BUYER: Justin Long
LOCATION: Holly Oak Drive, Los Angeles, CA
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).