Thursday, March 12, 2009

Sally Field Selling Malibu Manse

SELLER: Sally Field
LOCATION: McAnany Way, Malibu
PRICE: $6,950,000
SIZE: 5,964 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms
DESCRIPTION: Privacy abounds on the close-in yet completely secluded three acre Malibu celebrity estate. Approximately 6,000 sq. ft. well appointed two-story home complete with updated chef's kitchen, over sized master wing, separate guest apartment, beautifully manicured grounds, lighted tennis court, pool, three stall horse paddock, hay barn and so much more. Property has direct acces to riding trails on over 2,000 acres of park land.

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Your Mama knows we are a little late to the rodeo on this one having already been discussed here, there and everywhere, but we do not want to hear it from any of the sassy children because we carry a candle in our cold, dark heart for Miz Sally Field, so we're gonna say a few words anyway.

Miz Field, who currently tears up the boob-toob on that maudlin but unfortunately addictive Brothers and Sisters program that the Dr. Cooter got us hooked on, recently listed her three-ish acre Malee-boo estate with an asking price of $6,950,000.

Love her or not–and Your Mama and the Dr. Cooter both love her like the dickens–she's one of Tinseltown's most decorated actresses who has managed to remain a relevant since her days as Gidget and The Flying Nun in the 1960s, which for those children who can't count (and we suspect there are a few of you out there), that's more than 40 damn years ago. The formidable (and oft criticized) actress has taken home two Oscars including for her lead role in 1979s Norma Rae and the other one in 1985 when she made that acceptance speech that has haunted her for nearly 3 decades. She's also got three Emmys plus 4 additional nominations including one for her soo-blime performance in Sybil and 2 Golden Globes plus 8 additional nominations. And those, children, are just the mac daddy awards. Bee-hawtcha has more awards and nominations that Your Mama can count on our fingers and toes.

Anyhoo, records reveal the smart, savvy and politically vocal Miz Field (remember the 2007 Emmys?) picked up her perfectly private property in May of 2004 for $4,822,500.

Property records show the two-story house measures 5,964 square feet and listing information shows there are 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms including an impressive sounding "master wing" with a large bathroom all did up in a too Shabby Chic style for our personal taste.

The main living space appears to be an open plan situation where the formal living room area with its four powder blue velveteen armchairs and super shiny baby grand piano opens to a glassed in dining area with a long farmhouse table surrounded by 10 white oval backed Bergère chairs covered in chocolate fabric.

The dining area is open to the commodious kitchen that includes a large work island, and a second much smaller work island whose only purpose seem to be to keep Miz Field from bumping her head on that horrendous and huge pot rack. Sally, darlin', we adore you, but the pot rack hanging down in the middle of the damn room like that is a serious error in judgment and makes Your Mama want to puke. As far as we are concerned, cooking vessels belong in cupboards and not hanging from some damn metal contraption affixed to the ceiling. It's just not sanitary.

Anyhoo, there are several additional and casual sitting rooms including a family room with a brick fireplace, a screened porch with a great view of the mountains and bunch of wicker furniture that we hate, and a book shelf lined den with a gigantic chocolate brown sectional sofa and where if you look closely you can see an Emmy or two and a couple of Oscars. Additionally, according to listing information, there is an office, media room, a wine cellar, a sound studio (sound studio?) and a separate guest apartment so Miz Field need not worry about making coffee in the nood when she is hosting overnight guests.

The extensive grounds include a long, celebrity style driveway, a swimming pool surrounded by a big deck, a lighted tennis court (would Miz Field want to play doubles with Your Mama and the Dr. Cooter?), stables for three horses, and a large flat grassy area where she can pitch a tents or host a large party. The property backs up to 2,000 acres of park land with direct access to riding trails, something horsey types will find very appealing but is of no use to Your Mama who would sooner have a horse ride on our back than get up on a horse's back.

Previous to moving to Malee-boo, Miz Field lived for a very long time in a very privately situated house in Brentwood on 7th Helena Drive that records show she sold to Oscar nominated Aussie actress Naomi Watts in July of 2004 for $4,205,000 and who presumably shares the house with her man-mate and baby daddy Liev Schreiber.

61 comments:

StPaulSnowman said...

Oh boy! we haven't seen a pot rack for ages. I can almost see and taste the moth parts in thoses less frequently used Creuset saucepans.

Anonymous said...

Love Sally Field. You're so right, Brothers & Sisters is so god damn addictive.

