Amy Smart Gets Engaged, Lists Bev Hills Cottage

SELLER: Amy Smart
Place: Beverly Hills, CA
Price tag: $ 1,995,000
SIZE: two,000 square feet, two bedrooms, two.25 bathrooms

In April (2011), after only about six months of carrying out the dating dance, it was announced in all the tabs, blogs and gossip glossies that fresh-faced model turned actress Amy Sensible got engaged to her man-model turned reality tee-vee carpenter beau-hunk Carter Oosterhouse. The handsome couple’s planned nuptials may possibly (or might not) have a thing to do with Miss Sensible placing her Beverly Hills property on the market place with an asking cost of $ 1,399,000.

Miss Wise, a classically beautiful and wholesome California blond with excellent white teeth, shifted from clothes hanger to actress in the mid-1990s. Her career did not get into full swing right up until the late 1990s with rolls in films such as Varsity Blues, The Butterfly Impact and Just Close friends. Along the way she’s voiced an animated issue or two (Robot Chicken) and had recurring appearances on television applications that contain Felicity and Scrubs.

Lantern-jawed and hairy chested Mister Oosterhouse–like Miss Smart also a former manikin–is very best identified as one particular of the hunky and flirty carpenters that ply their excellent-seeking trade on property renovation reality applications. Whilst undeniably skilled, great with a hammer and proficient with power tools of all kinds, the raison d’etre of these nicely-constructed manly males carpenters like Mister Oosterhouse are not to build a buffet for the dining area but–let’s be honest butter beans–to make all the females and gays swoon with both raw lust and a hollow sadness from the bitter reality that they do not, in reality, wake up every single morning next to a tasty piece of man-bacon like Carter Oosterhouse. Miss Wise, on the other hand, does, which is enough to make any range of females and queens hate her with a deep passion even though she appears like a perfectly lovely woman. Anyhoo, Mister Oosterhouse has appeared on or hosted a quantity of property renovation reality applications such as Carter Can and Three Wishes but it was as the at times shirtless lumber and nails professional on the home renovation reality system pioneer Trading Spaces that place his firm fanny and nicely-shaped pectorals on the map.

Property records show that Miss Smart picked up her ivy-covered Cape Cod-fashion cottage in April 2002 for $ 699,000. At that time Mister Oosterhouse was not even a twinkle in Miss Smart’s romantic eye as she was was thick into a relationship (and engagement) with actor Branden Williams that came to an finish in 2008 soon after 12 years.

The home, what Your Mama thinks of as an appropriately-scaled celebrity starter residence, occupies a tiny hillside lot in the rustic and affluent Benedict Canyon location. Set slightly above the street behind a tall privacy hedge, the intimately-scaled brick-faced residence measures all around 2,000 square feet according to listing data and includes two bedrooms and 2.25 bathrooms

A gate up coming to the front-facing two-automobile garage swings open into a courtyard-style front yard with brick terrace, fountain, mature landscaping that consists of a row of white roses along the front of the property and a wee patch of grass pock-marked with canine urine burns. Word up Miss Wise (and the youngsters): Garlic pills obtainable at your nearby pet shop support neutralize dog pee so it does not burn spots into the lawn.

The front door, painted a shiny black and flanked by a pair of corkscrew-shaped topiary, opens into a squeezy entry that leads into the living room dressed in standard furnishings that incorporate roll-armed sofas and chairs and a grandfather clock plus a thin vein of Chinoiserie–i.e. mis-matched bamboo side tables–that weaves itself through the room. White walls offset the dark and distressed wood floors and a built-in bar and wood-burning fireplace give the space a cinematic air of Ozzy and Harriet have cocktails

French doors lead from the living space into a greenhouse-like room with various but also dark and distressed wood floors that listing details calls a “family area/conservatory.” Your Mama thinks it could also serve as a proper dining room, exactly where a particular person could endure a damn heat stroke during a hot summer season Sunday luncheon. Adjacent and handy to the greenhouse/family area/conservatory/dining area is the cozy–and by cozy we suggest small–eat-in kitchen with vaulted ceiling and constructed in breakfast banquette lined with thick cushions and pillows upholstered in a a variety fabrics appropriate for a French farmhouse.

An older write-up in In Style magazine reveals that Miss Intelligent renovated the kitchen after she purchased the property. Instead of sleek cabinets and slab granite or marble counter tops that have been, by then, de rigueur in upscale homes she stayed true to the home’s casual Cape Cod cottage vibe and opted for simple white Shaker-fashion cabinets with glass-fronted uppers and tile counter tops updated with high grade stainless steel appliances such as a Sub-Zero fridge and Wolf brand range.

Miss Smart’s trad country house gets a needed injection of Hollywood glam in the mirror-lined and leopard print-carpeted staircase exactly where Miss Smart–or almost certainly her decorator who was named in the In Style report as Brandi Geller–hung a couple of vintage-seeking black and white photographs.

The second floor master has wood floors, a second wood-burning fireplace, tree-best views and a modestly-sized connected bathroom with vintage (seeking) black and white tile. The youngsters will notice the small sunburst above Miss Smart’s tufted headboard. We went on a bit of a tirade final week about the ubiquity of sunbursts in professionally decorated houses and right here yet again we have another example. It seems to Your Mama that Miss Sensible utilized the second bedroom as den/office with a wall of constructed-in–and book-filled!–bookcases and cabinetry, a dormer window and a crazy zebra-striped rug that lends a little far more wild to the tasteful but otherwise relatively staid day-core.

The back of the house opens to the terraced and thickly-planted back yard that measures up the steep hillside. Just above the property an expansive flagstone terrace with lounging and sunbathing place surrounds a little dark-bottomed salt water swimming pool and spa. Behind the pool a narrow brick staircase curves gently as it climbs up via the vigorously blooming garden-scape, through a vine draped arbor to a meandering flat grassy place planted with rose bushes and citrus trees.

Your Mama hasn’t and iota what Miss Smart’s real estate plans are when she sells her Bev Hills cottage but it is almost certainly secure to assume they include her fiancée Mister Oosterhouse. Even though they’ve known each and every other much less than a year it seems these enjoy-struck love birds are eager to hunker down collectively in a new crib where they can raise babies or breed cats or create bird houses or what ever it is they plan to do in their wedded domesticity. Mazel tov!

Mister Oosterhouse’s genuine estate holdings contain a townhouse-form 3 bedroom and two bathroom condo just a couple short blocks off the sand in Hermosa Beach, CA that property records show was purchased in April 2005 for $ 1,000,000. Natch, Your Mama did a fast and entirely unscientific sweep via the interweb to see if the comely carpenter’s condo was also on the industry. We did not, alas, turn up any evidence of the condo becoming on the (open) market but we did turn up an older report in Elle Decor about Mister Oosterhouse and his then recently renovated kitchen. The report states that Mister Oosterhouse had an assist in his kitchen re-do and day-core by his interior designer sister Sienna Oosterhouse who at one time–and could still for all we know–worked for celebrated L.A.-based designer to the rich and renowned Brad Dunning.

listing pictures: Hilton & Hyland

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