Will the Great Urban Flight Last?

As COVID-19 has ravaged across the country, millions of people have faced lockdowns and home quarantines. Homes have become classrooms, offices, recreational spaces, and countless other identities. Especially in urban areas, walls have increasingly felt like cages, leaving residents craving open spaces, more square footage, and greenery. What has since transpired is nothing short of a phenomenon we’re calling “The Great Urban Flight.”

A Coast-to-Coast Urban Flight Snapshot

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Manhattan alone has seen a 15-20% exodus from its population. The same is true for larger cities on the West Coast; according to a recent study by U-Haul, “Departures accounted for 58% of all one-way U-Haul traffic from March through June” for San Francisco. Since the pandemic began, almost 9 million people have relocated across the US, and it’s estimated nearly 20% of all jobs will be remote after the pandemic subsides.

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What Has Caused The Urban Flight?

Simply put, people don’t want to be near other people during a pandemic. Densely populated areas, compact community living, and tiny residences aren’t conducive to social distancing, but they also hinder learn-from-home, work-from-home, and entertain-at-home life. Where else is there to move but outside the city?

Aside from wanting more space, remote working and virtual learning make it possible for millions of people to move just about anywhere—and they’ve seized the opportunity. For many working professionals, the need for proximity to the office often hindered the “dream home” idea of a large yard and spacious dwellings. Now, as remote work is becoming a more normalized option, these dreams are being realized now more than ever. A recent Homes.com survey found that almost half of real estate agents are working with clients seeking to move to less populated areas. That same survey found that 40% of consumers either did, or plan to, move at least 100 miles away from their pre-pandemic residence.

Where Did Everybody Go?

Many professionals no longer need proximity to urban high-rise offices, and the allure of city life has somewhat faded during the pandemic. As urban flight has continued, movers have searched for places that make remote working and learning easier. Sales in suburban and rural areas have soared as homebuyers have sought homes with more square footage and green space.  Specifically, the areas that saw significant growth during the pandemic were:

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What’s The Allure Of Rural and Suburban Life?

While 800-square-feet urban lofts might have worked in pre-pandemic life, they don’t meet the needs of individuals and families during a pandemic. If lockdowns and quarantines are the new way of life, even short-term, people still want a yard to go outside, have separate rooms for office and virtual school, and they don’t want to share community features like laundry and gyms.

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Of course, rural and suburban areas aren’t immune to COVID-19, but pandemic life has left just about everyone craving normalcy. At the end of a long day staring at screens, having space to walk around and unwind, parks to workout, scenery to enjoy—it’s all possible in suburban and rural living.

Couple those amenities with lower home and rent prices, and it’s no wonder urban flight has been such a strong presence in the real estate market.

Will the Urban Flight Last?

It remains to be seen if the overall draw of urban life has permanently lost its luster. Many experts predict that younger adults will gravitate back to city life as prices have made urban living a bit more affordable. The two most obvious factors in determining whether urban flight is here to stay is if remote learning and work-from-anywhere become standard in the post-pandemic way of life.

Homes.com’s survey found that 73% of people who moved last year, or are planning to move this year don’t plan on moving back to their pre-pandemic locations. This begs even more questions…for the ones who do, will they keep their rural house as a vacation home? Will this disrupt large-scale urban developments catering to millennials and young professionals? Only time will tell.


Jennifer is an accidental house flipper turned Realtor and real estate investor. She is the voice behind the blog, Bachelorette Pad Flip. Over five years, Jennifer paid off $70,000 in student loan debt through real estate investing. She’s passionate about the power of real estate. She’s also passionate about southern cooking, good architecture, and thrift store treasure hunting. She calls Northwest Arkansas home with her cat Smokey, but she has a deep love affair with South Florida.

