Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Your Mama Hears...


...From two well placed real estate busy bodies that the architecturally significant home of recently deceased actor Ricardo Montalban will soon to hit the market with an asking price around $20,000,000.

Although Señor Montalban was in the bizness of show for some seven decades, Your Mama's first memories of him are from the mid-1970s when his wonderfully trilled and accented English showed up on our colossal console tee-vee touting the elegance, affordability and soft Corinthian leather seats of the Chrysler Cordoba. As memorable as those commercial gems are and although he appeared in over 100 films and boob-toob programs, Señor Montalban will, of course, always be remembered for his signature role as the enigmatic and kinda creepy Mr. Roarke on Fantasy Island.

Property records reveal Mexican born Señor Montalban picked up his Oriole Drive property way back in August of 1982 when he paid Hard Rock Cafe founder Peter Morton $630,000 for the 1.22 acre parcel. It's unclear to Your Mama whether or not a residence existed on the property at the time of Señor Montalban's purchase, but we do know that in the early 1990s the suave Señor commissioned legendary Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta to design a sophisticated and contemporary crib that would provide the Montalban clan all the privacy and security they desired.

The resulting structure is 6,678 square feet of stacked volumes, solid planes and well placed voids that manage to provide privacy and take advantage of the views provided by the site's location high on a promontory at the very tippy top of an area above the Sunset Strip known as The Bird Streets. Property records show the house includes 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms and both of our sources whispered that although the house is magnificent, it's become a bit shabby and will require updating, upgrading and, natch, a nice gay decorator to do the architecture justice.

Two other large lavish estates occupy the same promontory as Señor Montalban's casa. Immediately next door is hedge fund honcho Robert Krail who purchased his 9,691 square foot Italian villa style pile in September of 2006 for $19,500,000 and has it back on the market with a blistering asking price of $28,000,0000 (lowered from $29,000,000) and next to Mister Krail is motivational speaker and super Scientologist Grant Cardone and his ack-turuss wifey Elena Lyons who shack up in Lionel Ritchie's old residence. Although not currently on the open market, the couple have unsuccessfully attempted to sell their 6,099 square foot architectural white elephant on and off ever since 2005 for prices ranging from $14,900,000 to $17,500,000.

Photos: (top) Pacific Coast News; (bottom) Legorreta & Legorreta

90 comments:

bentley said...

What is that wacky hedge affair all about?

StPaulSnowman said...

Just too, too many straight lines.......the epitome of cold residential architecture.

Anonymous said...

Buy the house next door - far more cozy, better view and swimming pool.

I can only imagine all the indecent acts that took place in that house over the years.

angeleyes said...

While interesting looking, besides the views, all you get is a house and driveway, not a smidge of lawn area anywhere, no pool, nothing, and no room to change that. It's interior hasn't been updated, and apparently looks too shabby to publish pictures of. I have given up trying to understand the audacity of asking 10's of millions for properties like this one which lack what 99% of other homes in the country take for granted. Further, it seems more than a few are steadfastly choosing to live in denial regarding the current serious recession and tanking housing market which hasn't even caught sight of the bottom yet. Not that any of this is my concern or business, but it sure is fascinating to observe from a distance.

Anonymous said...

Actually, there is a swimming pool, albeit a small one.

This is absolutely not the epitome of cold residential architecture. It's done by a world class architect in a style not atypical for contemporary Mexican architects like Luis Barragan.

If you don't like it, that's fine, but to slam it as "cold" is to reveal your lack of understanding about architecture. Sorry. But that's how I feel.

I think it's spectacular and would love to see the interior.

Oh...and p.s. there are not listing photos of the interior because IT'S NOT CURRENTLY LISTED.

StPaulSnowman said...

Oh, I see now........if you find a design cold, then you don't understand it..........to be critical is to "slam." I will try to remember that.

Anonymous said...

8:03, I think it's fine too that you like it, and glad you think it's fine that 7:49 doesn't like it, but saying that he doesn't understand it has nothing to do with him/her finding it cold.

