Thursday, March 15, 2007
Beach Boy Brian Wilson in Beverly Hills
SELLER: Brian Wilson
LOCATION: Clerendon Road, Beverly Hills, CA
SIZE: 9,353 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms
DESCRIPTION: 6+7.5 Mediterranean in guard gated Mulholland Estates. Liv rm & fam rm w/fp, FDR, Chef’s kit w/2 islands, top line appls, Butler’s pantry & wetbar. Mstr suite w/pvt balc, fp, wetbar, walk-in closet, mstr ba w/fp, dual sink & wc, vanity, spa tub & steam shwr. Media rm, office, maid’s rm & 4-car garage. Courtyard, grssy area, pool/spa.
YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Oh Lawhd children, Your Mama had to sit down when our Bev Hills buddy Edgar Allen Poe whispered to us about this house coming up for sale. We are flabbergasted, flummoxed, and generally suspicious about what is happening up in Mulholland Estates. Yet another celebrity has put their house up for sale in this guard gated celebrity haven. This time it's former Beach Boy Brian Wilson.
Wilson's house on Clerendon Road sits on the very same street where front girl Avril Lavigne, lacquer haired Loni Anderson, and crooner Paul Anka all have their houses on the market (NOTE: Anka's place has been removed from the MLS, but still appears on listing agent Kathy Villa's website as available). "Comedian" Tom Arnold recently sold the house he bought from Paula Abdul around the corner on Aubrey Road, and Dirty gurl Christina Aguillera and Shaquille O'Neal also sold their homes in the last couple of years.
Why are all the celebrities moving out? What do they know that we don't? Why, why why?
Brian Wilson, who is no longer associated with the group that tours under the Beach Boys moniker, purchased his house in 1999 and quietly lives there with his wife and three young adopted children. Your Mama thinks it's cute that Wilson met his current wife, Melinda Ledbetter, in 1986 at a Santa Monica Cadillac dealership where Ms. Ledbetter was a car sales person. According to an official biography, she sold him an "ugly brown Seville." There's no telling where love will bloom is there?
For many years Wilson suffered from excruciating depression. From the 1970s through the late 1980s he was under the Svengali like care of a psychologist who took over all of Wilson's financial and musical decisions. Eventually the psychologist was stripped of his license and a judge placed Wilson's affairs in conservatorship.
It was into this topsy-turvy world that poor Wendy and Carnie were reared. Remember their funny little group Wilson Phillips? You know children, we aren't here to discuss the Wilson children and we really don't want to hate on Carnie. But Your Mama can't help it. Carnie is a nice girl and she certainly did not have it easy growing up with a deeply troubled father. But gurl, listen to Your Mama here. You have got to stop making a career out of crying on the television about your damn weight fluctuations. You want everyone to accept you for who you are? Stop talking about yer gastric bypass. We're through listening. We did see you recently all blond and looking like your sister when you hosted VH1's program about celebrity slim downs. But doll, that's that's just more working of the fat thang. Jeezo, talk about beating a dead horse. Go make some more music or get yourself a gig on a mini-series. Seriously.
Anyhoo, as usual, we digress. Mr. Wilson's big, big house has just come on the market and as of this morning, there are not any additional photos available. But we'll keep looking and pop them up when we get them.
But before we sign off, we have to mention that we have a minor beef with the listing agents at Prudential. Both agents, Judy Cycon and Joseph Babajian, are steller agents with many huge and complicated deals under their belts. In fact Babajian is The Spice Gurl's real estate agent. But Your Mama is troubled by all that abbreviating in the listing description. A little we can live with, but this thing is practically written in another language.
Now, we've got to get our bitches Linda and Beverly out for their morning constitution.