Singer Lana Del Rey has snapped up a rustic cabin in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, Variety reported. According to property records, the songstress paid $1,178,000—well over the $995,000 asking price.
The harmonious home was restored by HGTV star Leanne Ford, who bought the adorable cabin in 2018 for $800,000. Ford, who can be seen in the home improvement show “Restored by the Fords,” covers her renovation projects with “many shades of white,” as the New York Times has pointed out. True to form, the designer put her trademark vanilla hue and a vintage patina on the 1911 abode.
Once owned by the silent film star Clara Kimball Young, the historic home is said to have been one of the first to go up in the area. Ford announced that she had placed her house on the market because she has another project in the works—her pregnancy.
She posted on her blog, “After much deliberation and thankfully no tears we decided to sell our little Echo Park love shack. Once we found out about the sweet bun in the oven we realized this is more about wine bottles than baby bottles. So it’s time to pass it on. Who’s the lucky buyer? And can we come over for dinner?”
The woodsy cottage measures in at just under 1,500 square feet, with two beds and one darling bath. It offers indoor/outdoor living space with stone floors and exposed wood, plus French doors that open to a stone patio and the natural surroundings. The living room features a stone hearth and midcentury Malm fireplace, original wood borders, and large windows in the dining area.
The kitchen has been outfitted with a retro-styled Smeg refrigerator, open shelving, and an old sink from Ford’s home town of Pittsburgh. The original tub is in the bathroom, with new plumbing made to look old. And yes, the entire cabin is painted a creamy off-white.
Not only does the performing artist have a set of pipes, she has an eye for real estate, too. According to Variety, the 33-year-old has picked up a slew of properties in L.A., including one in Malibu, which she later sold, as well as two adjacent homes in Studio City, and an English Tudor in the Windsor Square neighborhood. Del Rey has sold over 15 million albums worldwide and has over 3.1 billion views on her YouTube channel.
Diana Braun of Compass held the listing.
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