I can appreciate "good" or interesting or important architecture, but it doesn't mean I can't find it cold, especially if it's residential.

I personally like this house, and would like to see more. I see the pool, and it looks cool, which was probably the main point. But it doesn't appear as though you can sit by the pool and enjoy the view at the same time, which IMO, is important in a view site.

Is the land next to the house part of it?

Anonymous said...

sorry, Snowman, I started writing (8:38) before I saw you posted the same thing. I like the way you said it better.

Anonymous said...

Love this house.

The aerial pictures don't do it justice ... From the street it looks amazing. There is a pool which can be clearly seen in the pic which must have pretty nice views north west & west towards Beverly Hills. If you need a lawn then the area where the mammoth hedge is could be made into a lawn - just look at the hedge & the area in front of the house in relation to the parked cars - there is a lot of space.

As for next door, lovely property - the grounds are stunning but faux tuscan doesn't appeal to everyone ... & the interiors are a bit more Sun Valley than Sunset strip ...

Not sure what was going on yesterday but the amount of new listings that appeared throughout the day on the MLS was astounding ... Especially listings in Beverly Hills ... It seems that ALL of Beverly Park is for sale.

Anonymous said...

Anon 9:05.......I don't know whether the deluge of new listings is more interesting or terrifying.

Anonymous said...

probably should post on previous, but had to tell you watched "dress your nest" last night and it was the rancic episode.....fell asleep before finished...I know exciting life...should have put in a for sale blurb at end....

Anonymous said...

Can't help but agree with Snowman. I would add dank-looking. The house appears to be a transmutation of the Chrysler Cordoba, all dated straight lines and earth tones (except that I think I'd rather live in the car--much cushier and warmer). Those awful Brutalist touches don't help.

Anonymous said...

its not great the sellers- the high end market on the westside of LA now is just saturated...a sign of the times ? if someone is in the market for a home over 15 million they have alot to choose from

Kryptonitesf said...

personally, i have a feeling the pics don't do it justice.

it seems like it is capable of being warm and/or austere depending on circumstances, including time of day, i imagine.

it has an almost hacienda feel with all the sentiment scraped away. It feels like it's cool inside without the need for a/c.

course you'd want to be pals with the folks next door in order to enjoy the tennis court.

Anonymous said...

"hacienda feel with the sentiment scraped away".... howzat?

Anonymous said...

like others have mentioned, the pics don't do it justice. from the front going up the drive it looks awesome. definitely one of the nicest & most interesting in the immediate area.

Hippie Canyon said...

I had the priviledge of being inside of this home in the early '90s... back when I actually had a job in the entertainment industry. And I can say that the aerial photo does not enable the viewer to appreciate what is a spectacular, beautiful home. While the interior holds vast open spaces, high ceilings, etc., it is nonetheless warm and inviting. Not at all like most designs of such volumne that feel more like a well dressed warehouse than a home. As for the fruit trees by the front gate, its something Ricardo loved - to have that sense of being out in the country, able to pick and eat your own fresh fruits. While the boxwood-type hedge appears to be an odd choice, it works quite well when seen in person. If someone like Art Luna was hired to enhance the garden, the new owner would have one of the most interesting gardens around. As for the interior, it was furnished in the typical Kreiss Collection that ruled the day back then. I think someone like Mimi London could create the right vibe in the new interior design. Just keep the terra cotta tiled floors!

angeleyes said...

Hippie Canyon, you've piqued my interest in this property's architecture and features. I hope a nice variety of photos are provided when it is officially listed.

Viva! said...

Not my taste, at all. However, Ricardo Montalban was ultra fabulous and a helluva nice man.

Anonymous said...

baseball star dodgers player paul rameriz is asking 2.7MM more than he paid in 2001 for his condo in boston

they said what ???????????

Anonymous said...