:{} avg joe said...

for the wacko anon that keeps on tracking me through these posts

BRING IT ON YOU WACKO

HA HA

Anonymous said...

btw check this one out

no wonder everyone is trying to sell now, they are over leveraged in that building and many others through out the world, and at that level of the game you cannot tell the banks I am late on my payments

"One of Boston's most recognizable buildings, the John Hancock tower is in deep financial trouble. The 60-story glass tower is scheduled to be sold in a foreclosure auction on March 31. The Boston Herald reports that the current owner, Broadway Partners, may file bankruptcy before then. The company bought the tower in 2006 for $1.3 billion hoping that rents in the office tower would provide income. However the economy's quick descent and the erosion of rental prices in Boston are making that purchase look like a bad investment. It is now projected that the tower is worth just $800 million. A spokesman for Broadway Partners has only said the the company continues to negotiate and hopes that "something positive will take place before the auction."

so they over paid by 1000 percent so that they may charge rents over 1000 percent

I have a new prediction

the DOW is going back up to 14,000, that I am certain of and as I am writing this, wall street is distancing themselves far far far away from any form of RE investments,

so, the RE market will have a reduction by 90%, no one will be imune, buildings, penthouses, mansions, dumps, all across the world, it hath been foretold,

Anonymous said...

That's all nice and good but what I really want to hear about is the Safe Estate! What's the scoop on that?! I heard it was built without permits!!!!! Any info on that????? I WANNA KNOW ABOUT THE SAFE ESTATE!!!

Anonymous said...

That's all nice and good but what I really want to hear about is the Safe Estate! What's the scoop on that?! I heard it was built without permits!!!!! Any info on that????? I WANNA KNOW ABOUT THE SAFE ESTATE!!!

angeleyes said...

Lmao Mama. I saw the pot rack before reading your article, and it whetted my appetite Big Time to read all about you taking the wooden spoon to Miz Field's behind for it :) I too am a long time fan of hers, and believe industry types were over-the-top and unnecessarily snide in their reaction to her now infamous '85 acceptance speech comment. I believe she honestly thought winning a 2nd time would be just too good to be true, so her words came from a place of genuine unjaded sincerity. Excuuuuse her for not having memorized a formulaic prepared statement 'worthy' of Oscar. As for the house and property, it seems a perfect place for someone seeking a country ranch atmosphere and lifesyle. Wonder where she's moving to, and look forward to finding out from none other than you.

Anonymous said...

News Flash - There is no wacko anon. There are a large number of the children, some who use identities and some who post anon, but all have two things in common.

1] All love Mama

2] All see Average Joe as an internet troll

ride sallly ride said...

Fair price BEAUTIFUL HOME

Olivia Newton John lived there for years - much more rustic with a menagerie of animals, stables, riding areas ... now the grounds look a little too groomed and "corporate park"- like.

Still like the Feilds though but what the he** is lovely Olivia, (Malibu's 1st lady) doiing in F-L-O-R-I-D-A????

Lucy said...

All I could think of when I saw those dining room chairs was that either A. those slipcovers are shoddy or B. they need a good pressing.

You can take the girl out of the South, but...

Anonymous said...

Hope you have REAL good fire insurance, or can get it with this property?

This is in one of the very worst areas for Santa Ana wind driven wild fires in SOCAL. The house is in a brushy area at the very end of the canyon road.

On top of that, the house has got wood siding! Yikes! Smoky the Bear would have a heart attack if he saw this wooden house. Good design for a beach house, but VERY bad for a wild fire prone canyon area.

Maybe Mel Gibson will buy this house like he did the David Duchovny/Leoni canyon home a few miles away? Mel loves these private Malibu canyon homes.

She has dodged the wildfire bullet for years and is smart to leave.
I wish her luck selling it.

http://virtualglobetrotting.com/map/38487/view/?service=1

Anonymous said...

anon 6:56. You are so right. Very scary location and no apparent effort on Field's part to protect her property. As a result, it's a complete firetrap and that's probably a good reason why there appears to be nothing of significant value here in terms of furnishings. I sincerely hope everything of sentimental value, which is actually much more important, is well protected someplace else. I'm presuming the various acadamys will issue replacement statues in case they melt in a fire. Imagine it will be very difficult to unload this place given the recent fire destruction in malibu and the on-going drought that can only lead to more.

Anonymous said...

forget escaping it

try living in it, all the smoke, ash for weeks, really fucked my lungs up for life

also my place was drenched in ash so I had to pay thousands to have it remodeled

ah the price of living in malibu

Anonymous said...

