Thursday, March 12, 2009

Sally Field Selling Malibu Manse

SELLER: Sally Field
LOCATION: McAnany Way, Malibu
PRICE: $6,950,000
SIZE: 5,964 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms
DESCRIPTION: Privacy abounds on the close-in yet completely secluded three acre Malibu celebrity estate. Approximately 6,000 sq. ft. well appointed two-story home complete with updated chef's kitchen, over sized master wing, separate guest apartment, beautifully manicured grounds, lighted tennis court, pool, three stall horse paddock, hay barn and so much more. Property has direct acces to riding trails on over 2,000 acres of park land.

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Your Mama knows we are a little late to the rodeo on this one having already been discussed here, there and everywhere, but we do not want to hear it from any of the sassy children because we carry a candle in our cold, dark heart for Miz Sally Field, so we're gonna say a few words anyway.

Miz Field, who currently tears up the boob-toob on that maudlin but unfortunately addictive Brothers and Sisters program that the Dr. Cooter got us hooked on, recently listed her three-ish acre Malee-boo estate with an asking price of $6,950,000.

Love her or not–and Your Mama and the Dr. Cooter both love her like the dickens–she's one of Tinseltown's most decorated actresses who has managed to remain a relevant since her days as Gidget and The Flying Nun in the 1960s, which for those children who can't count (and we suspect there are a few of you out there), that's more than 40 damn years ago. The formidable (and oft criticized) actress has taken home two Oscars including for her lead role in 1979s Norma Rae and the other one in 1985 when she made that acceptance speech that has haunted her for nearly 3 decades. She's also got three Emmys plus 4 additional nominations including one for her soo-blime performance in Sybil and 2 Golden Globes plus 8 additional nominations. And those, children, are just the mac daddy awards. Bee-hawtcha has more awards and nominations that Your Mama can count on our fingers and toes.

Anyhoo, records reveal the smart, savvy and politically vocal Miz Field (remember the 2007 Emmys?) picked up her perfectly private property in May of 2004 for $4,822,500.

Property records show the two-story house measures 5,964 square feet and listing information shows there are 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms including an impressive sounding "master wing" with a large bathroom all did up in a too Shabby Chic style for our personal taste.

The main living space appears to be an open plan situation where the formal living room area with its four powder blue velveteen armchairs and super shiny baby grand piano opens to a glassed in dining area with a long farmhouse table surrounded by 10 white oval backed Bergère chairs covered in chocolate fabric.

The dining area is open to the commodious kitchen that includes a large work island, and a second much smaller work island whose only purpose seem to be to keep Miz Field from bumping her head on that horrendous and huge pot rack. Sally, darlin', we adore you, but the pot rack hanging down in the middle of the damn room like that is a serious error in judgment and makes Your Mama want to puke. As far as we are concerned, cooking vessels belong in cupboards and not hanging from some damn metal contraption affixed to the ceiling. It's just not sanitary.

Anyhoo, there are several additional and casual sitting rooms including a family room with a brick fireplace, a screened porch with a great view of the mountains and bunch of wicker furniture that we hate, and a book shelf lined den with a gigantic chocolate brown sectional sofa and where if you look closely you can see an Emmy or two and a couple of Oscars. Additionally, according to listing information, there is an office, media room, a wine cellar, a sound studio (sound studio?) and a separate guest apartment so Miz Field need not worry about making coffee in the nood when she is hosting overnight guests.

The extensive grounds include a long, celebrity style driveway, a swimming pool surrounded by a big deck, a lighted tennis court (would Miz Field want to play doubles with Your Mama and the Dr. Cooter?), stables for three horses, and a large flat grassy area where she can pitch a tents or host a large party. The property backs up to 2,000 acres of park land with direct access to riding trails, something horsey types will find very appealing but is of no use to Your Mama who would sooner have a horse ride on our back than get up on a horse's back.

Previous to moving to Malee-boo, Miz Field lived for a very long time in a very privately situated house in Brentwood on 7th Helena Drive that records show she sold to Oscar nominated Aussie actress Naomi Watts in July of 2004 for $4,205,000 and who presumably shares the house with her man-mate and baby daddy Liev Schreiber.

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