Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Who Is Aaron Kamin You Ask?

SELLER: Aaron Kamin
PRICE: $2,300,000
LOCATION: N. Kings Road, West Hollywood, CA
SIZE: 1,960 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms,
DESCRIPTION: Magical 1920s Spanish—Uniquely private, in the ultimate location. Walled and gated. Close to everything. Find inspiration and charm on a celebrity lined street.

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: We did not know who Mister Kamin is either, so don't y'all be feeling bad. Turns out Aaron Kamin is (or was) the guitarist for a band called The Calling. Apparently this group had a hit song in 2001 that was featured on the television show Smallville. Your Mama does not mind telling the world that we've never seen a show called Smallville and we've never heard of a band named The Calling.

As a result, we are not sure those bona fides qualify Mister Kamin as a "celebrity" on our list. But, it's not the owner of this house that interests Your Mama, but the location. Although the house is just a short drive from The Ivy and supremely located for easy access to all the latest and greatest celebrity hot spots like Teddys and Hyde, it's also, di-rectly across the street from the home of the world's most famous for nothing blond convict. That's right children, 2.3 million smackers will get you Paris Hilton and her little dog Tinkerbell for neighbors. That and hordes of swarming paparazzi parked in front of your driveway firing their flashbulbs at all hours of the day and night.

Kamin bought this house in February of 2003 for $985,000. We know the Los Angeles real estate market has been blisteringly hot the last 5 or 6 years, but could this house really have appreciated that much?

Your Mama is not even going to comment on the decor of this place since it really stretching to even call it decor. We know not everyone cares to do up their house with pretty couches and fierce light fixtures, but seriously, the owner of this property has two Porsches, so we know he could have afforded for a nice gay decorator to get up in there and turn this frat house into a home. Shame.

Don't get Your Mama wrong, we like the house, with it's high walls, security gates, and the masses of be-thorned bougainvillea which will ensure the paps aren't climbing the walls of this house. The big living room with the high ceilings and the fireplace are lovely. The kitchen could use a re-do, but we like the way it opens to the breakfast room wrapped in arched windows. We do prefer more backyard space for the our long-bodied bitches Linda and Beverly to sniff, roam, and run, but we can appreciate a house that is surrounded by easy maintenance terraces that offer a nice, if not spectacular, view.

The place is also for rent for $11,000 per month, which Your Mama thinks is a brilliant idea. Much better than selling. First of all, this dude's mortgage can't be more than $4-5,000 per month, right? So an $11,000 renter is six or seven thousand in the pocket every month.

Mister Kamin, have you contacted the tabloid outlets? They might be seriously interested in renting your house for a few months after ol' Paris gets out of the clink.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, I love that place. Private, loads of charming character, and just really cute too. Paris's paparazzi would be very annoying though. I wish something could be done to keep relentless picture hounds away from family neighborhoods.

Anonymous said...

Looks nice, but the kitchen looks like something from the Simpsons.

marco

Anonymous said...

Yeah, the kitchen is in serious need of an update. I wouldn't touch the floor or structural architecture though.

Anonymous said...

I have a friend that is also a neighbor of Paris and I looked at a different house on that street to purchase right next to Ms. Hilton... you wouldn't believe just how annoying all those people can be waiting outside... needless to say, I am not a N. Kings Road resident.

Anonymous said...

Mama, is there something in the LA building code that says you have to have beamed ceilings? It's not my favorite thing and there sure does seem to be a lot of them.

Anonymous said...

Didn't even take the photos, etc., off the fridge for the pics. That said, I like the house. The breakfast room is nice, too. But the tile kitchen counters need to go. The landscaping is nice. But there still may not be enough privacy. Of course, I would not want to live across from Paris' paparazzi.

Anonymous said...

Or pick up the dog dish and put away the dishes sitting on the edge of the sink. Guess they were going for the "lived in" look.

And Mama, I'm sure Dr. Cooter is the picture of virility and masculinity but you should watch Smallville at least once for that tasty hunk of a man playing a young Superman. Tom Welling was a construction worker before turning Abercrombie model turned actor. He is 30 and wears a size 14 shoe. You know what they say about men with big feet....... ;-)

Anonymous said...

I am going to take a look at this place next weekend as a rental, I will leave my critiques when I'm done. The rental would only be for a month so since Paris has been rejailed, I won't have to deal with her paparazzi getting in the way of my Bentley.

Anonymous said...

The house looks really nice from the outside I will go by tuesday for an open house I called the agents and they were really nice on the phone.

Anonymous said...

I look at the house for a rental, very nice but I'm going to keep looking. Also, the purchase price has been lowered to $2,099,000!

Anonymous said...

Perhaps it has to do with all the people waiting outside to greet you in the morning and hearing yelling "Paris, Paris!" all night... or not... lol

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Anonymous said...

hiya - did this house actually sell, and if so, how much for? cheers

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Anonymous said...

The calling had the #1 song on the radio in 2002 MAMA

Anonymous said...

6 million records sold douchebags