Open House: Saturday Jan 30 between 1 - 4 PM;
Sunday Jan 31 between 1 - 4 PM 248 South Van Ness Ave, Windsor Square
Beds, Baths: 4 BR, 3.5 BA
Floor Area: 4,379 sq. ft.
Per the Listing: "Celebrity owned classic Windsor Square Mediterranean on a rare double lot. This elegantly detailed and updated 4 bed 3.5 bath home offers grand scale living & dining rooms; fabulous center island kitchen, great room, plus a huge family/media room. Outside offers a resort-quality saltwater pool & spa surrounded by lush vegetation, outdoor kitchen and a secret sunken garden. Gated; a detached garage with guest apartment completes the property."
As noted earlier this week by the Hollywood Reporter, the celebrity referenced in this listing would be actor Tony Shalhoub. You probably know Mr. Shalhoub from Wings, or Monk, or Men in Black, or one of the zillions of other things he's been in, but did you also know that he's married to actress Brooke Adams? (It was news to us.) Ms. Adams's IMDB credits may be quite skimpy compared to her husband's, but they also include the certifiably awesome Days of Heaven; anyone who hasn't seen it is hereby urged to rectify that at the earliest opportunity. With that public service announcement behind us, let's get back to the house. We'd probably like it a lot more with its original bathrooms, but must admit the one in the pool house is quite nice. According to public records, the 17,865-square-foot property last sold in 1993 for a mere $675,000.
248 South Van Ness Ave [Official site]
248 S Van Ness Ave [Redfin]