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LadyGang Podcast Host Keltie Knight Lists L.A. Home for $1.7 Million

Entertainment Tonight’s correspondent and host of pop-culture podcast LadyGang, Keltie Knight, is selling her Los Angeles, California home for nearly $1.7 million. The entertainment and fashion icon is making a move in 2021 that leaves behind her Hollywood Hills home with perfectly maintained interior design. Knight announced the move on her Instagram, leaving fans reminiscing that it was “the home” of their podcast, LadyGang. It’s also been featured in Elle Decor and intertwines modern design trends with unique features differentiating it from other homes for sale in the area.

Keltie Knight has enjoyed quite an inviting home, with 16-foot ceilings and oversized doors reaching nearly nine feet tall. The Mediterranean exterior is neutral, with a black front door contrasting against the lush green landscaping and clean white stucco walls. Renovations of the home include brand-new oak wood flooring and a multi-level deck with an eight-person spa. It’s no surprise such a well-known entertainer has lived here; it’s quite the hosting paradise!

In keeping with the trends, the open-floor plan features a sunken living room with a double-sided fireplace peeking into the kitchen. White-and-black-patterned floor tiles and backsplashes contrast the new oak flooring perfectly.

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Staged with mid-century modern furniture, you can see the home’s design potential for any incoming buyers. The bedroom includes a black-painted, wood-paneled wall that draws attention to the symmetry of the room, while wooden beams bring in a touch of “naturalism.”

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The Los Angeles home features three bedrooms and bathrooms and sits at 2,617 square feet. To see more of Knight’s home, you can take a virtual tour right here on Homes.com. You can also view more celebrity homes for sale by visiting Homes.com’s blog!


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7 Reasons to Carry Mortgage Debt Into Retirement

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Paying off a home mortgage before you retire is a common goal, but it isn’t always the best financial strategy.

It could end up costing you in the long run — such as by leaving you without cash savings to cover an unexpected expense, or without the flexibility to take advantage of an opportunity to earn a better return on your money.

Here are some financially shrewd reasons to carry your mortgage debt into retirement.

1. You plan to sell your home

Many people decide to downsize before or in retirement. They find that a smaller, less expensive home better fits their retirement lifestyle, as we detail in “7 Surprising Advantages of Downsizing as a Retiree.”

If you think you may be selling your home soon, think hard before paying off the mortgage on that home. Selling a dwelling may provide money to repay your home loan without having to deplete savings.

2. You plan to rent out your home — or a room

Does your retirement plan include relocating and renting out your present home? There’s no pressing need to pay off a home loan if the tenants’ rent payments will cover future mortgage costs.

You could avoid tapping into savings to pay off the loan. You might even realize a profit after your mortgage bill is paid each month.

That could be true even if you remain in the home and simply rent out a spare room through a vacation rental site.

A 2018 analysis by Homes.com found that in some cities, a homeowner could make enough money by renting out a room just four or five nights per month to cover a monthly mortgage payment. We detailed the analysis findings in “Do This a Few Days Each Month and Watch Your Mortgage Disappear.”

3. It’s more important to repay debts with higher interest rates

Before you commit to paying off a mortgage, determine whether there are better ways to spend your money.

For example, if you’ve purchased or refinanced a home in the past decade, your home loan likely has a relatively low interest rate. And if that’s the case, you will be better off financially if you first repay debts with higher interest rates, such as credit card debt.

Paying off the debt with the highest interest rate first will save you more money in interest payments over the life of the debt.

4. You’re still saving for retirement

Not everyone completes their career with enough money to enjoy a comfortable retirement. That’s why many Americans continue to work after age 65, the traditional retirement age.

If you’re contributing to a retirement account, such as an individual retirement account (IRA) or a 401(k), it may make more sense to use any extra money you have to build retirement savings rather than to repay the mortgage ahead of schedule.

Retirement accounts are tax-advantaged. So, saving money in one will likely enable you to lower your taxable income now or avoid taxation when you withdraw funds from the account in retirement, depending on whether the account is Roth or traditional.

To learn more, check out “Confused by Retirement Accounts? Roth, Regular IRAs and 401(k)s Made Simple.”

