Look at me trying to get a MDLLA recap up on the night that it airs! Tonight is the season finale, so it was my last shot at being on time. I wonder what will be on Bravo next Tuesday night? Maybe I’ll have Tuesdays off for a couple of weeks? Will we get to see Fredrik tonight? That is my favorite part.
Ah we start with the guys having to do their own confessionals just like the housewives did once Covid hit. I love seeing them struggle to bring on their own cameras. That is why RHOBH took that hiatus because someone had to come around and collect all the cameras from the RHOBH homes. And then go edit everything once they were all done rather than as they went along. It was a big mess. But at least we got the seasons in. I’m going to miss this franchise even though I don’t really know what to say when blogging about it sometimes.
Josh Altman & Tracy Tutor
This unlikely duo is on the way to try to list the Barrymore Estate. That’s pretty amazing. The grounds alone are stunning. They call the property Seabright. Donna is the seller. Did I mention the grounds are amazing? There is a huge pool with a deep end of 13ft. It’s surround by lots of patio area and lush greenery. It’s totally like a resort. The interior is about 7,000 square feet. The cigar room has a redwood floor. It’s literally slices of redwood trunks that make a gorgeous floor of round slices. It’s illegal to chop down redwoods now. The floors and tiles are all original. I WANT THIS HOUSE. I love everything about it. Sadly, I expect the agents to want to “update” everything. That should be criminal. Welp there Josh goes with the updating. I can’t believe there are 11 bathrooms in this 1920s house.
Next up, is the opium den. Follows by the telephone room, the library, and a whole extra house as an addition. The house has been on the market multiple times with not a lot of interest. Tracy wants to be in charge of staging the house to make it appeal to more buyers. They eventually list the house for just under $17 million. Of course while I am recapping my tech support is helping me with some site issues so this may not in fact get out timely.
Because the house is so unusual, the opt not to have open houses for buyers or brokers and show everyone individually. One of Josh’s clients must be eight feet tall. I’m not kidding. I have a brother who is 6’9″ and he would look short next to this guy. He’s a good two and a half, maybe three feet taller than Josh. Altman is not really great at showing houses. He’s no Flagg when it comes to showing historical homes. Tracy is much better at showing the property.
James and David have a listing appointment in Hidden Valley, a gate community where tons of stars live. Maurico Umanksy arrives to join them and the chyron announces him as “James and David’s boss.” The three guys meet Joan, the developer. Somehow this is brand new construction. They must have torn down the old place. It’s really pretty inside as you would imagine in this neighborhood. Mauricio says that Kyle would be so happy if he bought her a la Cornue stove. They cost anywhere from 10K to 60K!
Where is Josh Altman’s client from last week? This place has a ten car parking garage with turntables to really be insanely ostentatious. I’m sure it is well out of his price range, but still. This place is insane. Now I know why Mauricio is there. It’s 12,000 square feet which was twice the size of everything else in the neighborhood. She wants 23 million. The agents want it under 20 million. That is also why Mauricio is there. So the list it just a hair under 20 million.
The HUGE Open House
The Brits open house has a James Bond theme to honor all of the English touches in the house. The garage on this house is twice the size of my house. Literally. Flagg and his husband Bobby pick up Tracy Tutor to ride together. Since Tracy’s house sold and she hasn’t found a new one, she is renting a house just a couple doors down from Flagg and they have been spending a lot of time together. So this is the all cast end of season event. That means it will be a bunch of one upping and down playing each other.
And it looks like we are not going to find out if either featured house sold this week. They are already doing endnotes. David’s daughter turned two in quarantine. He says she is the best thing in the world. Josh Flagg has been trying to up his cooking skills during quarantine. He was trying to “bake a chicken” (it’s roast a chicken) and Bobby told him he had to wash the chicken first (you really just need to rinse out the inside and pat it all dry) he claims he used soap. That schtick was already used by Adrienne Maloof. Flagg sold $302 million in listing last year and close three new deals while social distancing.
Josh Altman has been enjoying time with his kids during quarantine. He also sold Eva Longoria’s Hollywood compound and picked up $87 million in listings. James has been working out during quarantine. He also The Brits have closed six deals in quarantine and picked up three new listings. Tracy has been working out and enjoying her new home. She and Altman have removed the Barrymore estate from the market until quarantine is over.
And that’s a wrap on this season!