If I had the money, I would buy this place, the Tuscan place next door and Scientologist's house next to that and tear them all down. I would have a huge promontory and I would built the most amazing house ever. But I must say, I would prefer the Tuscan over this one, I don't know why though. I guess it seems like the views would be better and it has a lawn, a lawn that isn't across the driveway. Also, the driveway on that one affords a significantly larger amount of privacy. Eat me.

Anonymous said...

Will Manny really get the $8.5 million he's asking for his condo?

By 'Duk

First, Manny Ramirez extricated $45 million from the Dodgers in a down market when there was no other team with more than a casual interest in his services.

For an encore, he'll attempt to maximize his profits in a real estate scene that's just as limp.

As we mentioned in this morning's Top 'O The Order, Ramirez has placed his Boston penthouse apartment on the market for a price of $8.5 million.

Located on the 37th floor of the Ritz-Carlton, the condo features four bedrooms, six bathrooms, three valet parking spaces and a wraparound terrace that offers views of nearby Boston Common and the city beyond. Even better, the Ritz-Carlton's health club, round-the-clock housekeeping and room service are part of the deal.

Says Michael Doherty, the broker who listed the condo: "This is the most magnificent apartment in Boston by far."

"idiot"

Anonymous said...

i'm sure all his other clients will be thrilled to hear that. jackass realtor.

Anonymous said...

Rich Corinthian Leather.....who knew that saying would still be in the minds of people 30 years later.
Ricardo made a pile of money on commercials, voice-overs etc. Good guy......went to Fairfax High in L.A.

Anonymous said...

maybe thats why chrysler is going out of business - the corinthian leather shortage!

luke220 said...

Manny's apartment is very special. Another unit in the complex sold for $8.5 million, on a lower floor, last summer, so I think his price is reasonable. It will be interesting to see what he buys in LA.

Regarding Ricardo's place, he must have been a cool guy to commission such an unusual and beautiful house.

Anonymous said...

whoever the hell this Manny is--I care about him even less than I do about the late Senor M, him or a his fabulash Boston apt

Anonymous said...

I like it, mucho. I'd be delighted to live there. Modern apartments are "cold" too but if decorated well they become warm. Meanwhile the outline and structure is fabulous and impressive.

Kryptonitesf said...

Quien es mas macho, ricardo montalban o fernando lamas?

lil' gay boy said...

Snowman, perhaps this view might make you reconsider.

Given how hot it can get in the blazing Southern California sun, I think the enclosed style, albeit rather rectilinear (I'd wouldn't say severe,) may actually make it a more livable home.

Hippie seems to know the inside, but what I can see of the outside & how it relates to the steeply sloping site, I think it's rather grand in it's own way, and certainly unique amongst it neighbors (don't get me started on the "cozy" pseudo-Mediterranean carbuncle that's all too close next door)...

Bentley, the weird hedge puzzled me too, until I took an aerial spin around it ––– rather an awkward attempt at a "hidden garden," but the sentiment is lovely.

slicktown117 said...

does mama know who is selling at 72 Beverly Park Dr?

they have a boxing ring and stands set up outside the house.

StPaulSnowman said...

LGB.........a picture is worth a thousand words.........a picture you can browse around in.........priceless! Thanks for the opportunity to look around that neighborhood. I envy your facility with these image recognition websites. I suspect the new owner will be a collector of some very large canvases.

Anonymous said...

Someone anonymous wrote "I can only imagine all the indecent acts that took place in that house over the years".

Highly doubtful. Mr. Montalban was a devout Catholic; married to the same lady for decades. I believe she passed last year; maybe he had a broken heart. An old friend worked with him for many years and said he was a wonderful man.

My condolences to his family.

Anonymous said...

Mama: As I remember, it is Rich Corinthian Leather, which in its very nature better be soft. Some people would probably not like this house. Has a very luxury Mexican hotel vibe going on. $20MM is probably optimistic.

avg joe :{} said...

if it sells now they will probally get 20MM for it, I have been there before and that place is AMAZING !!!!!!!!! blows the rockstar fortress off the map and you do not have to drive that far to get there

at least they are not asking 85MM or 125MM

Anonymous said...