5. You’re low on cash reserves

Maintaining an emergency fund is critical for financial stability. If paying off a mortgage will drain cash reserves, it could leave you in a weakened position. No one can predict when an emergency will happen.

Corey Vandenberg, a mortgage banker in Lafayette, Indiana, says people who pay off their mortgages early often end up with lots of home equity, but no money in the bank.

“This position is not financially healthy,” he tells Money Talks News. “You have to have an emergency fund for life’s unexpected events.”

6. You’d rather maximize income through investments

If you pay off the mortgage, you will have less cash to invest. Much of your wealth will be tied up in the value of your home. The only way to get at it will be to sell the home or borrow against your home equity.

Without any liquid funds on hand, it will be more difficult to take advantage of an investment opportunity.

7. You want to deduct mortgage interest

One of the benefits of being a homeowner is the ability to deduct the interest you pay on a home loan on your tax form.

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 — the federal tax reform law — placed new limits on the deduction, but it’s still beneficial to homeowners, says Eric Tyson, co-author of “Mortgages for Dummies.”

For loans taken out after Dec. 15, 2017, most homeowners can deduct the interest they paid on up to $750,000 of qualified personal residence debt on a first and/or second home, Tyson tells Money Talks News. Married couples filing separate tax returns can deduct up to $375,000.

The previous limits were $1 million and, for married taxpayers filing separately, $500,000. If you took out your home loan before Dec. 16, 2017, you’ll be allowed to deduct interest under those old limits.

Mortgage interest is an itemized deduction, however. That means you can only take advantage of it if you itemize deductions, as opposed to taking the standard deduction. And the 2017 tax reform substantially increased the standard deduction.

As a result, far fewer taxpayers now opt to itemize deductions on their tax returns, since claiming the new standard deduction gains them more money.

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Casino Mogul Stephen Wynn Lists Beverly Hills Home for $110 Million

Hotelier and real estate businessman, Stephen Wynn, is selling his Beverly Hills home for a hefty price. The 27,000-square-foot mansion, which features a tennis court, fully equipped gymnasium, and 20 bathrooms is listed for $110 million. Wynn is known for his famous Las Vegas hotels and resorts such as the Bellagio and The Mirage, but has also been under scrutiny with allegations of sexual misconduct in 2018. Now, he’s looking to sell his estate that he purchased from Guess founder, Maurice Marciano, back in 2015.

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Stephen Wynn’s 11-bedroom home sits on nearly 3 acres of land, with a long, private driveway leading up to the home’s expansive entryway. The contemporary home offers contrast through bold colors, offsetting the otherwise white and black interior you’ll find throughout the property.

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Bedrooms include four en-suite guest rooms, a lanai suite – think: a perfect outdoor lounge space – and two bedrooms specifically meant for in-home security.

Amenities of the mega-mansion include a movie theater, a wine cellar, a tennis court with air-conditioned seating, a pool along with a clubhouse, a spa room, and a gym. As you can see, the list of features this home has is seemingly never-ending, and definitely contributes to the $110 million price tag.

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Lifestyle Blogger Jesse Coulter Gives House Tour of New Texas Home

Home buying isn’t always a walk in the park, but the light at the end of that (stressful) tunnel is your dream home! We recently partnered with Austin-based blogger Jesse Coulter who shared her journey with us, as well as nine of her top tips to keep your sanity during the home buying process

Using the Homes.com Match feature, Coulter was able to find the perfect home for her and her family. Listing her must-haves and nice-to-haves in her future home helped make the home buying experience simply smarter. An Austin, Texas home with high ceilings, wood-look tile, and plenty of space for her two young kids to play around, grabbed Coulter’s attention. The home combines family-living with a modern farmhouse feel.

Now that the Coulter family is starting to settle into their home, it’s time for a tour. If you’re in the market to find your dream home, get your search started today, what are you waiting for?

