Monday, June 7, 2010

Your Mama Hears...

...from two separate sources that Michael Huffington–the oil heir turned Republican Congressman turned wannabe Senator turned homosexual activist turned film producer who was once married to political commentator and media maven Arianna Huffington, was recently thisclose to closing on a very contemporary crib high above the Sunset Strip but got some real estate cold feet and bailed out.

The rejected property, a newly built beast high up in the famed and star studded Bird Streets where the streets are named after, you got it, birds, has 6,200 square feet (approx.), 4 bedrooms 5.5 poopers, all the electronic bells and whistles a person can imagine, 200 bottle wine cellar, Valcucine kitchen, an 1,800 square foot master suite with private sitting and study, generous terraces both covered and not, a fire on ice fire pit–jeezis holy mary mother of god Your Mama hates those things–built in barbecue, roof top terrace, dramatic infinity edged swimming pool, too die for jetliner views, and an beefy asking price of $13,900,000.

Your Mama hears through the gay gossip grapevine–but can not confirm–that the Boston-based late bloomer and his man-friend want a bigger and better west coast crib–they already own at least 1 condo in L.A–so they can spend more time in L.A. to better facilitate Mister Huffington's desire to increase his prominence in the showbiz industry as a producer of small but meaningful films. To date he has executive produced a number of (mostly) gay-themed films and documentaries including Father vs. Son, Bi the Way, the earnest but wildly campy We're All Angels, A Jihad for Love and For the Bible Tells Me So.

A peep and a poke through property records indicates Mister Huffington's real estate portfolio bulges with high priced properties, mostly condominiums. In Boston, Mister Huffington beds down in a 2,621 square foot penthouse condo near the Boston Common with 3 bedrooms and 4.5 poopers purchased in May of 2005 for $3,200,000. Records also indicate that Mister Huffington maintains a 2 bedroom and 3 pooper condo property in a fancy high-rise building in Marina del Rey, CA purchased in April of 2006 for $2,025,000 as well as a 4,522 square foot condo purchased in October of 2007 and located in the same hoity-toity Houston, TX high-rise where that scoundrel Ken Lay and his wife lived in a full floor extravaganza of expensive but not particularly good taste. Records also reveal that in October of 2003, Mister Huffington laid out $1,360,000 for residential lot inside the gates of the swank Four Seasons Resort Lana'i at Manele Bay on the island of Lana'i in Hawaii and a few years later, in July of 2006, he scooped up the adjacent property for $1,250,00.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Here in Trenton, our Ikea kitchen-dinette redo looks just like a Valcucine kitchen at one-sixteenth of the price.
Hedda and Studly

Anonymous said...

Your Mama....Paleeeze comment on the real estate doins' of reality tee vee housewife Teresa Giudice and her hubby! We know you can find out what's going on with these two.

Seems the two reality tee vee stars have been paradin' around like they are millionaires but are actually flat broke and owe over 11 million, yeah THAT'S right, 11 million to creditors.

They filed for bankruptcy in Oct. of '09 and their combined income is listed at...get this......79k a year! How in the ever living hell is someone able to rack up 11 million dollars worth of debt makin' 79k a year?

We leave the task up to you Your Mama to find out what the "skinny" is on these two faux fabulous reality tee vee darlings!

Hope you have a great week! We love your blog more than you know!

As Teresa would say....Baci!

Anonymous said...

I'm assuming there is no link to a listing because the property was not listed?

Anonymous said...

@anon 3:56
http://1525bluejayway.com/

Anonymous said...

Turned gay, did he? Well I might do so too if I had to listen to Arianna's accent throughout the day, week after week, month after month....I'd flee into the arms of the closest young man I could find.

MarkyMark said...

The nice Staging Lady certainly had her work cut out for her on this one, and seems to have risen to the challenge, more or less.

The night shots make it look like a Las Vegas night club. To each his own, but personally I agree that what happens in Vegas should stay in Vegas.

I fear that Svetlana would take one look at the vast, vast expanses of glass in all those showers, and throw herself off the balcony!

LA Ad Guy said...

thanks for the link. I figured it was that house, it was just completed a few months ago and came on the market. (Nice staging, btw. I'm surprised you didn't have any comments, Mama! ) However, I'd be concerned about it structurally, it was started years ago and then sat for a few years as a big hulk of rotting wood and eyesore for the neighbors on Blue Jay. And the views are nice, but only facing West, he could one of those properties up in Doheny Estates that have AMAZING views of the entire LA basin. Let us know where he moves to Mama, I can make sure to have some hot go go boys at his house warming party! :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link. That is one crazy ass pool!
xoxo LaLu

Moe A. Chandon said...

Republicans love to over react! They come out of the closets and become porn producers! Oy Vey!

Anonymous said...

saw him at a weho high-end restaurant a couple of months ago.

bring on the young slim barely (meaning young) college boys - that is what he likes. ...younger than his daughters - creepy

Anonymous said...

the issue with that house is there is zero privacy for the master or pool - the entire hillside can see both. so while it is a sexy house for sure, you better be an exhibitionist if you want to enjoy it properly