This is a buy, considering the flipper tear-down house next door is going for 29 million!

All these prices are way to high. These sellers will be desperate in a few months.

House info -
http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1423-Oriole-Dr-Los-Angeles-CA-90069/20799197_zpid/

Anonymous said...

Well stuff "avg joe :{}" in there and keep that shit off my Mama's blog.

Anonymous said...

"the rockstar mansion"

OMFG!!!! shut the F*ck up about that shit ugly house! Seriously! Go buy a book on architecture numb nuts!

Those saying this property isn't worth $20M get a god damn grip! It's on some very expensive & hard to come by land, very few acre parcels in the bird streets. It may not get $20M but will be pretty close.

avg joe :{} said...

I said it was worth around 20MM if they sell it in the next 6 months, after that who knows,

it is a 5 min drive from the strip vs rockstar mansion which is a 20 min drive up windy roads and god forbid if it was foggy or rainy, then you cannot take the shortcuts through kirkwood, grandview, colecrest as those unstable roads would be sliding off the hills,

yes I have to say that montabaln sure knew what he was doing when he bought that plot of land,

it is a stones throw away from BH and belair and in 10 min you are at the hottest nightspots, hotels in LA LA Land,

Anonymous said...

Yawn...Yeah because people haven't been driving on Kirkwood, Grandview, & Cole Crest in the rain and fog for the past several decades. Really numb nuts, do you even live in Los Angeles or are you making up all your crap from a trailer in Kansas?

Auntie Em said...

Don't mess with Kansas!

Anonymous said...

Mostly a western exposure which I find a minus. That hedge is a wonder. Oh, and did I mention? I keep oranges in my trunk.

avg joe :{} said...

you use them as shortcuts to get to the upper half of sunset plaza, esp if you are in a rush to get home

when it rains, gets foggy or both they become deadmans curves, colecrest does not have a guardrail to keep you from going over or street lights next to the other estate going for sale at 10MM

the neighbors do not want to pay to put any up and the city refuses to pay for them, and believe me, many a car have gone over the edge on cole crest drive, I saw it happen to a friend once when I was at a party on cole crest drive

check it out yourself and see if I am lying, you go from laurel cyn, left on kirkwood, all the way up to a fork, take a left on that which is grandview, then a sharp 90' turn onto cole crest and go all the way up, through the pink estates driveway to blue heights then to sunset plaza, it should take you 10 min tops, the fortress is 3 minutes from there,

Anonymous said...

who is selling this place ?


http://www.legendaryparkhillestate.com/mls/

Anonymous said...

Moron Joe - I have lived here for 12 years. I know the roads. I know how RARE it is that anyone drives off them. I know the eyesore you harp endlessly about that the whole neighborhood hates.

IF (and since your word is worthless, your story probably isn't true) your friend ran off the road, they were drunk (or stupid) and would have run off the road regardless of rain or fog.

You don't know what you are talking about so shut the F up.

Anonymous said...

I am not a big fan of that modern, glass and concrete floor thing with the same boring 4 pieces of furnature that you see in every mag--but this is sort of desert warm, with the browns etc. Also the lack of glass actually works. This place looks "spanish" modern--if there is such a thing. Nice big house too. Interesting, classy. The hedge looks weird from the air but from the ground blocks trash cans etc.

Mama's black sheep in WEHO

Anonymous said...

we all need to pray for avg joe. you know, a few of mama's chirren just ain't right in the head, but we need to respect them. Unless of course they take up too much comment space...........

Anonymous said...

http://www.legendaryparkhillestate.com/mls/

If you live in LA you live in a place like this - none of the other shit on the market - including the Ricardo pile

Anonymous said...

Well, that 'Ricardo pile' is apparently priced $10M more than the Parkhill Estate so that should say something about house/location/desirability ... I like the Park Hill place but there is so much of it I'd need to change, some parts of it are hideous ... There are nicer 'older' properties on the market at the moment ..

