Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Gossip Slinger Giuliana Rancic Lists Condo...Again

SELLER: Giuliana Rancic
LOCATION: Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
PRICE: $749,000
SIZE: 1,371 square feet, 1 bedroom, 1.5 bathrooms
DESCRIPTION: ...This glamorous unit is one floor down from the penthouse level & is located on the quiet side of the building. This condo features amazing panoramic 180 degree views, large balcony that is great for entertaining while enjoying the evening sunsets, bamboo flooring, open granite kitchen w/ stainless steel appliances, large master suite w/ seating area, walk in closet & deluxe baths.

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: While propped up in our sick bed yesterday, the Dr. Cooter hovering about with hot chicken soup, a stack of gossip glossies and a bucket of muscle relaxers, Your Mama received a covert communique from a bean spiller named Kay Suhdia who whispered in our big ear that television talking head Giuliana Rancic once again listed her Wilshire Corrider condo for sale with a new and much lower asking price of $749,000.

See puppies, information Your Mama was able to ferret out from our sources reveals that Mrs. Rancic unsuccessfully attempted to sell her 20th floor aerie at The Grand building back in the spring of 2008 when it was listed with an asking price of $899,000.

Property records show that Mrs. Rancic, a gal who dishes dirt for E! News and who could really benefit from eating a sandwich or two (and who should hire Your damn Mama), scooped up her 1,371 square foot condo back in January of 2003 for $465,000. This was before she met and married a man named Bill Rancic who some of the children will recall took the top honor on the first season of that hairrific Donald Trump's first season of The Apprentice. Mister Rancic has gone on to become a motivational speaker and property developer.

Listing information for Mrs. Rancic's high floor unit indicates it is located on the "quiet" side of the building and includes just 1 bedroom and 1.5 bathrooms, which means, of course, that Mrs. Rancic's dinner guests do not have to enter her boo-dwar in order to use the terlit.

According to Kay Suhdia, Mrs. Rancic hired nice gay decorator Thom Felicia to do up the day-core of her modest digs. All the Bravo babies will remember Mister Felicia was one of those high-maintenance homos on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy that ran around New York City like chickens with their heads cut off saving straight men who did not know how to cook, date, dress or decorate.

Mister Felicia chose to cover the rear wall of the open plan living and dining room area in a paisley patterned wallpaper which we feel competes visually with the striped wallpaper that has been wrapped around the soffit. The sitting area includes a large slate colored sofa opposite a flat screen tee-vee mounted above a long low credenza. Facing the cozy couch are two wing back chairs in striped fabrics and a couple of tufted poofs which all makes for a lovely conversation area. Two Wassily chairs by Marcel Breuer complete the scene. We'd bet our long bodied bitches Linda and Beverly the Wassilys are not vintage and were picked up at Design Within Reach, which is neither here nor there in the grand scheme of things, but there's just isn't any patina in the day-core so it would be highly surprising for the chairs to be originals. A wall of glass sliders at the end of the room open to a narrow, planted terrace where a petit table and a couple of chairs and stools look west over the urban carpet of Los Angeles below.

The dining area, which includes a very 1970s wet bar situation we wish Mister Felicia has enclosed behind some kind of cabinetry, has been did up with a shiny black dining room table surrounded by four chairs upholstered in periwinkle fabric and lit by a drum shaped chandelier we are happy to report has been hung at an appropriate height. A large triptych of a giant jellyfish hangs on the back wall and while we rather like the image, it seems a rather unusual choice and one we hope was driven by Mrs. Rancic's own artistic interests than that of Miss Felicia.

Mrs. Rancic's bedroom, which we assume she shares with Chicago-based Mister Rancic when he's in town, has been carpeted in chocolate brown and includes a big bed with hotel-like linens, a large chair and ottoman for reading, and a sliding glass door to the terrace. The master bath with it's beige walls, beige tile and brown and beige marble counter top is lackluster at best and includes a stall shower separate from one of those too small apartment bathtubs that look barely big enough to bath a child let alone an adult.

Although Your Mama knows nuthin' from nuthin' about Mister and Missus Rancic and their baby making plans, we'd put our money on the couple's next real estate purchase being a nice little house somewhere in a good zip code of Los Angeles (or Chicago) where they can raise a couple of children. We wish them all the best.

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