Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Jamie Kennedy Lists Modern Ranch in Los Feliz

SELLER: Jamie Kennedy
LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA
PRICE: $1,899,000
SIZE: 2,342 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Comedian Jamie Kennedy has (re-)listed his contemporized ranch house in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles on the market at a substantial loss with an asking price of $1,899,000.

Property records (and previous reports) reveal that Mister Kennedy purchased the property in July 2007 for $2,150,000. A few clicks and clacks of the well-worn beads on Your Mama's bejeweled abacus shows that even if his handsome real estate agent snags a full price sale—don't laugh, children, it could happen—Mister Kennedy is facing a $251,000 hit to his man purse not counting carrying costs, improvements and real estate fees.

Current listing information shows the double-gated and fully remodeled single story ranch house was originally built in 1958 and has four bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms (plus a full bathroom in the pool cabana) in 2,342 square feet of sleek interior space.

A glassy rear façade spills out to a resort-style backyard with multiple fire pits and water features, a built-in barbecue/outdoor kitchen and an elevated spa connected to the swimming pool by a river-like water channel. One of the more—ahem—interesting features is an all-glass above ground koi pond, an eye popping but utterly impractical and difficult situation to maintain—Your Mama imagines—without a part time koi pond cleaner on the payroll.

Your Mama heard through the celebrity real estate gossip grapevine that Mister Kennedy plans to decamp to downtown where his production company is located but we don't have any specifics on the wheres and how muches as regards to where exactly he plans to live.

listing photos: Keller Williams / Studio City

32 comments:

lil' gay boy said...

Somewhat of a "fair to middlin'" neighborhood as Dad used to say; quite nice, but hardly higher end.

Not crazy about the translucent panels -- other than for a garage door housing a Ferrari, etc., they just seem kinda lazy, you know? Almost like the 21st century version of aluminum siding over clapboard. Would like to see more interior photos, but it seems ominous that the same 6 are everywhere on the web.

I have always been partial to a location on a divided boulevard, but there doesn't seem to be any real green-space for the pets to poop.

Anonymous said...

That's a sad little house, isn't it.

Anonymous said...

Interesting.. He just fired everyone at his digital online company last week too! #cleaninghouse

Anonymous said...

Those panels are hideous. It reminds me of the once-popular California patios made by placing wavy fiberglass panels over wooden beams- and it made everybody's body look an unattractive shade of blue-green, as if they were seasick. At one time, it was very "trendy", especially in the San Diego County area near the beach.

Desert Donna said...

12:52 If that is true I can see why he canned them. I think Mr. Kennedy is very funny, and I would have expected a more substantial (or at least classic)dwelling after all of his years in the Biz. As Peter Brady sang "when its time to change, youve got to rearange"

Anonymous said...

That's rather hideous...

Anonymous said...

He sucks and his career has been over for a long time now. I assume he is finally out of money. This house is tragic.

Sandpiper said...

If I started dating this guy and saw that house, both he and it would be for the first and last time. I'd change my number.

Petra's said...

Those gate panels are sooo tacky.

Anonymous said...

I actually love this house! Maybe these pics don't do it justice. Previous listing photos made it look much better and I remember the last couple of times Mama has reported on it the children's responses were far more favourable!

Anonymous said...

Petra, the gates remind me of big panels used by junk yards hide the trashed cars parked them.

Anonymous said...

The Rabbi is bemused that Mama and the Kinderlach have not commented regarding the positive feng shui created by koi (ornamental carp) in the home. The Rabbi's own Mama consigned the bathtub for her intermittent carp ponds, briefly of course, and only until the live carp became the gefilte fish for Shabbos and holiday tables!

Gastronomically yours,
Rabbi Hedda LaCasa



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Doug said...

"his handsome real estate agent"

The guy works out of KW Studio City. Anthony has high standards and would settle for anything less.

Hope all is going well Mama! Still love your site even if I comment much less.

Doug said...

*wouldn't

Wish you could edit on here... *sigh*

jbeebs said...

Looks shabby, not well maintain. Like a short sale.

Anonymous said...

He got to bang Jennifer Love Hewitt while living there ?!? Her standards are even lower than I thought...

Anonymous said...

Was there a sale on frosted glass?

lil' gay boy said...

Anon 4:59,

Did you actually read what the chillruns wrote?

http://realestalker.blogspot.com/2007/07/new-digs-of-jamie-kennedy.html

Personally, I think Anon 10:08 put it most succinctly.

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mattja said...

after reading the reviews of JK's New Year's eve "show"..I can understand the subsequent domino effect we are witnessing.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/07/arts/television/jamie-kennedys-first-night-on-new-years-eve.html?_r=0

FalseProfit said...

Can we talk about my penthouse at the Pierre Hotel in NYC?

Sandpiper said...

Sure, Profit. You share your feelings, then I'll share mine. That thing's been on the market since BC. Pretty elaborate, eh? Gotta dash. BRB.

Anonymous said...

What a DUMP

Anonymous said...

Pretty sure JLH made him go to her house all the time. I can't imagine she ever stepped foot in this place.

Anonymous said...

This house is ugla.

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Anonymous said...

LGB dahlink, perhaps it was YOU who didn't read the children's comments...? Most of the comments say that they like/love the house but are horrified by the outdoor area... still the general consensus there is the house is nice. No more gin martinis for you!!!

lil' gay boy said...

*hic* *hic* *burp*

You say tomato, I say tomahto...

Perhaps it's just my east coast expectations, but in a land renown for it's outdoor living, "great", "nice", "like", "digging", "showroom" or "at odds" while are arguably more favorable than the current comments, IMHO they are hardly ringing endorsements -- more telling, in the 5 years that have elapsed, the do speak of a moment in time rather than enduring design.

Not being bitchy dear; it's just that dropping the Taj Mahal in the midst of a DizzyDeans pool showroom would do it no favors.

But I do take your point.

Sandpiper said...

Hi Profit. The Pierre penthouse listing is pretty jaw dropping for a pier-a-terre, don’t you think? Your interest and mine made me want to go back for a little history.
It’s been on the market since 2004with a consistent asking price of$70. Maintenance is another half mil or so. I’d vacuum for that! One can ask for anything, but what the marketplace dictates, and the co-op board wants, is another story. The owners, Wall Street guru and author Martin Zwieg, who passed away last month, and his wife, picked it up in 1996 for $21.5. Their reason for sale: primary residence is in Miami (valued at around $6-mil), and they only spend a month or so in NYC every year. Huh? An Austrian heiress had it for a while, and maybe another owner in there somewhere. Otherwise, it has sat empty from 1970 down into the ‘30s, when its 3,500 square foot "main salon" (sounds like a yacht description) was used by the hotel as a ballroom/special events venue/restaurant. Has had a few bites but nothing that could pass the co-op board, who require among other things, cash-in-the-bank for purchase price and verification of society standing. Um, ok? Details of those offers are otherwise closely guarded. I'll bribe the doorman. Pics are all over the place online.

I recall pouring over the interiors several years ago after one of their reactivated listings. Feels like a time capsule, doesn’t it? Must have a purpose in its future, but I’m clueless as to exactly what. Think their hoping for a European billionaire. Otherwise, who really lives in such opulence today? Donate it for a tax write off? Just don’t know. Will be interesting.

FalseProfit said...

Sandpiper,

Thanks for your thoughtful insight on the Pierre penthouse. I'll look for the interior photos online.

Cheers,

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