Monday, October 27, 2008

Tori Spelling Is A Valley Girl

BUYERS: Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott
LOCATION: Encino Avenue, Encino, CA
PRICE: $2,495,000
SIZE: 6,718 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms
DESCRIPTION: ...Sophisticated inviting entertainer's floor plan. Dramatic 2 stry formal entry, richly appointed cstm finishes, french drs, 4 frplcs, over sized common rms, wood & stone flring, dining rm w/ silver leaf coffered clngs, study, office, gourmet eat-in cntr isl kit w/ Thermador, Bosch, & SubZero apls. Amazing mstr ste w/ sitting area, blcny, frplc, spa tub & multi-head shwr. Landscaped grnds w/ lanai, bbq, pool/spa & putting green.

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Like, Oh my gawd! Word on the Los Angeles real estate street is that Beverly Hills born ack-turus Tori Spelling (Beverly Hills 90210, So NoTORIous, Kiss the Bride) and her ack-tor huzband Dean McDermott (Due South, Power Play, 1-800-Missing) are moving up...and over to the San Fernando Valley.

It was recently reported here, there and everywhere that the peripatetic pair listed the 5 bedroom and 3.5 bathroom house in Los Angeles' Westwood neighborhood that they bought only last year and where they filmed their most recent reality show embarrassment Home Sweet Hollywood. (Sorry Tori hun, although Your Mama and the Dr. Cooter are both unrepentant reality show junkies and we think you are a-may-zing, we just don't care for those stinky reality shows you've been doing with your huzbeau.)

It was only a matter of time before all the whispers and rumors would start circulating about where the couple would be moving next and according to multiple of Your Mama's gorgeous informants Mister and Misses McDermott signed the purchase documents for big house in Encino just last week. Yes, children, Encino.

At this point we are unable to confirm the purchase with property records. However, two of our most reliable sources–the wickedly well informed Lucy Spillerguts and an often in the know gal we call Junebug–swear on their mama's lives that the couple scooped up a walled and gated house on Encino's Encino Avenue. Information we received from Junebug reveals the property was originally listed at $3,895,000, was later reduced to $2,995,000 and that the McDermott duo paid $2,495,000.

Listing information for the property reveals the so-called "Tuscan Villa" was built in 2001, measures in at a celebrity-sized 6,718 square feet and includes 6 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms (plenty of room for Candy to come visit), 4 fireplaces, and a 3 car front facing garage.

While the house hardly compares in size or day-core to the obscenely over sized Holmby Hills mansion in which Miss Spelling was reared, it does include a dramatic double height entrance hall with inlaid stone floors, a curving Scarlett O'Hara style staircase and a long, tubular chandelier that, for better or worse, looks like a column of sparkling diamonds.

Most of the downstairs rooms, including the formal living and dining rooms, the library, the eat in kitchen and family room all appear to have a complicated, and in our humble and meaningless opinion, a not very attractive parquet flooring.

While we appreciate that the large eat in kitchen includes all manner of high-grade appliances and has not been completely ruined by a gigantic and potentially lethal pot rack looming over the work island, we don't think this food preparation center is going to win any kitchen design awards. Functional, big and boring is how we would describe this kitchen.

Upstairs, the long master suite includes a sitting area focussed on a fireplace and a flat screen boob-toob that looks like it's mounted off -center of the mantel, a balcony overlooking the ratty back yard, and an unnecessarily glitzy hotel-like master bath that looks like it's straight out of the 1980s and which we seriously hope Mister and Missus McDermott will have done over by a nice gay decorator right away. Much to our own surprise (and chagrin), we do, however, like that wall to wall leopard printed carpet. Grrr.

The private backyard currently includes a large covered terrace where Dean can paint Tori's toenails in the shade while the kiddies frolic on the jungle gym, a built-in barbecue center, a swimming pool and spa with one of those horrid child safety fences (surely there is a more pleasing option than this), a putting green (pleez!) and a large lawn area that looks like it could use a drink of water.

