Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Crime of the Week

This faux-baroque joke on Greenleaf in Sherman Oaks is "back on the market," according to the sign out front.

"Keep the hell out, peasant!" —H.S.

This defensively gated 3-bedroom eyesore, built in 2005 on a shady suburban street a couple blocks south of the boulevard, sold for $3,043,000 in January. But evidently its new owner got an advanced case of the heebee-jeebees, complicated by second thoughts,
arrière-pensées, and buyer's remorse and is now trying to unload it. Or maybe he or she just got in over his or her head.

If you're interested, here's who to call: