Monday, August 10, 2009

Shia LaBeouf Gets a Home of His Own

BUYER: Shia LaBeouf
LOCATION: Deervale Drive, Sherman Oaks, CA
PRICE: $1,825,000
SIZE: 2,463 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
DESCRIPTION: Spectacular 1958, hip redone one story Arch gem. On over 1/2 acre natural setting w/ panoramic cyn, mntn & city light views. Amenities incl sunken liv rm, floor-to-ceiling walls of glass overlooking an "L" shaped sparkling pool, a fully-equipped cook's kitchen, sophisticated Mstr Ste w/ 2 resort-style spa BAs, dining area wrapped in glass, & a great separate built-in Ofc. A Mid-Century retreat w/ romantic sunsets, privacy, surreal views, superb indoor-outdoor living, & easy Westside access.

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Sometimes good things just fall from the sky at unexpected moments and that's what happened on Friday afternoon when Your Mama received a thoughtful missive from Big Dave at Celebrity Address Aerial who whispered in our big ear that in demand young actor and somewhat reluctant celebrity Shia LaBeouf bought himself new digs in Sherman Oaks, CA. A peep into property records reveals that back in January of 2009 young Mister LaBeouf forked over $1,810,000 (or $1,825,000 depending on where one snoops) for a 2,463 square foot mid-century modern number on Deervale Drive that includes 3 bedrooms and 4 poopers.

The twenty-two year old, 5'9" native Angeleno–who wears an impressive size 11 shoe–won a Daytime Emmy award in 2003 for his boob-toob role on Disney's Even Steven, a program that Your Mama is far to old and cynical to know a damn thing about. More recently Mister LaBeouf has strutted his unlikely sex-symbol stuff on the big screen in flicks like Disturbia, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and the money minting Transformers franchise with the impossibly attractive, wildly opinionated and grossly over-exposed Angelina Jolie look-alike ack-tress Megan Fox. Our research on the internets shows that Mister LaBeouf will be expanding his movie making horizons in the near future with soon to be released New York, I Love You and he is scheduled to appear opposite Frank Langella and Michael Douglas who will reprise his role as the money grubbing Gordon Gekko in Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps.

According to listing information Your Mama was able to dig up out of thin air, Mister LaBeouf's new crib occupies a private 1/2 acre flat lot in the hills and includes a small motor court laid with pavers and a two car carport where he will park the automobiles he can not currently drive because in January (2009) he had his driver's license suspended for a year due to his refusal to take a blood-alcohol test in the aftermath of an car accident in which he was involved in July of 2008.

The glass wrapped, sunken living room has a fireplace and, rather bizarrely, saltillo tiled floors that unfortunately stretch into the glass wrapped dining room as well. Since the furniture in the photos is not that of Mister LaBeouf we're not going to touch on the tragedy that are those two greyish blue leather sofas. The kitchen has been completely over-hauled with contemporary, flat paneled wooden cabinets, some sort of cliche black counter top that may or may not be granite but might be acceptable if it were soapstone, and all the stainless steel appliances a person could ever want.

A series of sliding glass doors hide a built-in office that's been tucked into what appears to Your Mama to have been a wide hallway or some kind of small family room. The modestly but adequately sized master bedroom has a second fireplace for romantic interludes with starlets (he did, after all go on a date with Rihanna once) and Mister LaBeouf will have the choice to use either of two private poopers in the master bedroom.

The back yard has some nice mature trees that, hopefully, block the western sun that scorches the San Fernando Valley every afternoon, a small bit of grass that we'd rip out and replace with something more drought tolerant and a simple "L" shaped swimming pool. The property drops off at the end of the swimming pool deck giving unobstructed views towards Encino, Tarzana and in the far off distance, Calabasas. Not exactly the view Your Mama and the Dr. Cooter would dial up iffin we had a say in such things, but it is none the less a view that does not include looking into the kitchen window of the neighbor.

Previous to purchasing this property Mister LaBeouf reportedly lived with his parents in La Canada Flintridge and for what it's worth, it's gratifying to Your Mama to see a young star like Mister LaBeouf purchase a modest (if not inexpensive) first home rather than some glitzy, over-blown behemoth like so many young guns swimming in new money do. We also hope that Mister LaBeouf gets a nice gay decorator in there toot-suite to do something about a few of the less savory aspects of the interior spaces such as those horrific saltillo tile floors. We got nothing against saltillo tile floors, we just think they're an abomination in this house.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

"an impressive size 11 shoe"

Tee hee.... Mama is so funny.

I think it is a great first home for our budding star. But all that tile flooring HAS got to GO. Looks like a cheap, easy-to-clean, south of the border brothel. Not that I would know what one looked like, of course.

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

Dreamy home despite the inappropriately used saltillo tile floors. Thanks for sharing this gem & good for Mr. LaBeouf!

Nancy/PA said...

