YOUR MAMAS NOTES: As it turns out late night chat show host and comedian Jimmy Kimmel isn’t the only high-profile Tinseltowner to recently create a small compound up in the hills behind the Chateau Marmont Hotel in Los Angeles, CA.
In March of 2007, property records show actor/writer/producer/composer/comedian Jason Segel forked over $2,240,000 to purchase a 2,876 square foot Spanish-style casa with 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.
Thanks to our friend and informant Lucy Spillerguts we’ve recently come to understand that in May of 2010, Mister Segel paid another $1,849,000 for the two-parcel spread immediately next door to his previously purchased residence. In addition to the 5 bedroom and 3 bathroom faux French Normandy chateau-style residence called the Villa Chateau (shown above) the property has a private swimming pool with brick terrace that with a nip and tuck could be every bit as sensational as the fabled oval cement pond at the Chateau Marmont.
Put on your thinking caps, children, and recognize that Your Mama does not know or claim to know a damn thing about Mister Segel’s real estate motivations as they relate to the purchase of this property. However, we can imagine that it may one day prove a savvy investment. If hotelier Andre Balazs–the cosmopolitan proprietor of the Chateau Marmont–ever wants to expand his historic hotel the proximity of Mister Segel’s properties might just make their annexation highly desirable.
Six-foot-four Mister Segel is best known for his affiliation and professional collaborations with budding Hollywood honcho Judd Apatow and his role on the long-running sitcom How I Met Your Mother.
Extra celeb real estate tidbit: Mister Segel’s house sits sugar-borrowing distance from the fully-renovated Spanish-style residence that Oscar-nominated actor/artist (and Academy Award show host) James Franco sold in February of 2010 for $3,300,000.
listing photos: Hilton & Hyland