Sunday, January 16, 2011

Weekend Wrap Up

1.
Some crazy beehawtcha built an 8,500 square foot French castle meets a cathedral style house on skid row in Albequerque, NM. That's right, children, skid row. A person should live how and where they want as their finances allow but it just seems to Your Mama's pea brain a little insensitive to stick a flashy gated mansion right up among all those homeless people. (Yahoo)

2.
Sarah Jessica Parker is still out scouring Manhattan for a new crib. She recently toured the $20,000,000 triplex penthouse at 419 Broome Street, the very same building where Heath Ledger met is untimely end due to an accidental drug overdose. The 7,634 square foot penthouse pad is faboo to be sure but it's also configured with only two bedrooms which means that ol' SJP and her man-mate Matthew Broderick would also need to buy the prairie-like 4,397 square foot full-floor loft below to accommodate their three tater tots. The smaller unit went into contract in early December and the penthouse went to contract just this last week. But, hunnies, be wise. There's no news (or indication) that the buyer is Sarah Jessie and Matty B. (New York Post)

3.
Somebody had the damn-fool notion to built a £700,000,000 "hyper yacht" to look like some Las Vegas version of the Principality of Monaco. According to Your Mama's currency conversion contraption that's an obscene 1,110,470,000 American dollars at today's rates. The 155-meter boat–that's 508 feet, nearly as long as two damn football fields–has more in common with an aircraft carrier than a private boat. Planned extravagances include a 4,800 square foot triplex master suite, tennis court, helicopter landing pad, several swimming pools, a submarine sea toy, a hair salon with mani-pedi stations and a go-cart track inspired by the Monaco grand prix circuit. Gawd, does the garishness ever end? (Guardian)

4.
New York Magazine compared old-school Upper East Side dowager at 740 Park Avenue with the wildly expensive upstart building at 15 Central Park West.

5.
Facebook gajillionaire Mark Zuckerberg decamped from one rental house for another slightly larger and more expensive rental house a few blocks away. The Santa Clara County Tax Man shows the two story residence measures 5,663 square feet and previous reports indicate there are 5 bedrooms, 4 poopers and a tight-ass security system. (Valleywag, TMZ)

6.
Some rich guy in the unlikely community of Highlandville, MO has (approved) plans to build a 73,000 square foot beast of a mansion. Seven-tee three freaking thousand square feet. Bitch, pleeze. Blueprints show the Wal-Mart-sized residence will include 15 bedrooms (including a surprisingly measly 1,300 square foot master suite), a 23,000 square foot basement with billiard room, fitness facility and home theater, a 1,600 square foot library, 2 elevators and–Your Mama assumes–more terlits that one person can scrub in a single day. This, children, is a real estate exercise that can only end in tears because these people will spend untold millions building a house almost 30-times the size of the average American home and we'd bet everything we have there isn't another person alive who can afford to buy and maintain a crib the size of a damn airport who wants to live in Highlandville, MO. (KSPR 93)

7.
In honor of the 68th Annual Golden Globes, which go down this afternoon in Beverly Hills, CA, Zillow has compiled an exhaustive list of the homes of nominees who include Natalie Portman, Halle Berry, Angelina Jolie, Michelle Williams, Kevin Spacey, Leo DiCaprio, Ryan Gossling and more. Listen kids, we don't know who this Lauren Riefflin gal is who researched and wrote the piece but Your Mama thinks she's a budding celebrity real estate rock star. Brava! (Zillow)

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

FYI--In case anyone is interested, if you click on the pictures of the homes of the Golden Globe nominees, it will take you to Zillow.com and show the address of each home.

Anonymous said...

Momma spending 3 or so mill on a residence on skid row in NM, makes more sense to me that 24 mill or so for an apt in NYC, in the high rent district.

Anonymous said...

I live in Albuquerque, and the area where that "French" mansion is built is NOT skid row. It's a vibrant downtown area with nice new "green" apartments nearby, and not any sort of "derelict" area with homeless people or whatever. In fact, there isn't anywhere that is considered "skid row" in ABQ. Just FYI.

Anonymous said...

What, not even a mention of Jack Black buying Flea's place in Los Feliz for $5,965,000?!

Yo Mama has been washing down too many nerve pills with too many gin-and-tonics (gins-and-tonic?) if you missed that one.

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2011/01/hollywood-real-estate-go-round-jack-black-buys-fleas-mansion


http://www.redfin.com/CA/Los-Angeles/4900-Los-Feliz-Blvd-90027/home/7133741

Anonymous said...

The buyers of the penthouse at 419 Broome are the millionaire buyout king David Matlin and his wife Lisa, who went into business on some store with Phoebe Cates a couple years ago. They're moving from a full-floor on Park somewhere.

MarkyMark said...

I am totally confused by Zuckerberg's choice of residential location (and also Steve Job's joint in Palo Alto). Why would a multi-billionaire tech giant chose to live right on the street in a residential area, when they are going to be the focus of some of most intense "industrial espionage" on the planet; not to mention all the nut-job stalkers running around. If I were them I think I'd want to live on an island in the middle of a lake stocked with snapping crocodiles, and come and go by helicopter.

luke220 said...

Regarding the Albuquerque residence, my bet is that the whole place is being written down as a business expense. It is adjacent to her store and she is selling from it. This lady has a wonderful eye and a great business sense.

Anonymous said...

I'd say Moore and Williams have the only "tasteful" abodes of the bunch; probably a reflection of their personalities. And BTW, isn't it just amazing (disgusting?) what rewards Americans will bestow on muscular kids who take off their clothes and finger their "junk" for all to see? You know whom I am talking about.

Tater Tot said...

luke220....you're a smart cookie. I never connected the dots....

Anonymous said...

anon 8:14

on behalf of those who quite enjoyed Marky Mark taking his clothes off and fingering his junk, what are you, some kind of buzzkiller?

alex said...

facebook is not even worth 5 million and zuckerberg knows it

jack said...

According to Your Mama's currency conversion contraption that'smop with wringer