Holy Mary Mother of God, it's back.
We're talking the about the legendary Singleton house up on Mulholland Drive owned by hair honcho Vidal Sassoon which was listed in June of 2007 with a blistering asking price of $19,995,000 where it languished un-bought for 470-some days before disappearing from the MLS in late 2008.
The fully rehabbed 4 bedroom and 5 bathroom Richard Neutra designed domicile has recently reappeared on the MLS with a new listing agent and a new asking price of $14,995,000. Your Mama does not even need to flick the beads of our bejeweled abacus to figure out that Mister Sassoon has hacked a huge five million clams off his original asking price, an indication he must be getting serious about unloading the architectural white elephant.
All you mid-century modern purists can start ranting and raving about how this house was wrecked and ravaged by an insensitive rehabilitation, and all you sky is falling types can start screaming about how it's still $10,000,000 over-priced while the rest of you figure out a way to get your voice heard over all the stiffly worded and righteous indignation.
According to the ladee at the L.A. Times, Your Mama's favorite middle aged and mouthy rock babe Courtney Love recently moved house. As far as we knew, she'd been shacked up in a rental on gated La Collina street in West Hollywood, but apparently she's decamped to a house on nearby St. Ives Drive that was formerly owned and (fairly) recently sold by Aussie songstress Natalie Imbruglia.
Miz Imbruglia snagged $3,725,000 when she sold the 5 bedroom and 6 bathroom house to movie making Mexican heiress Jeanette Longoria who has apparently decided to live elsewhere because according to recent reports and whispered words on the celebrity real estate gossip grapevine the a-list lesbian leased the place out at (about) $20,000 per month to the Ho from Hole.
We tease. We love Miz Love and all her high-larious high-jinks.
According to the always well informed Josh Barbanel at the New York Times, Tantric sex loving rock star Sting and his Tantric sex loving ladee-wife Trudie Styler have reportedly re-listed their long time Manhattan doo-plex pied a terre at the Brentmore with an asking price of $26,000,000.
The 18 room spread–once owned by piano man Billy Joel–is comprised to two combined units in a lovely Beaux Arts building on Central Park West. The floor plan shows the dee-luxe doo-plex measures in at approximately 6,600 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms including a surprisingly modest master suite on the upper floor. Other amenities include a tightly curving staircase connecting the two floors, two kitchens, two living rooms looking into the tree tops that line Central Park West, two fireplaces, a book shelf lined office, two private elevator landing entrances and a library with a discreet back entrance into the dressing room of the above mentioned modest master suite.
If the children will put on their thinking caps they might recall that the global do-gooders tried to unload this place way back in the summer of 2006 when it carried an asking price of $24,000,000. The two floor sprawler sat on the market for well over a year, was briefly reduced to $20,000,000 and then taken off the market just a few weeks before listing agent Linda Stein was bludgeoned to death in her Fifth Avenue aerie by her assistant.
Given that the boho Brits forked over a whopping $26,500,000 for new doo-plex digs in the newly built, much lauded and perhaps over-hyped 15 Central Park West last year, it would seem obvious that their old crib up the street at the Brentmore has become somewhat superfluous. However, what's puzzling and perplexing to Your Mama's little booze saturated pea brain is that the real estate rich couple re-listed the apartment in a swiftly declining market at a price six million smackers higher than the last asking price. Is anyone really going to offer anywhere near twenty six million when they know the couple was willing to part with it at twenty million? No, we don't think so either, but we do wish them luck at doing so anyway.
According to rumor and report, in addition to the two leviathan apartments they currently own on in New York City, the couple also maintain an ocean front house in The Malibu Colony, a large estate in Tuscany, Italy, a couple of places in London as well as a couple of places in the English countryside.