30 Rock’s Jack McBrayer Buys House in the Hills

BUYER: Jack McBrayer
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Cost: $ 1,975,000
SIZE: 2,594 square feet, three bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

Emmy nominated actor/comedian Jack McBrayer started exercising his southern-accented funny bone in the mid-1990s with The Second City Theatre in Chicago exactly where he very first came into make contact with with comedy’s reigning queen Tina Fey.

In the early- to mid-naughts, long just before Miz Fey’s boob-toob juggernaut 30 Rock ever hit the airwaves, Mister McBrayer created and honed his bubbly, wide-eyed and simpleminded NBC page character Kenneth Parcell on The Conan O’Brien Show. Ultimately that character, a quirky half-witted hillbilly who goes to New York with stars in his eyes and a bus ticket house in his pocket, wound up on Tina Fey’s tour de sitcom force, a turn of showbiz events that earned him fame, fortune and legions of fervent fans. Mister McBrayer has also appeared in the films Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and Forgetting Sarah Marshall as nicely as on a number of tee-vee applications such as Arrested Development and Phineas and Ferb.

Provided that 30 Rock tapes in New York City it appears unusual that the Macon, Georgia-born Mister McBrayer would want or require a multi-million dollar house in Tinseltown but, according to our eerily nicely-informed celebrity actual estate whistle blower Lucy Spillerguts, Mister McBrayer recently plunked down $ 1,975,000 for a completely-rehabbed residence in the Hollywood Hills above the historic and charming Beachwood Canyon neighborhood.

The “contemporary” but architecturally unremarkable residence, according to listing info we cajoled from the interweb, measures 2,594 square feet over two floors and involves three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The almost 1-third acre hillside property not too long ago underwent an considerable two-year overhaul in the course of which the hillside at the back of the house was re-engineered and a significant retaining wall extra that created a flat promontory with million dollar views of the surrounding canyons, the Hollywood Sign, Griffith Observatory and downtown. Say what you will about Los Angeles but living in Lala Land with a view like this property has is akin to living in Chicago with a view of the lake or in Brooklyn with a distant view on Manhattan.

A front-facing two-vehicle garage dominates the narrow street frontage. The somewhat awkward entry to the house is around the side via a see-through gate that swings opens to staggering views and a wide terrace that continues past the front door and wraps about the back of the house. Iffin Your Mama have been to have overhauled this property we would have completed this front region differently with a walled courtyard entry that would not only provide extra semi-private outdoor space but also a gratifying sense of drama and anticipation as the eye is drawn via the courtyard to the front door and the dynamic and iconic views.

The main living space, a glass-lined living/dining area with effective city views, connects to the updated and upgraded kitchen through a wide doorway. The honey-colored hardwood floors in the living/dining area run into the cozy but effectively-arranged kitchen that includes a vintage range, constructed-in wine fridge, pantry storage, a center work island and flat-fronted cabinets with nipple-like knobs. A day-dreamy corner window that permits the dishwasher to ponder the iconic Hollywood sign as they scrub the devil out of the frying pan.

A bank of cabinets ideal for storing bongs and board games surrounds the staircase to the lower level where a celebrity-sized master suite has a hookah lounge-sized sitting place wrapped in windows with panoramic views. Mister McBrayer’s new boo-dwar consists of a walk-in closet and bathroom with double sinks, separate soaking tub, frameless glass shower with many shower heads and a separate cubby for the terlit. The walls into which the sinks are sunk in the master bathroom are papered with a shiny silver wall covering printed with above-scaled white flowers. Nobody loves shiny like Your Mama loves shiny so, in theory, silver wallpaper makes us pee with decorative glee. Even so this specific choice of wallpaper feels a tiny forced and trendy, especially when paired with that snippet of electrical apple green paint that surrounds the doorway into the closet.

Thankfully, a spiral staircase connects the second level living spaces with the decrease level backyard, otherwise Mister McBrayer’s pool celebration guests would be necessary to traipse through his private quaters in order to get from the kitchen to the pool and spa. A shallow covered patio immediately off the master bedroom’s sitting region looks like it barely gives any real shade. Pity that simply because it really is damn sunny in Southern California and shade is a desirable function for all but the most viciously over-tanned. The concrete patio extends halfway about the amoebic glass tiled swimming pool in which it abruptly ends and becomes a narrow strip of lawn large sufficient only for modest to mid-size pooches to do their dirty bizness. The strip of grass wraps around the remainder of the pool and the raised circular spa that can both be light in a range of theatrical colors including lavender. To be honest, puppies, Your Mama is not totally positive that the spa is not at least partially visible from a couple of the close by houses so it might not be the finest place for Mister McBrayer to get romantic with whomever it is he gets romantic with. However, if your notion of relaxation is wallowing in a vat of near boiling water like you are a damn carrot in a stew than this is almost certainly a completely impressive and glittery spa in which to do it.

Based on a few brief minutes of entirely unscientific analysis and a leg up from a New York City-based editor, Your Mama is pretty sure that Mister McBrayer’s New York City crib, a one particular bedroom and one bathroom condo in a fairly new and architecturally undistinguished creating close to Lincoln Center, was bought in August of 2008 for $ 1,350,000.

listing photographs: Everett Fenton Gidley for Teles Properties

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