Saturday, August 11, 2007

'Public School' Influences the Bassett/Vance Move

From the LA Times: Actors Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance have lived in their L.A. home for 10 years -- ever since they got married. But the recent parents have different needs these days, so they have listed their home in gated Fremont Place near Hancock Park at close to $6 million.The compound they are selling has a 5,000-square-foot main house, built in 1940, with five bedrooms and six bathrooms. It has such features as a hair salon, a gourmet kitchen, an elegant foyer, a master-bedroom suite and parklike grounds. The couple added a detached 2,500-square-foot building that has an office, gym and guest quarters.The house is rich in original details and is described in the Multiple Listing Service as "a perfect blend of traditional elegance and sophistication."It wasn't size or style that prompted Bassett, 48, and Vance, 47, to list the house but schools. The couple last year became parents of twins through a surrogate. Many children who live in their gated community attend private schools, and the pair would like theirs to attend public schools when the time comes.

Time for...TACIA NOTES!
It is a rarity for celebrity couples to enroll their children into public schools, but that seems to be the 'move' that Courtney and Angela are taking. Surprised? Don't be. I'm sure the couple is wanting their children to have as much of a normal life as possible (well, everyone doesn't have Angela and Courtney as their mom and dad, huh?). Way to go, Angela and Courtney! Oh, and let me just add, did anyone else catch that there is a hair salon in this house?!? :O Don't think I need to comment more on that. Just wish I had an extra 6 mil in my back pocket.


Simo said...

Hats off to the Bassett-Vances!! Its hard to find a couple who will actually sell the house they've created so many memories in so their children can go to public school. I'm not surprised just in awe.

I think its a great "move" to have the twins attend public school. They may have done it so their kids can have a normal life but I think its more so they can grow up in the real world. Private school is just that, private. The twins will be much more prepared for the public, in a public school.

I didnt mean to go on, but ya'll know how I do. Thanks Tash, great post!

Simo said...

P.S. "Tacia Notes" HA! Nice touch and a very "Tacia like" touch at that!! :D

Natacia said...

lol I agree. I never grew up in the private school system, but rather went to public schools. And because of that, I experienced many different types of people, both young and old, rather than the segregation of private schools. You experience that more as you go on to college. But public school to be was a great experience. And there are wonderful public schools out there. I think there is a stigma placed on the public school system, but I can name a couple private schools with their flaws as well.

Anonymous said...

All I can say is "BRILLIANT"!!! These are too very uncommon human beings...


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