Lady Gaga Gets Down in the 90077

Listen chickens, Your Mama was away on our vacay a day or two longer than planned because, perhaps not surprisingly, we got stranded in the wilds of northern Arizona after our recently rehabbed friend Fiona Trambeau fell off the wagon and ran off with some socks with sandals wearing German tourist in a rented RV. She also, much to our horror and dismay, took off with the keys to her Lezbaru tucked deep into her tube top. Eventually ol‘ Fiona came back, worse for the wear and reeking of Pilsner, dripping in chunky turqwahze jewelery and shouting out things like, “Auf dem wasser su zingen!” After giving Fiona a verbal dressing down that would wither even the most bitter drag queen and an arduous 11 hour trek across 4 states, 2 time zones and temperatures reaching upwards of 110 degrees, Your Mama has finally returned home to our hideway in the Hollywood Hills.

Anyhoo, vacation dramatics aside, Your Mama is back in the saddle at the celebrity real estate rodeo and ready to go. Let’s get our post vacation feet wet with some recent real estate doings of a gal named Stefani Germanotta, better known to the young people as the provocative pop star Lady Gaga. Besides taking up the button pushing mantle of the middle aged music icon Madonna–a story line the Kabbalah Kween might take umbrage with–Miss Gaga recently made became the darling of the tabs and gossip glossies after the beer swilling high priestess of wannabe shocking brazenly flipped off photographers at a Mets game at Shea Stadium and then showed up a couple weeks later at a Yankees game in little more than a bra and panties where she proceeded to get sauced, sweet talk her way into the team’s clubhouse, and cause a ruckus with some word slurring and (alleged) breast fondling.

As tantalizing as Miss Gaga’s wacky ways may be, it’s her real estate bidness that concerns Your Mama. While away on vacation, not so patiently awaiting the return of our trampy pal Fiona Trambeau, Your Mama received an unexpected covert communique from one of our better connected informants–let’s call her Rhonda Ratsemout–who whispered in our big ear that New York City based Lady Gaga maintains a super swank nest in Los Angeles.

That’s right bunnies, Lady Gaga is going Hollywood, or rather she’s going Bel Air. According to Rhonda, last October Miss Gaga leased a 6 bedroom and 8 pooper residence in the hills above Bel Air at around $25,000 per month.
Property records and previous reports reveal Lady Gaga’s leased residence is owned by Canadian real estate developer Lorne Leibel whose car fanatic son Cody is the bidness partner of restaurateur, nightclub owner and hotelier Sam Nazarian who owns celeb friendly Hollywood hot spots such as Hyde Lounge, Katsuya, The Abbey and the SLS Hotel. Property records reveal Mister Leibel paid a hefty $3,150,000 for the property in January of 2004 and last had the property on the open market in 2009 for $4,750,000.

According to listing information the high-walled and gated residence sits at the tail end of a quiet culde-sac and measures 6,143 square feet. Interior amenities include an impress the guest style double height entry with marble floors and a curving staircase that would make Norma Desmond swoon with melodrama, a two-story living room wrapped in French doors and warmed by a fireplace with an intricately carved stone mantel piece and a family room with another fireplace and another intricately carved stone mantel piece and brown and cream colored vertical striped wall treatment. There is also an office/library with built-in shelving and French doors that open to the pool terrace and a gigantic gore-may kitchen with separate breakfast area and an adjacent outdoor eating area.

The hillside property has a resort-style swimming pool and spa that practically hangs over the canyon with unobstructed and panoramic views of the Los Angeles. With a pair of binoculars, Miss Gaga can probably look across the canyon and up at Heidi Klum’s former house that Nick Lachey currently owns has listed with an asking price of $6,800,000 although we don’t imagine Miss Gaga has much use for someone as musically vanilla as Mister Lachey who, Your Mama thinks, beehawtcha could chew up in about 12 seconds flat.