As for the hedge .. It looks unusual but is ideal at blocking the view of the house from the street ... Hard to explain but the way it's angled makes the house totally private ...

avg joe :{} said...

anon

1109pm

NOW I KNOW YOU ARE A FUCKING LIAR

I lived on cole crest drive since 1992 and there have been at least 2 accidents a year on those roads as well as a few murders, I have seen the tow trucks showing up and towing the cars at 2 in the morning, as well as a fleet of cops showing up because a connected uber rich druggie murdered someone at his house, these incidents for the most part never make the news because the owners of media live up there and they do not want their wonderland to be tarnished in the press,

SO STOP FUCKING LYING LIKE YOU ARE A BIG SHOT !!!!!!!!

and like I said

drive up there and see if I am lying about the lack of safety features, ie guard rails, more than a few street lights, as a matter of fact you have to beep your horn going up grandview to colecrest to blue heights so that the driver speeding the other way does not crash into you,

Anonymous said...

oh sweet jesus Mama the chirren are fighting!!!!!!!!!!!

avg joe said...

I am not fighting

I am just saying that unless you have lived on cole crest, grandview, blue heights you will have no clue as to what I am talking about with the difficulty of the rain, fog driving conditions ect,

and you have to drive through there if you want to get to the top end of sunset plaza for a quick trip home,

just sayin

avg joe said...

I am not fighting

I am just saying that unless you have lived on cole crest, grandview, blue heights you will have no clue as to what I am talking about with the difficulty of the rain, fog driving conditions ect,

and you have to drive through there if you want to get to the top end of sunset plaza for a quick trip home,

just sayin

Anonymous said...

Oh dear.. I recommend Mama's RealEstranquilizer© vitamins with a dose of her RealEstonicgin© elixer to wash them down with. Best ride you'll ever have regardless of driving conditions ;)

Anonymous said...

On June 1, the Los Angeles Police Department responded to a 911 call stating that a woman was fatally shot in a home at 8581 Cole Crest Drive near Laurel Canyon. Police officials arrived at the scene of the crime, found several individuals, including Mahler, and brought all of them in for questioning at the Hollywood Police Station.


READ ALL ABOUT IT YOU WANKERS:


http://www.canyon-news.com/artman/publish/article_5609.php

avg joe :{} said...

I am calling a truce here,

I would not want to see this blog get deleted by google as they have been lately deleting thousands of blogs recently for no reason at all,

and despite of what I have been saying, I do like this blog, I do want the market to go back up, and I want real estate to level off to 2000 pricing,

just sayin

HotSauce said...

Praise Jesus! There's a lot of love in this here blog! Now don't y'all feel better? We can't be fussin and scrappin on a Friday night! Grab a cold one and a valium and read Mama's latest installment. It's juicy as all get out! Bye Bye!

Anonymous said...

goodbye then, Joe. Don't let the door hit in the ass etc.

StPaulSnowman said...

I am curious about the Richard Landry comments. Is it possible that he did more than a handful of houses in this area? I saw him interviewed on "Beautiful Homes and Great Estates" and he seemed thoughtful and passionate about his work. Unfortunately, the house being featured had an almost theme park quality about it with many overproportioned minimally useful rooms. If he has won that many commissions, he must have really tapped into an aesthetic favored by the super-wealthy. I guess you can't argue with success.

Anonymous said...

Great architecture by a talented architect - the house is fabulous!

Horace Trumbauer said...

For insightful Landry comments you should check out PCH's comments on Mama's Nov. 27, 2007 posting. He did have an early job as a theme park designer in Santa Barbara and that may explain some things.

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of a stark office building.

Anonymous said...

Uh... Average Joe???

You've lived on Cole Crest since 1972??

All the children have to do is click on the story Mama just wrote about Beverly Park where you claim you are living in a rented floor of a Beverly Park house.

Or the older children will recall that we have been hearing for 2 years about how you DON'T OWN because you are waiting for the prices above Sunset to drop.

