Sunday, March 18, 2007

Gwen Stefani Selling Mediterranean Mansion

SELLER: Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale
LOCATION: 2566 Aberdeen Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
PRICE: $4,795,000
SIZE: 4,926 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms
DESCRIPTION: Grand Mediterranean Los Feliz Estate. This 1928 villa is set behind electric gates up a long private drive. Features include 6bd/5ba. Dramatic 2-sty grand entry. Living room with 25’ hand stenciled beams & massive stone fireplace. Chef’s kitchen w/ top of the line Viking appliances & stunning Malibu tile. Stained glass light filled atrium leads out to tranquil courtyard. Media room, heat pool & spa.

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Today the Hot Properties column in the LA Times reported that Tony Kanal, the bassist of the music group No Doubt recently listed his Los Feliz home for sale for just under $1,500,000. What was not reported is that Gwen Stefani, front lady singer diva for No Doubt also recently listed her Los Feliz house for sale. But Stefani's house will cost you a lot more money.

According to public records, Stefani purchased this home back in 1998 for $1,375,013. She has lovingly restored and decorated the house maintaining and highlighting it's 1920s pedigree. Is it any surprise that Stefani, who has style oozing out her pores, would live in such a gorgeous house?

Your Mama doesn't have a lot of time this morning to flatter and make sassy comments, but we will say, the house is a-may-zing. We could do without some of the religious iconography (we don't need to be reminded of Jeezus all the time, thank you), but otherwise we'd buy the place lock, stock, and barrel.

The kitchen: A sublime renovation marrying 1930s style tile work with modern black Viking brand appliances.

The living room: This room is really quite well done. The simple slip-covered white sofas manage to allow the space to retain its grandeur and still seem comfortable and inviting.

The backyard pool: jaw dropping. Can't the children just see Your Mama working the kinks out in that spa?

Gwen hunny, Your Mama is not sure whether you did this place yourself or if you hired a nice gay decorator to go up in there to create those stupendous interiors. Either way, we would like to congratulate you on your extraordinary taste.

The listing agents at Sotheby's have kindly provided an extensive virtual tour that will be available while the house remains unsold...however, we don't imagine it'll take long to sell this place, so get over there and look at it before it's pulled down.

It has been widely reported that in August 2006, Stefani and Rossdale purchased the former home of Jennifer Lopez up in the gated community of Summit Circle for around $14,000,000. Their new contemporary house offers the couple even more privacy, huge views of the LA basin and at over 9,000 square feet, almost double the space of their Los Feliz house.

We're dying to see how Gwen does up the new place.

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