Friday, April 4, 2008

Your Mama Hears...

...From three little birds who yesterday all came chirp chirp chirpin' along whispering the same sweet song about tough talking television talk show titan Dr. Phil McGraw putting his big Bev Hills pile on the market. Located on Lexington Road (just around the corner from the old Tom Crooz compound on N. Alpine Drive) in what is arguably the most prime part of the Beverly Hills flats, the "Mediterranean Villa" measures in at a whopping 11,036 square feet and includes 9 bedrooms 8 full and 2 half bathrooms. Two of those bedrooms and at least one of the bathrooms are located out in the detached guest house at the rear of the property.

Records and other reports reveal that the good doctor, who is not a medical doctor, and his Missus Robin purchased the property back in December of 2002 for around $7,500,000. In cash. Information we received from our blabbermouthing birdies indicates the house includes celebrity-style features like a rotunda entrance hall with sweeping dual staircases for making dramatic entrances (and exits), a screening room, natch, a billiards room, his and hers offices (or his and his or hers and hers depending on who the new owners might be), maids quarters, and what listing information calls a beauty boo-teek, where Dr. Phil can have his manly mustache fluffed and his smooth pate buffed before stepping out for a carton of milk or din-din at Madeos.

Outside is a dining loggia with a fireplace and media center perfect for watching re-runs and reality T.V. al fresco. Don't you lie Dr. Phil!. Even if you would never admit it, Your Mama knows you watch Millionaire Matchmaker and that trashtastic Housewives of New York City just like everyone else. The estate grounds include a double gated circular drive for parking the giant SUVs and the Pree-i (that's plural for Prius, kids), meticulously maintained lawns and extensive and colorful plantings, a large swimming pool with some funny statues standing guard at the corners, and of course, the above mentioned 2 bedroom guest house. No tennis court here, folks.

You may have noticed that Your Mama has failed to inform the children the asking price for Dr. Phil's digs. That's because we don't know. The price is available by request only. We're going to get our good pal Kenny Kissentell on the case to see if he can cut through the red tape and suss out the asking price, a number Your Mama would bet our long bodied bitches Linda and Beverly is in the neighborhood of $15,000,000. That's just an uneducated guess though children, so don't go repeating that figure like it's some kind of truth.

We don't know where the attention grabbing Dr. Phil (remember all that silliness with Miss Spears?) and his Missus Robin will be parking their rich booties next, but if we had to guess it would be the 6,170 square foot house on San Ysidro Drive they bought back in February of 2007 which sits up a long driveway completely hidden from the street. Of course, he did also just fork over $2,560,000 for a 2 bedroom contemporary house across the street from Khandi Alexander's quoin-set hut on Woodshill Trail in the Hollywood Hills, but the rumor is that house was purchased for one of his sons. Wherever the McGraws may end up shacking up, Your Mama wonders if ol' D.P. will need to get big bad billionaire Oprah Winfrey to give the two thumbs up?

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