Now WHY would anyone who has owned a house on Cole Crest for 35+ years say they were waiting for prices to drop?

"just saying"

avg joe :{} said...

I lived on cole crest since 1992 up to a few months ago, not 1972 and I now rent in beverly park

if I had known prices would go up 1500-2000% I would have certaintly bought in the 90's

what can I say I missed out

and the next gold rush is not for another 20 years ? by then I will be to rich to care about it, I will continue to rent for the rest of my life, as of now I live in a 30MM estate for a tenth of the price in rent and that is a pretty good trade off you think ? and for the record from my understanding those that live in beverly park for the most part are set for the next 1000 years even if the economy ends, they are brilliant at moving money around, investing in tangible companies and so forth, they are selling at these prices to see if they can get them, it is a game to them to be perfectly honest, at least that is what I overhear at the cocktail parties.

Anonymous said...

Lying sack of shit. You can't even keep your own lies straight.

I can't believe you even bother. Every single person that reads this blog knows your comments are as worthless as AIG stock.

avg joe :{} said...

believe what you want

it will not affect me one way or the other

this blog is great for me because if I spoke like this in front of my friends they would have me shot or put away

no joke

it is like I can be another personality on here and see if I am nuts for my beliefs or is real estate really going to come crashing down and if I find a good buy ? I will pay cash for it, financing is a very tricky game

Anonymous said...

"if I spoke like this in front of my friends they would have me shot or put away"

Now THAT I believe. Might be the first truthful thing you've posted.

Lord knows we've all wanted to shoot or have you put away.

Hippie Canyon said...

OMG, all the forgoing bitching. I feel like I just relived every childhood Saturday dinner.

Prince Johan Franco Von Schueltz said...

As a long time homeowner on Cole Crest, I must admit Average Joe was living on Cole Crest. I was his landlord. At least I tried to collect rent from him when we discovered he had set up a tent under our overgrown bougainvillea. I can't say how long he was there before gardener discovered him. We tried pesticides, bee colonies, and red ants. I recently remarried a lovely young woman I met at my friend Hugh Hefner's. When she moved in, she brought with her two Canary Island Mastiffs. We fenced the perimeter of the property to allow the dogs to run free. I hadn't seen Joe since. We did see some shreds of clothing and assumed the dogs ate him. I am deeply saddened to learn he is squatting in the home of one of my fellow billionaires in Beverly Park. They are welcome to rent the mastiffs for a few days.

Anonymous said...

you go on with your bad self, Prince! That's funny as hell!

:{} avg joe said...

That was a good one prince

or are you a pauper ?

I would say pauper

it is funny how all of you make fun of me, but remember this

no matter how much you make fun of others because you may think they are idiots, it will not make your life any better so you that make fun of me should get a life or "don't" it has no effect on me or my life


:)

Prince Johan Franco Von Schueltz said...

How dare you question my royal lineage after all we have done to try and help you.

How many times did gardener try to bring you leftovers from the dinner table? And offer to take you to the LAHSA office?

No one is making fun of you. It is both crass and tasteless to make fun of the mentally disabled.

We have nothing but pity for you and your sad little existence.

Conchita Guevara-Flores, Teles Properties said...

Things that make you go hmmmm...

"Joe" says he lived on Cole Crest from 1992 until *recently*.

The house a few doors away from his latest infatuation - was built in 1991.......

And.....

..Forclosed on *recently*.

Now fire sale priced at 769k.

Anonymous said...

Landrys quality is very much theme park/ Las Vegas. Lots of cheap quality that looks good from far but far from good.
best one he has done is the Saban home in Bev Park and the biggest plot of land in Bev park

http://www.landrydesigngroup.com/Classic/3/1.htm


http://maps.live.com/?v=2&encType=1&sp=Point.ppm3mc53yw6q_Saban____

CommonerKooKoo said...

i am loving the prince! you go on your with your royal sassiness!

Anonymous said...

