BUYER: Beck Hansen and Marissa Ribisi
LOCATION: S. Hudson Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
SIZE: 5,718 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms
DESCRIPTION: On a beautifully manicured corner lot setting / soaring Sycamores and Elms, this handsome estate offers large scale public rms incl. LR + Lanai, Library, Formal Din rm plus huge Kit/Fam rm measuring 53′ x 26′ which serves as lifestyle center of the home. Grand Master Suite contains 6 rooms and Juliet balconies. 15 pairs of French drs overlook dramatic outdoor destinations inc. open- air Liv rm/Cabana w/ wine chiller, WDFP, wet bar & 60′ swim lane Pool. Luxury of space, privacy & refinement.
YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Yesterday the LA Times‘ celebrity real estate doyenne Ruth Ryon wrote about the Hancock Park house Grammy winning musician Beck and his acturuss wifey Marissa Ribisi purchased earlier this year for $6,750,000. Mister Big Time followed up with his typically in depth elaboration.
Turns out Your Mama previously discussed the recently renovated S. Hudson Avenue property back in early March. But children, we confess, we made a HUGE mistake on that discussion. We must have been on some kinda drugs back in March because Your Mama erroneously reported that the house was owned by one of “The Spitter’s” music managers Peter Leak.
Yes, the house did at one time belong to Peter Leak and his gallerist wifey Karyn Lovegrove, but it’s clear as crystal from the property records that the arty farty couple sold the place in March of 2005 for $3,300,000 to a private investor who flipped the damn property. Our eyes must have been deceiving us back then puppies and we apologize for putting out incorrect information.
For what it’s worth, the Leak/Lovegroves didn’t move far when they sold their house off to the house flipper. In fact, they just moved a couple doors down. The couple and family still live on S. Hudson in an 8,819 square foot 7 bedroom and 7 bathroom house they purchased in April of 2005. Your Mama wonders if they just loaded up a few stolen shopping carts and walked all their belongings down the street like most people who are not rich and famous would have done.
As Mister Big Time noted, former Friend David Schwimmer also lives nearby on S. Hudson Avenue in a monstrous 11,336 square foot house with 10 bedrooms and 9 damn bathrooms that he purchased in May of 2001. Now children, what does a single man who’s having a rough go of it post-Friends need with 10 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms? It just chills Your Mama’s insides to think of Mister Schwimmer rattling and roaming about that giant house in his boxer shorts and tube socks waiting for his agent to call.
Also in the ‘hood is celebrity interior designer Ruthie Sommers who along with her huzband plunked down $2,015,000 for a comparatively petite 2,614 square foot house adjacent to Beck’s new pad. And across the street is the banker Bruce Raben’s 14,071 square foot English Tudor behemoth.
According to Miz Ryon, Beck and Marissa, die hard Scientologists, have been renovating the renovated house and have yet to move their shit into their new digs. Your Mama has learned that the funky and delightful singer also purchased an outpost in Malee-boo earlier this year paying $2,050,000 for a very modest 3 bedroom and 2 bathroom house on Larkspur Lane in the Point Dume area. So perhaps this is where Mister and Missus are shacking up while doing over their new place in Hancock Park. But children, don’t any of you nimrods get the not very wise idea to drive out to Point Dume to catch a glimpse of the Hansen clan because, bless their little hearts, those Point Dume people would rather slash your tires than have your sorry ass trawling their streets.
Now then, all of you bitchy Bev Hills brats can scream and yell in the comments section about how dangerous Hancock Park is, how much faster the po–po’s response time is in Beverly Hills, and how Beck better hire himself some private security to protect his family from all the marauding hooligans in Hancock Park. But babies, just keep in mind, there have been scads of bold and unsolved burglaries all across the posh zip codes Bel Air and Bev Hills in the last few years.