SELLER: Milla Jovovich
LOCATION: Greenwich Avenue, New York, NY
SIZE: 4 bedrooms, 2 full and 2 half bathrooms
DESCRIPTION: …Stunning Greek Revival 4 bedroom residential townhouse give you easy access to Greenwich Village’s charming shops and transportation. Entering the foyer, you find yourself in a lovely restored home…
YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Your Mama’s first memory of supermodel/actress Milla Jovovich is from the mid 1980s when she was snapped by famous photographer Richard Avedon for the pages of Interview Magazine. She was undeniably striking, but she was also just twelve years old and tarted up like one of those little girls that get dressed up in satins and sequins and paraded around by their usually hefty and homely mommies at child beauty pageants. (Sorry babies, we don’t mean to be mean, but those practically pornographic child pageants get our blood up.)
Anyhoo, Miss Jovovich is one of the few moving mannequins who successfully made the transition from the catwalk to the sound stage. Although we don’t think we’ve ever seen Miss Jovovich on celluloid, she’s got a resume of gun-toting hottie roles about as long as Your Mama’s arm.
Miss Jovovich, whose fiancee and baby daddy is director Paul W.S. Anderson (not to be confused with Paul Thomas Anderson, thank you very much), shuttles back and forth between New York City and Los Angeles where she has recently listed two of her homes for sale.
In Los Angeles, she shacks up in a desperately in need of a redo John Woolf designed house in the Beverly Hills Post Office that is currently listed with an asking price of $3,299,000. Okay, we confess, Your Mama does not really know if Miss Jovovich occupies the Woolf house when she’s in L.A. because property records show that she owns another house up in the much maligned Mount Olympus neighborhood and her baby daddy owns a house on Alto Cedro Drive, also in the Bev Hills Post Office so it’s not like she lacks for a place to lay her pretty head at night.
The informative Streeteasy website shows that Miss Jovovich purchased her Manhattan townhouse in February of 2005 for $6,375,000. Miss Jovovich first listed her downtown digs in May of 2008 with an asking price of $8,750,000. Since then, the asking price has been hacked to $7,000,000 and just a couple of weeks ago she also floated the house out as a rental with a monthly lease price of $20,000.
Listing information indicates the four floor and four bedroom house has 3.5 bathrooms, but Your Mama’s boozy and beady little eyes count 2 full and 2 half bathrooms on the floor plan. Whatever the case, there are four terlits, one per floor.
The front door opens to a small foyer that leads to a petite parlor and a guest terlit. Your Mama is quite fond of this set up because it keeps the Chinese food delivery man from being able to peek inside your private quarters.
French doors swing open to a larger living room at the back of the house which is, balcony like, open to the floor below where the dining room and gore-may kitchen are located. The two floors are connected by a staircase with intricate wrought iron balustrades and mahogany banisters and the kitchen/dining room have stone floors warmed with radiant heat, a feature every one’s tootsies appreciate in the freezing winter months.
The third floors is devoted entirely to Miss Jovovich’s private boo-dwar and includes a large dressing area with a cedar lined walk in closet, a bedroom with a wood burning fireplace and French doors that open to a small terrace with antique cement balustrades, another walk in closet lined with mirrored French doors, a small atrium, a large bathroom (with a bee-day the children will note) and a laundry room.
The fourth floor consists of two smallish bedrooms overlooking the rear gardens, a large bedroom at the front with a fireplace and a single pooper for all three rooms. Since the kitchen is three lung busting flights down, someone has thoughtfully installed a handy dandy and much appreciated kitchenette on this floor. According to the floor plan, the roof top deck appears to have an outdoor shower, but don’t nobody quote Your Mama on that because we’re not certain of that.
Given that Miss Jovovich and Mister W.S. Anderson recently had a child they named Ever, it’s not so surprising to Your Mama that she’s selling off a couple of her houses. Birthing a baby is one of the many reasons real estate fickle famous folks sell and buy property. Our admittedly unscientific research shows other reasons include (but are not limited to) breaking up with a boyfriend, completing a multi-million dollar renovation, getting a big paycheck, and having a bad hair day.