Having finalized her divorce from Canadian former pro ice hockey player Brooks Laich earlier in the year, former “Dancing With the Stars” dancer, choreographer and judge Julianne Hough has relocated to New York where she’ll make her Broadway debut next month in “POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive.”
Now, settled into a deluxe triplex townhouse rental in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village, the 33-year-old triple-threat performer has set her longtime home in L.A.’s Hollywood Hills out as a fully furnished luxury rental at an A-lister rate of $40,000 per month. Hough purchased the property more than eight years ago for a bit shy of $2 million.
Touted in listings held by Kevin Pane at Sotheby’s International Realty — Encino Brokerage as a “celebrity compound,” the nearly half-acre spread sits securely behind gates on a high promontory with amazing views that take in the Hollywood sign and Griffith Observatory.
Souped-up with myriad high-tech amenities — think remote-controlled lighting, an integrated Sonos system, and an EV charging station — the late-1930s traditional home was remodeled for Hough by architect Steve Wunderlich and interior designer Jake Arnold. With three bedrooms and four bathrooms in about 3,000-square-feet, the home appears much as it did in late 2016 when it was fawned over in Better Homes & Gardens.
Highlights include: a step-down living room that converts to a screening room when, at the touch of a button, a screen rolls down from a discreet slit above the steel-accented exposed brick fireplace; a dining room that spills out French doors to a comfortably furnished loggia; a chef’s kitchen complete with honed marble counters, professional appliances and cabinets painted a custom mixed shade of blue.
French doors in the adjoining breakfast area lead out to a tree-shielded gravel terrace with an outdoor fireplace and a heated dining pergola wrapped in mature vines. Other notable amenities include a plush primary suite with private terrace, a media lounge with suede-like walls, and a swimming pool with spillover spa surrounded by sculpted plantings, ever-green faux grass, and a poolside cabana.
Last listed at $18,000 per month, Hough’s Big Apple digs measure in at about 3,250 square feet, a bit bigger than her West Coast abode and quite a bit of space for the heart of Greenwich Village. In addition to a loft-like living room, kitchen and dining area that stretches clear through from the front to the back of the turn-of-the-20th-century townhouse, there are three and potentially more bedrooms, including a full-floor primary suite complete with two dressing areas, a simple modern bath and a spacious sitting room/study.