Her name may not be familiar to people outside the music industry, but the handiwork of London-trained Norwegian songwriter Caroline Furøyen, better known professionally as Caroline Ailin, sure is.
Listed as one of the three writers on English disco-pop supernova Dua Lipa’s 2017 megahit “New Rules,” the video for which has been viewed on YouTube more than 2.7 billion times, Ailin was also nominated for two Grammy’s for Lipa’s infectious 2019 single “Don’t Start Now.” She has also penned ditties for numerous other high priestesses of pop, Selena Gomez, Tove Lo, Rita Ora, and Charli XCX among them.
With her eyes toward the Los Angeles music scene, tax records show Ailin has just plunked down more than $2.3 million for a midcentury home privately sequestered up a private lane high. Beyond the secured and walled courtyard, where a ramada provides shaded seating, the 3,200-square-foot, five-bedroom, four-bath home’s updated open-plan living spaces feature beamed and vaulted ceilings, oak floorboards and wide expanses of windows that bring the outdoors to the inside.
The living and dining rooms, as well as the kitchen and an informal dining area, orbit around a massive, attractively asymmetrical two-side fireplace in the living room. The kitchen is updated with gleaming stainless still culinary accouterment, and a nearby family room spills out to the backyard. Some guest bedrooms have vaulted ceilings and others have glass sliders to the yard, while the main-floor primary suite that offers garden access, a minimalistic sky-light topped walk-in closet and dressing room, and a roomy bathroom with a wall of windows that look out into the surrounding greenery.
Cut into the hillside behind the house and ringed with dense plantings that provide privacy, the backyard’s terraces and patios include a sunny spot for al fresco dining and another romantically positioned under the canopy of mature trees that looks like a perfect spot to conjure up another catchy hit for Dua Lipa.