Beverly Hills House [Pictures]
The five-bedroom Malibu Mountain house that former Full House star John Stamos shares with his wife of one year (since 1998, RRF), supermodel Rebecca Romijn, is filled with diversions. There's a master suite with a gym, a music room, even a swimming pool with a small grotto. So what else does the glam couple do for fun? "Most of the time I'm tackling her in the backyard and tickling her," says Stamos. Or, he adds, "we turn on music and practice weird dance steps." Adds Rebecca: "We chase each other around the house like goofballs. He just makes me laugh so hard, my sides ache."
Especially in August (1999, RRF), when, for his 36th birthday, he and Rebecca, 26, threw a cross-dressing party. "Rebecca came as me in the '80s, with a really bad wig. I had to have two different outfits," says Stamos, who started the evening as a French maid. I changed into my slutty outfit, with a patent leather skirt and a feather boa. I think I was the ugliest woman I've ever seen."" [..]
Original article: People Online
Benedict Canyon Parcel
John Stamos, who starred in the longtime ABC sitcom "Full House" and will star Dec. 20 (2000, RRF) in Fox's Holiday movie "How to Marry a Billionaire," and his wife, supermodel-turned-actress Rebecca Romijn, have listed a parcel of land in Benedict Canyon, where they had planned to build an estate, at just under $2.2 million.
The couple put in a road from Benedict Canyon and then listed the 3-acre property because they purchased another parcel, where they are building instead, in the hills of the North Valley.
The Benedict Canyon land is at the end of a cul-de-sac on a knoll with tranquil views. The sellers also have a drawing of a 10,000-square-foot home planned for the site.
Original article: L.A.Times
Yet Another House
"We're moving, actually," says Stamos about him and his wife Rebecca Romijn. "We live in a nice place, but Rebecca said, 'I want my own house.' So we were building this place when she found a ranch close to us with an old bordello on it. So, we're moving there now to an old whorehouse."
A bordello? With a series of tiny bedrooms? "Yeah, exactly. We had to break down some of the walls to make them bigger rooms," he says. "We'll have two whores at our house now, instead of the six that it used to be able to hold."
Original article: NY Post
Los Angeles Ranch
Actor John Stamos and his wife, actress-model Rebecca Romijn, have sold their home on five acres in the
mountains of Malibu for close to its $2.25 million asking price.
The couple moved to a 20-acre ranch in the Los Angeles area that they purchased several months ago. They have already refurbished an old house on the ranch that they plan to use for guests once they have built their dream home on the property. There are more than 500 oak trees on the property.
Stamos hired an architect about 10 years ago and oversaw construction of the Mediterranean-style home the couple just sold. He and his wife were married in 1998.
The Malibu home, sold to a Beverly Hills businessman and his wife, has five bedrooms in 7,800-plus square feet. The property also has a guest house, sound studio, gym, office, pool, spa with a waterfall and caves, outdoor fountain, three-car garage and parking for 40 cars.
Stamos, 38, is a star and producer of the TV show Thieves. Romijn, 29, is a former host of MTV's House of Style.
Original article: The Miami Herald
About to vacate their current five-bedroom Malibu Mountain house, originally John's, Romijn admits she had never been comfortable there. "I used to have nightmares about living in a house so big I couldn't hear somebody screaming on the other side of it, and now I do, and it's kind of creepy for me," she says. Earlier in their marriage, to accomodate both their tastes, they purchased land in Beverly Hills and spent a year and a half designing a smaller house. But last year, with only one month to go before they were scheduled to break ground, she saw the ranch - and begged John to come take a look. "It was the first place in Southern California that made me feel like I was home. I was afraid to tell him. He said, 'You're nuts. You're insane." He was so mad at me." Luckily he loved it too. "All he said afterward was, 'Can I plant a vegetable garden there?'
Now, with their Beverly Hills property on the market, they plan to move into the former brothel but eventually make it a guest house. They'll build an adjoining ranch house to live in, as well as a barn for entertaining. "I love eccentric people. Most of my friends are out-there. Wacky," she says. "We always have 10 to 15 people staying over every weekend. John loves barbecuing and cooking. I just hang out and drink wine with them - and laugh." Next they plan to raise pygmy goats ("Don't ask," she says) and possibly children - two or three. "We're not trying" she declares. Beyond that, Romijn - whose current good fortune seems boundless - is loathe to predict much else. In the future, "I just want to be on my ranch, with my kids, being kind of the dirtball that I am with my big truck," she says. Wooden planks, painted blue with white lettering, are piled high in the garden, part of an old sign that used to stand outside Disneyland. Rebecca and John bought it at an internet auction to remind them of their first date.
