Thursday, October 4, 2007

The Old Tom Crooz Compound Available to Lease

LOCATION: N. Alpine Drive, Beverly Hills, CA
PRICE: $100,000/month
SIZE: 6,685 square feet (main house), 9 bedroom, 9 bathrooms (total)
DESCRIPTION: Short or long term lease! Spectacular Beverly Hills estate hidden from the street. Approximately three acres with fabulous landscaping and guest house with 3 separate apartments, each with kitchen and bath. Tiled pool with spa and N/S lighted tennis court. 9 bedrooms, 9 baths in immaculate condition. New screening room.

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Looks like the compound Tom Crooz had long leased on N. Alpine Drive in the most swanky section of flats of Beverly Hills has come up for lease at a staggering $100,000 per month. That's right puppies, we said $100,000 per month. But it's furnished, so that counts for something, right?

Property records show the main house, an English Country style pile built in 1927, measures 6,685 square feet with 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Your Mama assumes that most of the remainder of the bedrooms and bathrooms noted in the listing are contained in the detached guest quarters, which include three separate apartments each with kitchen and bathroom. Now we know where all the Crooz family members and Scientology staffers that were rumored to live up with the Crooz clan were housed.

Also on the very private and nearly three acre estate is covered parking for 8 cars, heated pool, sunken tennis court, formal gardens, and a new screening room, which is an improvement we imagine Mister Crooz made and paid to renovate before moving out. We've also heard and read somewhere–we can't remember where so don't quote Your Mama on this–that the property is heavily secured including a fair amount of razor wire.

Recently there were a number of reports that came out about the supposed sleeping arrangements of Mister and Missus Crooz at their house on N. Alpine Drive. According to reports, the couple maintained separate bedrooms because, you're gonna love this, because Tom Crooz snores and keeps the Missus awake. Uhm. Okay, whatever.

Anyhoo, according to reports, Mister Crooz occupied a suite of rooms in the North wing of the second floor and Missus Crooz, who lived in sin with her father figure before they were married, occupied a suite of rooms in the South wing that included a sitting room, parlor (whatever that is), bathroom and a bedroom. These rooms apparently included a small carousel (what!) and were filled with stuffed animals. Now, that is just gross and Your Mama hopes that part is not true. Seriously!

What grown woman puts a miniature carousel in her bedroom? And what respectable woman fills her bedroom with stuffed animals? Listen here ladees, and Missus Crooz, you too. It is fine to keep the important childhood doll or teddy bear or stuffed bunny or whatever, but it is disturbing and a upsetting for grown woman to have more than one stuffed animal in their bedroom. If you're older than 18, you are a woman and it's time to get rid of the stoopid stuffed animals. Really. Trust Your Mama on this one.

Anyhoo, the Crooz clan has decamped to their new Beverly Hills estate a few blocks away that they recently purchased from celebrity real estate uber agent Kurt Rappaport for a spine tingling and pocketbook busting $30,500,305.

Your Mama wonders, do they occupy separate wings of that 10,286 square foot house too?

Sources: Pacific Coast News (photo)


Anonymous said...

Pretty sure the front lawn of this house used to extend all the way down to Sunset Boulevard before subdividing in the '50s or '60s.

Anonymous said...

Wow it's sounds like Katie gets treated better than the rest of the hired help. That is good to hear.

Anonymous said...

I have NEVER heard of a lease this expensive. I don't even know what to say. I don't blink at $10,000....hell, even $20,000/month but ONE HUNDERED THOUSAND DOLLARS?

Anonymous said...

At $100K/month, why (would a 'family') rent when you can buy?

Anonymous said...

$100,000+ leases in Malibu are common - it's certainly not out of the ordinary & the space you get is 1/10th of the space you're getting here.

Anonymous said...

that house looks twice the size of the 6700 sq ft thats listed.

Anonymous said...

Anon 2:25A

You say $100K/Mo is not out of the ordinary in The Bu.

Ummm....yes it is sort of out of the ordiinary. It does happen, but it's not like there are homes that lease for this price just about every day or anything.

Anonymous said...

From these pics, the house is very blah.

Unknown said...

Are they in separate rooms/wings in the new place? Hmmm....would a new house stop him from "snoring"?

Anonymous said...

well it's official this price is outta this world

Anonymous said...

Forgive my new-agey-ness, but that places has some bad "energy" - even just in pictures.

Anonymous said...

I don't see a ping-pong table. No, thanks :)