Sometimes reality truly is stranger than fiction, and this might be one of those times. Remember the Ace Family’s Woodland Hills megamansion, the two-house combo that famously fell into foreclosure? The one they publicly disparaged in a YouTube video that racked up millions of views, but was widely lampooned by a slew of other YouTubers?
Well, that same house has now been sold by the Ace Family’s creditors to two more YouTubers, according to TMZ. Brothers Alan and Alex Stokes — better known as the Stokes Twins — bought the property for about $9.3 million, a big discount off the $13 million asking price but still leagues more than any home in the surrounding area has ever fetched.
It’s not yet clear what the 25-year-old twins — long based in Orange County, where back in 2019 they were infamously arrested on charges of false imprisonment — plan to do with the home, but it will require substantial renovations before they can begin living there. Per the Ace Family themselves, the property is “falling apart,” with multiple leaks, improperly grouted floors, and no hot water. And then there’s the pesky little fact that the place still has no certificate of occupancy, despite it being completed several years ago.
The twins have the funds to fix up the house, though, with a combined 45 million TikTok followers and YouTube subscribers, plus a whopping 2.3 billion lifetime YouTube views.
We’ve written about this particular house on multiple prior occasions, so suffice to say that the palatial estate includes 12 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms in well over 13,000 square feet of living space, all of it sitting on three contiguous lots totaling more than 1.8 acres. Blindingly white and filled with walls of glass throughout, the property lies atop a promontory with incredible views of the entire San Fernando Valley. There are also an infinity-edged swimming pool and a basketball court, plus a motorcourt with parking for dozens of cars.
Originally built by a developer and designed as two separate mansions, the side-by-side structures were combined by the Ace Family’s Austin and Catherine McBroom, who lost the estate to foreclosure last year. But weep not — the McBrooms have since moved on to a $50,000-per-month rental mansion in the nearby Tarzana neighborhood.
Ernie Carswell and Rick Tyberg at Douglas Elliman held the listing; Nicole Zhu at JC Pacific Capital repped the buyers.