Just off the front entrance there’s an en suite guest/family bedroom and upstairs there’s another guest/family bedroom that opens to a charming street-side balcony but less than ideally shares a hall-accessed compartmentalized bathroom with the otherwise nicely outfitted master suite that offers a custom-fitted bedroom-size dressing room and French doors to a wrap around veranda with through-the-telephone wires city view.
On the lowest level one of the rooms that could be used as a bedroom is outfitted instead as a children’s playroom and another, larger room furnished as an office/den/library opens through a bank of French door-style glass sliders to a tropically landscaped courtyard style backyard with what listings describe as a “5’ deep/20 person spa/fountain.” We confess we haven’t a clue where Miz Landry and her Mexican-born filmmaker husband Alejandro Monteverde (“Little Boy”) plan to move once they finally unload this house in Los Feliz but if we were the wagering type — and we’re not — we’d bet two year’s worth of double chocolate seven layer cakes the parents of three young buckaroos have their real estate hearts set on a family friendly pad with more bedrooms, a bigger yard and maybe even a swimming pool.
At 24, Lopez met Louisiana native Landry, then 25, at the 1998 Miss Teen USA pageant, where he was hosting and she was serving as a commentator.
He was immediately smitten and — even though she had a boyfriend — told Landry and her mother that he would marry the former pageant queen.
It did not take a long time for the couple to fall in love.
Imported terra-cotta tile floors in the slender foyer switch to ashy brown hardwoods in the living room that features a barrel-vaulted coved ceiling and fireplace with chunky hand hewn wood beam mantelpiece.
She was a model, so she always had good style, she knew how to dress.
And she was Catholic, very driven, ambitious, hardworking — but also charming and innocent at the same time.
Eventually, the two ended up dating for six years, although they did go through some rough patches along the way.[Related: Catching Up With ' Saved by the Bell's' Dustin Diamond]" data-reactid="34" girl," Lopez wrote.
"If I wrote down the criteria of what I wanted in a wife and a mother — back then — she seemed to be it.