Wednesday, January 7, 2009

UPDATE: Anthony Clark

As it turns out and thanks to our always wickedly well informed cohort Lucy Spillerguts, Your Mama has learned that not only is comedic actor Anthony Clark (Yes, Dear, Boston Common) selling a really nice Robert Byrd designed residence in the celeb packed Outpost Estates area of Los Angeles, he's also listed a dee-voon domicile in the hills of lovely Laguna Beach, CA with an asking price of $2,795,000.

Once upon a time, back when Your Mama was just a pea pod, Laguna Beach was an arty enclave where kooks, artists and homosexuals lived in tiny shacks that dotted the steep hillside above Main Beach that offered some of the most impressive Pacific Ocean views anywhere. Now, the near perfectly placed little town is chock full of rich folks wearing $400 bejeweled sandals and fancy hippy chic frippery purchased at swank shops in the South Coast Plaza Mall. It's still an outrageously beautiful spot where ocean luvvin' artists live and work, but, for better or worse, it's been totally, completely and utterly Orange County-fied where a good chunk of the middle aged ladees subscribe to the rather unfortunate Real Housewives of Orange County model of beauty and an itty bitty piece of crap fixer in the hills costs well over a million clams.

Anyhoo, property records show Mister Anthony purchased his Coast View Drive property in April of 2004 for $2,200,000. Listing information states the recently rehabbed and clean lined modern in the hills above town includes 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, a bed to bath ratio that makes both Your Mama and the Dr. Cooter swoon with delight.

As far as Your Mama can surmise, the multi-million dollar beach shack makes use of an upside-down program in which the bedrooms occupy the lower floor with the primary living spaces above in order to better exploit the hill side setting and stunning views over the Pacific Ocean. Our tyrannical house gurl Svetlana would surely go ballistic iffin we asked her to haul a glute busting load of groceries from the Wild Oats Market all the way up to the kitchen, but given the soo-blime view, well, it might just be worth all her hissy fittin' and hollering.

Other amenities, according to listing information, are an open plan living, dining and kitchen space with floor to ceiling walls of glass that slide open to the large adjacent terrace where Your Mama can imagine sipping gin and tonics while the sun goes down. A cozy, almost womb-like tee-vee viewing room and a small slice of lawn at the back of the house where our long bodied bitches Linda and Beverly could do their dirty bizness seals the deal for Your Mama and the Dr. Cooter.

We don't know why our Mister Anthony would list multiple properties at one time but, given the sharp decline in the market and his current lack of a regular boob-toob billet, perhaps he feels it's wise to lighten his real estate load. We'd have to concur.

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love this house. It's just beautiful.

Appears to me that the house is built into the hillside, and while its upside down, the main entrance side of the house is one story with no need for the house gurl the haul the groceries upstairs. The bedroom level is an exposed lower level. Just what the photo's look like to me anyways.

Anonymous said...

Nevermind,I pulled it up on the web for a further look, and the side one story area I thought was the entry, isn't. Svetlana, you're gonna be pissed.

StPaulSnowman said...

Mama, you clearly love this place, and I suspect you and the good Doctor would afford it so just go ahead and make a low-ball offer. All of us chillin would love to see you in such a house.

Anonymous said...

http://www.880coastview.com/

Anonymous said...

He's right. Offer them 1.9 million and see what happens.

Anonymous said...

Just make sure you don't get into a bidding war with average joe, he could pay $5m for it im sure, cuz ya know, he owns a bank.

bentley said...

I'm in love.

Although, is that log art at the top of the stairs, or is it an actual woodbox? Please advise.

Anonymous said...

I grew up in Laguna and still spend summers there. As sad as it is, Mama's description of the change in the town is dead-on correct. Fortunately the views never change...well, unless the hill slides and the house and land disappears.

Anonymous said...

the chimney stack outside looks cheap and people can see you banging Svetlana in the dining area.

Anonymous said...

how does Mama make money from this site?

Anonymous said...

Bentley, it's a wood storage box for the fireplace.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful house, just not much of a beach person, and i could never imagine moving to the OC.

Move the house to a mountain side in Tahoe and it'd take it in a heartbeat!

StPaulSnowman said...

Mama is an artist and doesn't think about money. Dr. Cooter slaves away all day behind a hot speculum to bring home the bacon.

Hippie Canyon said...

Ahh yes, Laguna Beach. The Universe's blessing to an otherwise horrific Orange County. Exactly what a beach town should be. And this is a great pad with every sort of architectural element I like in Mod design i with a view, to boot. It seemsAnthony Clark's people made better investments than mine did... damn it.

Madam Pince said...

Mama, Anthony is a good Southern boy -- make an offer and he'll give you a good deal. You and the Dr. Cooter need somewhere to perch befitting your status, and the long-bodied bitches Linda & Beverly would love the sand. Svetlana will bitch, but she'll get used to it.

pch said...

Mama is sadly correct about how Laguna Beach has changed.

This house is good enough that I won't bitch about the fact that it's south of downtown. (This being a personal preference, not a negative pronouncement on most of Laguna Beach.)

Anonymous said...

The wood box is a trademark of the TagFront architecture team that I am willing to bet red-did this thing.

Anonymous said...

I grew up around the corner from that location in the 70s and 80s...astounded by the property appreciation. It's well executed but probably pricey given the square footage and address and surrounding 70s tract homes that have not been improved to this degree. Laguna still has traces of the hippy dippy vibe but I did notice on a recent visit that Tippe Canoes is gone (though the adjacent Laguna Tatoo on PCH is still thriving)...

Babe Parish said...

clark sure loves wood. and i mean that literally. not figuratively.

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Anonymous said...

this is the home we should be discussing...

http://www.californiamoves.com/Property/propertydetails.aspx?SearchID=3491212&PropertyGUID=53260A2A-9BD4-4430-AD58-B7E1C22F2A53&RowNum=1

or maybe this one

http://www.californiamoves.com/Property/propertydetails.aspx?SearchID=3491280&PropertyGUID=BF40A725-CBAF-4C45-BB75-A0986279A420&RowNum=2

Viva! said...

Love it! For that view I'd tolerate each and every one of the OC bitches who power walk themselves anorexic along the beach.

Anonymous said...

Love the house!

It sure looks like some of the plants were photoshopped into the pictures though - particularly in the back yard.

steve Jenkins said...

Great beach house although didn't like the landscaping.

alice cooper said...

House looks as if has been made from cheap boarding although beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Nice house, nice views in one direction. I do not want to see so many neighbors' houses. Do not like the log stack. Spider paradise.

Anonymous said...

Agree on the landscaping being bad. Just really boring landscaping.

Anonymous said...

According to the listing, this house is in Laguna Niguel, not Laguna Beach.

Anonymous said...

Just goes to show that money can't buy taste. Wow - that is one atrocious mess of a home.

so_chic_darling said...

It's a wonderful home and yes I love it but I'm sorry I just would not be able to live in Orange County, not because of all the tackiness but because of all the Republicans.

Anonymous said...

People always talk about how nice Laguna is.... I went there from NY for the 1st time and it's basically strip malls designed to look like Haciendas, and tacky tract homes covering the hill sides in multiple shades of yellow and white.

There's even trailer park communites on the beach, like in Dana Point.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I don't care for Laguna Niguel either. Too gated suburbia. Dana Point is definitely prettier, even with mobile home communities.

Lynnqzrc said...

It's a wonderful home and yes I love it but I'm sorry I just would not be able to live in Orange County, not because of all the tackiness but because of all the Republicans.