Thursday, June 20, 2013

Martin Lawrence Downsizes in Encino

BUYER: Martin Lawrence
LOCATION: Encino, CA
PRICE: $6,630,000
SIZE: 10,211 square feet, 7 bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: We first heard rumbles of it weeks ago from a gal we'll call Suburban Sally and last night we heard it from the eerily well-informed Yolanda Yakketyyak that comedian Martin Lawrence scooped up a newly constructed mock-Med MacMansion perched atop a high knoll in the foothills above L.A.'s prototypically suburban community of Encino. Property records show the property in question, last listed for $7.1 million, changed hands in early June (2013) for $6,630,000.

It was recently announced that Mister Lawrence, who starred in an eponymous t.v. sitcom in the 1990s and whose biggest contribution to The Cinema has been the money minting Big Momma and Bad Boys franchises, will co-star in an as yet untitled sitcom with Kelsey Grammer. Hooray for Hollywood! Anyhoo...

Listing details Your Mama managed to tease out of the interweb shows the recently completed residence, located at the tail end of a long cul-de-sac lined with much more modest, mostly ranch-style homes, was marketed with seven bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms in 10,211 square feet.

Other features of the walled and gated three story mansion, as per listing details and other online resources, include half a dozen fireplaces, garage space for four cars, and a heated negative edge swimming pool with long and wide views over the San Fernando Valley.

Celebrity real estate watchers may recall that last June Mister Lawrence sold his 16,000+ square foot so-called "French Contemporary" mansion in the Beverly Park community to mid-priced shoe and handbag tycoon Bruce Makowsky for $17,200,000.

Property records and other online resources indicate Mister Lawrence, who split from his long-time lady-mate/wife Shamicka last year, continues to own a residence in L.A.'s Toluca Lake that he bought back in July 1992 for $640,000 as well as a sprawling, 21,000-plus square foot pond-front mansion on more than 100 acres acres in rural Purcellville, VA that he picked up in May 1997 for $1,250,000.

listing photo/rendering: Prudential California

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tacky dump

Anonymous said...

Why because you can't afford it and a black man can... Lol

Anonymous said...

His old home in Beverly Park just got sold again to a Hungarian family. Any updat on that mama?

Anonymous said...

I don't see any alleged sale of his old house

Anonymous said...

Look up 6 William Strret, Brighton, Australia. It's the listing for Australian cricketer Shane Warne's property, who is currently engaged to Liz Hurley. Apparently he wants 25 million....

Anonymous said...

Martin Lawrence? Encino? Renderings instead of photos?? Mama don't leave us this way on the weekend...

Anonymous said...

Lovely home, smart buy. Good Job.

Anonymous said...

Prototypically suburban? There's nothing prototypically about Encino, I think you guys are wrong on that.

Anonymous said...

Encino really isn't a Suburbs, if that's the case Beverly Hills and Bel Air are suburbs too. Not the case.

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Anonymous said...

Writesomething new you fucking cunt

Anonymous said...

Love your column but why always trashing Encino? Some of us prototypical suburbanites are here because we like being in a relatively paparazzi free area and enjoy the privacy. Why not come out for a visit?

Anonymous said...

Encino is a lovely very Affluent neighborhood, I think thier just sterotyping Encino because it's in The Valley, but there totally wrong about it. It's a lovely celebrity haven, the neighborhood is very similar to Bel Air so I don't know about the prototypical neighborhood.

Ben said...

I will never understand the LA suburbs. LA looks like the NY suburbs! What are you getting away from!?

Anonymous said...

Prototypical suburban- love being reduced to a stereotype

Anonymous said...

All these Encinoites who want to believe they don't live in the suburbs are cracking me up. If Encino ain't the 'burbs in L.A. where is?

Anonymous said...

Encino ain't the suburbs you idiot, Encino is a neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles, The Valley hasn't been a suburbs for years. Again i guest bel air is a suburbs and brentwood since there just a stone throw away, Orange County is a suburb of Los Angeles.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure I'll get slaughtered for saying this but no matter how many famous people or rich people live there Encino is and always will be the suburbs to me. except for downtown and maybe parts of hollywood and west hollywood all of LA is ond giant suburb really. there's really no there there when it comes to urban living.

Anonymous said...

when folks in Beverly Hills speak of the old country and are asked of where they speak...their answer...Encino!