the elegant foyer cont to the 2 story LR w/ soaring ceilings and Span tiled firel or enjoy the priv of the loft/FR. The hallway leads to the fom DR w/ Gourmet kitchen w/ top stnls stl appl. 3 ensuite BR which incl the lrg Master BR w/ beam ceil, Span-tiled BA w/ step down roman bath shower and the secluded deck.

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Your Mama just hates to be left out, so since just about every gossip glossy and celebrity real estate junkie in the country seems to be yakking about ack-tor and Apple computer spokesman Justin Long, Your Mama thought we'd jump on the bandwagon and join the par-tay.

In the immediate aftermath of his public split with thirty three year old Tinseltown titan and Hollywood scion Drew Barrymore, Mister Long was reported to have dropped a good sized wad of his Mac money–the unit was listed at $2,425,000–on a 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom condo in the Blue building, a newly constructed condo complex on Manhattan's once gritty and drug infested now gritty, drug infested and obscenely trendy Lower East Side.

Then, just this last weekend we learned from Mister Big Time that thirty year old Mister Long recently put his house on La Cuesta Drive in the Hollywood Hills on the market for $1,495,000. Your Mama is befuddled and perplexed as to why Mister Long would want to sell his fully renovated 1,334 square foot 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom cutie with its good old fashioned kidney shaped swimming pool since records (and Mister Big Time) reveal he only purchased the place in April of 2007 for $1,400,000. It looks to Your Mama like someone just might loose a little moolah on this transaction.

Anyhoo, all the gossips and snarky scuttlebutts prolly figured Mister Long was packing his bags and heading back to Noo York City to mend his broken heart. But that does not seem to be the case. Thanks to the always well informed Lucy Spillerguts, Your Mama has learned that Mister Long has not given up living in Los Angeles, at least not entirely. See puppies, according to property records, back in May of 2008 the often grinning and kinda goofy Mister Long forked over $1,999,000 to buy a new West Coast crib in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles. It makes sense to Your Mama that he would maintain an outpost in the movie capital of the world given that the in demand thespian has at least seven (yes, seven!) films scheduled to come out between 2008 and 2010. No wonder he can afford multi-million dollar houses on both coasts.

Located on Holly Oak Drive in the gated and quietly glitzy Oaks section of Los Feliz, Mister Long's new nest sits on a quiet and curvy cul-de-sac in the same upscale neck of the woods where Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie maintain a three property compound and luvable Flipping Out freako Jeff Lewis is having a bit of trouble unloading his money maker on Valley Oak Drive.

Listing information shows Mister Long's modern Mediterranean style mini-manse measures in at a respectable and modest 3,388 square feet and includes just 3 bedrooms, each, thankfully, with its own private pooper. An additional half bathroom is perfect for guests not liked enough to be asked to spend the night. Other amenities include a courtyard at the front of the property with a built in barbecue, a two story living room, a family room inconveniently located in a loft space, a dining room with a pleasantly peaked ceiling that begs for a different chandelier to be installed and a gore-moy kitchen that looks a little too upscale Lake Tahoe A-Frame ski chalet for Your Mama's personal taste and includes one of those pot rack contraptions that always upsets Your Mama's sensitive design equilibrium to the point of needing to take a nerve pill.

Interestingly, Mister Long appears to have had more outdoor amenities in his previous residence, including a swimming pool and easily accessed grassy areas whereas the rear of his new nest has a rather foreboding and the lawn is only available to those with the musculature wherewithal to deal with a very long and at points perilous flight of stairs. Your Mama could probably do this on a good day, but Your Mama's Mama and Mama Cooter would unfortunately be confined to interior spaces and the small terraces at the rear of the house.

Mister Long's new house sits across the street from a 4,860 square foot house that property records reveal is owned by John Bailey, the man who happens to have been the cinematographer for the not yet released film He's Just Not That Into You, which stars both Justin Long and his ex-gurly gal Drew Barrymore (as well as Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Aniston and Jennifer Connelly).

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

I liked you on the east coast better mama. I could wake up at 6AM PST and have something to read... Now I need to wait till mid morning!!!

bentley said...

The photos are making me feel nauseated. I can't tell if it's the camera angles, but it all seems slighlty out of whack.

It does have a very inviting facade, though.

Esoterik said...

Hmmm,nice house.... I like it. Seems like a very warm, cozy space to live in.

Anonymous said...

mama do you smoke?

Because living in LA they say you breath in the same as 12 cigs per day.

Todd said...

Hey Justin:

It's called art. You put it on the wall, and it covers some of the white space. I know those Mac commercials are shot with an all-white background, but it doesn't mean your house has to be like that too. Art: try it sometime.

pch said...

You could tell me each of these interior shots came from a different house and I'd believe you. It's a bit disorienting.

