Monday, April 26, 2010

Elijah Blue Takes a Los In West Hollywood

SELLER: Elijah Blue
LOCATION: West Hollywood, CA
PRICE: $1,100,000
SIZE : 1,455 square feet, 2 bedrooms, 1.75 bathrooms

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Earlier today Your Mama discussed Lady Jane Fonda leasing a crib in the same Sunset Strip apartment tower as Cher. As it turns out, we have a little and additional real estate news related to Cher to share today.

Back in September of 2009, Cher's natural born son Elijah Blue listed his gated and high-hedged house in West Hollywood with an asking price of $1,295,000. A few weeks later the price was chopped to $1,195,000. In January of 2010, according to property records, Mister Blue sold the
fully renovated house for $1,100,000.

Mister Blue's father is Gregg Allman–of The Allman Brothers–and like both of his famous parents, thirty something year old Mister Blue is an artist and musician. Using the stage name P. Exeter Blue I, he fronts the indie rock band Deadsy and also works solo as Elijah Blue and The Trapezoids. For what it's worth, his past taste in ladees has run to gals like Bijou Phillips, Kate Hudson, Nicole Richie and Heather Graham.

Records also show that the petite property, located just a half block off the far too trendy Paris Hilton haunt Robertson Boulevard, was purchased for $1,400,000 in August of 2008 through a trust known to be connected to Cher. Since Your Mama does not, contrary to popular opinion, know Cher, we don't know if Mister Blue owned this house or if it was, technically and legally owned by his sugar mommy. Whatever the case, a few quick calculations on our bejeweled abacus shows that Mister Blue–or Cher–lost $300,000 plus at least another $40,000 in real estate fees on his case of the real estate fickle. Your Mama doesn't care how much money Cher has–and she surely has more than the freaking Pope–it's never a feel good day after losing well over a quarter million clams.

Property records and listing information shows Mister Blues former 1,455 square foot residence has 2 bedrooms and 2 poopers. An electronic gate opens from the narrow, jacaranda tree-lined street and leads to the front of the 2-story house that, we regret to inform, does not have a garage in which to park. Certainly some folks are not bothered by this lack of automobile shelter, but in a city with an unhealthy obsession with shiny and expensive cars, the lack of a garage was surely a deal breaker for any number of interested parties.

Anyhoo, Mister Blue's former abode is pushed up to the very back of the lot effectively making the long narrow front yard the back yard. The private, hedge surrounded yard consists of a large but narrow lawn area and small patio at the front of the house comprised of way too many materials.

Your Mama is not sure if Mister Blue is the person responsible for transforming the interiors of the traditional style residence into a open, airy, minimal and loft-like space nor do we know if Mister Blue or a previous owner is responsible for converting the house into an upside down situation where the bedrooms are on the bottom floor and the main living spaces on the second floor. It's certainly an unconventional and unexpected architectural turn of events but it does allow for the main living spaces to take advantage of the high vaulted and trussed ceilings on the second floor, an element impossible to duplicate on the first floor.

The dark, espresso colored hardwood floors make a bold contrast to the gallery white walls and ceilings and altogether provided a clean environment for Mister Blue's choice of minimalist but comfortable furnishings that include a set of moss green sofas–both armed and armless–a chunky contemporary interpretation of a picnic table for the dining room area and a paired down kitchen with slate tile flooring, dark stained cabinetry and the expected assortment of stainless steel appliances.

The dark floors, white walls, and Zen vibe continue into Mister Blue's bedroom done up with a large platform bed, a sisal area rug and couple of painting of trees shades of brown and ochre. In addition to the two bedrooms, kitchen and main living area, the home includes what listing information calls a "sophisticated den w/ huge walk-in closet." We don't know what makes it "sophisticated."

Mister Blue's West Hollywood hideaway was purchased by non-celebrities and according to a source we'll call Charlene Chatterbox, Mister Blue has decamped for the mean streets of Venice where he's settled–or will soon settle–into a house on a walk street just off Abbott Kinney, Venice's primary shopping street where Your Mama will shortly be headed in search of sneakers.

As far as we know, Cher's other son Chaz–formerly her daughter Chastity–continues to live in a modest West Hollywood house not so far from her brother's recently vacated residence. In addition to her doo-plex pied a terre at the Sierra Towers, Cher still shacks up in her castle sized casa in Malibu that's she's been trying to sell on and off over the last few years with a super star sized asking price of $45,000,000. Cher also recently sold a newly completed compound in Hawaii that Your Mama does not think she ever spent a night in.


fancy nancy said...

thank you Mama, for two great properties. Hope you had a nice weekend!

Anonymous said...

Floating kitchen appliances for 1.1 million? No thank you.

Alison Wonderland said...

mama darling you lost a "s" up in the headline...

Steroids Blog said...

nice house, shame with current exchange rates it's way out of my league.

Anonymous said...

Not a few movie folk may be in need of more money. There are quite a few articles to be found if you Google about how financial rewards to Hollywood stars have declined quite precipitously in the last few years. In the case of Witherspoon, if my info is correct, her upfront has declined from 20 million at peak to about 10 million now. That prompts one to make more movies and that puts one at risk for more stinkeroos.

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