I got really behind on MDLLA Recaps. I have episode nine and ten on DVR and Nanette sent photos. Nothing taped for me last week and Nanette did not send photos. So was assuming that there were only ten episodes this season. However, wikipedia says there are twelve. So? I’m confused. I’m going do do episodes 9 and 10 in this recap. Just found out there is an episode 11 so I’m going to quickly recap it on Demand. I can’t really pause to type On Demand so it will be just the highlights.
Josh and his client take a three million dollar Ferrari to look at a property. I normally don’t care for modern houses but I like this one. It’s just over 50% of what the guy wants to spend. It’s brand new. The problem is the guy is a car collector and needs a massive garage. That is going to be hard to find. I do remember a listing from several seasons ago that had a garage that could hold a couple dozen cars. But, that was a unicorn. The guy needs to buy this house and the buy a garage for the cars. He has plenty of money left in his budget.
The next house they look at seems very “real housewifey” to me. There are a lot of things I find tacky simply because of the housewives, designer clothes with names all over them, Louboutin shoes, and white stair cases with wrought iron rails. There is nothing about this house I like. The third house they look at is not finished and well above his price range. It’s just another big fancy house. That Calcutta gold marble in the bathroom already looks dated to me. Dude likes it. So now they have to negotiate the price down. WAY down. The plan is to buy the house as is and let the buyer finish the project. And that happens for $15,750,000.
The Altman Brothers
In the second episode the Altman brothers have a listing appointment in Beverly Ridge, a small gated community with only 11 mansions. It’s a very coveted area so they really want this listing. OMG! The listing is Carlton Gebbia’s old house. Remember the castle? I was dicking around when I looked up and saw Carlton’s photo on my TV. Josh referred to her as “a Beverly Hills socialite.” LOL. Oh the orgies this place has seen. I have to say seeing the house empty it is really impressive in sort of a dungeons and dragons kind of way. It would be a fabulous place for a BDSM party. The decide to list it for $16.5 million. They threw a fabulous Medieval themed brokers open.
In the third episode Josh gets an epic listing. The outside kitchen alone was over a million dollars. And more importantly there is a bar with six beers on tap. There are 22 bathrooms, a gigantic wine cellar, the fanciest marble spa I’ve ever seen. One of the showers in the master bathroom is $75K! And there is a private pool off the master bedroom. The builder wants $55 million. Josh suggests $45 million. He sets up a killer open house where he pitches the price at $48 million to get feedback. The feedback is it should be in the 30s. Rob Gronkowski’s supermodel girlfriend shows up to check the place out.
Flagg has an appointment in the bird streets. That whole neighborhood is under construction. Like nearly every single house. I like this house too. But Josh said it needs at least half a million in renovations. He gets the listing even though he is listing it for over a million less than what they have invested in it at 4 million. When the time comes for a broker’s open house, the power has going out. Probably because of all of the construction. But the charcuterie table was amazing. It better be at $3000.
Fredrik has a client so they meet at a floral cafe to discuss it. I am living for this Flagg and Fredrik negotiation surrounded by a flower wall. That was the cutest scene ever. We need nothing but Flagg and Fredrik next season.
James & David
James has a listing appointment with a developer, Zach, he has worked with several times before. The last house they sold for him went for $41 million dollars. Zach also sells properties in NYC. Fredrik is his agent there. Now that Fredrik is in LA, this could be a problem. The architect on the house is Tim Campbell, who is apparently a very big deal. The developer didn’t want to list at the price James thinks it is worth so they kicked it up another half a million. James is concerned that if it doesn’t sell quickly he will pull the listing and give it to Fredrik.
James and David seem to have a lot of interested buyers to show the house to. Then Fredrik shows up to the house. The Brits show Fred around the house. Fred thinks that he should be on the listing. The Brits have two months to sell the property. One month in they get a very low offer and to make matters worse, they want the furniture included. This doesn’t seem very viable. They are still negotiating the price though. So we shall see. And they closed the deal!
In the third episode, wildfires break out in LA. Very bad widespread fires. The Brits go to check on a listing for a client and it is a total loss. The Brits don’t know how to handle the sale now. There is literally nothing left. It’s so sad. The developer had just completed it. So heartbreaking.
Tracy has a listing appointment in a sketchier part of WeHo. It’s a beautiful house! Tracy made it seem like she was going to the ghetto. It’s your typical California white box modern on the outside but I like the inside and the closets are fantastic. There is a rooftop deck with great views. When they first bought the house a year ago, there was a plumbing problem and they had to spend $250,000 on plumbing and waterproofing. Tracy lists it for $4.1 million. It sells for $3.8.
Next week is the finale. I shall try to be more timely.