Veteran social media maven Brittany Xavier is on the move, hanging a $2 million price tag on her freshly rehabbed and fashionably dressed L.A. home.
In the early days of fashion blogging, Xavier quickly made a name for herself when she launched her popular “Thrifts and Threads” blog back in 2013. To boost her readership, the L.A. born and bred fashionista soon began to use Instagram, where today she counts 1.6 million followers. Since then, she’s shuttered her blog — the content is now provided via an eponymously named website — and pivoted toward towards TikTok, where the 35-year-old married mother of two posts fashion, beauty, travel, and lifestyle advice to her 4.9 million followers.
Xavier’s digital success — she reportedly hauls in $3,500-$4,500 per posts through partnerships and endorsements with various high-end fashion and lifestyle brands — allowed her and her photographer/videographer husband Anthony Xavier to shell out $1.235 million, during the summer of 2020, for what was then a blandly updated 1925 Mediterranean home privately squirreled down a private lane in Pasadena’s rustic, upscale and highly sought after Pasadena Glen neighborhood.
The well-maintained white stucco and red tile roofed exterior remains much as it was but the entire house has since undergone an extensive interior update that transformed it from a perfectly ordinary suburban home into a monochromatic retreat almost as free of color as Kim Kardashian’s Axel Vervoordt-designed extravaganza of beige out in Hidden Hills.
Spare and minimal, with creamy white plaster walls, pale wood floors and bone-colored floor tiles, the almost 2,500-square-foot home is cozied up with rich textures and high-end natural materials such as walnut and white oak millwork. Offset with jet-black window frames, the serene, on-trend palette of whites, ecrus and tans renders it a perfect neutral backdrop for any selfie-taking influencer. And indeed, bits and bobs of the house are regularly seen across the G-Wagon driving Xavier’s various social media platforms.
Highlights of the three-bedroom and two-and-a-half-bath foothills hideaway include a sculptural staircase, with a bespoke secret dog kennel tucked underneath, and a step-down living room that boasts a minimalist fireplace, dry bar and office nook with built-in desk space. The separate dining room flows into the spacious kitchen that features book matched walnut cabinetry and a large island snack bar. A powder room and two-car garage complete the main level.
All three of the home’s bedrooms are upstairs. Average in size with custom closets, guest bedrooms share a hall bathroom. (One of the guest bedrooms was done up last year as a nursery for Xavier’s baby daughter by Maison Trouvaille’s Erick Garcia for Architectural Digest’s “Replace this Space.”) Notable features of the primary suite include custom closets filled with designer shoes and handbags along with a huge skylight that floods the bathroom’s freestanding tub and glass-enclosed steam shower with natural light.
Landscaping was kept simple and tolerant of drought. A deck outside the living and dining rooms leads to a mostly pea-graveled backyard surrounded by mature trees and foliage, while a quiet corner of the front yard offers a small patio beneath an ancient oak tree.