Talk about sacrificial lamb. From the aerial photos it looks like her house protects/blocks the houses below her's from any advancing fire. The neighbors should pay her or the next owner for being their personal $6,950,000 fire break.

I think the building code now only allows fiberglass or tile roofs in this area, but you have to have a bunker of a house to be safe in this area.

I would freak in a strong Santa Ana wind in this home.

I think Sean Penn still owns his lot that his house once sat on. Nothing but a foundation and empty pool on that property now. He lost it in one of the Santa Ana wind driven wildfires in the early 90s. It was in the same type of "end of canyon" location the Fields house is in. The just sold Duchovny/Leoni house is lower left.

http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&cp=34.046600178592634~-118.65808501839639&style=o&lvl=1&tilt=-90&dir=0&alt=-1000&scene=32932126&encType=1

Anonymous said...

RIP avg joe

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Viva! said...

I too love me some Sally Field. A very fair price for a house on this much land...my bet is she moves back to Brentwood or the flats of Beverly Hills.

philippine real estate said...

love the place..it looks very relaxing and accommodating...

- ledz -

Anonymous said...

$ 7 million.

Seriously???

Anonymous said...

As if I didn't know Mama was a woman of character before, now I am doubly certain of it-- she bein' a fan of La Fields & all, even in spite of the pot rack. What has driven the hipper-than-thou movie types crazy all these years is that she said exactly what every last wannabe Oscar-winner thinks.... "you like me"....

dolly said...

All the Boniva in the world isn't going to help her when that pot rack comes crashing down on her shoulders.

Anonymous said...

March 13, 2009 6:02 AM

Are you serious?

Anonymous said...

Personally not a fan of anything about this house. It's rather boring and uninteresting fire trap.

Anonymous said...

Quite a pleasant house...but I'm left wondering, how SAFE is it? And did they get a permit?

Just saying

Anonymous said...

Yep...Malibu is either going up in flames or crashing into the ocean, no one should ever have been allowed to build there. Beverly Park is cheap and tacky. Trousdale is a tract house neighborhood. Bel Air is the backwoods. Hancock Park is crime-ridden. Los Angeles is overpriced. Los Angeles is smoggy all the time. Los Angeles is falling into the ocean. Los Angeles is going to look terrible when all the plants die.

Did I leave anything out? Everyone feel better about their little existence now? Good for you.

Anonymous said...

Yes, you left out the Safe House. I wanna hear about the Safe House. Mama, when will you tell us about the safe house? I hear its 80k sq ft really, most of it is hidden in the hillside.

Anonymous said...

This is hilarious.
How the hell did a real estate website become a fight zone?

Anonymous said...

It's not 10:28. We're waiting for Terminix to expand their pest control services to the internet.

Lovely property and terrific article Mama. Thanks so much.

Anonymous said...

The kitchen is nice and big. What are the tan counter tops made of? Does not look like wood or marble.

Mister Ed said...

avg joe should be very quiet for a while. i put something in his mouth.

Anonymous said...

WTF does this have to do with Sally Fucking Field's property? You have a severe mental illness you midget dick brain dead good for nothing freak!

Anonymous said...

just saying..........

Anonymous said...

Would the children please learn to put a hyphen in Bel - Air? It's Bel-Air. Not that I'm anal or anything.

Anonymous said...

Just for you...........- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Sandpiper said...

I think her possessions make this place a home. Otherwise, it's big, well maintained, roomy and crisp; but nothing over the top that would be a tragic loss if raised, or God forbid...

Was apprehensive to weigh in on concerns about the home's sited vulnerabilities, but they are valid. I know the area. Personally, I passed on a place near hers for these very reasons.

Numero Ono ... working long hours in LA and commuting to a Malibu home base can become quickly tiring.

Anonymous said...

I guess the Boniva ads aren't quite paying all the bills?

Anonymous said...

Yes, SOCAL IS falling into the ocean.

http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/state&id=6706222

Anonymous said...

Oh good, another California hater reading a blog about California real estate.

You know, of course, that sea levels aren't just rising in CA, right? Coastal communities around the world have this issue to contend with even places you might think are worthy of saving.

So go ahead clap your hands and grin ear to ear because CA is sinking into he Pacific Ocean. But remember that people knock others down in order to feel good about themselves.

You must feel so small inside that you have the need to anonymously attack an entire state you've probably never even been to.