I like looking at the photos first and forming my own opinion before I read Mama's blog. Invariably, whenever I love a place (like this one), Mama and you guys find something horrid about it (saltillo tiles) and vice versa, as in hating Julianne Moore's narrow townhouse that everyone else thought was perfect. Oh well...that's why I'm living in a cheap apartment.

Anyway, Shia is one weird dude -- hey, I read Parade! But the mention of La Canada Flintridge has me missing CA again...I thought that area was gorgeous...back to Shia, I hope he has a long successful career but he just reminds me of so many other troubled young celebs.

Anonymous said...

I bet he'll install secret cameras in his mom's bedroom, that little freak.

Anonymous said...

5'9" my ass, lol.
Probably more like 5'4".
Size 11, yeah right.
The house looks like the architect put 3 Lego blocks together and was like "I'm done".

EmFabulousFunshine said...

i followed your link from This Girl's Life blog. what a neat idea to write about. ps...i heart shia :)

Anonymous said...

According to a couple of interviews on Jimmy Kimmell, Shia said he has his own house but his father has moved in and now his father lives in that house and Shia has moved into a second home. I think I've read elsewhere that he did own that house in LaCanada/Burbank

The Preppy Pauper said...

It's a great house. Lot's of design potential, and at the risk of sounding redundant, yes the floor tiles can go in the dumpster with the god-awful couches once the renovations start.

11:35 were you always this bitter, or is it the accumulation of years of heart-ache and disappointment?

Anonymous said...

Me likey. But I hope someone tells him we all hate the floors, or people will be snickering when they come to visit.

As for him, I don't see the appeal, but then again, I've never seen any of his movies.

Royal said...

I wonder if his Dad will move into the garage and then refuse to move out...again.

Anonymous said...

I would've loved to see Mama refer to him as the "unfortunately named" Shia LaBeouf, but alas no...(sigh)...BTW, mama, I'm a bi-curious 13-EEE, LOL ;-)

Anonymous said...

Shia has not lived with his parents since he was 18 (his parents were actually divorced when he was much younger). He bought a home for his mom and some land for his dad in Montana. His dad had been living in the garage of Shia's house in Burbank but Shia moved out of that house for his father to have and moved into this new house for himself. I don't understand how someone can rip apart someone for being so supportive of his parents. He's being a very responsible young man and he just gets criticized for it.

Anonymous said...

The ceiling beam over the bed is horrible Feng Shui. Except for the Saltillo floors, the rest of the house I really like.

Lola said...

If you check this place out on google maps it doesn't look nearly as glamorous from the street as they make it look in the posted photo. They have amazingly deceptive camera tricks these days i.e. the shiny driveway.

Anonymous said...

I could live in this house. Especially if Shia was there and the floors weren't.

Anonymous said...

I think that this house is a bit big for a single guy Shia's age. He is just pissing money away I think. I thought that he said that he did not like "pissing money away" and wanted to live a "humble life". I can't stand "show off's", guys who show off their money like Shia. He could have bought the house to impress the chicks.
Other than that, I hate the bathtub but I like the view from the back, great for star gazing.

Anonymous said...

everyone getting all uppity about the floor, I can only imagine what they would say if they knew i bought Linoleum for my kitchen from smart carpet yesterday


I like the house.

gwen2xs said...

wise boy not to spend all his newly filthy lucre on any geriatric acreage in bel air.

but i have to ask(and i'm sure someone out there knows)...WHO STAGED THIS HOUSE??
eeek. twice. then shoot them.

Anonymous said...

8:25 – A person isn’t “showing off” when they buy a 2,400 s.f. 3 bedroom house in Sherman Oaks for 1.8m. That is hardly an extravagant purchase and isn’t going to “impress chicks” unless they are total airheads.

If Mama was reporting that he bought the 4m Bader House bachelor pad above Sunset, then we’d be talking living large and trying to impress people.

Nancy/PA said...

Anon 10:52, I agree....it seems like a low-key house for someone with his bucks. In the Parade interview, he said more than once that "this could all be gone any minute". While he did seem abnormally insecure about his talent and staying-power, he didn't sound like someone who's wont to piss away his money.

Mars said...

The kid has taste! I love all the windows and natural light. Great area too. Good deal, Shia.

Mars said...

NancyPA I don't blame you for missing La Canada. It's wonderful little slice of heaven in the hills. The people are great and the shops aplenty - though it is missing a Peet's and that's a little unforgivable. ;D

Anonymous said...

This is not Shia's first home, it is his second. He bought his first home when he was 18, in Burbank, California. He did not live with his parents before now. His mum lives in a nearby flat that he pays for and his dad lived in a tepee before Shia took him in.

You're a celebrity real estate reporter and you don't know this?

WOW

StPaulSnowman said...

Yes, put Mama in the stocks, strap her to the dunking stool......rip off her orange pedal-pushers and gold lame tube top! What a horrible mistake! Frankly, I didn't think an eighteen year old could legally buy a house, earn the money, sure but own a house? That surprises me. Are you sure a parent or guardian didn't make the actual purchase?

Anonymous said...

Forget the tile, that tub is positively frightening. Either good for making gin or horror movies.