This two-bedroom, two-bath adjacent to the 101 is an unholy mashup of Prince's castoffs, Tommy Lee's garage sale, and maybe just a dash of Kelly Wearstler gone terribly, horribly wrong. With a bathroom and kitchen only a recently divorced bachelor could love. You can practically smell the Axe Body Spray through your monitor right now, can't you? When we researched the condo, we found it's owned by a filmmaker named Paul Sapiano, who directed the masterpiece, "The Boys & Girls Guide to Getting Down" which IMDB describes as a: "Tongue-in-cheek look at 20-something singles clubbing and partying in L.A." Intrigued, we found this revealing interview with Sapiano:
M&C: What in the world were you thinking when you decided to make “Getting Down”?
PS: It was a way of convincing my mother that the last 15 years of partying were actually spent researching for this film. I had been writing scripts and trying to get into movies for many years, but in the end I decided to re-mortgage my place and put my money where my mouth is and together with a friend, Enrique Aguirre, who edited the film, we raised the money.
So how did that turn out for him? Sapiano did indeed put his money where his mouth is, and as a result, he's defaulted on the unit. He bought the condo in 2001 for $200,000. The unit first went on the market last April for $429,000 and after several pricechops, is now listed at $329,000 or $286 per square foot.
· 1900 Vine St #402 Los Angeles, CA 90068 [Redfin]