The tide is high but Ruby Rose is moving out and holding on, out of her stylish midcentury modern home in the Sherman Oaks hills and into a nearly-new “farmhouse” in pancake-flat Valley Village. The Aussie import’s new spot cost $2.6 million, records reveal, and offers a host of celeb-style upgrades — recessed LED lights, oak floors imported from Europe, eight security cameras, a sophisticated alarm system and smart home capability.
Originally completed in 1948 but totally redone in 2017, the single-story house sits primly behind a whitewashed wooden fence and petite front garden. Though the place appears small from the street, it extends far back on the 7,200-square-foot lot, and the open-plan interiors span more than 3,000 square feet. There are three ensuite bedrooms, plus a bonus room that could be a fourth bedroom, gym or private office. A chicly modern kitchen has quartz countertops and breezily connects to the outdoors via a big wall of glass.
Presumably Rose, 35, will put her own unique design spin on the currently ultra-neutral property. Her previous home featured colorful wallpaper and an attractive mix of vintage, modern and tribal decor, a perfect reflection of the idiosyncratic model and actress (“Orange Is the New Black,” “The Meg,” “Batwoman”) herself.
And while Rose’s former digs were quintessentially groovy and featured birds-eye hilltop views — something her new home does not have — the Valley Village house is also substantially larger, newer and significantly closer to the Hollywood production studios that dot Burbank and the surrounding neighborhoods. It’s also got a backyard pool, a feature that’s soared in desirability ever since the COVID-19 pandemic began.