Monday, September 22, 2008

Scott Weiland Is Flipping Out in Sherman Oaks

SELLERS: Scott Weiland and Mary Forsberg
LOCATION: Sutton Street, Sherman Oaks, CA
PRICE: $2,250,000
SIZE: 3,399 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
DESCRIPTION: ...Spacious & bright 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and separate detached guest house with full bath. Chic and lavishly upgraded to perfection. Gourmet kit w/ premium S/S/ appliances. Luxurious master retreat w/ huge walk-in closet & spa like master bath with fireplace. Priv. backyard features swimmers pool, outdoor deck and large grassy area. Expansive outdoor living area w/ exceptional park-like grounds designed for entertaining.

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Recently rehabbed Stone Temple Pilots/Velvet Revolver lead singer Scott Weiland and his model mate Mary Forsberg have put their Sherman Oaks house on the market with an asking price of $2,250,000. Does this mean that the notoriously volatile and reportedly bi-polar parents of two have finally decided to go splitsville, or are they just looking for a little more square footage for their over-sized and well publicized emotional outbursts?

Property records show the comely couple only purchased the Sutton Street property from the very bizzy and tiny nosed actress Lindsay Price (Lipstick Jungle, Pepper Dennis, Beverly Hills 90210) in March of 2007 for $2,100,000. This was right about the same time the Missus Weiland went all kinds of crazy and got herself picked up by the po-po for setting fire to thousands of dollars worth of Mister Weiland's wardrobe on the front lawn of their damn house. It's unclear to Your Mama whether the sartorial bonfire took place at this house on Sutton Street or, as some reports indicated, at another residence a few miles away Toluca Lake.

Perhaps it should come as no surprise that listing information for the Weiland's 3,399 square foot three bedroom house is a wee bit confusing when it comes to determining the number of bathrooms. In the summary of the property three bathrooms are listed and in the description of the house it says 3.5 bathrooms plus and additional pooper in a detached guest unit. So for the sake of argument and until we hear from the Weiland's terlit gurl, let's just say there are between 3 and 4.5 bathrooms.

The interior day-core of the Weiland residence, which include living and dining rooms as well as a large white kitchen and family room space, appear to have been all done up and did over in a Kelly Wearstler Hollywood Regency style. However, we sincerely doubt that Miz Wearstler is actually responsible for this hot mess because if she was it would be, well, better. And she certainly would have known better than to hang that too tiny crystal chandelier in a dining room aching for something large and dramatic.

As a side note, are the children loving watching that Top Design program on the boob-toob as much as Your Mama and the Dr. Cooter? We could care less what all those high-drama design queens are doing with their cubicles and bunkers, we just wanna see what kind of high-larious outfit and cockamamie coiffure Miz Wearstler is gonna show up with. If the executives at Bravo were smart, they'd get rid of all those wannabe Martha Stewarts and just film Miz Wearstler wandering around on a sound stage dressed like a damn peacock, picking at her nails and squinting at dust bunnies. Even better put her in a room with that dee-lishusly mean Nina Garcia ladee from Project Runway and see which bee-hawtcha is left standing at the end of the day. Now that would be some good damn reality television.

But we digress. Not only are both of the Weilands reported to be bi-polar, so is the exterior of this house. The front facade appears to be some sort of quasi-faux Mediterranean tract house with arched windows and some very complicated and visually perplexing iron balustrades, while the rear facade presents a more mid-century modern vibe with a simple hip roof and a large wall of windows overlooking the back yard swimming pool and the park like grounds beyond. We imagine the Weiland's gardener curses them every week while he's having to maneuver the mower around those boulders set smack in the middle of the lawn.

A few flicks of the well worn bead on our bejeweled abacus reveal that the troubled twosome are likely to lose a few shekels on this real estate transaction, partick when you consider carrying costs.

Property records show that in June of 2008 Mister Weiland forked over $1,300,000 for a much more modest house on Ethel Street in a much less expensive section Sherman Oaks.

28 comments:

StPaulSnowman said...

Are those fancy dancy doors made of painted styrofoam? What really matters is that Mumsie appears to be feeling better.......but not completely well........her words are too kind for this place.

Simon said...

I think that this house is a whole way nicer than Tina Sinatra's and does seem very reasonably priced in comparison. I love those sloping celings and velux roof windows. The only drawback has to be those orange-covered chairs and the funny mouldings - makes the room look a James Bond set circa 1960.

Alessandra said...

There's less to fix on this one than Tina Sinatra's, but that's more of a back-handed compliment.

I hate that every wall is white, but paint is cheap. And I really loathe the decorative cutout between the living room and dining room. It's ugly (especially as it doesn't fit the aesthetic of the rest of the house) and useless. I'd far prefer to have actual book cases or cabinets for little objets d'art than something so impractical.

