Today's installment of our popular "Which celebrity's house is this?" feature involves the 2,052-square-foot, shingled waterfront house at 437 Linnie Canal in Los Angeles' Venice neighborhood, which sold in September for $1,890,000.
The reason we believe that the house, which had been listed for $1,990,000, has been purchased by a celebrity is because the buyer is shown in public records as being something called the Rowboat Trust. And the money manager whose name is on the deed representing the Rowboat Trust is one Bo Gardner. Frequent and eagle-eyed readers of this blog will know that Gardner also has represented other celebrities over the years in their real-estate transactions, including rocker Flea (Michael Balzary).
Built in 1924, remodeled and expanded in 1999 and known as Casa di Gennaio, the red oak-clad house on Linnie Canal in Venice has French doors, bay windows, rooms opening to a patio or balcony, a courtyard off the kitchen with a plumbed BBQ, oak floors, timbered ceilings, Ralph Lauren Thoroughbred paint, a canal-front great room with a built-in seating area overlooking the canals and a wood/gas fireplace, another great room that can be a second bedroom or studio plus an adjoining office/den, full bath and laundry room, according to public records and listing information. Other features include a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, a wine cooler, a large walk-in pantry and an adjacent powder room, according to listing information. The second-floor master suite has a reading cove with a fireplace and built-in bookshelves, an oversized walk-in closet, a bath with a spa tub and separate shower and a balcony, according to listing information. Outdoor features on the 0.07-acre (2,850-square-foot) lot, which is four blocks from Venice Beach, include a one-car garage.
Check out an online listing sheet for the house -- plus a photo -- here.
The sellers are not celebrities.
So, dear readers, we ask you as we always do: which celebrity purchased the house at 437 Linnie Canal? Which bold-faced name is behind the Rowboat Trust?