Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Producer Dylan Sellers Selling in Pacific Palisades

SELLER: Dylan Sellers
LOCATION: N. Chautauqua, Pacific Palisades, CA
PRICE: $2,995,000
SIZE: 3,990 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms
DESCRIPTION: Wonderful combination of privacy and open views. Excellent entertaining flow inside and out. Spacious five bedroom (3 up, 2 down), 4.5 California Mediterranean set on N. Chautauqua rim. Formal living room with soaring ceiling and large picture window. Dining area off charming family room and chef's kitchen with center island and beautiful tile work. Private backyard has tiled patio, grassy area, pool/spa and views.

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Movie producer Dylan Sellers and his lady-wife Wendie have listed their Pacific Palisades property with an asking price of $2,995,000. Now listen children, we recognize those of you not in the bizness of show are unlikely to know who Mister Sellers is or what his cinematic accomplishments are. So simmer down for 30 seconds and let Your Mama school you.

Mister Sellers has produced a number of high profile films including the Agent Cody Banks movies that starred Frankie Munoz and Hilary Duff (before she got her new teeth), as well as the Cinderella Story films, one of which also starred that Hilary Duff gurl. According to his resume on the IMDB, Mister Sellers also has a hefty handful of films in the hopper including the much publicized Footloose remake for which the producers nabbed High School Musical hottie Zac Efron (who Your Mama recommends bust out of the singing and dancing genre right quick).

Property records show Mister and Missus Sellers picked up their N. Chautauqua "California Mediterranean" style residence in January of 2005 for $2,550,000 and listing information shows the house measures 3,990 square feet with 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms.

It's unclear to Your Mama if the square footage shown in listing information includes the garage which appears to have been converted to some sort of interior space that can, unfortunately, be accessed only through the laundry room. While it would make a fine and private space for our autocratic and vehemently secretive house gurl Svetlana, both Your Mama and the Dr. Cooter would prefer to rent Svetlana her own studio apartment nearby and have the space be returned to its original use as a front facing two car garage where we could keep our big BMWs dust free.

A somewhat cramped hallway like entrance and stair hall opens to a step down living room with a high beamed ceiling, wood floors, a wood burning fireplace and a giant window facing the street. At the rear of the house, a large open plan and wood floored space contains a disturbingly peachy colored dining room (which also sports a chandelier that's hung way, way, way too high), an island kitchen that looks like it's trying way too hard to be a country kitchen in Connecticut (note the campy rooster rug), and a family room with a flat screen boob-toob mounted over a second fireplace, a wall of French doors opening to the rear dining terrace and several competing and not particularly complimentary upholstery and rug patterns.

Two of the five bedrooms are located on the first floor behind the family room. Each has its own private pooper would make excellent rooms for mouthy and rebellious teenagers. Upstairs, two additional bedrooms share a Jack and Jill style bathroom and each has a set of French doors leading out to large tiled terraces. The master suite includes a third fireplace flanked by French doors that open to a tiled terrace overlooking the backyard and the canyon beyond, one large walk in closet, another long row of closets, a somewhat dated bathroom with a separate spa tub and shower with rather upsetting brass accents and an enclosed cubicle with both a terlit and a bidet. All the children know how Your Mama lurvs us a bidet.

While Your Mama is completely non-plussed by the Mister and Missus Sellers' lack of decorative prowess, we do rather appreciate the mostly drought tolerant landscaping that surrounds the property. The front facade is well screened by some giant agave plants and a couple of Olive trees on either side of the front door. In the back yard, more Olive trees shield the interiors from the scorching southern California sunshine and the free form swimming pool and spa have been sunk right into the lawn at the edge of the bluff overlooking the canyon.

Although the lawn looks lovely, Your Mama would consider replacing it with the sort of crushed granite material like that found in Parisian parks which would further reduce the amount of water necessary to keep the yard looking sharp in character with the character of the house. Your Mama has no doubt that a fine and fussy landscaping expert like L.A. based garden guru Jay Griffith could perfectly work out the details of that sort of conversion to hardscaping.

We don't have any idea where Mister and Missus Sellers will be moving. However, given all the Misters upcoming producing credits, we'd be our long bodied bitches Linda and Beverly it's to a more impressive, "I've made it in Hollywood" sort of property.


Anonymous said...

"Hello is this Out of the closet? Yes I'm calling from Pacific Palisades and we have a donation of chairs. Do you pick up?"

Anonymous said...

That beautiful gold shower enclosure is amazing! Exactly what I'm looking for in $3M houses in a shitty market. WOW!!!!!

Anonymous said...

For future reference, those are flax out front, not agave.

StPaulSnowman said...

Either way.........I am sure they are not hardy in zone 3

Anonymous said...

Nothing like a golden shower.

Anonymous said...

The SHOWER is vile...the rest of it though, I love. I love Pacific Palisades, it's a that pool.

Anonymous said...

It looks like a suburban tract house and the interiors are wretched. I like the backyard, however.

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Anonymous said...

It's a great area and the house has potential. But they'll get a MUCH faster sale at a better price if they'll just pick up some boxes from U-haul and de-clutter the place. No one wants to tour a house full of other peoples' bath and shower products ... Ew!

Anonymous said...

This is the same Dylan Sellers that killed his assistant while drunk driving a few years back?

Anonymous said...

It is. He spent some time in prison so back off! He's paid his dues and it wasn't booze, it was narcotics.