Bullies may win the fight, but they are such unhappy and unfulfilled people. You make me sad.

Anonymous said...

anon you are such a wack job and now everyone is agreeing with me

so go away you troll

thank you

avg joe said...

that was from me anon

you whack job

Anonymous said...

Thanks for proving the point Joe. You told me to "bring it on" based on my pointing out your shortcomings in another topic..

And this is my first post in this topic.

So that tells me that -

a) You have a problem that requires medical attention.

b) There are more than one person here who wishes you either start posting on topic or go find an appropriate blog for the topics you want to discuss.

c) You are an ass.

Anonymous said...

March 13, 2009 3:53 PM -

Sorry to correct you but Bel Air, California is NOT hyphenated.

And just so we don't have to have a 50 comment argument about it, here's a link to a photo of the sign on the west gate. No hypen.

http://www.sothebyshomes.com/images/neighborhood/95.jpg

Anonymous said...

Here's a closer shot -

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/44/133144911_7fbbda0ecb.jpg?v=0

Anonymous said...

anon

we know you are crass but.......

do you even have a life or is this it ? chastising others ? trolling on blogs

Your ex-wife said...

Average Joe - you fucking psycho whack job. You can post as an anon or Mary Poppins or George Bush, but any way you slice it, it is clearly YOU because you are so shallow, stupid and naive, and have an ignorant ability to compose text that proves my point.

So seriously now, you are flaming trolls? That's too funny especially because you are the ONLY troll here. Should I call Uncle Jack to med you up and tuck you in again? Come in off the roof, have some cookies and milk and a nice bedtime story. You'll be instatutionalized again again in the morning. It's all good Average Joe. You know the drill.

:{} avg joe said...

okay anon 1 2 4 5 6 prince avg joe's ex wife, whatever you say

btw dow is going up to 14,000
and real estate will go down another 70% as wall street now realizes what fools they have been, investors for real estate are no where to be found as the normal ones are back to buying up stock in GM, Ford, wells fargo, citibank, b of a and so on,

just sayin

:{} avg joe said...

oh and anon this one is for you

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_wFWqWIH-WFU/SbxJHfxugaI/AAAAAAAAJVg/1OtYxYZYyvQ/s1600-h/1paullamontcartoon.jpg

Sandpiper said...
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Joe's ex-wife said...

Joe, you whack job. NO I won't read your dumb links. You'll be back in the psych ward by morning so post here to your warped little heart's content. You are largely ignored so it really doesn't make a difference what you have to say.

Anonymous said...

anon stop acting like a jackass
your behavior is uncouth and unbecoming

where are your manners ?

Anonymous said...

Which anon, AJ 7:43? We all think you're a looser. Meds are often a wonderful thing. Stay on them, whack job. You'll only be back here for a moment, then you'll get all unregulated again, fall to pieces and be back at the hospital. Toodles.

Anonymous said...

looser ?

I can see that you are a trailer park trash talking idiot with a kindergarten education

I was right you are a

loser !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

pch said...

Not that it really matters, but Bel-Air is hyphenated on the East Gate sign, and also in the name of the Hotel Bel-Air and the Bel-Air Country Club.

The hyphen is an old school thing that not many people use anymore.

gesshoo said...

An old school thing........like crown moulding, wainscoting, tiffany lamps and formal gardens...............sigh!

Anonymous said...

Huh. So I posted a single time at 4:27, signed off and did you know...that thing that most of us have but apparently joe does not...a life.

I come back and see that Joe had his meltdown.

Joe, you truly are a loser.

Anonymous said...

Your ignorance is showing Joe. My IP is not the same as whomever posted as "avg joe's ex wife" nor am I that person.

just sayin said...

dont know why anyone would claim to be the idiots ex when there is no way any woman would be stupid enough to marry him

Joe's ex-wife said...

I wasn't stupid, I was drugged. When I came to, we were married. And my credit already ruined from his financial shortcomings.

:{} avg joe said...

you married me for my money !!!!!!!

then you left me after i spent all my money on our honeymoon value meal at mcdonalds !!!!!!

oh and the dow is up today

i dont know how i will live

Anonymous said...

It's a "Gorgeous" house. Those that critise, are just plain jealous. Pffttt!!!!!!!1

Anonymous said...

Olivia Newton-John and her new hubby should buy it back, if she could talk him into getting the heck out of "muggy buggy land" and coming back to "Mal-ee-boo" where she belongs! Yes there is a fire risk, but virtually no hurricane risk!

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