Now that Miss Spelling has left the West Side behind in order to become a Valley Girl, we expect she'll soon be pushing strollers around the Sherman Oaks Galleria and shopping incognito at the Van Nuys Costco where she can get a family sized bag of frozen potstickers for like four bucks.

44 comments:

Anonymous said...

Where's the pot rack???

Anonymous said...

I don't want to jinx her, but those photos give off a Clive Barkeresque vibe. I'd have security check closets for monkey rapists every night.

That TV is on a swivel arm so it can face the bed or the couch. The photographer didn't re-align it for the shoot.

thevinylvillage said...

Seems like they got a good bargain...

Anonymous said...

Tony Theo to Sin City...

International waterpolo coach Tony Theo is said to be considering an offer to move to Las Vegas to take over the training of show performers. The new program will focus on his abilities to teach watersports to athletes and transfer that to the many dancers and acrobats in the show capital.
Note to women: Yes the stud is single. He is said to have recently split from his girlfriend in LA, model Laura Singleton.

stpaulsnowman said...

This place has a dangerously high Ramada titre inside and out but that must be what they were looking for so I hope they enjoy. The photo didn't show the Bunn coffee maker and the mini bar in the bedroom, but I bet they are there.

Anonymous said...

Nice place, and I can appreciate why they decided in favor of it over their westside home - walled & gated, more privacy, more room, more of just about everything their other house, while nice enough, lacked, particularly for a couple who are paparazzi magnets. I agree with most of your assessment of this Encino home Mama. It's flaws are nothing time and putting their own mark on the place can't cure. Great article Mama, thank you :) Phx

Anonymous said...

She doesn't seem to have the money her mother does. Why is she soooo poor while her mother is soooo rich? I forget if Daddy is still around. If he is, can't he do a bit more for his daugher? So she can live in a mini-mansion of at least 10,000 sq ft. You know something really comfortable.

Anonymous said...

This house has no personality. Blah, blah, blah. I'm sure Tori knows lots of gay decorators who can redo it for a reality tv show.

What were they thinking buying that other tract mess of a house?

Good for them. Those kids need a place to grow up away from cameras.

Viva! said...

I knew it!

Tori wanted more house for her money and when you compare this place, which does have a few decor flaws as well as a backyard in need of serious landscaping, to the house in Westwood...girlfriend and her Canadian husband got smart and took advantage of the mortgage meltdown.

With her book having been on the NY Times bestseller list for months, her jewelry on HSN selling out regularly and the reality show on Oxygen I commend Tori Spelling for showing the world that although she didn't get her father's fortune, she got something better: his smarts.

Jason said...

Maybe I am the only one to think this, but the house looks like the one that Dr. Rey moved into on Dr 90210. Anyone else see the resemblance?

Anonymous said...

no.

Viva! said...

Dr. Rey moved into Raquel Welch's old house...no clue where Ms Welch lives now...but that's where Dr. Rey lives. I don't think it looks like Tori's new house. I prefer Tori's.

Babe Parish said...

That back yard looks a lot like the one where they held their son's first bday party on the show.

AND YES I'M SHAMED THAT I TYPED THAT SENTENCE.

;p

Babe P. said...

"A-shamed"... sorry, my Excedrin PM is wearing off...

Anonymous said...

Dr. Rey may be a star but he didn't pass his plastic surgery board exam and is not certified. It just goes to show you that a cute face and willingness to put in huge implants will get you a long way.

Anonymous said...

Dr Rey is certainly certified.

Anonymous said...

This is all standard ENCINO

Anonymous said...

This is all standard ENCINO

so_chic_darling said...

Who the fuck is Tony Theo?

Anonymous said...

encino is very good sectiob of los angeles. All sorts of tv and movie stars live there. My family live right down from the jacksons estate. She'll be happy here.

Anonymous said...

"Tony Theo to Sin City."

Who is this and we care why?

