Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Post-Vacation Catch Up (Part Two)

A couple of months ago Your Mama told the children that we'd heard from Peter Propertyseller that entertainment industry pooh-bah Leonardo DiCaprio had a serious look-see at media mogul Rupert Murdoch's ridge top estate in Beverly Hills. Now comes word via the New York Post that the three-time Academy Award-nominee—so far always a bridesmaid and never the bride for Mister DiCap at the Oscars—took a tour of a 7,000+ square foot multi-terraced penthouse in New York City's trendy and excessively spendy TriBeCa 'hood that, due to the brand new building's sensational success, recently had its price raised from 35 to $40,000,000.

As it turns out, the private roof-top swimming pool-equipped full-floor penthouse—and indeed the entire building, which is mostly sold out—is listed with media savvy Million Dollar Listing broker Frederik Eklund. (listing photo: Douglas Elliman)

According to the lady property gossip at the L.A. Times, Emmy-nominated Sitcom actress Jenna Fischer and her hubby Lee Kirk sold their Spanish-style valley view house in Studio City, CA, for $2.015 million.

Mister Kirk and Miz Fischer decamped to a more family-friendly 1920s Mediterranean with five bedrooms and four bathrooms in about 4,600 square feet on a leafy street in Glendale, CA. They purchased the nearly one acre mini-estate, once the home of baseball legend Casey Stengel, for $1.9 million late last year (2012). (listing photos: Rodeo Realty)

In the midst of his (alleged and oft-speculated about) drug-induced melt-down and marital drama, professional basketballer Lamar Odom and his estranged wife Khloe Kardashian (K.K.) shoved their unfurnished 8,557 square foot mock-Med mansion south of South Beach in Pinecrest, FL, up for lease at $17,000 per month, according to the peeps at Realtor.com. As far as Your Mama knows neither Mister Odom nor Miz Kardashian have ever occupied the premises but, then again, what do we know, right?

Mister Odom and K.K. acquired the six bedroom and seven full and two half bathroom suburban mansion on 1.16 acres in the summer of 2009 for about $3 million. Current listing details show the long and squat two-story abode has a double-height entry with frescoed ceiling and sweetheart staircase, a small home theater room, a billiard room with wet bar, a swimming pool and spa, an outdoor kitchen, and a lighted tennis court that does double duty as a basketball court. (listing photos: Esslinger Wooten Maxwell)

Your Mama first read it on Trulia Luxe Living (via The L.A. Times) that pop tartlet turned reality star turned apparel tycooness Jessica Simpson finally sold her celebrity-pedigreed mansion in Beverly Hills, CA, for $6.4 million, much less than the almost eight million she originally wanted but still a profit on the $1.1+ million profit—not counting upkeep cost, improvement expenditures, and real estate fees—on the $5.275 million she paid for the place in late 2005.

The house was formerly owned by Paul Hogan, Tom and Kathy Freston, Ellen DeGeneres, and Rick Yorn. Speaking of property mad chat show hostess Ellen DeGeneres, did y'all see the pictures in The New York Times' T Magazine of her and wife Portia De Rossi's mid-century modern manse in Beverly Hills? Anyhoo...

The new owner's identity is shielded behind a mysterious turst but the always knowledgeable Lucy Spillerguts snitched to Your Mama that the new owner is Sumner Redstone's much younger gal pal Sydney Holland. Miz Simpson and her baby daddy moved to Hidden Hills, CA where they paid $11.5 million for the former home of not-divorcing rock-n-roll royals Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne.
(listing photos: Sotheby's International Realty)

As was first revealed by the celebrity scuttlebutters at E! OnlineAmerican Idol alum Kelly Clarkson and her brand new husband, talent manager Brandon Blackstock—a.k.a. country queen Reba McEntire's step-son, have settled into a $2.8 million mansion on more than four private lake-front acres in Hendersonville, TN, about 20 miles northeast of downtown Nashville.

Listing details show the 17,000+ square foot mansion of an unknown architectural style has 7 bedrooms, 9.5 bathrooms, a sweetheart staircase and an elevator, ample formal entertaining spaces, and roomy family quarters that include a huge kitchen, a family room and a recreation room plus a home theater, a gym, and, down by the water, a private dock. (listing photos: Worth Properties)

CelebDigs reported that reality t.v. denizen/Showbiz personality Denise Richards moved into one of the three mansions her ex-husband Charlie Sheen owns in the swanky and celebrified Mulholland Estates development in Beverly Hills—or Sherman Oaks depending on your geographic persnickety-ness.

Mister Sheen lives in one of the houses, we're not sure who lives in the one he bought most recently for $4.8 million and—so the story goes–Miz Richards and children have settled into the 9,000 square foot mock-Med macmansion the sassy and erratic actor bought in early 2011 for $6,999,999 from Tinseltown mogul Mike Medavoy and his wife Irina.

Other residents of the high-priced macmansion community include Robbie Williams, Paris Hilton, Vanna White, Adrienne Maloof, Tom Jones, Judith Light and Tom Desiderio, Brian Wilson, and Slash. (listing photos: Coldwell Banker Beverly Hills South)


Anonymous said...

She just did a hardcore (and super tacky) remodel of her Hidden Hills house, why would she move to fake Beverly Hills?
Probably cause she's taking care of everybody's kids, I know, but still, ew@ that house

lil' gay boy said...


DeCaprio -- Two blocks from my former employer, love the neighborhood, which takes on a much different quality at night; the building isn't top drawer tour-de-force, but then ever-funny Frederik could sell diet pills in a famine;

Fischer -- Love the Stengel place; Studio City? Not so much;

Odom/Kardashian -- As egregious as their all-too-public lives;

Simpson -- I prefer the Beverly Hills manse, but you cannot argue with profit; DeGeneres/DeRossi MCM? Oooo, la la;

Clarkson -- Quintessential McMansion (with a tumor on the left);

Richards -- Once again, I bow to Lady J's original assessment: "Can we lock the gates from the outside?"

Anonymous said...

I'm wondering if the rabbi was alluding to Uma and River House in an earlier comment. Lot's of turn-over there, and who knows what will happen to the (former?) River Club space.

Anonymous said...

Confidential to Anonymous 3:38 p.m.:

Yes, now that the canary is out of the gilded cage, the Rabbi indeed alluded to Ms. Uma Thurman's recent River House purchase in an earlier comment.

Rabbi Hedda LaCasa

Rosco Mare said...

Thanks Mama Dearest for the NY Times link to the fascinating Trousdale Estates profile with its architectural boner-worthy photos. A real MCM treat.

Trucker Joe said...

Wanna see some interior shots of Ellen's new house? http://kathleenclementsdesign.com

Sandpiper said...

Mama, you've got so much going on in these two post vacation posts that I misfiled this from below.

Leo's who knows TriBeCa walk thru description is perplexingly not one of the units available or in contract on the agent's site.

Anonymous said...


You're out of bounds here.