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Virtually Tour Dwight’s Beet Farm: Rainn Wilson Sells Agoura Hills Home

Everyone loves the hit TV show, The Office. How can you not? Okay – well, even if you’re not a fan, you can’t deny that this home takes the Dundee for “Best Inspiration to Dwight’s Beet Farm.” Rainn Wilson, the actor who famously portrayed character Dwight Schrute in the cult comedy, is selling his Agoura Hills, California home. Wilson purchased the home in late 2005 for $1.2 million. Now, you can virtually tour the home right here on Homes.com!

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The home is settled on a gated property surrounded by tall, lush trees to give the appeal of seclusion and privacy – the way Dwight would have wanted it. The entirety of the lot is landscaped so those who prefer to be outdoors have the perfect escape from the real world (we’re looking at you, Andy). It’s a three-bedroom, three-bath home listed just under $1.7 million.

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The home includes vintage wood paneling, an updated kitchen to match the style of the home, and plenty of porch and patio space for those who enjoy relaxing in the California breeze. Each bedroom has unique charm and character, along with high ceilings and bright colored walls.

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There’s also an owner’s suite and sprawling garage that offers potential buyers ample space and storage. Fenced off areas are also included, so those with an inclination to truly make this home feel like Dwight’s Beet Farm can do so at their leisure.

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The listing is held by Gary Ruebsamen and Traci Eiler of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.

For more information on the homebuying, selling, or renting process, check out our free, step-by-step guides that will walk you through the entire journey you need.


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As Homes.com’s content marketing assistant, Sydney gets to combine one of her favorite pastimes with her job– keeping up with pop culture. Outside of work, she enjoys stepping away from her phone and computer and spending time with her friends, whether it’s just hanging out or traveling. Trying new foods, going snowboarding, and long road trips are some of her other favorite things to do, but what does she loves the most? When people read Homes.com’s blog articles, of course!

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Prince’s Former Los Angeles Mansion Lists for $30 Million

An 18,401-square-foot home hit the market this week with a $30 million price tag. While it’s no secret that properties in Los Angeles can be notably expensive, this one is understandably so. Despite the home’s massive size and extensive list of amenities, the home also has a star-studded past. Formerly owned by the legendary singer and songwriter Prince, its history of owners also includes famed actress, Elizabeth Taylor, the creator of Rockstar energy drinks, Russ Weiner, and NBA All-Star, Carlos Boozer.

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The massive home is located in the neighborhood of Hollywood Hills and is fit for a legend. With 10 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms, size is on this home’s side. Although not completely staged, the photos you can see on Homes.com showcase the homes architectural beauty and uniqueness that you can’t find in any Los Angeles home. Dark hardwood floors with a lustrous sheen reflect the natural light that fills the first level of the home.

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Mediterranean-style architecture can be seen in the home’s detailing through the flooring, fencing, and archways that are found throughout the property. The cream and beige exteriors are contrasted beautifully by the surrounding lush greenery.

An entertainer’s paradise, the home is nothing short of the nice-to-haves we’d all dream of having in our mega-mansion. In fact, Prince used to host many live events where he performed right here at this property. Also featuring a tennis court, swimming pool with a bar and grotto, a ballroom, and wine cellar, there’s not much this home doesn’t have. Bonus: If you feel like having guests over but one of the 10 bedrooms doesn’t take their fancy, there’s even an English Tudor guesthouse ready for weekend stay-cations.

If you’re looking to take a tour of the rest home, you can check out the listing right here on Homes.com. Otherwise, you can check out our free, step-by-step guides that will walk you through the entire buying, selling, or renting process.


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As Homes.com’s content marketing assistant, Sydney gets to combine one of her favorite pastimes with her job– keeping up with pop culture. Outside of work, she enjoys stepping away from her phone and computer and spending time with her friends, whether it’s just hanging out or traveling. Trying new foods, going snowboarding, and long road trips are some of her other favorite things to do, but what does she loves the most? When people read Homes.com’s blog articles, of course!

