SELLER: Poppy Montgomery
LOCATION: Pacific Palisades, CA
SIZE: 3,800 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Family matters require brevity today, however rather than leave y’all completely high and dry we thought we’d quickly touch on the fully-renovated Pacific Palisades (CA) residence owned by Australian-born actress Poppy Montgomery (Unforgettable, Without a Trace, Murder in the Hamptons) and listed with an asking price of $3,295,000.
Property records show Miz Montgomery acquired her Pacific Palisades pad in January 2005 for $3,133,530. This would have been just before she hooked up with blue-eyed actor Adam Kaufman (NCIS, Melrose Place, Without a Trace) with whom she made a baby (out of wedlock) in late 2007. Miz Montgomery and Mister Kaufman split last year, a situation that may (or may not) have something to do with her desire to unload her house.
Current listing information shows the approximately 3,800 square foot Mediterranean, set high above the street behind a dense thicket of tropical landscaping, was originally built in 1930 and has a total of 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms including a staff/nanny/in-law bedroom with full bathroom with separate entrance.
Listing information and photographs show Miz Montgomery’s has (what appears to be) knotty pine floors; a living room with fireplace and scrolled wrought iron details; a formal dining room with wood-beamed ceiling and French doors that open to a courtyard dining terrace; and a library, also with fireplace.
The cook-friendly kitchen has antique wood cabinetry, wood beamed ceiling, butcher block counter tops, pantry, and a center work island over which hands a pot rack that looks to Your Mama like it aches to snag some gal’s beehive or drop a copper pot on some child’s head. The kitchen opens to a somewhat petite family room with more wood beams across the ceiling and a built in entertainment storage cabinet. Listing information also shows the house has a basement, art studio and office.
The U-shaped house wraps around a narrow dining terrace that open up to a compact, tiki torch-lit backyard entertainment area with grass patch, more lush tropical landscaping, party-sized grotto spa with waterfall, fire pit and detached two-car garage.
listing photos: Prudential California / Brentwood