BUYERS: Chelsea Handler and Ted Harbert
LOCATION: Marina Pointe Drive, Marina del Rey, CA
SIZE: 3,319 square feet, 3-4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms
YOUR MAMAS NOTES: This morning we awoke to a covert communication from the always helpful Aerial Dave who tipped us off to a cushy condominium purchase by celebrity skewering and deliciously mean comedy queen Chelsea Handler (who hosts the wild and wooly Chelsea Lately program on the E! channel) and her much older tee-vee executive man-beau Ted Harbert who happens to be the current president and CEO of telecommunications juggernaut Comcast Group (and Miss Handler's de facto boss). So, you know children, he's bringing home a big man's salary.
Anyhoo, according to property records Your Mama accessed, back in November of 2008 Miss Handler and Mister Harbert scooped up a penthouse condominium at the not so long ago completed Azzurre building in Marina del Rey, CA. Records show the couple forked over an impressive $3,700,000 for the 3,319 square foot condo where the unmarried couple plans to, apparently, live in sin.
Information and floor plans we located on the internets show the unit includes 3-4 bedrooms (including one with a private balcony), 3.5 bathrooms, a bowling alley like entrance hall, an open plan living, dining and kitchen area wrapped in floor to ceiling glass walls that open to a wrap around balcony and views over the boat basin and toward the Pacific Ocean which glistens like gold at sunset.
Each of the two principle secondary bedrooms, located in a wing of their own for maximum privacy, have commodious walk in closets, lovely views of the harbor and ocean and private, windowless poopers. We know them poopers probably have industrial strength air filters, but Your Mama still worries about and looks crossways at bathrooms without natural ventilation.
Besides sharing a wall with the only wall a nice gay decorator could put an entertainment unit in the living room, the master bedroom offers some wonderful amenities such a gorgeous views, an oddly shaped 16 foot long walk in closet, and a good sized bathroom with a nook for the terlit and bidet which–for those who think it's a water fountain–is actually used for keeping the naughty bits clean. The shower looks large enough to comfortably fit Mister Harbert, Miss Handler and, should they be into something a little more creative in the bowmchickabowbow department, her little nugget sidekick Chewy.
Although we do not find any previous property ownership by Miss Handler, this is far from the only property owned by Mister Harbert. In fact it's not even the only condo that Mister Harbert owns at the Azzurre. In addition to a 9,392 square foot house on bizzy Sunset Boolayvard in the Pacific Palisades, CA, another house in Ketchum, ID near the Sun Valley ski resort he also owns an 8th floor unit at the Azzurre that records show he purchased in August of 2006 for $2,100,000 and currently has on the market with an asking price of $2,099,000. It does not require our bejeweled abacus to figure out that Mister Harbert is going to lose a couple hundred grand on that transaction once the bank and real estate fees are paid.