Original article: Glamour 10/01 & Sunday Magazine April 2003
Rebecca Romijn says she's haunted by the sexual energy of two dead Hollywood hunks at her posh home in Calabasas, Cal. The leggy "X-Men" temptress tells the November issue of Jane that the rugged cowboy star Randolph Scott used to own the place and that Cary Grant - long rumored to be Scott's secret gay lover - virtually lived there with him. "We found pictures of the two of them cooking in a kitchen - and we think it was here. It was a little gay love nest!" she squeals. And before Scott and Grant, "This used to be a whorehouse," Rebecca says. "There's a lotta sexual energy here."
"This used to be a whorehouse!" Rebecca tells me. It's very cozy, like a ski lodge in the middle of the desert. A loft balcony overlooks the high-ceilinged living room with an enormous fireplace in the corner. "When I found it, two old hippies were living here, and they were like" - she whispers in a backwoods accent - "There's a lotta sexual energy here."
Rebbecca continues: Old-time cowboy actor Randolph Scott also lived here, in the 50's. "Cary Grant was supposedly here a lot. We found pictures of the two of them cooking in a kitchen, and we think it was here. It was a little gay love nest!" she says, laughing joyfully.
Rebecca came across this house at just the right moment. In 2000 she and John were ready to move out of John's "bachelor pad" in Calabasas. They'd decided to have a house built in Beverly Hills, and construction was scheduled to begin while they were away on location for five months. But the morning of their 1 p.m. flight out of town, Rebecca took her bear-like dog, Landor, for a sad farewell hike. Then she noticed an old "for sale" sign. "I ran up the road, and when I saw the house, I thought, Jesus, this is like the cover of a Steinbeck novel."
She rushed home. "Meanwhile, John's packing up the kitchen sink, because he's a terrible traveler. Now I've got to break it to him. So I'm like, "I saw this piece of property, and I'm in love with it. We have to go look at it on the way to the airport." He's like, "What the f**k are you talking about? We're about to start building a house." I'm like, "Um, please, before we do that, will you look at it?" He's like, "No, You're insane right now." And I was. I was starting to shake and, like, rock." She sways back and forth as if she's in an asylum. "So I'm like, "Just get out of the car at 12:30." And he's going "You're fucking insane! I'm moving to Beverly Hills! You live wherever you want.""
He ultimately looked at the house, asked some questions and got back in the car. "We were both silent for a few minutes. Finally, John goes, "Could I plant a vegetable garden there?" And I'm like, "Yes, you big queer!""
Original article: Jane 11/02
Surrounded by the Santa Monica Mountains, Calabasas was a haven for desperadoes and willing ladies during the 1860s, when the town was a notorious stop on the Butterfield overland mail route from St. Louis to San Francisco. "It was rough-and-tumble," says local historian Rosemary Hull. "The stagecoach got people through as fast as it could because it was too dangerous to stop for long."
One of the young settlement's first homesteads later became the historic Wagon Wheel Ranch at Mulholland Highway. Today it comprises 16 acres of rolling land, including meadows, sagebrush, stands of pines, oaks and magnolias and a rustic ranch house that sits on a knoll overlooking it all. "Legend has it that Randolph Scott built the ranch house," says listing agent (and property co-owner) Marc Coleman of Coldwell Banker, referring to the popular cowboy actor who later channeled his movie money into an eight-figure fortune in oil and real estate. "We know it was a brothel and gambling den. The property changed hands many times, won and lost in poker games."
But property records seem to call the bluff. The real man behind Wagon Wheel Ranch was attorney and politician Lloyd S. Nix, a onetime L.A. city prosecutor who bought the Calabasas site in 1935 and four years later built the ranch house, a wood-sided, two-story residence with a stone fireplace and stenciled wood beams and paneling. Nix and his business partners decided to sell the place in 1944, and subsequent owners have possibly included a pair of celebrated horse trainers but no Randolph Scott - and, as far as we know, no madams.
Coleman and his partners list the property for $1.3 million. But don't bother to call if you plan to raze the ranch house. "We hope it will be retained," says Coleman," as a tribute to the past." Which version?
Original article: Los Angeles Magazine, October 2000