Friday, November 16, 2007

Goran Visnjic Goes to the Birds

BUYER: Goran Visnjic
LOCATION: Bluebird Avenue, West Hollywood, CA
PRICE: $3,921,000
SIZE: 3,793 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms
DESCRIPTION:One of a kind 2-sty Mediterranean/Moroccan fusion. Eclectic renovation features gated crtyd entry, dark stained hardwood flrs, lr w/ fp, dining area, amazing great rm/kitchen, library/den, an outdoor kit/dining rm, built-in sofa room & sept. gst/pool cabana. All rooms open to pool, garden & crt-yd. Upstairs offers a romantic master w/ walk in closet, priv deck & lavish hand tiled bathroom. Two more bedrooms w/ built-in dressing area & custom tiled bathrooms.

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: The other day Mister Big Time discussed the sale of good looking E.R. actor Goran Visnjic's Sherman Oaks house to some professional hockey player we've never heard of and don't care to know about. Mister Visnjic (pronounced VISH-nyich, say it with Your Mama, VISH-nyich) had listed his lovely Spanish style residence for $1,700,000, and it appears that the comely Croatian actor sold the 2,634 square foot house for $1,780,000. No children, that is not a mistake, Mister V. sold his damn house for more than the asking price. Can your believe that? More!

Anyhoo, at the time Mister BTL put up his "exclusive" report, he was not able to suss out where Mister Visnjic was preparing to ship his sofas and send his slippers. So Your Mama thought we'd offer our kind assistance. After a few phone calls to our spider web of contacts, it was indeed the always on top of things Lucy Spillerguts who informed us that tall, dark, and good looking Goran and his family have decamped to the Birds. The "Bird Streets," that is.

Property records reveal that Mister Visnjic, who has two children and is married a Croatian sculptor, actually purchased a property on Bluebird Avenue back in March of 2005. The records we accessed do not indicate a purchase price, however our Fairy Godmother in West Hollywood, bless her generous and tell-all heart, tells us the property sold for $3,921,000.

Listing information for the property at the time of the sale indicates the house had a Mediterranean and Moroccan fusion interior decor, which certainly sounds very inneresting, but we can't confirm what that actually looks like since we haven't been able to locate photos of the interiors. Listing information also shows that in addition to a walled and gated courtyard, an outdoor kitchen/dining room, and a separate guest house and cabana, the private property just off busy Doheny Drive includes a living room, dining area, great room/kitchen, den, office, wine cellar, family room, library/study, custom tiled bathrooms, and several bedrooms including a romantic master suite. All of which is packed into just 3,793 square feet.

Interestingly, the listing for the property shows the house has 4 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. However, one of our sources for property records lists the house with 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, and another property records database shows the house as having 5 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms. We can't imagine why there would be such a wide discrepancy in the numbers although we think it might have something to do with that separate guest house/pool cabana.

The house on Bluebird has had some interesting owners and residents in the past. Property records show that Zebil Zarif, trust fund bad boy Brandon Davis' wine making father, owned the property in the early 2000s, and another source told Your Mama that struggling ack-tur-us Tracy Tweed occupied the house for a number of years. Miz Tweed is film producer Ted Fields' baby momma, and she is the less successful sister of former Playboy Playmate Shannon Tweed, who is Gene Simmon's long time gurlfriend and baby momma.

Your Mama wishes the Visnjics a happy new home and many congratulations on selling their Sherman Oaks house for more than the asking price, despite all the doom and gloom about the falling price of houses in Los Angeles and other recently white hot markets.


Anonymous said...

Apropos of nothing (at least, nothing to do with real estate), Goran Visnjic is a breathtakingly sexy man, even if he can't keep his pants zipped.

Anonymous said...

Tracy Tweed is not the mother of Diana Ross' grandchild (I don't think) but she is the mother of billionaire Ted Field's daughter Emily, and his twin sons. She now lives with her kids on the 800 block of Roxbury in Beverly Hills... that must be nice... actually she was renting that house, but I know he bought her a huge pad in the flats... and Ted is renting some place in Coldwater on Schuyler for around 75k a month--mama can you figure out where it is? The real estate tangles of billionaires are so interesting

Your Mama said...

oh lordy child, you are correct. we simply MISREAD some information. she was briefly married to diana ross's brother chico. and you are correct about the ted fields connection. fixed. thanks doll.

Anonymous said...

Mama, Doheny isn't that busy up there north of Sunset.

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Anonymous said...

My old wrecking ball of a monster-in-law said it was pretty noisy off Doheny. Corner house anyway.