She’s just 28 years old, but Conna Walker already sports a business resumé that would embarrass many entrepreneurs twice her age. At age 17, the English designer started a fashion label in her bedroom with only a $3,880 loan from her father. From there, her creative and entrepreneurial fires were sufficiently stoked.
The label grew from a tiny online-only business to what is today House of CB, a global fashion juggernaut widely known for its celebrity fans. Over the last decade, Walker has dressed numerous A-Listers, including the likes of Beyoncé, Kylie Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Jennifer Lopez and more in her chic, body-hugging mini-dresses and statement pieces.
And, lest one think she’s a spoiled trust fund baby whose empire was funded by daddy, Walker promptly repaid her father for his investment, and was fully in the black by the time she opened her first physical store. The millennial tycoon also made an appearance on Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list in 2019, by which time she’d amassed 40 retail locations, 2.5 million followers on social media and raked in a reported $15 million in 2018 profit.
Today, Walker splits her time between a design studio in London and fashion shoots stateside, and she’s also established a sister brand called Mistress Rocks. That translates into her having garnered the funds necessary to dole out $6.4 million on an exquisite Spanish-style estate in Los Angeles. Offering modern amenities paired with Boho-chic and Moorish design influences, plus sweeping mountain and treetop vistas, the house is fit for an apparel queen.
Resting behind gates on a half-acre parcel of land in Sherman Oaks, Walker’s new five-bedroom, seven-bath manse originally was built in 1928 and has since been completely revamped. Coming in at nearly 7,000 square feet, the three-level dwelling features a wealth of warm yet elegant living space punctuated by beamed ceilings, plaster walls, wide-plank oak hardwood flooring, and hand-selected period fixtures, tile and ironwork throughout.