Monday Afternoon Mish Mash

Even though five-time Emmy winner Kelsey Grammer recently forked out $6,500,000 for a Spanish Colonial Revival style mini-mansion in the flats of Beverly Hills he reportedly wants to move with his current, fourth wife and new baby into a larger Holmby Hills mansion he once shared with his third wife, Camille, and their two children. Problem is, Camille is having none of that real estate merry-go-round nonsense. The 10,000-plus square foot quasi Country English sprawler has been on the market for an eternity at a variety of asking prices and is currently listed at $16,000,000, recently reduced from $17,000,000.


Just months after signing a $54,000,000 contract extension with the New England Patriots, 23 year old tight end Rob Gronkowski spent about $1,600,000 to buy a mock-Med mini-mansion in Tampa, FL, where—so our research revealed—the Patriots do their off-season training.

Besides that the three story house measures 4,781 and has four bedrooms, five bathrooms, three outdoor entertainment areas, a swimming pool and spa, a whole-house surround sound system and one custom built-in fish tank, the only other figure about The Gronk or his new bach-pad in Tampa that our ball crazy b.f.f. Fiona Trambeau thinks is important is—ahem—his size 16 foot.


The Office’s Jenna Fischer and her writer hubby Lee Kirk just dropped $1,900,000 on the Mediterranean style estate of legendary baseballer Casey Stengel in the unlikely celebrity locale of Glendale, CA


One of the late and fiercely reclusive copper heiress Huguette Clark’s two eighth floor apartments on New York City’s Fifth Avenue plus an unknown portion of the other have been sold for $22,500,000 to private equity pasha Frederick Iseman.

The children may recall that Miss Clark’s 12th floor spread—originally owned by her mother—was purchased in July for $25,500,000 by hedge fund honcho Boaz Weinstein.


Professional basketballer Danny Granger of the Indiana Pacers has flipped the contemporary Los Angeles, CA residence he bought six months ago for $3,715,000 with an asking price of $4,195,000. The six-foot-eight forward, whose salary topped $13 million in 2012, bought the 5,140 square foot house in the hills from Tinseltown screenwriter Kevin Williamson.

Your Mama don’t know a thing from a thing, natch, and we don’t mean to be a real beotch about things but we can’t really come to terms with the $480,000 price increase in just six months since current listing photos, when compared to listing photos from the time of the July purchase, don’t show much if any changes except the addition of a whole lotta depressingly banal furniture and “artwork” that reeks of the handiwork of Staging Lady in a Pink Toyota.

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  4. Desert Donna says:

    Check the record on the post on the new house that Kelsey paid 6M for …I said “am I the only one who thinks he should have moved into the Holmby Hills House instead of buying this place” I called that one.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Is the Grammer Malibu property languishing on the market also? Hes just trying to upset her. The Williamson house was one of my favorites, so I am not surprised it had flip in it, but he had to have taken a bath if fees were involved.

  6. tahir sumar says:

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  7. Anonymous says:

    Size 16. Ouch!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Anonymous 7:27 p.m. above,

    Each principle floor of 907 Fifth Avenue originally contained two apartments. Every apartment originally featured: an enormous multi-windowed gallery with powder room, large living room with fireplace, receiving room, large dining room, conservatory, three or four master bedrooms complemented with three bathrooms and one or two fireplaces, large kitchen and pantry, servants’ hall, and four to five servant cells with one to two servant baths. Most of the apartments within 907 were subdivided, some with results such as you have speculated, and the grand private galleries frequently became public corridors. The Rabbi remembers the interior surgery occurred when 907 transitioned from rental to coop; however, perhaps some of the Kinderlach have a different recollection?

    Rabbi Hadassah LaCasa
    Hedda Fifth Avenue

  9. Anonymous says:

    A complement of the Kinderlach, those of a certain age and residing South of the Mason-Dixon Line, along with Mama herself, must assuredly subscribe to Southern Living magazine, which bills itself as “The Best of the South.” In order to attract the younger readers of Garden and Gun magazine, which bills itself as “The Soul of the South,” SL just hired Mrs. Jenna Bush Hager as its new Editor at Large! Jenna is of course the younger of former President George and former First Lady Laura Bush’s delightful twin daughters, who only yesterday it seems was twice cited for underage drinking. (Older twin Barbara was cited only once.) See what a good education can do, Kinderlach? One has only to look for what it did for Jenna’s daddy!

    Verandah and Patti
    Trenton NJ

  10. Anonymous says:

    I’m trying to understand how you sell one of Hugette Clark’s apartments plus a portion of the other – without ruining the prospects for the remaining portion of the unsold apartment. Either you are taking part of the bedroom and gallery end or the kitchen and supporting end to the dining room. Why would you subdivide one of those apartments as the seller? (except one who doesn’t care). Bueller? Bueller?

  11. Anonymous says:

    Mama, what about her Maloofness moving into Tom Gores’ old Mulholland estates pad??

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