When Elle Décor fawned over the Los Angeles home of fashion model Jasmine Tookes a few years ago, they said the Hamptons-meets-modern-farmhouse-style home was in Beverly Hills. In reality, the designer-done spread, executed for the L.A. native by Orange County-based Design Works, is tucked deep in Brentwood’s rustic-luxe Mandeville Canyon. It’s close to Beverly Hills, and it’s expensive like Beverly Hills, but it is not in the 90210.
The former Victoria Secret Angel, who has stormed countless runways, appeared on dozens of magazine covers and first landed on Forbes’ World’s Highest Paid Models list in 2016 with an estimated haul of about $4 million, purchased the home just over four years ago for exactly $3 million.
Since then, she married 32-year-old tech exec Juan David Borrero, the 23rd employee of social media giant Snapchat, so it’s not too much of a surprise that 31-year-old veteran catwalker has now sent her perfectly pressed bachelorette pad down the runway with an asking price of $4.4 million. Listing agents are Cassandra Monnastes and Tami Pardee at Pardee Properties.
Obscured amid dense trees and mature foliage and accessed via a charming wooden bridge that spans a seasonal stream, the modest but hardly inexpensive 2,600-square-foot transitional-traditional home showcases soaring ceilings, dark-stained wood floors, mullioned windows, and French doors that lead out to the backyard and swimming pool.
The home’s four bedrooms and three renovated bathrooms include a feminine and flirty, blush-colored second-floor primary suite complete with a bespoke bathroom, a walk-in closet fit for a fashionista, and a slender balcony.
Other highlights include a tiled fireplace in the light-and-bright living room, a much darker and moodier office/study emblazoned with eye-popping 3-D wallpaper and, though she told Elle Décor she’s a “HORRIBLE cook,” an open-plan kitchen that nonetheless offers a gourmand’s array of professional culinary equipment, along with delicately veined marble counters and glossy white tile backsplashes.
Nestled up against a steep, rugged slope, climbing rose vines add prickly romance to the back of the house. The small and perfectly private backyard offers a pancake-flat expanse of easy-maintenance evergreen faux-grass, a brick-trimmed swimming pool and several areas for easy-going al fresco dining and lounging.
Borrero recently sold his Bel Air bachelor pad for $5.3 million, but the uncommonly comely newlyweds didn’t have far to schlep their personal effects; records show that Borrero bought a seven-bedroom, ten-bathroom contemporary home perched above Mandeville Canyon last year, just a few months before their September wedding, for about $5.9 million.