Friday, June 24, 2011

rockstar real estate

so remember the other day when we were talking about what a bitch it can be to find a house when moving, wherever your destination, 
much less los angeles? 

well, things are looking up. 

i just may have found the perfect place.

today, via twitter, i saw casa sugar's post that aussie rocker chris cester recently put his sexy los angeles pad on the market... and with few tweaks and changes, it could be just perfect for my little rockstar family! 

i wouldn't say this place has incredible interior design, but it has its moments.
check out some of the pics:

i spy... a stunning blue murano chandelier in the pretty perfect dining room
(save for the crap dining table; it looks like something i would have bought in college from rooms-to-go. blech. i would get a different table, keep the wingbacks in their awesome fabric, but replace the other chairs with something more modern, or whatever jenny suggested i do. she's my guru.) 
the living room would need a furniture update, but the rococo mirror and even the 
antler chandy can stay. 
that adorable (eensy) kitchen has an old o'keefe and merritt range, classic black and white tile floor, a lovely crystal chandelier, and the sweetest little brekkie nook 
you ever saw. 
huge potential in that weensy space.

the cesters have a little boy, i see, but i'm not crazy about murals in kids' rooms. 
anything too "themey" or 
all from one store = total vomcano.

(i'm obsessed, ali. obsessed.)

though i'm sure my girls would adore it.
i'd have to have it painted before we moved in. no probs. 
plenty of room to make something 
like these happen:
(via apartmenttherapy)
(via decorpad) 
(via apartmenttherapy)  
 (via decorpad)
(via pinterest)
(via houzz)
moving on. 
the two adult bedrooms are both 
awesome in my book. 
i think i just found the template for my upcoming d.i.y. headboard project, and all that white provides a refreshing respite from the hectic life of la outside the front door. 
although the linens do need a serious pressing, and they aren't my favorite:
(imagine some glam border color and big ol' monogram...even in la i'll retain some 
southern roots, y'all.)
(leontine linens via madebygirl)
i might replace those sconces with something slightly more...interesting, but the ikat print, brutalist chandelier (aren't you proud, j?!) lucite side table and wallpaper in the other bedroom are right up my alley. 
cool, eclectic, but balanced. 
i might add some feminine, antique touches here and there, and continue the quirky art trend throughout the house with some bigger pieces. think wearstler on xanax.
(via bergdorfgoodman)
i like the bathrooms just fine, although i can imagine jenny would yank those orchids and put em out in the garden or something.
(and really, chris. you're a rockstar, and the best you can do for interior plants and flowers is a variety of ho-hum orchids that anyone can buy at pier one or whole foods?! tsk tsk.)

the "office" aka mini-recording studio is killer; it can stay. 
that way i'll have an excuse to look like a rockstar while i rehearse a script, write an original screenplay or musical, 
and teach my girls piano. 
or play naked cowboys and indians 
(i call the headdress!) with david. 

the gorgeous backyard boasts privacy via strategic, tall cypresses & palms, a flat but beautifully landscaped yard just begging for a fabulous pool, and numerous sitting/lounging areas perfect for dining al fresco, cocktails in the garden, and laid-back, cali-style cocktail parties alike. 
the black stairway to heaven is a total bonus. 
this house is so me. 

i wonder what school district 
whitley heights is in? 
i'm guessing one would simply have to do private schooling, and with the modest price of  $1,135,000
its totally do-able. 
the neighborhood is in the most touristy part of los angeles, near attractions like grauman's and the hollywood wax museum, and restaurants like katsuya, in addition to "stripper ware stores that line hollywood blvd". 
per the real estalker, "should any of the children ever be in need for a 7-inch Lucite mule with a heart-shaped diamante detail on the heel", [they'll be in the right place].
good to know. 
so, what do you think? a done deal? 
methinks i'll put a pin in it.
now... where are those extra millions i had lying around?

1 comment:

  1. you had me for a second there...wait...are you buying a million dollar pad??