Saturday, September 15, 2007

The Hollywood Hills House of Lori Loughlin

SELLER: Lori Loughlin
LOCATION: Sierra Mar Drive, Los Angeles, CA
PRICE: $2,350,000
SIZE: 2,138 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
DESCRIPTION: A perfectly sited, charming Cape Cod on a knoll with 180 degree views. Features include: formal entry that opens to a loggia with French doors to covered patio overlooking pool, spa, and gardens; Bright living room, formal dining room, cook's kitchen; Den/sitting room leads to private master suite. 2nd bedroom suite well separated from the master + a separate bonus bedroom w/ en suite bath; Gated drive, two car garage, views from downtown to Century City.

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Looks like former Full House actress Lori Loughlin (pronounced Lock-lin) is letting go a little piece of her past. Back in 1989, when she was on her starter marriage to Michael Burns, the actress purchased this house on Sierra Mar Drive in the Hills of Hollywood for $975,000. The couple lived in this house until 1997 when Miz Loughlin took possession of the property, most likely as part of her dee-vorce settlement.

Miz Loughlin went on to marry up in 1997 when she wedded Mossimo Gianulli, the Italian fashionista responsible for the Mossimo fashion juggernaut. The couple pushed out a couple of babies in the late 1990s and more recently have been birthing a difference sort of baby on Bellagio Road in beauteous Bel Air, where they have been involved in a massive renovation of a 1.42 acre property they purchased in March 2002 for an undisclosed price.

Lucy Spillerguts, one of Your Mama's better connected sources, tell us that the couple and their children lived in the Sierra Mar Drive house as recently as the February of 2007, but we presume that they've vacated and are selling the property because they've moved in to their big and new Bel Air mansion.

On the market for $2,350,000 the Cape Cod style house sits just west of the famous Bird Streets on a promontory with lovely and long views across the LA Basin. Now children, we can't be certain that any of the furniture in this house actually belongs to the Gianulli/Loughlin family...for all we know it belongs to renters, but we're going to comment anyway.

Your Mama does not care for the furniture that makes the interior look like grandma's house in Topeka. The twin chintz-esque sofa in the den are bad, really bad, but the most offensive thing we see is that horrid round table in the corner of the living room with the tablecloth draped over it. Lahwd children, there has to be a better solution for a dead corner than a stoopid round table with a tablecloth. Like perhaps a tall rubber plant or something. Do any of the nice gay decorators out there have any ideas?

Your Mama does like the white on white kitchen with the shiny stainless steel SubZero refrigerator and the smallish Viking range, but we're not sure that's the flooring material we would have chosen. Your Mama does like the way the butcher block counters look, but quite honestly, we don't like they way they wear and worry about meat and egg juices getting trapped in the porous material. Your Mama loathes a microwave sitting on the counter taking up valuable work space, so we appreciate that the microwave oven, just to the right of the refrigerator, was given its own private cubby.

On to the bathroom where we find acres of old-fashioned white tile work. But hunnies, that is not the most grievous error in this poop room, is it? That's right kids, it's the funeral home worthy window covering which looks like something out of the Munster's mansion. Your Mama recommends this bit of upset be removed immediately.

The backyard is a fairly typical Los Angeles oasis with a kidney shaped pool. Now of course there is perhaps nothing more cliche than a kidney shaped pool in Los Angeles, but Your Mama likes the simplicity and modest size of this particular pool. Even more we love that covered patio area overlooking the pool which looks like a perfect shady spot to have our new house gurl Bettina serve Your Mama and the Dr. Cooter our afternoon gin and tonics while out new pussycat Sugar stretches in the sunshine.

In addition to the big Bel Air house the couple has been renovating, they also have a desert getaway on Talking Rock Turn in the gated Tradition Golf Club in La Quinta. Property records indicate the couple paid $425,000 in October of 1999 for the 6,175 square foot house that includes 4 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. We suspect that price might have been just for the lot, but we've been unable to confirm that suspicion.

Your Mama wishes Miz Loughlin continued success in her come back to the small screen with her recent roles on Summerland (now canceled) as well as a new show that Your Mama has never heard of called In Case of Emergency with David Arquette.

P.S. When you have those itty bitty Olsen gurls over for your housewarming at the big new house in Bel Air, don't forget to invite Your Mama because we have a few things we need to discuss with them.

Sources: Internet Movie Data Base


Anonymous said...

like the house, not too big, private, livable.
always had a bone for that chick & seems to be aging really well.

Anonymous said...

Great house with great bones plus views.get rid of all the furniture and drapes and as for that corner a lovely floor lamp of some kind would brighten things up.

Anonymous said...

Mama - please do a review of Ms. Laughlin's new house in Bel Air. Would love to see what that house is all about. Pretty Pleaze!

Anonymous said...

I hear that the Beverly Hills agents had Louella taken care of.

Anonymous said...

Louella is in Brazil.

Anonymous said...

who's louella?

Anonymous said...

I am eager for dead corner tips myself. I have had more of those than I care to remember. Lori wouldn't have decor like that, would she? I wonder why they didn't raise that ugly bathroom curtain for the photo.

What did happen to Louella?

Anonymous said...

I don't think Lori or Mossimo would ever have that furniture - must be grandma's left-overs for the renters.

Lovely home - I'd keep it.

Anonymous said...

This house seriously lacks charm.