...From two separate sources, one we'll call Glinda the Good Witch and the other we'll call Winnie Baygo, that large lipped ack-tress Scarlett Johansson (Vicky Christina Barcelona, The Other Bolyn Girl, Lost In Translation and etc.) is fixin' to list her house on Senalda Road in the Outpost Estates area of Los Angeles.
If the children will put on their thinking caps they might recall that the formerly curvaceous now twig thin Miss Johansson purchased the 4,352 square foot Spanish style pile in May of 2007 from director Harold Becker who piloted movies such as the gripping The Sea of Love, Taps and The Onion Field.
What's perhaps most titillating to Your Mama about this particular celebrity real estate rumor is that, according to Miss Baygo, the house will be listed for "around $5,100,000," a figure our bejeweled abacus reveals is a gasp inducing $1,900,000 less than the $7,000,000 property records show she paid for the 7 bedroom and 7 bathroom house. Keep in mind children, that's just Miss Baygo passing along idle real estate gossip, so until the house actually hits the market we will not know what number is slapped up as the asking price.
Glinda whispered to Your Mama that the four time Golden Globe nominee, whose mother owns a crash pad condo at the Hollywood Versailles apartment tower, never moved into the house on Senalda Road because she, "Had to make repairs and renovations...The house isn't pretty at all." Oh dear.
After first hearing this real estate rumor, Your Mama also contacted the The Easter Bunny to see what he knew. Mister Bunny immediately responded to our query saying he didn't know a thing about Mrs. Ryan Reynolds house on Senalda, but would not be surprised if she were to sell the property since it is his understanding that she's moving (or already moved) to Manhattan.
Miss Johansson was real estate gossip catnip in May of 2008 when she sold her New York City loft at 66 Leonard Street (at a reported $52,000 loss) and then quickly coughed up $2,100,000 for a 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom terraced penthouse apartment in an undistinguished building on East 53rd Street near–but not actually in–the swank Sutton Place neighborhood. These real estate distinctions make a difference in New York City in the same way that real estate snobs in Los Angeles get their panties in a kerfuffle about the difference between Beverly Hills and the Beverly Hills Post Office.
photo: Pacific Coast News