Built in 1924, Waters’ Mediterranean-style estate is worth $4.5 million today.
How does she do this on her $174,000 Congressional salary?
Inquiring minds want to know!
How can a member of Congress afford a $4.5 million Los Angeles mansion that takes up half a city block in one of the most affluent neighborhoods in the country? Ask Maxine Waters.
Ask her about her other two homes as well, worth another approximate $850,000 to $1.1 million. Savvy real estate acquisitions for a public servant with a $174,000 House of Representatives salary. Whoops, almost left out Maxine’s time share property in Palm Springs, CA. Add that to her list.
Only one of her homes is located in the gritty LA congressional district which she was elected to represent. Her exclusive estate is miles north — well outside her congressional district — far away from LA’s street crime, murder and the folks she is supposed to help. Apparently, Maxine has addressed concerns about help. A private company maintains her property and impressive manicured landscaping at the mansion.
Oh, we almost forgot this too. Waters’ posh 6,000 square foot LA estate is protected with wrought-iron gates at the front doors and gates for driveways and patios on each side of the Mediterranean-style abode. And add a long brick wall that protects the side of the sprawling property. There are some gates and fencing in the back too, near the custom barbecue area and the detached structure that houses Maxine’s newly built indoor pool. Or is the swimming pool in the main house? We’ll have to ask the butler.
Above and below: overhead views of Maxine Water’s posh LA home.
For someone who touts a wall-free society where illegal aliens can roam free, Waters sure seems concerned about gates and walls to protect her in the LA mansion. Perhaps she’s worried the wayward homeless or DREAMers might pool hop or grille a Salisbury steak while she’s busy on CNN railing about President Donald Trump or how she really cares about financially-strapped Americans struggling to make ends meet.
The Waters estate boasts large scale rooms touted as “perfect for for gracious entertaining” in one LA-based publication. It includes a “stunning entry with dramatic staircase. Lovely pecan paneling in family room. Guest house too!”
Who keeps an eye on the place when Maxine is on the east coast fighting world poverty and hunger? Her neighbors include the mayor of LA, singer Chris Brown, Norman Chandler, the owner of the LA Times, actor Neal McDonough, Lord Baltimore’s Christian Audigier, among many others including the former Tudor Revival style mansion of deceased oil magnate J. Paul Getty. The mayor of LA resides in the former mansion of Getty. He’s a Democrat too.
And all this time Maxine had America conned into believing she was elected to her D.C. post to help the downtrodden folks struggling in poverty-plagued inner cities like the one in her backyard. Well, not that backyard. That could get dicey. Those folks might want to get out of the sun and use the air-conditioned indoor pool area. What, your 100-year-old imported marble floors are too good for the homeless?
Wait, it even gets more ridiculous. We found approximately 17 building permits on file since Waters purchased this home in 2004. Waters had many additions built on the nearly 100-year old property, costing another estimated $1 million-plus, according to our math. Likely more. She commissioned the indoor pool built and even paid a plumber to pipe hot and cold water, as well as propane gas to her outdoor grilling area and custom kitchen. She added a pergola too, building records show and an additional 15’x18 custom patio cover. Hey, before you judge: It gets hot in LA and shade is a premium. Ask any homeless veteran.
Some of the building permits filed on the tony Windsor Square section home provided details like “Interior remodel in kitchen family room and master bathroom. addition french doors and windows relocate windows remove interior walls. addition shearwalls and beams at ground floor.” Many other permits did not give explanations of the home improvement work.
Waters’ house takes up the same geographic acreage as two of her neighbors’ properties combined. That’s an extra large carbon footprint, especially in Los Angeles.
Typical Democratic phony loaded with multiple homes, cash and the walls and iron to protect them from would-be troublemakers.
Waters, who rails about Trump’s financials and tax returns, filed her most financial disclosure form with Congress in 2015. She lists her approximate net worth in the $450,000 range. That’s a mere fraction of the amount of the home improvements made to her LA estate. Waters lists the mortgage on her LA mansion at somewhere between $1 million and $5 million. What’s a few million between D.C. friends?
Please tell us again, Maxine: Who should be investigated and impeached? Maxine rants about the plague of homelessness & the GOP’s contribution to it. The irony is thick while she talks about poverty in America.
Waters’ DC digs – across the street from the Costa Rican
and Albanian Embassies.
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