Thursday, February 13, 2014

Mish Mash for Thursday Afternoon

Last year Scarlett Johansson picked up a priddy, $2.2 million shingled cottage near the ocean in Amagansett, NY, and now comes word from the lady property gossip at the New York Post that Miss Johansson has been out peeping multi-million dollar digs in New York City that she'll presumably share with her handsome French fiancée Romain Dauriac. Miz Johansson already owns a terraced penthouse in sleepy Sutton Place near Midtown that she acquired in 2008 for $2.1 million.


Last June recently married Tinseltowner Ricki Lake put her house in L.A.'s Brentwood area—the house she bought in 2002 for $5.6 million from Courtney Cox—on the market for $8,750,000. It was the long-legged blond gal at Trulia Luxe Living who first reported that the property sold for $8.45 million.


Back on the west coast Your Mama heard word via late night covert communique from Felicia Navidad that highly compensated sitcom star Johnny Galecki of hugely successful The Big Bang Theory has been out having a look see at all the big and expensive properties in the star-soaked Los Feliz area of L.A.

Miss Navidad snitched that one of the properties toured by Mister Galecki is an off-market estate rumored in the 'hood to be be available off-market for around $8 million. The gated estate in question is surrounded by similar properties owned by Showbizzers like Kirstie Alley, Michael Balzary, a.k.a. Flea, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson not to mention Mister Galecki's cast mate Jim Parsons who just bought his house in the 'hood from Robert Pattinson for $6.375 million.

Mister Galecki currently owns a walled, high-hedged and gated residence next door to Cameron Diaz that he bought back in 2001 from Patrick Dempsey.

In other Big Bang Theory-related real estate news Kaley Cuoco and her new hubby are the much tongue-wagged about next owners of the Tarzana, CA, macmansion that divorcing tabloid staples Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom have on the market for $5,499,000.


Back in the spring of 2011 CNN's big gay silver fox Anderson Cooper shelled out $1.7 million to buy the 2.4 acre spread next door to his longtime weekend hideaway os Aspatuck Creek in the little lauded Hamptons community of Quioguem near Westhampton Beach. He renovated the six bedroom residence and this summer, as was first revealed by the well connected lady property gossip at the New York Post, put it up for lease at $150,000 for the summer season, 30 grand for June, sixty for July and 80,000 big one for August.


Given that he lampoons the ultra-PC hipsterdom that, for better or worse, defines Portland, OR, to much of the rest of the world, it only makes perfect sense that Portlandia creator/writer/producer/actor Fred Armison would buy a freshly rehabbed hillside bungalow in an up-and-coming out-of-the way cranny of Silver Lake, one of L.A.'s more established hipster-venerating nabes. As was first discussed by the folks at Zillow, property records show Mister Armison paid $763,000 for the three bedroom and two bathroom residence.


Comedian and super popular podcast host Adam Carolla acquired a deluxely done new house last year in the leafily affluent suburb of La Cañada-Flintridge and now, so snitched the long-legged blond gal at Trulia Luxe Living, Mister Carolla's old house, a decoratively tired 5,700+ square foot courtyard Spanish perched on a high hill top above Lake Hollywood, has popped up for lease at $13,500 per month.


In 2011, impossibly good looking male model Ben Hill—if you look at magazines or watch t.v. you'd know his meticulously scruffy face—paid $395,000 for a rural 12.27 acre spread with a private pond in the bucolic upper Hudson Valley community of Chatham, NY.

With is own bare and probably ludicrously handsome hands he revamped the house into a sophisticated, urban loft-inspired retreat in the woods. The properties three structures, all of which Mister Hill covered in (on-trend) charcoal paint, include a two bedroom honeymoon cottage, a detached two car garage with flexi-use space above, and a glass and wood entertainment/yoga pavilion that opens to a wide half flight of stairs that descends to a deck that hangs over the placid pond. As was first pointed out by the property gossips at the Daily News, Mister Hill has flipped the picture perfect property back on the market with an asking price of $1,295,000.


The increasingly celeb-centric Architectural Digest recently highlighted the Vincente Wolf-designed Manhattan loft of Julianna Margulies and the ecclesiastical-inspired mansion that veteran rock 'n' roller John (Cougar) Mellencamp had custom built on South Carolina's scenic Daufuskie Island.


Anonymous said...

Mama, we need much more than this. The tid bits are dull as can be, and Dustin Hoffman passed, did he not?

Anonymous said...

No post on the Bronfman co-op mentioned in an article in The Wall Street Journal?

Hilda Maria Bacardí is selling her unfinished mansion in Coral Gables, Fl.

amulbunny's random thoughts said...

All the BBT cast are renegotiating their contracts this month. Hopefully they get what they want so they can pay for their new homes.

Kaley C's dad is a realtor so I'm sure they got a good deal on the former Kardashian/Odom residence. Don't' know if he was involved with any of the other cast members purchases.

And to Anon at 1:33PM, Dustin Hoffman is still among the living.

Sandpiper said...

I love Anderson. Three little words that mean so much!

Ben Hill has the best way of displaying a flat screen -- ever.

lil' gay boy said...

Forget the flat screen, I want to know what Ben is going to do with that rope hanging from the staircase...


Anonymous said...

Didn't Flea sell his Glendower Avenue house in Los Feliz years ago?

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's a starter home for Fred. My home is fancier than that and that ain't saying much. He'll be spending more time in Portland and NYC, so it must be a rental/landing spot for when he visits Los Angeles. Either that or he has a major crush one of his Silverlake neighbors...