As Tyler Henry tells it, he was just 10 years old when he first recognized his intuitive ability to communicate with the “other side” via mental images after predicting his grandmother’s death. The alleged wunderkind went on to gain acclaim in 2016 at age 19 as the “Hollywood Medium,” performing clairvoyant readings on his E! TV show for celeb clients including Lizzo, Rebel Wilson and Sofia Vergara, just to name a few.
Today, the 26-year-old California native has become one of the most sought-after mediums in the world, complete with a popular Netflix docuseries, “Life After Death.” He’s also written a couple of books and conducts live shows nationwide, and he still does private readings, with well over 300,000 people on his waiting list.
While critics and skeptics of Henry abound, no one can doubt that his career thus fas has been impressive. And though he doesn’t even drive himself to readings or shows — his mother Theresa or his assistant does that for him, supposedly because of a brain cyst and mini-stroke he suffered when he was 18 — he’s using some of the earnings from his many endeavors to purchase what is presumably his first home, having doled out the exact asking price of $2.1 million for an off-the-grid retreat in the hip and trendy community of Topanga.
Tucked securely away behind gates, and resting on nearly an acre of heavily wooded land, the wood-sided structure was originally built way back in the 1920s and last sold in 2015 for $850,000; it’s also said to have been the site where Fleetwood Mac laid down their first tracks. Recently updated, per the listing, the place features four bedrooms and two baths in a modest 2,000 square feet of living space rife with clerestory windows, wide-plank oak floors, and wood-paneled walls and ceilings. There’s also a newly built guest cottage on the property.
Among the highlights: a cozy family room sporting a wood-burning fireplace and sliding glass doors spilling out to a spacious deck ideal for al fresco entertaining amid picturesque views of the Santa Monica mountains. A small kitchen is outfitted with newer stainless appliances and a windowed breakfast nook, and elsewhere is a wood-clad primary suite equipped with a spa-like bath hosting a wet room with a soaking tub and shower.
Outdoors, the grounds are dotted with fruit trees, and offer an amphitheater and meandering pathways leading to “hidden” seating areas. In addition to the guesthouse, which has a full bath and glass doors leading to a series of Kayu hardwood decks, an attached two-car garage with a workspace holds court out front.