Prince Johan Franco Von Schueltz

you are a turd

so this one is for you

http://student.bmj.com/back_issues/0803/letters/images/turd.jpg

Prince Johan Franco Von Schueltz said...

I am so disappointed now. I was discussing this situation with Donald Trump as we were visiting Ed McMahon & Zsa Zsa Gabor in the hospital.

They all told me we had been far too kind to Average Joe and that he would turn on us like a chipmunk with rabies.

I could not believe them. But now look how he repays our kindness.

I will find where he is hiding in Beverly Park. If it is with Bisno, he owes me. I will demand honor for my crown.

:{} avg joe said...

PRINCE JERKOFF

I DOUBT YOU COULD GET PAST THE GATES IN BEVERLY PARK

that is without getting arrested or shot

Ida Slapter said...

Oh Puleez Joe..Liken youd be gittin in them gates (or the pearly ones past the blessed St. Peter) witout strappin yur skinny azz to the underside of a trash truck.

Prince Johan Franco Von Schueltz said...

I have spoken with the relevant authorities and they have assured me that Average Joe is not in Beverly Park - North or South. Several owners in both communities have restraining orders against him due to his bullying attempts to get them to invest in some get rich quick scheme. An anonymous tip line call has placed him under a closed lifeguard tower on Venice Beach. His 1975 Ford Pinto was found illegally parked near Westminster & Speedway. A 911 call reported a person vaguely fitting his description in nearby Westminster Park exposing himself to drivers on Pacific Ave.

:{} avg joe said...

Prince turd I am here and you are not

so FUCK OFF YOU TWAT !!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Gee Joe - Someone hitting to close to home[less]?

loyalsubjkt said...

Your Johanness.........where have you been? You are playing Joe like a Stradivarius. It's great fun to watch.........with any luck........he will pull a Rumpelstilzkin on us.

Kieran said...

L.A properties always look like trash from ariel view, this is one of them! The desert plants, industrialised roofs, and concrete do not paint a nice picture. But this house is really like on closer inspection, I love the achiture and design. It is very original. I think it would be worth $20mil if it had more out door entertaining space and a patch of luch green lawn. I like the hedge, its the only green thing on the property and its cool how it keeps those out buildings in there own space, its a shame the hedge dsnt stretch the length of the property. Nice place!

Oliver Ashmead IV, Esq. said...

I am the royal solicitor with the Prince’s staff. Prince Johan has left the country for a holiday on his private island. I regret that Average Joe’s location was disclosed as the LAPD have been working closely with the FBI on the allegations of fraud. They had been certain they would catch him meeting with co-conspirators but so far have only seen him approach innocent citizens on the street asking for spare change. Please refrain from further discussion about this alleged criminal so the authorities are able to complete their investigations.

Regards.

Anonymous said...

prince why are you using 3 names posts from the same ip address ?

Anonymous said...

Actually, the "prince" posts all came from the same IP address. There are a couple of earlier anon posts from that IP address as well so it appears our friend the prince took a little while to come up with a persona.

What the children might find interesting is while "avg joe" posts come from more than one IP, they all come from the same pool - as in IP addresses belonging to a single ISP. This would indicate he is using a cheap dynamic IP account to access the internet.

Every post from "avg joe" claiming he is not the "anon" who writes like "avg joe" can be matched to a post from said "anon". So if it isn't "avg joe", it is someone in his immediate area with access to the same ISP at the same time. My professional experience says it is in fact "avg joe" posting as "anon".

BTW, the "avg joe" posts aren't coming from Beverly Park.

Anonymous said...

Who cares? Why don't you people actually write something that has to do with this blog rather than spout venom and stroke your own needy egos? It's just so tiresome anymore.

Anonymous said...

Poor baby. You're tired? Close your browser and get off the internet then. Don't expect others to provide you with something to read than rant when you don't like what you read. That makes you no better than avg joe.

Anonymous said...

IT'S OFFICIALLY ON THE MARKET!