Your Mama freely admits that we don’t know where Miss Gaga currently resides in New York City although we do know that she used to live not so far from the Lower East Side tenement where Your Mama lived for about 1,000 years. However, since first hearing from Rhonda Ratsemout, we’ve heard that Miss Gaga actually tried to by Mister Leibel’s other house in the Hidden Valley enclave of Beverly Hills (Post Office) that was last listed at $16,500,000. In the end she decided to lease the less expensive house in Bel Air, all of which makes Your Mama wonder if Miss Gaga is planning on relocating to Los Angeles sometime in the near future. Only time will tell chickadoodles, only time will tell.

NOTE: This posting has been amended for its original form. Your Mama got our wires crossed as to the exact house Miss Gaga leased. We’ve got out ducks in a row now. We apologize for the gross error.

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  1. Anonymous says:


  2. Anonymous says:

    Carla Ridge said…

    I must be the last person to learn that Hidden Valley and Lime Orchard were now gated. Harumph, seems it’s FAR TOO LONG since Miss Tina Louise invited me up for a visit!

    FYI Tina’s place is long gone. Razed, including the many mature pines that surrounded it. It’s now nothing but a Marathon sod extravaganza.

  3. Anonymous says:

    So, true; more Sunset Plaza than what we think of as “Bel Air”; this house is on the cul-de-sac (that ought to tell one something) of Savona Road in what is Bel Air, but seems a stretch to call Bel Air when you see the neighboring houses. Then again, it overlooks Roscomare Road houses which are also a long way from impressive, but still Bel Air by ZIP.

  4. Anonymous says:

    looks more like sunset plaza than bel air : /

  5. Anonymous says:

    ooh the view!
    anways….it kind of reminds me of poker face…

  6. Anonymous says:

    that is lovely.

  7. Mamsterla says:

    Mama, chasing after Fiona would leave our ducks crossed too.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Ich Liebe Mama und Carla Ridge!

  9. Carla Ridge says:

    Pardon me, but this place just REEKS of ‘rental’. All house, no grounds, no plant life…it’s more San Juan Capistrano than St. Tropez. The interior fittings ‘suggest’ luxury than actually deliver it. For a woman who seems to vet the smallest item of apparel for its ability to make a major statement, this just seems a mind-boggling, forehead-slapping mistake of a house.

  10. Anonymous says:

    umm mama… what the hell?? you did you change this post?? I could have swore that the post was for a completely different house yesterday…

  11. Anonymous says:

    Just to let you know, Kimora Lee Simmons is a biracial black woman and she considers her race to be BLACK or African American, Russell Simmons and Djimon Hounsou are both completely black and Djimon Hounsou is pure African Black so her kids are black, not multi-culti, the majority of blacks consider these kids to be nothing but black and according to the “one-drop rule” which was the law of this country these kids are just black

  12. Anonymous says:

    yeah, well, despite the popular mythology, jessica simpson is laughing all the way to the bank, thanks to huge licensing deals for clothes and whatever else she can negotiate. remember, at one point, kathie lee gifford had a deal with walmart that reportedly was bringing in 30m a year (and this was back in the 90’s). Ya do that for a couple of years and the concept of “down on your luck” becomes fairly irrelevant. no? Connie Stevens, remember her? well she lives very large in the 90210, thanks to some well negotiated licensing deals. Meanwhile, more high profile folks who are all over network tv i(like cindy crawford for raymour and flanigan furniture are, believe me, not making nearly as much as some of these other folks that you don’t hear anything much about. . .

  13. Fancy Nancy says:

    Welcome back, Mama!! Hope you had a good vaca–I missed you desperately!!

  14. Carla Ridge says:

    I must be the last person to learn that Hidden Valley and Lime Orchard were now gated. Harumph, seems it’s FAR TOO LONG since Miss Tina Louise invited me up for a visit!

    PS: Just getting caught up on the stories in this area — for all you Laugh-In fans (if you’re logging on from the communal computer at the retirement home), the house Kimora Lee has been trying to unload once belonged to the funny and gracious Dan Rowan.

    PPS: Breathlessly glad to have you back, Mama! Willkommen ihnen zuruck!

  15. Anonymous says:

    Thank jebus you are back.

    Beautiful property and stay away as far as possible from ze Germans.

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