Though Michael Ross George no longer works as a talent manager for Scooter Braun, his time with the prolific music manager known for forging successful careers for pop superstars Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande seems to have served him well. The New York native landed a coveted spot on Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list in 2017 after scouring the Miami dance scene to discover Dutch teenager Martin Garrix, now one of the top DJs in the business with an estimated net worth of around $22 million. He and wife Nicole Ross also picked up a Sherman Oaks house that recently resurfaced on the market for $3 million; they bought the place back in December 2017 for just under $2 million.
Originally built in 1929, the listing notes that the Spanish-style structure has been “exquisitely restored.” Tucked away behind gates and a hedge-topped wall, on a 0.2-acre parcel fronted by a two-car garage and secured by cameras, the stucco and red tile roof structure features three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms in 3,000 square feet of open-concept living space decorated by interior designer Melinda Ritz.
A stone courtyard leads to the front door, which opens into freshly painted environs complemented by custom light fixtures, white oak hardwood floors, arched doorways and soaring wood-beam ceilings. The two-level residence also offers full smart-home capabilities, including built-in speakers both indoors and in the backyard.
Main-level highlights encompass a spacious fireside living room with French doors spilling out to a private patio sporting a water feature, plus an adjoining family room with a wet bar and doors to an al fresco dining balcony with lovely mountain vistas. A dining area connects to the light-filled kitchen, which is outfitted with marble and butcher block countertops, solid brass hardware and high-end stainless appliances.
Downstairs, the primary suite has a sitting room, walk-in closet and private terrace, along with a luxe marble bath equipped with a soaking tub. The lower level also holds two additional bedrooms with French doors that head to Scott Shrader-landscaped grounds hosting an inviting lounge area spotlighted by a fireplace and an outdoor kitchen. There’s also a heated saltwater pool and spa lined with a sundeck, as well as a newly installed outdoor pebble stone shower and accompanying bathroom.