OWNER: Martin Lawrence
LOCATION: Beverly Hills, CA
PRICE: $200,000 per month
SIZE: 16,178 square feet, 7 bedrooms, 9.5 bathrooms
YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Your Mama was in the throes of getting this big of celebrity real estate bizness together when it was revealed to us that the sassy, long-legged blond at Trulia already did a little ditty about it. We press forward even still…
There seems to be a celebrity property trend afoot. First former 007 star Pierce Brosnan put his Bali-Thai-inspired ocean front mansion in Malibu up for lease at $250,000 per month (July and August only) and today comedian Martin Lawrence put his beast of a mansion in the guard-gated and architecturally steroidal Beverly Park community in Beverly Hills, CA out for lease at a substantially lower but still sky high $200,000 per month.
Listing information shows Mister Martin’s X-shaped mansion sits on 2.2 gated and manicured acres, measures 16,178—on the wee side compared to many of the other monstrous manses in Beverly Park— and includes a total of 7 bedrooms and 9.5 bathrooms. Listing information goes on to parse the bedroom count into 4 family/guest suites; a master suite with private office and his and her bathrooms; and two additional downstairs bedrooms suitable for live in domestic staff (or less favored family members).
In addition to all the usual rooms a (mc)mansion usually has—including a marble-floored foyer with floating curved staircase, double height ceiling fitted a series of Salvatore Polizzi-designed stained glass sky lights—some of the extra special amenities at Mister Lawrence’s contemporized faux-French pile include, according to current listing information, a game room, wine room, state-of-the-art movie theater with concession stand, and “1,000 sq ft gym or guest suite.”
A few of the exterior features $200,000 a month buys include (but are not limited to) a cobblestone motor court in front of the house plus second and also huge side motor court with garage access; sunken and lighted tennis court; swimming pool and elevated spa; octagonal pool house; outdoor kitchen; and meandering lawns lined with thickets of mature landscaping.
We’ll prolly take a few swipes for saying this, but it’s all so positively Floridian and self-consciously desperate to be elegant that we can’t bear to stare at it for more than a minute or two at a time. And that pink and gold lady’s bathroom in the master bedroom? Jeezis, Mary and Jehosephat, that is a posh pooper few besides Jayne Mansfield, Paris Hilton, Alex Madonna or a sun-damaged, senior citizen version of Barbie could love. Seriously.
Then again, what do we know? Mister Lawrence will most assuredly laugh his way all the to the bank when the pink-adoring and gilt-loving wife (or mistress) of some filty rich potentate, pasha or super-tycoon with a customized 747 goes ape-shit crazy for that bathroom and agrees to cough up a couple hundred grand a month for the privilege of stepping out of an over-sized soaking tub set in a pink marble platform on to plush expanse of toe-wiggling, wall-to-wall rose-colored carpeting. Believe it or not, puppies, that is the very picture of über-luxury for some people. Not Your Mama but, of course, we’re not shopping for a $200,000 a month rental mansion either.
listing photos: Hilton & Hyland