After unloading her notorious Sunset Strip mansion earlier this year, it’s no big surprise that Demi Lovato has forsaken the often frenetic energy of Hollywood in favor of a more low-key area of Los Angeles. Property records reveal the former Disney Channel star-turned-internationally successful musician, now engaged to actor Max Ehrich, has paid exactly $7 million for a large estate in a particularly leafy part of the family-friendly Studio City neighborhood.
Newly built in the trendy modern farmhouse style, the home packs in all the amenities one would expect of a luxury residence in the San Fernando Valley, including top-of-the-line kitchen appliances, a wet bar-equipped lounge, an elevator, and a soundproof home theater.
Two-tone graphite-and-cream exterior paint shields 8,500 square feet of mansion-sized interior space, with six bedrooms and nine baths. There’s a short gated driveway before the two-car garage, plus a longer gated driveway that leads down to a second garage, this one subterranean with room for up to four luxury vehicles. Professionally landscaped front and rear, the .37-acre lot includes colorful gardens, a surprisingly large backyard lawn, abundant patio space, a sparkling pool/spa, and a full outdoor kitchen with built-in BBQ.
Inside are wide-plank hardwood floors, high ceilings, and plenty of light filtering in through oversized windows. The open floorplan connects the public rooms, all of them grandly-scaled and sure to impress friends and family. The formal dining room and family room both open — via large banks of disappearing glass sliders — to various parts of the yard, allowing plenty of that quintessentially SoCal indoor/outdoor flow.
This is also a full-fledged smart home with security cameras, lights, and other audio/visual equipment controlled remotely, from the touch of Lovato’s smartphone or iPad. Upstairs, the master suite is decked out in neutral paint and features a fireplace, built-in shelving, and a showroom-worthy closet, plus a gorgeous bathroom with dual vanities and a soaking tub.
Arguably the home’s most eye-catching amenity, however, is a basement lounge that lies adjacent to the glassy wine closet and gazes directly into the four-car underground garage — or “auto museum,” as they’re called these days.