Sunday, September 2, 2007

Christopher Knight and His Top Model Townhouse

SELLER: Christopher Knight and Adrianne Curry
LOCATION: Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA
PRICE: $1,689,000
SIZE: 2,136 square feet, 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms
DESCRIPTION: South Manhattan tri level townhome with ocean views. Two bedrooms plus office, 2 1/2 baths and over 2,100 SF of living space. Three stop elevator, two ocean view balconies, hardwood floors, granite counters, recessed lighting, 4 car parking, beach living at it's best.

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: There is almost no television program that Your Mama likes more than America's Next Top Model, Tyra Banks' reality show of pin thin wannabe models who spend their days learning to walk in heels, purse their lips, relax their jaw and give each other the verbal smack down. We are not even remotely embarrassed to admit that Your Mama and the Dr. Cooter have watched the stellar program from the very beginning, and recall like it was yesterday the evening that the raw and uncouth former Hooters waitress Adrianne Curry won the first cycle.

It was after the show aired that the real drama ensued, and Ms. Curry told anyone who would listen that the show never delivered on the prizes she won. Ouch! Although Ms. Curry has since apologized and is arguably the most successful winner of the show, ANTM no longer uses her image on the show and her name is never mentioned in press materials for the show.

Ms. Curry went on to make lots of pictures for lots of designers and publications, including a nood pictorial in Playboy for which she was reportedly paid $1,000,000. Girl may not know how to speak proper English, but she does not how to exploit an opportunity to her own advantage...which for better or worse, is a far more valuable skill in Hollywood than knowing better than to use a double negative while being interviewed on camera.

In 2005, the model who has no compunction about baring her boobies to the world, popped up on the the Surreal Life, that brilliant train wreck of a show where has-been C and D list celebrities are locked in an ugly house together so that they can claw each other's eyes out. Ms. Curry did her fair share of mixing it up with the guests, but mostly she flirted shamelessly with Christopher Knight, the one time child actor who played Peter on The Brady Bunch. Mister Knight, who went through an awkward pubescence on national television, grew up to to be a reasonably handsome man with a smoking hot body. Somehow he, over the course of the show filming, he was charmed by Ms. Curry's total lack of charm and, don't you know, that after two years and a reality show of their own later, the hot blooded couple have married. And according to Ms. Ruth Ryon at the LA Times, the couple have recently sold their Manhattan Beach townhouse which Mister Knight purchased in May of 2003 for $1,250,000.

Located just a few short blocks from the wide and sugar sandy Manhattan Beach, the three story townhouse packed 2,136 square feet on to an itty bitty 1,668 square foot ocean view lot. Property records show the townhouse with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, but listing information indicates 2 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. The listing information did not include interior photos, and Your Mama could only be bothered to watch the reality show the couple created for themselves once or twice, but somewhere in the dark recesses of our failing memory we recall that the interiors were very forty year old bachelor.

Listing information for the house shows that the townhouse sold for the asking price, $1,689,000, after only 1 day on the market, which we're quite certain made the listing broker enormously happy.

According to Ms Ryon, the couple moved on to another ocean view property, this time a house, in another South Bay community. Your Mama just hopes they've moved to a house where Ms. Curry can park her car in a secure location.

Source: LA Times

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