Tuesday, February 5, 2013

California Burger Heiress Lynsi (Snyder Seawell Martinez) Torres Sells Glendora MacMansion

SELLER: Lynsi (Snyder Seawell Martinez) Torres
LOCATION: Glendora, CA
PRICE: $2,599,000
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 biographyIn-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

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

You'd think with all that money she could hire a professional photographer!

Anonymous said...

Deeply religious & married THREE times by aged 30!

Anonymous said...

2:16, maybe she's a Mormon?

Anonymous said...

It looks like the "fast food" version of a mansion. And her new place looks the same, but bigger and with more features.

lil' gay boy said...

I agree -- the photos of the house here are grim -- looks like a crime scene.

It seems incredible that the other half of the estate is still forthcoming -- given the trail of family tragedy, I guess getting too close to God ain't all it's cracked up to be.

Anonymous said...

Mama why do you do this to your children???

Anonymous said...

Nothing worse than white trash with money!

Anonymous said...


Confidential to Anonymous 3:09 p.m.:

Mama enticing the Children to click onto Curbed, for photos depicting the new home of Ms. Lynsi Torres, nee Snyder, nee Seawell, nee Martinez, legally constitutes child abuse, don't you think? Thank goodness our precious bundles of joy were at school when these horrifying images popped up on our big screen. Mama, you and the "kids" at Curbed should be ashamed of yourselves!

Verandah LaPorch and Patti O. Furniture

Anonymous said...

Why are you people hating!! You are all just Pissed off that you dont have her money, you are probably all old and poor!!!!! LMAO!!!!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 6:36 p.m., honey, the Rabbi is loving Miss Lynsi, and not begrudging her multi-billion dollar business inheritance. The Rabbi is simply hating Miss Lynsi's twin sins of domestic design cluelessness and treife burgers!

Rabbi Hedda LaCasa
Itzy's House of Kosher Prime Ribs

Anonymous said...

Lets see here. Wacky billionaire heiress, married 3 times by 30, passion for tasteless large mansions, feuding and drama-filled family, spends her time car racing.

Brilliant! TLC and Bravo must be frothing at the mouth to hand her a reality show.

Anonymous said...

The burgers are fine but the fries are not. An InandOut burger with McDonald's fries would be just perfect. But not possible, I presume. (Although, you could send one person for the burgers and another for the fries, I suppose, so maybe it could be done).

Anonymous said...

Tasty burgers, tasteless mansion. I foresee a downfall in the future.

Anonymous said...

Heard In N Out was the greatest thing in the world and finally got to try it a few months ago and it was average. I don't understand what the big deal is about it. Five Guys is much better. The fries were weird too, like McDs but with no grease or oil, just dry.

Anonymous said...

Her mansion is off Old Ranch Road. There are other place nearby just as big. Even bigger is a humongous pile off Flood Control Road that has a swimming pool in the form of an immense cross. I guess religion is really big in Bradbury.

Petra's said...

Was having a perfectly lovely evening, then I came to see whether Mama had any morsels for the children and... I don't...

It's amazing I'm able to type this considering I am blind. Yes, I went blind at the sight of such a mcdonalds mcmansion. To be fair, as was pointed out, the listing photos aren't helping and whoever approved them for a multi-million dollar listing should be fired.

Also, I wish Mrs. "I change my last name way too many times" the best, but she needs a sit-down intervention with the Rabbi to give her some perspective on design and the benefits of being kosher. Also, she needs to take a cue from J.Lo and just keep her maiden last name. No sense in confusing people just because you are continually updating your man!

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Anonymous said...

I'm loving Miss Lynsi too. Proof you can be an entertaining heiress without flashing your cooch 24/7. Paris Hillton and Kimmy K take notes.

Anonymous said...

@ 6:36 I think it's hilarious when people post these sort of comments. Was this the billion dollar idiot who posted it? Trust this over eager exclamation user, there are plenty of people who pop by these pages who do quite well and are in no need of a walker. Pointing out a house is a pile of shit and it's owner seems to be yet another in a ceaseless line of religious hypocrite human piles of shit, has nothing to do with jealousy and everything to do with superiority. See how that works sparky? Cuts both ways.

FalseProfit said...

Old news. This has been thoroughly covered on this and other sites in the past. The only think that changed was an amateur economist guessed as to her potential worth.

Michael in WeHo said...

Lynsi is the love of my life. I wrote a proposal to her on Mama's last post and although she has not yet responded, I will never give up hope. We have an incredible bond that is stronger than the life/death boundary itself.

Anonymous said...

Michael in WeHo, maybe you can be her next husband, when she trades-in for a newer model.

Anonymous said...

I am rooting for you Michael. You go boy.

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