LOCATION: Glendora, CA
SIZE: 7,018 square feet (per listing), 6 bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms
YOUR MAMAS NOTES: There seems to be a lot of attention the international tabloid presses this week—including in the U.K.'s always dishy Daily Mail—about Lynsi Torres, the young, super low profile and arguably unconventional heiress to a Southern California fast foot fortune.
Thirty year old Miz Torres is the owner, by inheritance, of the privately held and money-minting In-N-Out fast food hamburger chain that was originally started in the late 1940s by Miz Torres's paternal great-grandparents Harry and Esther Snyder.
We're not sure if all the recent attention is because the folks at Bloomberg recently published a profile of and added Miz Torres to their growing list of billionaires that almost nobody has ever heard of before or if it has something to do with the ongoing fascination there seems to be about the wild and wooly history of Miz Torres's frequently feuding and tragedy visited family as chronicled in Stacey Perman's hard-edged and sometimes salacious unauthorized family biography, In-N-Out Burger (2009).
The children may recall that last September (2012) Your Mama discussed Miz Torres—a deeply religious drag race aficionado who was recently married for the third time and is the mother of young twins plus two step-children—after it had been brought to our attention by trusted tattletale Bradbury Barker that the publicity eschewing heiress quietly dropped $17,410,961 to acquire professional baseballer Adrían Beltré's rather garish, 16,600-ish square foot mansion in little-known but exceedingly affluent Bradbury, CA.*
Ever since she bought Mister Beltré's behemoth residence in one of the most expensive zip codes in the entire U.S. of A., it seemed to Your Mama only a matter of time before young Miz Torres would try to unload her old house, a big but banal and quintessentially suburban faux-Tuscan villa sort of thing set on almost two gated acres in the the guard-gated Gordon Highlands community in Glendora, CA.
Sure enough, puppies, thanks to our ever-intrepid source Yolanda Yakketyak, Your Mama recently learned that Miz Torres did indeed put her mock-Med(ish) Glendora macmansion on the open market, in mid-January (2013), with an asking price of $2,599,000. Property records show Miz Torres bought her approximately 7,000 square foot house in the Gordon Highlands enclave for $3,150,000 back in February, 2006. It doesn't take a math expert or even Your Mama's bejeweled abacus to see that the listing price is $551,000 less than Lady Hamburger paid for the property seven years ago.
The wildly wealthy young Miz Torres can certainly afford to lose half a million or more on the sale of this house, which is in currently in escrow according to online listings. Howevuh, Your Mama hears she may not be losing as much on the sale of this house as her purchase price ($3,150,000) and price tag ($2,599,000) might indicate. Although we can't verify or vouch for the intel, according to the always eerily well-informed Yolanda Yakketyak there were multiple offers on the property and when it finally closes the new owner will have paid more than the asking price.
Anyhoo, whatever it finally sells for, listing information shows the two-story residence has six bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms, garaging for four cars, front and back staircases, hand-scraped hardwood and marble floors throughout, monthly home owner's association dues of $504 per month and a $100,000-plus security system that the children can bet includes a slew of discreetly mounted security cameras.
A formal central foyer leads to the various public and private areas of the house that includes formal living and dining rooms and a spacious study/library/home office with built-in bookcases. The double island kitchen has a dark brown raised panel cabinetry, a couple different types of counters tops, top-grade commercial style appliances including a built-in coffee/espresso maker and a walk-in pantry. The kitchen opens up to a family room with fireplace and direct access to the loggia that wraps around three sides of a central courtyard.
The courtyard overlooks a lower level area with a dark-bottom negative edge swimming pool and a raised semi-circular spa flanked by sunbathing terraces with long views over and beyond canyons and ridge tops to—on a clear day—the often smoggy San Gabriel Valley.
In addition to her new digs in Bradbury property records reveal Miz Torres also owns a five bedroom and five bathroom home in a gated community in Glendora, CA that she acquired in 2010 for $1,175,000. The house—according to Bradbury Barker—was acquired to house her second ex-husband, a former In-N-Out employee turned ordained minister and the father of Miz Torres's young twins. Yolanda Yakketyak swears—and there is plenty of evidence in various property record data bases—that Miz Torres and/or her family also owns a 100-plus acre compound in Northern California's rugged and scenic Shasta County but, in all honesty children, the property records are all screwy so we can't be totally sure.
*Yesterday the kids at Curbed re-posted a cache of photographs of the Miz Martinez's massive new manse sits on more than four landscaped acres and features—among other residential extravagances—seven bedrooms, 16 bathrooms, a separate three-bedroom guesthouse, a pool cabana with kitchen, tennis court, swimming pool and a rec room/batting cage.
listing photos: Coldwell Banker Top Team