Though it’s been barely a year since he paid $3.8 million for his new main residence, a stylishly updated compound in prime Venice (L.A.), Cody Ko is feeling the real estate urge once again. And now that he’s newly engaged to longtime girlfriend Kelsey Kreppel — a preschool teacher and successful influencer in her own right — what better reason to splurge? Records reveal the veteran YouTuber, 31, has paid another $3.7 million for a swank vacation home in Malibu.
Located well away from downtown Malibu, in the more sparsely-populated far western reaches of town near Ventura County, the Kreppel-Ko beach shack sits within a gated community on the ocean side of Pacific Coast Highway. Built in the early 1970s, the enclave is known as a residential cluster development because the townhouses sit in close proximity to one another, though they do not share common walls. There are roughly two dozen homes, most of them oceanfront.
As residents of their new gated community, Ko and Kreppel will fork out $741 per month in HOA dues. Those fees entitle them to the various communal property amenities, including two outdoor sports courts, shared garden areas and direct access to sandy beaches.
As for the couple’s new home, there are few photos available. But per the listing, the main house has two bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, and there’s a detached guesthouse with another bedroom and bathroom. Also on the premises is deeded parking for four cars, a boon for guests and contractors. Set right atop the beach, the mini-compound was recently refreshed in a relaxed contemporary manner ideal for beachy-casual Malibu.
A native of Canada, Ko began his career as a software engineer before finding fame and fortune on the now-defunct Vine app. He became a millionaire after transitioning to YouTube, and his lucrative “Tiny Meat Gang” podcast has racked up big numbers and heavyweight sponsors on Spotify.
Ko is perhaps best-known for his “That’s Cringe” video episodes with longtime friend Noel Miller, where the pair poke fun at popular memes and other content creators they deem “cringey.” Those sorts of videos have made the YouTubers a few big-name enemies — fellow influencers Jake Paul and Lele Pons among them — but also legions of loyal fans. Ko has nearly six million subscribers and more than 1.2 billion lifetime video views on his main channel alone.