Online comedian Laura Clery has come a long way over the past decade, graduating from a struggling L.A. transplant seeking acting work to a prolific Facebook Video sketch artist, to a full-fledged digital entrepreneur with millions of followers and billions of views across social media platforms. Now she and her husband, composer and fellow online influencer Stephen Hilton, are starring in the upcoming comedic series “The Nanny,” produced by Adam Goodman’s Invisible Narratives.
All that web success has naturally benefited the couple’s real estate bottom line. Back in 2017, they shelled out $1.2 million for an updated 1960s pool home in the ultra-suburban L.A. neighborhood of Woodland Hills. And although they have not yet sold that starter house — it’s not even on the market — the funny pair have already upgraded, having recently paid $2.4 million for a larger Woodland Hills property that’s barely a mile away from their current digs.
Built in 1964, the new Clery-Hilton estate is of the same vintage as their other home, but it’s more than double the size — tax records say the sprawling single-story structure weighs in at a portly 5,300 square feet of living space, including a 792-square-foot, one-bed guesthouse. The mini-compound is nestled on a .68-acre lot at the very end of a quiet cul-de-sac, and the place is made even more secure by its tree-ringed perimeter and a big electronic driveway gate.
Beyond the gate lies a motorcourt fronting an attached three-car garage. Just a skip beyond that is the double front door, which opens into an unexpectedly massive foyer warmed by a skylight. There’s also a formal dining room that steps down to a sun-kissed living room with no fewer than six sets of glassy French doors opening to the outdoors, plus a stone fireplace.
Oak hardwood floors run through most of the house, but the kitchen makes do with no-nonsense cream tile — also included are midrange stainless appliances and a small island with bar seating. The adjoining family room boasts a wet bar and multiple sets of French doors that open to a large concrete patio that surrounds a freeform swimming pool and its raised spa.
Other nifty amenities include a master retreat with pool views, a fireplace, dual walk-in closets, and a huge — if decoratively dated — bathroom with a built-in soaking tub, dual sinks, steam shower, and separate makeup station. Four additional bedrooms lie in the main house, all of them tucked away in separate wings of the house.
Somewhere there’s also a bonus room that could be an office or art studio. Out back, a built-in BBQ caters a large wooden deck with ample space for grand-scale entertaining. Ancient sycamores and elms shade the park-like grounds, which are charmingly secluded and essentially neighbor-free.