YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: A late 1920s Spanish cottage on a pretty, tree-lined street in a desirable Beverly Hills adjacent neighborhood and owned per property records by television writer/producer Tom Garrigus and fashion writer and frequent on-air style correspondent Amanda Luttrell Garrigus is available for purchase outside the Multiple Listing Service with an asking price of $1.8 million. Mister Garrigus, who has written and produced for the primetime television dramas “Everwood” “The Glades,” and, most recently, “The Night Shift,” purchased the unassuming and modestly proportioned if not exactly inexpensive residence in April of 2002 for $750,000 and online marketing materials first pointed out by real estate tattletale Kenya Tellsumbudee show the tidy and well-maintained single-story residence has three bedrooms and two bathrooms in the 1,803-square-feet main house. A detached structure at the end of a slender gated drive that runs along the side of the house, likely to have originally been built as a garage, contains a one-bedroom and one-bathroom guesthouse.
The house is centrally positioned not quite equidistant between the Beverly Center and The Grove shopping centers and features a number of restored or re-created architectural details such as a classic red tile roof, slightly glossy narrow gauge floor boards, and wood-framed casement windows. The entrance hall steps down to a living room with high ceiling, fireplace and super tall arched window flanked by built-in bookcases. The dining room, which sports coved ceilings and a contemporary, bare bulb chandelier evocative of an Old School movie marque, connects through to a clean, functional and spacious if not particularly high-end kitchen with utilitarian terra cotta colored ceramic tile floors, white and navy blue ceramic tile counter tops and backsplashes, medium-grade appliances, and a portable work island set beneath a dreaded pot rack. No offense to pot rack lovers but they seem like grease and dust collecting noggin knockers to this pernickety property gossip who prefers to keep our pots and pans out of sight inside an enclosed cabinet. But, we digress. A long corridor stretches back from the entry and passes two guest/family bedrooms and a vintage-tiled hall bathroom before it arrives at the master suite that offers French doors to the backyard and a renovated bathroom with marble-topped double-sink vanity and glass-fronted shower lined with grey-grouted white subway tiles. The courtyard sized backyard has mature foliage, a small but meandering patch of lawn, and a terra cotta tile dining terrace.
Listing photos: The Agency