Glennon Doyle is simultaneously switching coasts and upgrading her real estate situation in a big way. The bestselling author (“Untamed,” “Love Warrior”) and popular podcaster (“We Can Do Hard Things”) and her wife — retired soccer icon Abby Wambach — have paid $6.5 million for a brand-new home in L.A.’s seaside Hermosa Beach neighborhood. And over in Florida, they’ve also punted their former main residence up for grabs, asking $3.1 million.
The Hermosa Beach house was pre-sold to Doyle and Wambach prior to completion, so photos are slim. But online resources confirm it was built by RJ Smith Construction in collaboration with architect Mark Trotter, with interior design by Kate Lester; Dan O’Connor of Pacific Properties Group held the listing. Towering high above the street, the boxy residence includes four full levels of living space plus a rooftop deck with expansive ocean views, though the corner lot house itself is not oceanfront.
Inside, there are four bedrooms and a total of 5.5 baths. The main level has direct access to a two-car, rear-facing garage — it opens into a back alleyway for discreet egress/ingress — and a flex living space that Doyle and Wambach plan to convert into a combo office/guest room. Modern farmhouse elements include oak hardwood floors and whitewashed brick walls continue throughout the 4,700-square-foot structure.
Other spaces in the house (rendering pictured below) include a basement level dedicated to a massive media room, complete with a marble wet bar and ample space for a ping pong or pool table, and a guest bedroom suite. Another floor contains the home’s other three bedrooms, all of them with ensuite baths, including an all-marble master bathroom with gold-trimmed plumbing fixtures and a closet with custom built-ins. But it’s the uppermost level that’s the real star of the property show — up there is the main living area, including a kitchen with commercial-grade appliances and robin’s egg blue cabinets, plus a central living/family room. Dual outdoor terraces take in the salt air and ocean views, while a four-stop elevator links all the interior spaces together.