SELLERS: Patricia Arquette and Thomas Jane
LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA
SIZE: 6,082 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms
YOUR MAMAS NOTES: While out and about we happened to run into a little birdie acquaintance the other day-let's call him Ben Theredonethat-who asked Your Mama if we'd heard about how Emmy-winning actress Patricia Arquette and her handsome ex-husband-that would be beau-hunky actor Thomas Jane
, the chisel-chinned, hairy-chested
star of Hung
-had quietly sold their historic mansion in Los Angeles' hoity-toity Hancock Park 'hood.
We had not heard a word, not a one and, after a momentary pause to harness what little dignity we have, screamed, "Spill it!"
Naturally, just as soon as Your Mama pulled our big BMW into the garage we took to the interweb and quickly sorted out the facts of the matter and, just as Ben Theredonethat tattled, Mister Jane and Miz Arquette did indeed sell their former family home in Hancock Park in early January 2012 for $2,775,000. The buyer, as per property records, was producer Fenton Bailey, one of the World of Wonder
gentlemen responsible for television and silver screen fare such as (but not limited to) the budding Million Dollar Listing
franchise, the catty yet heartwarming RuPaul's Drag Race, t
he sensitively done documentary The Eyes of Tammy Faye
, and all those Tori (Spelling) & Dean (McDermott) reality programs.
We know just about nil about Mister Jane except that he's not afraid to appear birthday suit nekkid and/or very realistically act out The Sex on the tee-vee but we do know that despite (and perhaps because of) their decidedly non-traditional upbringing Miz Arquette and all four of her siblings have gone on to Show Business notoriety of varying degrees and types. There's actor sister Rosanna Arquette (Suddenly Seeking Susan, Pulp Fiction franchise, The L Word
), actor/producer brother David Arquette (Scream franchise, Eight Legged Freaks, Jake and the Never Land Pirates
), dragster turned tranny actress sister Alexis Arquette, ne Robert (Friends, Californication, The Surreal Life
), and the lesser- but hardly un-known actor Richmond Arquette (Dirt, SE7EN, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Like her red carpet walking brothers and sisters, Miz Arquette has toiled in Tinseltown for decades, in her case since the mid-1980s. She is best known, perhaps, for her Emmy-winning turn as the tee-vee version of real-life (and self-described) psychic medium Allison Dubois on the long-running but now-canceled Supernatural drama Medium
Reality television watchers may recall that the real life Allison Dubois appeared on The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills
last year and acted a damn fool. No disrespect, Dolly Dubois, but even you have to admit you didn't come off looking like an innocent kitten what with your sinister grin, dire predictions, and that creepy vapor cigarette thing you kept puffing on. This year, according to her resume on the Internet Movie Data Base
, Miz Arquette will soon be seen on the silver screen in Girl in Progress
with Eva Mendes and A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III
with Charlie Sheen, Jason Schwarzman and Bill Murray. But we digress.
On January 2003, just a month or so before she gave birth to a baby with now ex-husband Thomas Jane and more than three years before they were married-those free-loving Hollyweirdos-Miz Arquette and Mister Jane paid two and a quarter million clams for a sizable and heavily ornamented 1929 Mediterranean mansion on a corner lot with with long side frontage on one of the busier thoroughfares in Hancock Park.
We know some of you zip code smarty pants and parvenus are going to get all jiggy with real estate indignation and flabbergast about why it is anyone really rich would choose to live in Hancock Park where the crime rates are higher than in the Platinum Triangle. Well, that's just fine. Go on witcher bad selves. The fact is Hancock Park-not every corner of it but certainly most of it-has always been and remains an upscale neighborhood with postcard-perfect tree-lined streets lined with stately homes owned by a slew of rich and famous folks who include former Friend David Schwimmer, sit-com superstar Patricia Heaton, French clothing tycoon Christian Audigier, newly out of the closet actor Matt Bomer, Emmy-winning producer John Wells, Oscar winner Kathy Bates, celebrity gossip Janet Charlton and, arguably, the celebrity king and queen of Hancock Park Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas. And that, puppies, doesn't even scratch the surface of the long list of past residents who include the likes of Nat King Cole and Howard Hughes.
Anyhoo, Miz Arquette and Mister Jane, who were officially divorced in 2010, first listed ...