Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Gossip Girl Creator Stephanie Savage Moves On

SELLER: Stephanie Savage
LOCATION: Canyon Drive, Los Angeles, CA
PRICE: $924,500
SIZE: 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms
DESCRIPTION: ...Inside the Roaring '20s home are gleaming hardwood floors, soaring ceilings, a charming dining room with period built-in book cases, a living room with fireplace, a kitchen full of stainless-steel appliances, and a unique screening room. A walled and gated outdoor living area is perfect for entertaining.

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Listen puppies, Your Mama has got places to go and people to see today so, like it or not, we've got to be brief this morning. Thanks to a gorgeous gal we'll call Smart Sue we've learned that Gossip Girl co-creator and executive producer Stephanie Savage has listed her somewhat modest house in Los Angeles' Bronson Canyon area for $924,500.

The Gossip Girl crazy train (which Your Mama never got on) is not the first boob-toob juggernaut to fill Miss Savage's coffers with mountains of money. A quick and cursory run through Miss Savage's resume reveals that she also wrote for and produced The OC (another crazy train we refused to board) as well as acting as an associate producer for the film Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle which was directed by her former producing partner McG.

Property records show Miss Savage picked up her petite property on Canyon Drive in March of 2006 when she forked over $895,000 for the 1,318 square foot house. A few flicks of the well worn beads on our bejeweled abacus reveals that after paying taxes and real estate fees Miss Savage is likely to lose money on this property even if she manages to sell it for its current asking price.

Listing information shows the decidedly unpretentious residence includes just 2 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. Other features include a large living room with vaulted ceiling, wood burning fireplace, dark wood floors and arched french doors leading to a small brick terrace all done up and did over like an outdoor living room. The children will note that Miss Savage's living room and dining room both prominently feature books. Your Mama's decorating rule #4 clearly states, "No house is a home without books."

The wee kitchen has been outfitted with all manner of up to date stainless steel appliances, however it looks like someone chose to cheap out on the counter tops and installed very ordinary white tiles.

Upstairs in the slightly too gurlish for a grown up master bedroom a pretty pink Chinoiserie style chandelier has been hung over the bed which has been dressed like a bed from a W hotel. It's a bit difficult to tell from this angle, but trust Your Mama when we tell you that whimsical chandelier is not centered over the bed which from other angles gives the otherwise simply dee-luxe a not very pleasant off kilter feeling. A sky lit bathroom is shared by the two upstairs bedrooms and is way to small for Your Mama's fat ass.

The listing states the house includes a "unique screening room." Hmm. Well, all the children with eyeballs can easily see that what is "unique" about Miss Savage's screening room is that you can't stand up in it. Okay, you can stand up in some of it. Listen puppies, Your Mama and the Dr. Cooter enjoy lying down while watching a Project Runway marathon just like everyone else, but we also like having the not very novel option of sitting up straight without banging our noggin on the ceiling.

Given her serious success, we presume (but can not confirm) that Miss Savage will be moving up in the real estate world as did her former producing partner, the in demand director McG, who recently forked over 5,750,000 smackers for a hacienda-style house on Hollywood Boulevard that was once owned by hotel honcho Brad Korzen who is, of course, married to bigwig interior designer and hair crimping queen Kelly Wearstler.

According to listing information and property records, Mister McG's new brick built and tile roofed compound (shown above) includes a 2 bedroom and 2.5 bathroom main house with glittery views and, adjacent to the swimming pool and spa in the front courtyard, a 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom guest house with private entrance.

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