The white-hot real estate market continues to burn, and the latest celebrity to reap its sizzling financial rewards is Ruby Rose. In less than a month, the Aussie import has managed to sell her Sherman Oaks home for $2.1 million, $5,000 over her asking price and a full $300,000 over what she paid for the place four years ago, back in summer 2017. Tucked away in the hills just a quick skip north of Mulholland Drive, the 1958 single-story has all the hallmarks of a classic midcentury modern, including an open floorplan with plenty of natural light and sliding glass doors for an easy indoor/outdoor flow.
Property listings note the house was “beautifully re-envisioned” in 2017, just prior to Rose’s purchase, for a more contemporary lifestyle. Changes include knotty hardwood floors, an all-new kitchen with designer Bosch and SubZero appliances, brass lighting fixtures and generically luxe new bathrooms. Rose has added funky touches of her own throughout, including colorful wallpaper and a mix of vintage, contemporary and vaguely tribal decor.
From the street, guests to the hillside home are greeted by a privacy gate and hedge wall of fragrant jasmine. The front door opens into a brief entry vestibule with a coat closet; from there, an open great room contains a step-down living room and fireplace, plus the aforementioned kitchen and dining area, which opens via sliding doors to the backyard.
There are three bedrooms and three full baths, including a master suite with walls of glass sliders connecting to the lush garden. The tropical-themed backyard is decidedly compact, and there’s no pool, but the space is admirably private and upgraded with a wooden jacuzzi, firepit and wooden deck with narrow views over the surrounding hills.
Rose, 35, first came to prominence in her native Australia as a presenter on the country’s MTV channel before scoring lucrative modeling gigs with brands like Maybelline, Urban Decay and Nike. She rose to international fame with a starring role on “Orange Is the New Black,” and went on to star in shark epic “The Meg,” which grossed over $500 million worldwide, and as Batwoman on the first season of the eponymous CW television show, though she did not return for season two.