Thursday, December 20, 2012

PSY Scoops Up a Condo in an L.A. High Rise

BUYER: PSY (nee Park Jae-sang)
LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA
PRICE: $1,249,000
SIZE: 2,776 square feet, 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Celebrity gossip juggernaut TMZ reported today that budding music industry zeitgeist PSY—née Park Jae-sang (박재상, 朴載相)—paid $1.25 million in cold hard cash* for a two bedroom and 2.5 bathroom condo located on a very pedestrian lower floor of The Blair House, an exclusive, 29-story luxury high-rise building "near Beverly Hills."

For those of the children who may have somehow missed the pop cultural boat, PSY is a the South Korean-born bad boy K-pop** poster child who shot to international super stardom earlier this year with his catchy, high camp and high energy Gangnam Style music video that's been viewed almost a billion times on the You Tube.

PSY plans to give his new 2,776 square foot condo crib a face lift, according to TMZ, even thought listing information Your Mama dug up online shows that at the time of purchase in early November (2012) the condo was already done up in a slightly douched-out Gangnam Style with grey wall-to-wall carpeting in the main living areas, a gas fireplace surrounded by glammy mirrored panels, a small private terrace, a marble tile floored dining room and an angular eat-in kitchen with hardware-free flat-fronted cabinetry and high grade if out-dated appliances.

The master bedroom opens through a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows to a rather anorexic terrace with a trafficky view but does have a walk-in closet and an attached bathroom with marble topped double vanity and separate shower and jetted tub. The unit conveniently contains its own laundry room with full sized washer and dryer.

A foliage lined circular drive curves up to the building's well attended lobby that, well, to be honest, reeks of a little more late-1980s brass-trimmed glamour than we really feel comfortable with. The condo's $2,141 per month home owners dues help pay for the building's many amenities that include door man and concierge services, on-site valet parking, well maintained landscaped grounds, banquet facilities, a gym area with sauna, an outdoor salt water swimming pool and spa plus—a rarity among the luxury residential towers that line Wilshire Boulevard corridor between Westwood and Beverly Hills—a lighted and sunken tennis court.

For the record, the condo in question—the one shown in listing photos above—was purchased by someone with a Korean sounding name that Your Mama can not link directly to PSY. We have no reason to doubt our celebrity real estate compatriots at TMZ—heaven knows they snag a lot of intel about celebrity related property transactions—but for now this remains for Your Mama an unconfirmed rumor.
*Property records reveal the actual sale price for the condo in question was $1,249,000 and, for the record, the condo—the one shown in listing photos above—was purchased by someone with a Korean sounding name that Your Mama can not link directly to PSY. We have no reason to doubt our celebrity real estate compatriots at TMZ—heaven knows they snag a lot of intel about celebrity related property transactions—but for now this remains for Your Mama an unconfirmed rumor. 

**K-pop, in case y'all don't already know, is a genre of of music that Your Mama might describe as largely formulaic and stupidly over-polished but crazily popular and auditorily addictive bubble gum pop music produced at an alarmingly fast pace in South Korea. The New Yorker recently published an excellent primer on the globally emerging genre.

listing photos: Coldwell Banker

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

New Money Flash where better than the Wilshire Corridor! Flashy de Flash Flash and that is Psy stalkers views into his lair as de rerobes an dances to his horse.

Of all the buildings in the corridor this does reak of 1980s... you would have thought he would be moved into the California, Century etc... of course higher prices but void of rehab cost....

Anonymous said...

Love the Wilshire Corridor!! But not this place...

Anonymous said...

*rolls eyes*

l'il gay boy said...

"...a slightly douched-out Gangnam Style..."

Kinda says it all...

Anonymous said...

mama,
love this site but no way should this guy be featured. anyone who sings abut the murder of our troops and thier wives and families is a terrorist. take this listing off.

please read article here-

http://twitchy.com/2012/12/07/k-pop-star-psy-once-advocated-slowly-and-painfully-killing-us-soldiers/

Anonymous said...

This building looks Korean. Horrible

Anonymous said...

Anti- American buys a Us home. Amazing!

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Anonymous said...

Hey sexy lady!

Anonymous said...

TO: December 20, 2012 1:54 PM
stop watching Faux news. you are expending energy on non-problems when you should be focusing on what Your "leaders" are pulling and pushing.

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Anonymous said...

When will that quake to end all quakes come to LA? Are LA highrises prepared for it?

Anonymous said...

1:54 Americans need to get real and understand what a warmongering nation the US is and how much misery its military aggression has spread around the world. The outside world doesn't adore the US and its militarism as do some insular rather naive Americans.

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Anonymous said...

Because invading an innocent country based on falsifying information and murdering its leaders, women and children etc etc and taking over their country is not an act of terrorism, right?

The founding fathers and settlers that came to this country, stole the land from the Native Americans and killed them and enslaved a whole bunch of other black people, guess what, they are terrorists also.

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Anonymous said...

Goodness?! All this politicky fuss over a flash in the pan who bought a 4th floor condo?

And Hanoi Jane at December 22, 2012 8:19 AM, slave masters/sellers came in all colors, not just white. And "innocent" doesn't quite honestly describe Korea at the time. But don't let history stand in the way of your opinions. You keep being you.

Now, let's get back to the hideous carpet, shall we?

Anonymous said...

So great. At least this no-talent will have something he can cash into fly his America-hating ass home after his second act fails to materialize.

Anonymous said...

President Obama, I loved you book very much. You're an inspiration to so many of us.

Best of luck in your second term!

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