Friday, October 25, 2013

A Few End of Week Tidbits (10-25-13)

Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld opened the doors to the—ahem—"laid back" mansion-cottage that anchors their 10+ acre ocean-front estate in high-fallutin' East Hampton (NY) to the folk at InStyle magazine. That would be the one with the with a private baseball field and 22-car garage. (InStyle via Curbed)


In case y'all didn't already know, American professional pigskinner Tom Brady and Brazilian supermodel Giselle Bündchen are extraordinarily rich real estate size queens. Not only do they own a hulking 22,000 square foot—ahem—eco-conscious mansion in Los Angeles and have plans to erect a similarly sized chateau on a large, leafy lot in the waspy Chestnut Hill area of Brookline, MA. The latest scuttlebutt out of Manhattan via Page Six of the New York Post is that the property-mad pair are in contract to spend somewhere in the neighborhood of $14 million for a 47th floor condo at the sleek, very glassy, and painfully slender One Madison Park building in the fully gentrified and trendified Flatiron District. (New York Post)


We don't think it sound the least bit odd to anyone who knows a thing about residential features favored by the rich and famous but building plans for former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's new holiday hideaway in Holladay, UT call for a secret room to be installed behind a swiveling bookcase. The narrow space is marked innocuously as "office storage" on architectural plans but New York Magazine speculates the  5' by 11' room could be used to store Mister Romney's shy tax files. But, really, what does Your Mama or anyone else really know? It could also be the Romney's will outfit the room as a panic room, a walk-in safe, a wine cellar or, perhaps, a therapeutic deprivation tank. Who knows? Anyone care?

P.S. The secret room, by the way, is not located in the 9,000 square foot log-built chalet Mister and Missus Romney just bought for $8.9 million in the upscale (ski) resort town of Park City, UT. The no-longer-secret room is planned for a different house the couple his having custom built, as we mentioned, in Holladay, a southeaster suburb of Salt Lake City about 30 miles from Park City. (The Salt Lake Tribune via New York Magazine)


Didjy'all hear Madonna finally sold her Sunset Boulevard mansion to a Wall Street big wig for $19.5 million? Yeah, we did too. Well, actually...first Your Mama heard it was sold to a low profile but stinking rich local family then we heard it was to the same hedge fund fella that used to own Tyler Perry's old house in the Bird Streets but, honestly, we're just not sure. (Los Angeles Times and TMZ)


And, finally, just for shits and giggles (via those always-on-top-of-it kids at Curbed):

Amid much hullabaloo and whatnot by property gossips, a luxe-livin' lady named Galina Anisimova has pushed her walled and guard-gated bay front compound in Brooklyn's solidly upper middle class (and increasing affluent) Mill Basin neighborhood on the open market with a stupendous $30,000,000 price tag.

Miz Anisimova is the wife (and ex-wife and wife again) of semi-reclusive Russian multi-billionaire Vasily Asimov—his money is largely from aluminum and other mined metals—and the mother of Anna Anisimova, the pampered young woman who last year put her 4,000 square foot 75th floor apartment at the Time Warner Center on the open market with a $50 million price tag.

Anways, Momma Anisimova's almost psychotically contemporary compound in Mill Basin—once an Italian residential stronghold and now inhabited by a whole lot of Russians—has two mansions, one three stored the other four, that together encompass 23,000 square feet with a combined total of 10 bedrooms and 11 full and 4 half bathrooms* plus four kitchens, several wet bars, and two elevators. We counted underground garage parking for seven cars plus above ground garage parking for three more, and that's not counting the twenty or so cars that can park securely in the massive motor court in front of the main house.

Floor plans included with digital marketing materials are worth a look-see and show a 125-foot long boomerang-shaped open-concept main living area, a 1,000 square foot water-side swimming pool ringed by thick foliage and a cantilevered promenade, roof decks atop both residences, and a private marina capable of hosting seven boats. A top-floor meditation lounge with a pyramidal skylight and a wall of curved glass gives way to a nearly 1,600 square foot wrap-around terrace with sweeping bay, marsh, and Belt Parkway views. (Curbed)

*In case any of y'all might be curious, those figures break down—by Your Mama's count—to four bedrooms and seven full and two half bathrooms plus a staff bedroom and bathroom in the main house and three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms plus an attached but separate 2-3 bedroom staff suite with 1.5 bathrooms in the detached guest house.


Anonymous said...

Seinfelds place is so boring, Ina Garten Hamptons 2000. Booooooring.

Ingrid Casares said...

I wonder where the kabbalah queen, Madonna, is gonna stay now in L.A. since she has no other properties in California State ??? What about those (boring) awards ceremony and Oscar parties that she throws every once in a while ??? Guess she's leaving Los Angeles 'cause probably the people from the Kabbalah Church told her to sell everything 'cause the big one is on its way to happen...

Anonymous said...

Romneys don't drink.
Does anyone in Utah?
I bet it's a safe, or some sort of security camera room. Probably fireproof and heavily fortified.

Sandpiper said...

That hidden room at poor loser's new spread is probably where he goes to cry. Meow.

Anonymous said...

You win

Naughty Nancy said...

Sandpiper sounds like a bitter old queen! Sweetie, shouldn't you be outoffering divine sacrifices at the altar of His Imperious Majesty Obama Lama Ding Dong?

Run along now, ya hear?

Anonymous said...

The republican troll pods are hatching.

Anonymous said...

Damnit, someone call Monsanto, we need better pesticides!

lil' gay boy said...

Here goes:

Seinfeld -- it takes a rare talent to create $32M+ of oceanfront blah; mercifully the view compensates;

Brady/Bündchen -- an object lesson in that ol' aphorism that no amount of money can buy class;

Madge -- finally selling Sela Ward's cast-offs;

Romney -- I guess Mittens has kittens (or at least something to hide); seems my fine feathered friend struck an all-too-raw nerve;

Anisimova -- believe it or not, the view is amazing, and the guest house (profiled in NYMag a while back) is a stunning jewel. The main house, not so much.

Anonymous said...

Romney lost the election. It's rare, I know, but privileged rich Republicans don't always get what they demand and consider theirs anyway.

Anonymous said...

Everytime I see Seinfeld's wife I feel slightly sorry for him. She seems like such a arogant biyatch. Always in high heels, impecably dressed, full get-up but in the same breath she talks how theyre both totally low maintance and easy going and homely. lol. Man, what an annoying woman. Sadly he seems like the kind of guy who has issues and likes to be handled.

Anonymous said...

Everyone stand up and cheer, I read that Al Gore, high priest of the Church of Clobal Warming is now richer than the loser Romney. I guess it was after he sold his TV channel to the oil country. LOL I, for one, knew he was taking all for a ride, and what a sweet one it was to see.

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