Sandpiper said...

Incohesive hot mess is right, Mama. If feng shui's going down here, it's lost on me. What's up with that millwork between LR and DR? This entire place is an esthetic disconnect.

Staging Lady, your mission, if you choose to accept it ...

Anonymous said...

It reminds me of "Domino" magazine.
oops, and i love that magazine.

luke220 said...

Simon,

Of course the price is less than Tina's, it's Sherman Oaks!

bentley said...

Hmm, I'm digging the sofa and chair in the family room. They work for me.

Babe Parish said...

brady bunch architecture and la brea avenue chairs notwithstanding, it looks like a serene li'l rock n roll rehab.

Anonymous said...

This place needs to be Courtney Cox-ed.

Anonymous said...

Lots of problems here - agreed - but I do like the kitchen.

Anonymous said...

See what drugs can do to you....

pch said...

Based on the photos, nothing exceptional to start with, then burdened by clumsy remodels/additions. You could fix it, but that seems like it'd be a waste of time and money. Better to look for an updated house with a more cohesive design, or a cheaper fixer-upper you can do correctly.

Anonymous said...

The family room on the back screams "room addition" and, actually, looks like one of those cheesy patio enclosure-type rooms advertised so heavily in every Sunday supplement or TV magazine...I wonder if it's aluminum? The lattice patio cover looks like a Home Depot do-it-yourself project and the random lawn boulders gives the yard a somewhat lunar appearance. Overall, the place looks cheap.

StPaulSnowman said...

Wow!..........the chilun swiftly put this place to bed!

Anonymous said...

I'm wondering if the pool is fenced to keep Weiland from accidently staggering into it.

Anonymous said...

This house has been on the market for several months. Original asking price was $2,395,000 according to Redfin

Nice street with a well proportioned lot for a house of this size (a rarity in SO these days)

This house would have been a lot easier to sale a couple of years ago. My problem with paying $2M for this house, and a lot of others I see in the area, is it's basically a tract house that's been spiffed up a bit. For $2M I want a new custom house, and not another Mediterranean cookie-cutter 5,000 sq ft house on a 6,000 sq ft lot.

lil' gay boy said...

Not only is the "architecture" schizophrenic AND bland, but the senseless, incoherent planes of the various ceilings does indeed scream "add on"; and on, and on, and on…

But those faux "Asian-style" room dividers are a crime that should bring back the whipping post in the town square; whatever were they thinking? The mirror between the kitchen & family room is ill-advised at best, the gable-end of which opens onto a claustrophobic deck smack up against the pool enclosure, there's a plasma over the fireplace in the master, and I still can't figure out which low-rent DIY store that thing on the floor at the foot of the tub is.

Don't know the area well enough to judge whether or not this is a candidate for tear down, but with all the crazy horizontal & vertical angles you'd be hard pressed to find one wall that stands true and not out-of-square.

A white hot mess.

Anonymous said...

Mz Mama I totally agree on the Mz Kelly comments. Though surprisingly someone hid her feathers before her Domino cover shoot :(

Anonymous said...

He might as well as 20MM for it

whats the difference ?

it will still sit on the market for the
next 10 years or he will be forced to take it off like everyone else has been doing lately

watch for prices in manhattan to crash in the next month or two, with LA, Chicago, SF and other high end cities to follow

the rule of thumb now is to offer a 10th of the asking price

cash talks esp that banks are no longer giving out loans

:)

Anonymous said...

Too much white, shaby shit meets 70's. Uglee.

Everyone have a nice day!!

Still playing nice in WEHO
Mama's black sheep.

Anonymous said...

OMG! I think I grew up in this house. I have not seen it in 20 years, but it has not changed a bit. Well, the furniture has been reupholstered.

Anonymous said...

The rocks serve as barricades. You can't drive into the pool or the house. I'm sure homeowner's insurance stipulates barricades throughout.

Anonymous said...

Why would you discriminate against a couple for having bi-polar? Why not focus on the house you twat

Anonymous said...

This house was once owned by New Kid on the Block, Donnie Wahlberg. He, too, decorated the place in a lot of white with black. What a difference in taste of furniture, though!

Jonny said...

Homewowner's insurance stipulates barricades - in Sherman Oaks? Scary!

Anonymous said...

Isn't Sherman Oaks the same suburb where the lovely Lily Tomlin went chainsaw crackers and lobbed down a few hundred-yea- old conker trees? Or was that Studio City?

look at that dreadful chair said...

Pity the crazy woman didn't have a bonfire with the dining room chairs!

Anonymous said...

"Flipping Out......" I just caught up! Mama u are naughty! But very nice!