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Kathy Griffin Lists Her Bel Air Home for $16 Million

Comedian and actress Kathy Griffin listed her Bel Air mansion for sale this week. The Los Angeles home with 8 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms is priced at nearly $16 million. According to Architectural Digest, Griffin purchased the home in 2016 for $10.5 million, making this a potential $5 million profit for the comedian. 

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Griffin is a two-time Emmy winner for her reality TV show, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List. She’s also been nominated for several Grammy awards for her comedy albums. In 2014, she snagged a win, and both sets of awards can be found on display in her home. 

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Griffin’s home is in the gated Bel Air Crest community, and once neighbored Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. She even recalled how “sweet” of a neighbor Kim was. 

But now, Griffin is looking for a buyer interested in 13,377 square feet, complete with an in-home theater, bar, wine cellar, workout room and a 25,000 gallon infinity edge pool. Her light-filled, open-floor home feels incredibly inviting. 

The kitchen has stunning stainless steel appliances, two islands (one for cooking and one for dining, of course) and white cabinetry. There’s even a luxurious glass dining table set!

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The main bedroom contains a marble fireplace, black and white-themed bathroom, custom closets and glass doors leading to a private, 1,100-square-foot balcony that overlooks the perfect backyard fit for any post-COVID-19 entertainment. 

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As if the exterior couldn’t get any better, outside there’s a pavilion, plenty of outdoor seating, a fire pit and an infinity edge pool. Have we mentioned the insane view of the mountains this home gives?

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And for wine fans — don’t fear! There’s a downstairs bar and wine cellar. The bar has a much cooler, darker feeling than the other rooms in this home, and connects directly to the cellar. We’re already dreaming of sipping a glass of wine, poolside! According to Griffin, the wine cellar can hold 1,000 bottles, but she never quite filled it. She even joked with PEOPLE, “If one more person is like, ‘When are you going to fill it…” I’m thinking, ‘I don’t know, when a thousand people come over?’”

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Everything about this home is breathtaking. The amenities are a dream — which is exactly why Griffin called this her “dream home” back in 2016. If you’re looking to find a home just as beautiful, or simply browse Kathy Griffin’s home for yourself, you can take a virtual tour of her home on Homes.com, But for now, we’ll be dreaming of those beautiful backyard canyon views!


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New Home Anxiety: Helping our Furry Friends Adjust

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Making the decision to move isn’t easy, it comes with months of planning, finding your dream home, unexpected bumps in the road, and sometimes a lot of stress. It’s not uncommon to experience anxiety during this major life-changing event, but if you’re moving with your furry friends, then there might be some extra steps to ensure things don’t get too strenuous. As you sign on the dotted line and begin packing up your things to move, you should start considering what you can do to make fido feel comfortable before, during, and after the move.

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Identifying Anxiety in Your Pup

Dogs, just like their parents, can suffer from anxiety for a variety of reasons. Separation, loud noises (like thunder or fireworks), or new environments. However, unlike us, they can’t verbally express their anxiety or concerns so it’s up to the dog moms and dads out there to keep a watchful eye for red flags that indicate stress. The ASPCA says you should pay attention to constant licking, chewing on furniture or toys, hiding, a tucked tail, pacing, or using the bathroom in places or times they normally wouldn’t as these could all be indicators of anxiety. If you’re noticing any of these new behaviors, then it’s probably due to their sensing change coming. In order to keep our furry friends happy, we need to make accommodations to their usual routine to slowly adjust them to the transition.

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Ease the Transition

The first step to helping fido stay calm is to ease the transition. If your move requires a long road trip, it’ll be important to allow your pet some time to adjust to being in a crate if they’re not already familiar with one. Introduce them slowly by taking 15-20 minutes out of your day to help them get acquainted, doing this a few weeks out from your move would be ideal. Add in blankets and use treats to make them feel comfortable. If you have larger dogs that don’t necessarily require a crate to travel in or are pretty good travelers, then be sure to keep them comfortable wherever they may be during this time.

