Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Lindsay Lohan Leases In Beverly Hills

There's been a bit of brouhaha in the tabs, blogs and gossip glossies the last couple of days about (allegedly) back-on-track Tinseltown train wreck/starlet Lindsay Lohan coughin' up a whopping $25,000 a month to lease a secluded house tucked up into The Hills of Beverly.

Miss Lohan's antics—drinking and driving, stumbling out of clubs around the globe at all hours of the morning, purloining jewelry and etc.—clearly got the best of the once-promising actress the last few years but she's no doubt got her fingers and toes crossed her stalled career is on a bit of an upswing with recent and/or upcoming appearances on Saturday Night Live and Glee. (For what it's worth, both received mixed reviews.)

She was quite controversially recently cast as Elizabeth Taylor in an yet-to-be-taped tee-vee biopic about the iconic actress and committed philanthropist's fabled life. Well, all we'll say about that partickaler publicity-generating casting choice is that both women gained Showbiz fame and fortune very young and live—or lived in the case of now-deceased Miz Taylor—melodramatic lives littered with doomed romantic entanglements and untold numbers of sometimes ugly public scenes often (and allegedly) fueled by booze and and other illegal substances.

Anyhoo the fine folks at E! questioned the $25,000 figure yesterday and it only took a few minutes digging around the dirty murk of the interweb (and a leg up from both Mirakle Mike and Our Fairy Godmother in Beverly Hills) for Your Mama to figure out that Miss Lohan ain't paying quite that much for her impressively-gated mini-estate in Bev Hills.

A covert communique from Our Fairy Godmother in Beverly Hills included documentation that reveals the fully renovated 1937 Georgian-Colonial—or whatever—was listed for $12,500 per month a couple years ago and was leased in fall 2010 for $9,000 to an unknown tenant.

One (online) listing we located shows the all-but-hidden 1.5 acre spread was listed late last year (2011) with an asking price of $8,950 per month. We don't know a thing about a thing, of course, but we think it's probably safe to say Miss Lohan's paying somewhere near and probably less than that amount. That's obviously a lot more money than most people earn in a month but well less than half the previously reported $25,000.

Listing information we peeped reveals the 3 bedroom and 3.5 bathroom house measures just under 2,500 square feet and includes formal living and dining rooms with polished wood floors and numerous French doors and a recently renovated center-island kitchen with marble counter tops. The second floor master bedroom has a triple exposure, private balcony, (possibly decorative) fireplace and attached bathroom equipped with two sinks, glassed-in shower stall, separate jetted tub and a bidet for washing one's naughty bits.

The long driveway, gated with a massive iron gates, climbs up to a small motor court with two car garage. The front of the house opens to a brick terrace that wraps around to surround the oddly shaped swimming pool and spa nestled into the hillside. A deck cantilevers off the hillside to take advantage of the sliver of city views and a walled courtyard on the up-slope side of the house has a built-in barbecue.

Prior to her over to her move to Beverly Hills Miss Lohan was allegedly shacked up at the Chateau Marmont where she decamped after, so the story goes, she grew tired of living right up on the street in a very vertical, townhouse-type abode in the L.A. beach community of Venice that happens to be right next door to the almost identical townhouse-type abode leased by her former girlfriend Samantha Ronson.

listing photos: Hilton & Hyland

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

This sure looks like the house that the former DC Housewives "stars" and Whitehouse party crashers Tareq and Michaele Salahi were renting when they came to Hollywood to become "bigger stars" before she very publicly dumped him and went off with Journey guitarist Neal Schon?

Anonymous said...

Mama - I'm sure not the sharpest tool in the shed, but even I know not to get a house that goes up hill in the back. She is going to be a sitting duck for the paps. They can even see in her second story windows.

Rosco Mare said...

Eventhough I don't follow her career, I ask myself, how does she continue to live such a high lifestyle after attorney fees, etc...? At one time, I thought she was a cute, talented actress in a few films such as "Parent Trap." Her modeling work was also well done, but that was a while ago.

Anonymous said...

We were on such a roll with Ellen, Ryan, Marks, Wynn...and now THIS?

Doug said...

@Rosco Mare

I know less than the person who know nothing, but I think we live in a "society" so in need of news bits and sound bites that these people make money partly (and sometimes mostly) from being pathetic slugs. Didn't Lohan get $1mil for showing what was left in Playboy, for example. They sell pics and stories to rags and get paid to attend parties and openings. I read once where Nick (whatever his name is who was married to Jessica Simpson) got fees of $60K just to attend things like car reveals. Can you imagine what even a B-lister must get then?

TheFlynn said...

Slightly off topic but somewhat related to Lindsay, she used to live/rent this house @ 1111 La Collina Drive, can someone explain to me what the deal is with these 3 properties around the tennis court, do they all share the tennis court or? Just curious!

Anonymous said...

Apparently, she's hooked up with an Indian sugar daddy who is allegedly responsible for giving her the upgrade in lifestyle.

Anonymous said...

Anyone who does NOT believe that a washed up actress, in the public's eyes anyway, will not turn to tricking and/or sugar daddy lifestyle to pay for drugs and a place to live is gullible.

Even other formerly addicted washed up models and actresses have spilled those beans.

Anonymous said...

I'm not a particular Lohan fan, but the girl HAS talent. She's made some good movies and has a decent singing voice. I'ts not like she is a Kardashian.

She is capable of turning her life around like Robert Downey Jr. Obviously, it's up to her whether she can.

Chris Perkins said...

It's nothing like she's previously leased, maybe she wanted a change.

The house shares the same driveway as Heidi Klum and Seal's old property.

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

So, in about six months, this place will be a tear down, that is, if it hasn't burned to the ground first.

Anonymous said...

Agreed, Little Miss. I sure hope the owner got a very, very large deposit, because this house won't be fit for dogs after Lindsey and her friensds crash there for six months.

Also, where's all the comments about her moving around so much?

Carla In California said...

Chris Perkins... this house shares the same driveway as the Heidi Klum and Seal's old house? Not the Malibu one obviously, nor is it the Brentwood Country Estates property.

Does someone have a Google Earth or Virtual Globetrotting link? Thanks.

Anonymous said...

3:09 I too am amazed that she has the money to rent anything decent. Hollywood guys and gals seem to get money out of thin air. Some sort of tinseltown magic, I suppose.

Anonymous said...

Very possible this let has been arranged by the studio as part of her fee. They would have much better bargaining power than Lohan.
I really hope she gets her act together.

KingFlynn said...

@Carla in california

http://virtualglobetrotting.com/map/seal-heidi-klums-house-former/view/?service=1

You can see Lindsay's house shares the same driveway

Anonymous said...

@11:17 am, Yes, she does have talent, but if she is in desperate need of funds, this trollop will trick for money.

People see Linds an a train wreck. Plain and simple, okay.

Not many former addicts turn it around like RDJ.

sweetlady said...

Wow! No wonder it has a bidet.

Shah said...

We were on such a roll with Ellen, Ryan, Marks, Wynn...and now THIS?