Nearly three years ago, Paige Laurie dropped $41.5 million to buy herself a palatial contemporary mansion in the mountains above Beverly Hills. Since then, the 39-year-old Missouri native — she’s a grandniece of Walmart founder Sam Walton — has spent another fortune remodeling the property to suit her needs. But now that those upgrades are wrapping up, she’s finally ready to move on from her “starter” home, a sexy bachelorette pad in L.A.’s high-priced Bird Streets neighborhood, which has flown onto the market with a $15.95 million squawk.
While the scale of these homes might seem outrageous for one child-free and unmarried person, for this homeowner they’re likely the equivalent of a purchasing a fancy new dress shirt. After all, Laurie’s mother is worth $7.9 billion and Laurie herself reportedly earns nearly $900,000 a month from stock dividend payouts alone, as per details that emerged during her contentious 2015 divorce from first husband Bo Dubbert. Nowadays, Laurie — who’s currently affianced to a local realtor named Todd Kraines — likely rakes in far more than the $900k monthly nut, given that Walmart share prices are up more than 50% since 2015. She’s also the owner of Malibu’s trendy Trancas Country Market, which offers stylish boutiques and a grocery store that makes Whole Foods look affordable.
Records reveal Laurie bought the Bird Streets property from Hollywood actor Tobey Maguire way back in 2007 for $10.8 million, as her first-ever home purchase. She spent another large sum on renovating Spidey’s hideaway, which now boasts designer-done interiors and is visually reminiscent of a bespoke tropical resort. Though it sits rather hard up on the street, like many properties in the Hollywood Hills, the Laurie estate is nicely hidden from the road by palm trees, banana plants, and hundreds of colorful flowers.