Mark David | Diversity
Despite being selected for nearly two hectares of fenced-in grounds in the hilly, wooded and affluent area above Annandale Golf Club, despite its baronial wealth and idyllic seclusion, despite six months of publicity and a series of price cuts, the longtime home when vaunted but now disgraced lawyer Tom Girardi and reality TV / pop star Erica Jane, aka The Pretty Mess, have yet to seduce a buyer serious enough to sign on the dotted line.
To scare a buyer off, this week the hilltop estate was again slashed by a whopping $ 700,000, bringing demand to $ 8.2 million, down 37% from its fantastic $ 13 million price tag. … While the asking price for the area remains high, it is not unusual for an old mansion in a historic and affluent area to sell for over $ 8 million. Indeed, he has acquired more than 15 homes over the past few years, including an extravagant 1920s mansion that was acquired earlier this year for $ 13.3 million by former Facebook employee Ezra Callahan, one of the first six employees of the social media colossus. …
Girardi acquired his majestic spread in 1980 for $ 1.3 million, two decades before he married Jane, and shared it with his two previous wives. The stone and buffalo stucco manor house, with an entrance door flanked by a pair of carved stone guardian lions, was designed by the prolific and renowned architect Myron Hubbard Hunt and built in 1928 in an elegant and sumptuously decorated Pan-Mediterranean style. According to the lists compiled by Ted Clark and Heather Lillard of Compass, the mansion spans nearly 10,300 square feet with four bedrooms and five bathrooms, as well as four more washrooms.
The proceeds from the sale of the house, as well as other assets of the spouses divorcing the house, will be used to compensate Girardi’s clients, many of whom have been victims of horrific accidents and natural disasters. Girardi allegedly squandered multi-million dollar customer payments to fund his and Jane’s famous lifestyle of private jets (they had two), expensive knick-knacks (her Panthère de Cartier diamond and emerald rings retail for $ 187,000) and fancy cars (her Lamborghini Huracán will easily return over a quarter of a million dollars to a rich man). Until recently, the pampered XXPEN $ IVE singer even once bragged on The Wendy Williams Show that she spends about $ 40,000 a month on her hair, makeup and clothes. That’s right, kids. It takes half a million a year to look terrible.
In addition to gorgeous proportions and bustling formal living and dining areas, there is a paneled entrance gallery with a curved tiger-print staircase and hidden phone cabinet.
The walnut-paneled library has Parquet de Versailles wood floors and two fireplaces, one at each end of the long room.
Equipped with terracotta floor tiles, wood-beamed ceilings, and imported crockery that cost about the same as Suburu, the kitchen-dining room is where Jane somewhat incredibly told her colleagues at Real Beverly Hills Housewives that they were sat and dined with Tom every evening during the COVID-19 quarantine, right before she unexpectedly filed for divorce in November 2020.
One of the mansion’s more unusual features, which Jane proudly bragged about to her RHOBH buddies, is a small private chapel clad in champagne brocade and filled with antique reliquaries under a hand-painted groin vaulted ceiling.
The second floor has a couple of guest bedrooms, as well as a family room that can be converted to another bedroom, while the spacious master suite occupies a separate wing. In addition to a fireplace and double walk-in closet, there are also two bathrooms here, its tiled in chocolate brown marble with stained glass windows in the huge shower room, and hers bathroom with a built-in shampoo bowl, makeup vanity and a huge bathtub. Surrounded by rich wood paneling, beige stone and red silk walls.
Open spaces include a loggia outside the living room, where a channel of water descends stairs to the pool, and what advertisements describe as a “chandelier pavilion.”
The grounds offer privacy and serenity with decorative iron lampposts, rose gardens, wisteria-covered pergolas and a rustic walkway that surrounds the entire estate.
As myriad lawsuits go through the courts, guilt is determined and damages tabulated, Jane remains hidden in a charming bungalow in Tony Hancock Park that she rented after leaving Girardi – roughly 20% of the size of her former apartment in Pasadena while Girardi resides in a nursing home shortly after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Meanwhile, last month, Girardi’s bankruptcy executors raised $ 1.25 million from the sale of Girardi’s much more conventional desert hideaway in La Quinta, California, a home that Jane claimed to a camera she didn’t even know they owned. until she filed for divorce. at the end of last year.