BUYERS: Kenneth Todd and Lisa Vanderpump
LOCATION: Beverly Hills, CA
SIZE: 8,801 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms
YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Last week it was revealed that Real Housewives of Beverly Hills‘ resident queen of pink Lisa Vanderpump and her restaurateur man-mate Kenneth Todd sold their opulent mansion in the guard-gated Beverly Park community for $19,000,000.
With their adult children living elsewhere–as they should–the Vanderpump–Todds wanted to downsize out of their 17,000 square foot high-maintenance mansion in Beverly Park and had already moved forward on the purchase of a smaller–but still huge–home.
They settled, according to gossip juggernaut TMZ, on a “Bitchin‘” contemporary outside the gates of Beverly Park but still less than a mile away. The Giggy-loving couple paid $10,200,000 for a very contemporary Abramson Teiger Architects-designed mansion that listing information shows includes 5 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms in 8,801 square feet of interior space.
The gated, privately situated, and quite modern mansion offers generous formal living and dining rooms plus a high-impact two-story library paneled in high-gloss Ebony wood, lined with built-in bookshelves, and ringed by a second floor gallery. Towering steel-framed windows and dramatically tall glass doors in the library harness and frame an unobstructed view over the rugged, mansion-sprinkled canyons and glittery Tinseltown cityscape.
Cozier quarters include a family room with fireplace and steel-framed French doors that open to the back patio and a crisp, clean-lined kitchen with snack bar and dining area so sleek and minimal Your Mama thinks it would make Giorgio Armani might pee his khakis with architectural glee.
The second floor master suite encompasses a large bedroom with sitting area, fireplace and panoramic view, a bathroom for him, a bathroom for her and at least one gourmet kitchen-sized dressing room lined with mirrored wardrobes and equipped with make-up vanity and built-in dresser-cabinet in the center of the room.
Finish materials, according to listing information, are of the frightfully expensive variety and include reverse painted glass, walnut floors, hand-troweled plaster inside and imported Yorkstone on the exterior. The property also includes, as per listing information, a detached two car garage with guest/staff quarters, serious security system with closed circuit cameras.
Covered porches at the back of the house connect the luxe interiors to the landscaped grounds and grass staircase that leads down to a bullet-tip shaped swimming pool set into a green lawn surrounded by mature oak trees.
The Vanderpump-Todd’s big Beverly Park pile was listed for $29,000,000 by Housewives’ cast mate Kyle Richards’ real estate dynamo husband Mauricio Umansky. At this time Your Mama has no idea who purchased the palatial property but perhaps someone in the know will surreptitiously ring our bedazzled princess phone and let us know. The Vanderpump–Todds did not make use of the real estate services of Mister Umansky in the purchase of their new home but rather those of Martin Genis, a real estate agent and pal who reportedly once sold a house to Brad Pitt and who they set up on a blind date with Kim Richards on the first season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
listing photos: Hilton & Hyland