SELLER: Greg and Linda Mathis
LOCATION: Clerendon Road, Beverly Hills, CA
SIZE: 7,755 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms
DESCRIPTION: Sensational Mediterranean Villa on over 1/2 acre. One of the best lots in Mulholland Estates. Very dramatic home w/ wonderful rm proportions, open flr plan & high ceilings. Soaring 2 story ceilings in entry & floating staircase. Kitchen w/ center island & lrg breakfast area. Fabulous family rm w/ fireplace, bar. Master suite w/ sitting rm, marble bath, walk-in closets & fireplace. Formal library, home office, exercise rm (or 5th bedrm). Patio, pool/spa & yard overlooks city.
YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Thanks to a friendly gentleman we'll call Denny Digsitup we have learned that tee-vee show judge Greg Mathis has heaved his house in the 24-hour guard gated Mulholland Estates community on to the market with an asking price of $5,900,000.
Now listen puppies, without the aid of the interweb, Your Mama would never have known who this Greg Mathis person is because we do not watch any of those soul crushing courtroom programs where a bunch of nincompoops go on the tee-vee and stand before some mouthy judge so they can whine about how their sister's boyfriend's cuzzin's baby daddy took their Monte Carlo for a joy ride and got into a fender bender that resulted in the damn rear view mirror being ripped off and now they're suing $47 and 29¢ in damages and another $812 for pain and suffering. Pleeze.
Anyhoo, for more years than we can be bothered to find out, Mister Judge Greg Mathis has donned a flowing black robe and sat up on his legal high horse called "the bench" and doled out punishments on his eponymous boob-toob program Judge Mathis. While Your Mama can not condone these upsetting courtroom television programs that we feel make mockery of justice and reduce our legal system to the lowest common denominator of righteous anger and moral indignation, we will give Mister Judge Mathis his due props for pulling himself right up and out of the gang life in Michigan, going to law school, making millions in Hollywood and buying a big house in the Hills of Beverly.
A peep into public records shows that Mister Judge Mathis and his lovely ladee-wife Linda purchased their Clerendon Road residence in July of 2005 for $4,750,000. Prop records and listing information show the house of indeterminate architectural styling measures in at 7,755 square feet and includes 5 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms.
Listing information declares the "dramatic" domicile features an entrance hall with "soaring ceilings" and a "floating staircase"–which does all sound pretty druh-matic, don't it? In addition to a formal living and dining rooms, there is also a "formal library." As opposed to an informal library, we guess. The kitchen has a center island and a large breakfast area and the family room features a fireplace and wet bar.
The master suite, according to listing information, includes a sitting room, fireplace, walk in closets and a marble bathroom that for some reason Your Mama pictures as having gold fixtures and a gigantic spa tub surrounded by silk flowers. A fifth bedroom appears to be used as a home gym according to listing information.
The back of the house offers several rounded and raised terraces that look out over the back yard where there are two large grassy areas separated by a swimming pool and spa complex all of which offer city views.
Records reveal that Mister and Missus Judge Mathis also own a 14 room house with six bedrooms and 4 full and 3 half bathrooms in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan which they picked up in July of 2000 for $970,000 and, as it turns out, is also currently listed for sale with an unnecessarily complicated asking price of $1,194,999. Ain't that inneresting? Hmm.