Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Max Weinberg Goes Modern On Mulholland Drive

BUYER: Max Weinberg
SELLERS: Naomi Foner and Stephen Gyllenhaal
LOCATION: Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles, CA
PRICE: $2,888,000
SIZE: 2,563 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Late last week we heard from Junebug, one of Your Mama's lovely bean spillers, who whispered in our big ear that the dueling and dee-vorcing Naomi Foner and Stephen Gyllenhaal–that would be Jake and Maggi's parents–finally sold their Mulholland Drive house which had been listed since early in 2008.

Junebug also told Your Mama that the buyer is Max Weinberg, the well known drummer for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band as well as the leader of late night chat king Conan O'Brien's house band. Junebug rarely if ever steers us wrong and the veracity of his scuttlebutt was once again validated by property records that show Mister Weinberg and his wifey Becky closed on the house in mid-February of 2009.

The house had been removed from the market before the sale and we hear from Junebug (but can not confirm) the deal was done privately for an amount right around $3,100,000. Given that the property was first listed at $4,200,000 and later reduced to $3,495,000, Your Mama imagines that while the fighting Foner/Gyllenhaals must be thrilled to finally unload their real estate white elephant, if Junebug is right, they pocketed much less than they had hoped on the 2,563 square foot house that listing information and property records indicate contains 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.

If the children will put on their thinking caps, they will recall that the first time Your Mama discussed the Runyon Canyon adjacent residence was back in June of 2007 when the clashing couple put the house out for lease at a rather optimistic price of $20,000 per month.

The verbally jousting Gyllenhaal/Foners have long owned a house on Martha's Vineyard and while we suspect one of the two is holed up there, we find it hard to believe both would still be occupying that single residence.

As for Mister Weinberg, according to a report on Big Time Listings way back in 2007, this is not the first house he has owned in the Los Angeles area. In late 2006, the Weinbergs sold their ocean front house on Palisades Beach Road in Santa Monica for $6,400,000 and just a few months later, in April of 2007, flipped an 8,085 square foot contemporary crib in Brentwood's Moraga Estates that they purchased in July of 2006 for an undisclosed amount of money. (The house was listed at $8,200,000 at the time of the sale.)

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