YOUR MAMA’S NOTE: If there’s one thing Your Mama doesn’t know a damn thing about — and there are really so many things we don’t know an iota — it’s the world of professional sports. So, when we first read in the New York Post a couple days ago that a famously fashion-conscious professional basketballer named Nick Young told DuJour magazine that he recently bought a house with his Australian-born rapper girlfriend Iggy Azalea we had to Google that s***.
Turns out, as many surely already know, Mister Young — who also goes by the moniker Swaggy P — dribbles and shoots for the L.A. Lakers on a four-year contract worth $21.5 million. Young Miss Azalea, for all the fogies and old farts not steeped in the young guns of mainstream pop music, is making quite a name for herself with profanity-laced ditties with charming titles like Pu$$y and F**ck Love. At just 21 years old the purposefully provocative and rapidly up-and-coming rapper already has three Teen Choice Awards and a VMA under her belt not to mention half a dozen pending nominations for AMAs, including in the A-list categories Artist of The Year and Single of The Year. What that means, children, is just because you or Your Mama don’t know her name don’t mean she ain’t blowing up huge on the music scene. Anyways…
It wasn’t long after the DuJour article was published and parsed by all the celebrity gossip glossies that we heard word from inestimable real estate yenta Yolanda Yakketyyak who swore on the lives of every baby seal on the planet that Mister Young and Miss Azalea, coupled just about a year according to reports, are the previously unidentified peeps who paid $3,450,000 for a Tarzana (CA) micro-compound sold in late September by Disney darling turned movie actress and pop star Selena Gomez. (For the record, the property in question was purchased via blind trust with Mister Young’s mother named as the trustee.)
Young Miss Gomez, who’s moved on to a larger mock-Med manse in a gated enclave in Calabasas, purchased the fenced and gated .83-acre suburban demesne in July 2011 for $2,175,000, gave it a massive overhaul, added a bunch of square footage and put it back on the market in May (2014) with a $3,495,000 price tag.
Listing details from the time of the sale show the there are a total of six bedrooms and seven full and two half bathrooms on the property that includes a single-story main house and, above the attached two-car garage, a luxuriously appointed and fully self-contained one-bedroom guesthouse with private entrance, expensively outfitted center island kitchen and a wrap around balcony.
Formal living and dining rooms have bay windows that overlook the park-like front yard and a bank of French doors in the open plan kitchen and family room open to a resort style backyard complete with expansive stone terraces, a built-in barbecue center, fire pit, free-from swimming pool and spa and sport court.
Listing photos: The Agency