Holy sweet damn, the Davids are going up for sale--these might be the hottest tchotchkes to sell in LA since the Hollywood Sign letters were symbolically auctioned off back in the seventies. The House of Davids, aka Youngwood Court, went up for sale in May asking $2.4 million and it was pricechopped five times before it was pulled off the market earlier this month. Owner/R&B singer Norwood Young has now switched up brokerages, going over to the John Aaroe Group, and pricechopped down to $1.795 million. He's also decided to sell off most of his stuff so that it doesn't distract from the house (it is, after all, seven bedrooms in 4,832 square feet on a third of an acre).
Agent Jackie Winter tells us that on two weekends in October, Young will sell off the giant Alice in Wonderland-style chairs, the hanging dining room table, the big Michael Jackson glove hand in the dining room, all of the Davids, and possibly even some of the tiny Santa and MJ clothes that the Davids have worn on special occasions (*but that last one isn't definite yet).
Several of the pieces up for sale were specially made from Young's designs, according to what he told us a few months ago. Winter tells us that Young has an amazing wardrobe (hung on electric racks) and that "almost everything" will be up for sale. Young will hold onto some sentimental and valuable pieces.
The sure-to-be-jam-packed estate sale will be held on October 15, 16, 22, and 23. It'll run 9 am to 3 pm on Saturdays and 12 to 4 pm on Sundays. The new brokers are holding also-sure-to-be-jam-packed open houses starting this Sunday.
· House of Davids is For Sale For $2.4 Million, Let's Look Inside [Curbed LA]