I'm with Bentley, though, in finding the street facade inviting.

Anonymous said...

todd-
i don't think yo can hang art in a place before you buy it... these are mls pics.

Todd said...

Anoymous, 12:42:

Thanks. I thought that was the house he was selling on La Cuesta Drive. I agree he can't put art in the place before he buys it. Well, he could, but the owners may not like that. Also... why not put your name? Even though I listed mine as Todd, I'm still somewhat anonymous. Just makes our conversations that much more personal.

todd said...

my name is todd also... i didn't want to confuse you

eddie from pdx said...

Hating the kitchen, loving the front facade.

eddie from pdx said...

Hating the kitchen, loving the front facade.

Anonymous said...

California homes are just...U.G.L.Y!

And over-priced to boot.

Parker said...

I like the facade, dislike the kitchen, but am impressed in general. Not many young, single guys with money would buy something this tasteful. Was it Jamie Foxx's house that screamed bachelor with no style/taste/sense?

Anonymous said...

Last night I watched 'The Sasquatch Dumpling Gang' - Justin makes a great redneck!

Anonymous said...

I'm impressed with Justin's choice on this one. While his Manhattan digs scare me off with the odd angles and seedy neighborhood, I find this home just charming.

The simple clean lines and kinda low slung roof makes it almost reminescent of a Prairie styled Wright house with a Mediterranean California twist.

Whilte the previous owners furnishings are a bit lack luster the rooms seem to have decent proportions and an overall simplistic design decor that while transitional could lend itself easily to a contemporary and traditional style.

I'm sure after he gets it all done up it will be a beautiful, understated and simplistic... quit fitting of Mr Long.

Anonymous said...

anonymous 2:00.................you forgot cheaply made.

vinnie modigliani said...

Personally, I find it interesting that Todd seems to define art as something with which to cover the whiteness of walls. So many Miro prints and Italian posters have been pimped out by gay, straight and bi decorators over the years. Art is the expression of an artist, not the decorators whore.

Alessandra said...

I also like the facade, but PCH nailed it for me: the interiors feel disorienting.

Anonymous said...

The designer of the home SBY Designs, specifically Stephan is an insane bipolar obsessive crack addict who is possibly the worst human being on the planet. Anyone who would financially support this monster is contributing to a world of fear and hatred. This place must have the worst vibes, poor Justin- he deserves better.

karma said...

anon 4:44, based on your comments, he might not be the worst person on the planet.

Bigaddyj said...

What, no Pool? Otherwise I like the facade and soaring interior spaces, won't comment on the decor since it's obviously not his...he's cultivated a not-unlikeable persona as a cute/cool-doofus, somewhat similar to Adam Brody a few years back, but less intellectual and more goofy, but ultimately I'm glad he and Drew broke up because I think she was just slumming on the rebound from Fabrizio and can definitely do better in the man department...;-)

so_chic_darling said...

Love the neighborhood, hate the house.

Anonymous said...

I've walked the house... and it isn't very good with the exception of the front courtyard... the house goes downhill from there... literally... you have to take many steps to get down to the flat grassy yard. The house is inverted you go downstairs to the bedrooms. House was formerly owned by actor Blair Underwood. I believe that L.A. chief of police lives across the street as well.

lil' gay boy said...

I'm with So_Chic ("Love the neighborhood, hate the house"); looking at it from the air, it's easy to see why the interiors are so disorienting, as PCH noted.

There's simply no coherent plan to the structure, and the perspective makes the façade a little less inviting given its proximity to the neighbor to the east and the tight bend in the street.

It most closely resembles Lucy & Desi's Long, Long Trailer T-boned a two story garage; the whole is not equal to the sum of the parts.

But after viewing the virtual tour of his other home (even with pool & flat yard), there appears to be at least some more "breathing" room with this house (obviously the additional square footage).

But Mama's right about the outdoor spaces; a poor trade-off when you consider the climate. For us East Coasters, California is all about outdoor living; apart from chatting with the neighbor on their thisclosedeck, this is not it.

apple-inc said...

Dear Real Estalker:
Please refer to Apple as Apple Inc., Apple Computer was our firms former corporate name until Tue Jan 9 2007.
Regards, Corporate IR

Sandpiper said...

I'm having facade confusion; Spanish revival front elevation, F.L.W.-esque rear and budget-starved interior spaces of no particular influence or wow factor. Nice exteriors though.

so_chic_darling said...

Dear Apple inc you're lucky that Mama gives you the free publicity, stop complaining or buy advertising.

Shameless Plug Action Committee said...

Good catch, so_chic.

The least Apple, Inc. can do send Mama a shiney new MacBook Air in exchange for their SUBSTANTIAL FREE ADVERTISING here on Real Estalker. Whad'da'ya say, Corporate IR?

It's the right thing to do!

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