SELLER: Nick Jonas
LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA
SIZE: 3,175 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms
YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Thanks to a handful of helpful tipsters it’s come to Your Mama’s celebrity real estate attentions that former Disney darling, pop-rocker and actor Nick Jonas — he currently stars as an up and coming mixed martial arts fighter in the cable series “Kingdom” — has his gated and otherwise intensely secured micro-compound at the tail end of a discreet cul-de-sac just above L.A.’s ever-sheek Sunset Strip on the market at $3.6 million.
Young Mister Jonas, just 22-years old and apparently getting serious with a former Miss Universe from Rhode Island, purchased the property in November 2013 for $3.2 million and current digital marketing materials show the fully updated and restored 1930s Mediterranean has four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms in 3,175 square feet plus an guesthouse just about the size and shape of a good-sized motor home.
Rustically finished wood floors run throughout the large and fireplaced formal living room, in which not surprisingly Mister Jonas installed a baby grand piano, as well as the large and just about square formal dining room that has two sets of French doors that open to a small, foliage ringed patio. It appears to this boozy-eyed property gossip that Mister Jonas made few if any alterations to the kitchen. Indeed, a quick comparison to listing photos from the time of his purchase shows he kept the steely blue Shaker-style cabinetry, the marble counter tops, the high-grade stainless steel appliances and — somewhat curiously— a massive, antique-looking postmaster’s desk. The adjoining den space is equipped with a surround sound home theatre system and has French doors that open to a precariously slender strip of terrace next to the pool. One slight misstep, drunken or otherwise, and Kersplash! right into the pool.
A second floor library has a vaulted exposed wood ceiling and custom built-in bookshelves with a convenient rolling library ladder — not to mention a small flat screen mounted to the wall in a most unflattering off-center manner — while the also upper level master suite has a chunky fireplace, eight-pane wood-framed casement windows that frame long views over Los Angeles and an attached bathroom with steam shower and period-appropriate tile work.
What small amount of yard space the minuscule .16-acre hillside parcel allows are efficiently utilized and luxuriantly landscaped and include a city-view dining terrace and a free-form swimming pool tucked privately in a bamboo shaded glade between the main house and the guesthouse.
No word on his future real estate plans — we expect a larger, more family friendly house is in his near future — but we do know that last year Nick’s 25-year-old older brother Joe paid $2.595 million for a gated house on a busy street in West Hollywood that’s got five bedrooms, three bedrooms and Oscar-winning filmmaker Dustin Lance Black as a neighbor. The other Jonas Brother, 27-year-old Kevin, a budding homebuilder hired to build a brand new mansion for “Real Housewives of New Jersey” cast member Kathy Wakile, paid $825,000 in July 2013 for a 3,380-square-foot house on 2.5 acres in Boonton Township, NJ, that he extensively renovated and has had listed since mid-September 2014 with a $3,350,000 asking price.
Listing photos: Sotheby’s International Realty