Last night, I had ONE JOB. All I had to do was a MDLLA recap. I was tinkering with an upcoming exclusive but it was more than my brain can handle. So I was all ready to actually get one of these recaps out on the day the show aired. I got Banjo settled and sat down fifteen minutes into the show, only to discover that the DVR did not record. My DVR is crapping out. I’m trying to pretend like it is going to get better, because I have shows on there I don’t want to lose, like my Anthony Bourdain shows. So anyway, I am ready to roll now.
James & David
These two have a new listing that they previously had a bit over a year ago. After a month on the market, the owners decided they could not part with their family home. The house is in Santa Monica a just a short walk from the beach. The house is almost 7,000 square feet and very cute. The want a smaller house on the beach. The backyard is amazing, and there is a great artist’s studio in the back. I love this house. But it’s way too big for me. The sellers are building a house. They list the house for just under 18 million.
It’s time to set up an Open House. They are doing a back yard BBQ to showcase the backyard. They are targeting families looking for room for their kids to play. Instead, what they get is an “intuitive astrologer” who is there to assess the vibes of the house for some actress. Because, Hollyweird. There were not a lot of people there, but those who were liked it. Even the astrologer. But where were the kids?
Josh has agreed to do a podcast with his new client, Rebecca who was on Glee. She is looking for house with a place with more room. She wants a place for her podcast, preferably in a separate space from the house. My brain is NOT functioning at all. I can’t spell simple words. And my eyes really don’t want to be open today. Flagg is taking her to see a Spanish house in the hills. She loves it. I love it. I don’t think we need to see anything else. The bathroom is not good. And she hates the podcast space. It does scream murder. So off they go to look at other places.
The next house is a Mediterranean. I still like the Spanish house better. The husband agrees with me. He likes the first house better. So it is on to house number three. House number three has a pool. It’s really cute. I think this is the one. They are still deliberating between this house and the first one. House number three is a lot more. So they agree on the first house. I knew it was the first house! They got the first house for $1.87 million. Then, Josh takes her to the murder room and her podcasts co-stars are there smudging the place.
Josh and his brother are in The Birds Streets, his favorite neighborhood and also where he lives. This seems to be as good a place as any to mention that their new office has large than life sized statures of both of them made out of Lego. Um Why? I liked the mural last week. The Lego sculptures are just ridiculous. I don’t like the houses in this neighborhood. They are all those modern white boxy houses. I do like the back yard though. There is an entire gym in this house. All brand new equipment. Machines I’ve never even seen. The house was originally listed at $27 million. Josh wants to list it at just under $22 million.
The house gets an offer from a buyer who is on the exclusion list. It’s very low. And Altman won’t get a commission. He has 24 hours to find a higher offer from his own client list.