Anonymous said...

anonymous 3:49. He may be certified in Tae Kwan Do but not in plastic surgery. I checked with the American Board of Plastic Surgery and he is not certified, licenced yes, board certified no. Bimbos don't care anyway.

Anonymous said...

Most of these flashly plastic surgeons are not certified. Like you said, bimbo's don't care. They wait in line to get a chemical (botox) injected in their bodies, that's how shallow and worthless women are. You heard me right!

Billy said...

Okay fine, it is bigger house,
Fer sure it has larger lot, and
Fer sure that chandelier is some ones taste , but now
She’s a Valley girl, and there’s no cure.

Anonymous said...

I bet all those people who thought she moved from her previous house because she couldn't afford it feel stupid.

pudenda shenanigans said...

AFAIK, one can't put in a pool in the state of CA anymore without one of those heinous nannygates. They might stretch the statute to include "can't sell" a house with a pool without one; I don't know.

lil' gay boy said...

Anon 10:05:

"…those photos give off a Clive Barkeresque vibe…"

Does it ever; monkey rapists indeed!

;-)

Not such an impressive 'hood from the aerial; run-of-the-mill "Tuscan" (my ass) crowded onto a mid-block lot near what appear to be somewhat busy streets (not so safe for the kiddies, although I doubt they'll be attending any block parties soon).

I'm assuming, like Mama, that she'll get her nice gay decorator friends in PDQ and will forego comment on the tragic decor (except to say, of course, that it is indeed tragic).

Never liked her much but I must admit she deserves props for picking herself up, dusting herself off, and making something of herself (just what that may be I believe the jury is still out on).

Anonymous said...

last person paid almost a million more for this dump

Anonymous said...

She just does'nt want to drive as far to the porn video shoot locations .

Anonymous said...

DEAD DADDY gave her about $800,000 from that family fortune - the money should be spent on the saggy breasts and deformed nose!

markfeehily said...

I wonder how others feel on this subject.

http://www.lionsgatefn.com

stpaulsnowman said...

Anon 3:46............her sad little nose is the result of a suboptimal rhinoplasty.

Anonymous said...

Must also be horrible not having daddy anymore buying truck loads of snow for Christmas day.

U MAKE ME SICK TORY. SO SICK THAT I'M GOING GOING TO KICK THE CAT.

Anonymous said...

9:18 - kick yourself in the @ss while you are at it. Here's a quarter..go buy yourself a life.

Alessandra said...

Let's play a game of decorating "duck, duck goose":

"Boring, boring, boring...DULL! Boring, boring, boring...DULL!"

Monkey rapists would at least add a spot of interest.

Anonymous said...

Remember back in the old days when comments and commenters on this blog were civil? Yeah. I miss that, too.

Anonymous said...

"Tony Theo to Sin City."
Who is this and we care why?


I bet Tony Theo posted that.

Anonymous said...

"I bet Tony Theo posted that."

No, I posted the "who is this and we care why?" part and still wonder why we should care a day later? Sounds like low budget 80s gay porn "Tony & Theo"

Anonymous said...

pudenta, all you have to do in CA is gate the pool from outside the property so random neighborhood kids/pets can't get to it easily. You don't have to put a fence around it as shown in the photo. Obviously that fence is there because of small children living on the property (hence the kids toys adjacent).

Anonymous said...

Hee. My joke fell flat, Anon. What I [i]meant[/i] was that I bet Tony Theo (whoever he is...) crafted and posted his own press release concerning his rumored move to Vegas and his availability to the ladies. I agree with you. Who is he, and why do we care?

Anonymous said...

Tori is such a moron. If only she got along with her mother (fake it!) you would be in a $20m mansion on the Westside.

Anonymous said...

His son moved from Canada to LA this Summer. Ex and son live in the valley-guess the Westside was too far for him...Tori doesn't seem like a Valley girl-no Barney's near by...

Anonymous said...

The only thing I like about this place is the foyer chandelier.

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