SELLER: Linda Thompson
LOCATION: West Hollywood, CA
SIZE: 2,252 square feet, 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms
YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: A mid-floor condominium at the Brutalist-inspired mid-‘60s era Empire West high-rise in the heart of West Hollywood just below the Sunset Strip, owned per property records by small town beauty queen turned bit part actress turned Grammy and Oscar nominated songwriter Linda Thompson, has come up for sale at $2.15 million. The condo is also offered as an unfurnished rental at $10,000 per month or, for another $1,000 per month, with Miz Thomspon’s serviceable and probably pricey if rather uninspired furnishings.
Miz Thompson, who has co-written songs sung by Celine Dion, the Backstreet Boys, and Whitney Houston, is arguably as well if not better known for her illustrious romantic relationships as for her showbiz and music career. She dated Elvis Presley — their stormy relationship was laid bare in the 1981 television movie “Elvis and the Beauty Queen,” was married to and made a couple of kids with Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner, and for almost 15 years was the third wife of Grammy hoovering songwriter and producer David Foster who, as it turns out, just sold the Malibu estate he shared with his fourth wife, “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” cast member Yolanda Foster, for $19.45 million.
Miz Thompson purchased the mid-floor condo in early 2006, not long after she and Mister Foster called it quits, and current listing details show the 2,252-square-foot residence has two bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. The boxy but spacious, wood-floored and open-concept main living area includes a combination living/dining area that opens through floor-to-ceiling glass sliders to a supermodel slender terrace. An adjoining den/TV lounge has built-in storage cabinets and a remarkably roomy center-island kitchen is expensively equipped with contemporary finishes, a couple of snack counters, and a broad complement of what listings describe as “top of the line appliances.” The carpeted secondary bedroom has a small dressing area with built-in dresser and an en suite bathroom while the also wall-to-wall carpeted master bedroom provides floor-to-ceiling sliders that open to a second and also supermodel slender terrace, a fitted walk-in closet, and a bathroom with double-sink floating vanity, jetted tub, and over-sized glass-enclosed shower space.
The full service building, once home to a slew of Tinseltowners including Alyssa Milano, Nicole Richie, Kelly Osbourne, Adam Lambert, and legendary lyricist Jerry Herman not to mention once promising starlet and tabloid staple Lindsay Lohan, offers residents full-service amenities that include valet parking, doormen and concierge services, a resident’s only fitness center, a tennis court, and a roof terrace with swimming pool and wrap around city and mountain views.
Listing photos: Coldwell Banker