Thursday, August 30, 2012

Thursday Catch Up: Leasing LeBlanc

As first revealed by the ever-industrious folks at, sitcom star Matt LeBlanc—first famous as do-do bird beau-hunk Joey Tribbiani on Friends, then as do-do bird beau-hunk Joey Tribbiani on the blessedly short-lived Joey and now appearing as a version of himself on the very possibly under-appreciated Episodes—has put a plush and expensively restored and updated Spanish-style abode he owns in Pacific Palisades, CA up for lease—for just six to eight months, according to current listing information—with a monthly rent of $12,995.

Let's just call it $13,000, shall we?

Mister LeBlanc purchased the swimming pool-free property in January 2007 for $7,400,000 and current listing information shows the well-maintained, two-story casa sits on a half-plus landscaped acre; was built in 1933; spans a fairly-modest by celeb standards 3,930 square feet; and is finished with beamed ceilings, wood floors, and original fixtures, iron work and tiles.

Three family/guest bedrooms share 3.5 bathrooms and an additional staff room includes an additional, private lavatory. A few of the primary living and entertaining spaces include a step-down living room (with non-working fireplace); paneled dining room and paneled library (also with non-working fireplace); and contemporary, sky-lit center-island kitchen with compact, adjoining family room outfitted with built-in cabinetry, wet bar and non-working fireplace.*

Leasing out his canyon-view crib in Pacific Palisades hardly leaves Mister LeBlanc homeless. Our entirely unscientific research reveals handsomely goofy actor owns property in Los Alamos, CA as well as a pair of adjacent houses in Encino, CA. One of the Encino residences, a 1,966 square foot ranch-style house, has two bedrooms and three bathrooms according to the L.A. County Tax Man and the other, a far more substantial and recently-renovated contemporary mansion, includes a swimming pool and "sunken" tennis court partially cantilevered over the long, gated driveway that curls up to the front of the main mansion and continues around to the front of the smaller ranch house.

*Current listing information states, "Fireplaces not in working condition."

listing photos: Prudential California Realty

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Happy Labor Day to Mama and all of the Laboring Children,

A friend of mine said she couldn't believe that none of the Children commented for five long days on Joey'Tribbiani's casa espanol. Now if Joey had left his furniture I would, I mean my friend would rent his P.P. pad in a second just for the opportunity to sleep in Joey's bed! Sigh.

And Mama it's after Labor Day and time to put away summer white espadrilles and switch to equestrian-style boots, and time to put away summer beverages; e.g. gin and tonic, and switch to Jameson Irish Whiskey!

Rabbi Hedda LaTess