Pet tip: Start placing their meals inside their crates so they begin associating positive interactions with the crate. However, sometimes crates can stress out your pup even more. If you sense your pet is really uncomfortable or not adjusting well to being in a crate, consider letting them ride with you in the car.

Feel It Out

Slowly allow your pets to feel out the space around them, some may be eager to explore their new surroundings while others may prefer to sniff out their unfamiliar home. Introducing them to the home one room at a time is the best way to go about controlling their exposure to the potentially overwhelming new environment.

Pet tip: The ASPCA recommends having a “home base” when you first move in with your pet. This allows them to grow familiar to one specific area in the home and slowly expanding their comfort as you live there longer. 

Make it Feel Like Home

Keep previous toys, beds, and other pet gear with you during your move. If man’s best friend is surrounded with things they’ve grown to be comfortable with and that already have their scent, then they’ll feel much more comfortable regardless of where you are in your move.

Pet tip: CBD oil has grown increasingly more common in the past few years. Studies are currently being conducted to determine how it can help pets with anxiety, pain, and even epilepsy. However, it’s always important to discuss new treatments, homeopathic or not, with your veterinarian prior to use per the recommendation of the ASPCA.

Have you moved with your furry friends before? Drop the tips you learned along the way in our comment section below! If you’re in the market for a new home or looking to start the process of selling yours, Homes.com offers step-by-step guides on how to buy, sell, or rent.


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YouTube Star Tati Westbrook Puts Sherman Oaks Home on the Market

YouTuber, business owner and internet personality, Tati Westbrook, recently listed her Sherman Oaks, California home on the market. Built in 2016, this 6,281 square-foot home with 5 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms is priced at nearly $4 million. 

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Westbrook made a name for herself back in 2010 when she created her beauty review and tutorial-based YouTube channel, GlamLifeGuru. Since then, she’s gained over 9 million subscribers on the video platform, an additional 4 million followers on her social accounts, and founded two companies – Halo Beauty and Tati Beauty.

While in the past year Westbrook has been in the midst of several YouTube and social media community “scandals,” she announced in June that her family had relocated from their California residence. Since then, she’s taken an apparent break from her various content platforms. 

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But for now, we can get a peek into Westbrook’s elegant farmhouse! Complete with a backyard pool, custom fireplaces, beautiful fine oak flooring, a 1,000-square-foot guest home, an in-home movie theater, wine closet and custom, high-end appliances, this home fits in with the exclusive Sherman Oaks community.

An open-floor plan and grand piano greets you as you walk through her home while the open dining area is complete with a luxurious brass-framed mirror and modern 8-person dining set. The hallway to the kitchen houses her wine closet and sleek, black cabinetry space.

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Graced on her kitchen wall reads a “Life is beautiful” sign — and so is this cooking space! An all-white chef’s kitchen with a stainless steel refrigerator, grand island, casual dining setup and light, wooden structures make this room a stunningly-bright staple. 

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Across from her kitchen sits a simple, family area with a white couch and beautiful orange-colored rug. And in the backyard, a floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door provides the perfect view to the outdoor patio, lush greenery, backyard grilling and entertaining area, and of course, the pool and guest home. 

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Upstairs you’ll find the main bedroom, painted in warm-tones and simple decor pieces. It connects to a bathroom with a matching, warm-feel, with colorful artwork, a white spa bathtub, a glass-enclosed walk-in shower, and brass handles, light fixtures and frames. But Westbrook’s custom all-white closet steals the show! It’s impossible to miss her shoe display, glass doors and crystal chandelier. There’s even a separate charcoal-black “his” closet that’s just as impressive (yet lacks a chandelier). 

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The listing also provides a glimpse into the guest house, which has a more casual-feel than the rest of the home. Furniture decorated with the United Kingdom’s flag, a pool table and hardwood flooring ties the entire living area together. And of course, another pair of sliding-glass doors provides quick and easy poolside access.

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Dennis Chernov from Keller Williams Realty holds this listing, but if you’re just as interested in this home as we are, you can take a virtual tour of the Westbrook home on Homes.com! 


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