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All the buzz is about Barbie and its star Margot Robbie at the moment. The actress, known for her roles in The Wolf of Wall Street, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood and Suicide Squad, may be associated with the all-pink Dreamhouse currently, but she has renovated some impressive properties of her own in Venice and Los Angeles, California, and her signature style couldn’t be more different.
As the highest-paid actress of 2022, Australian-born Margot spends the majority of her time living and working in Los Angeles. Since marrying her husband Tom Ackerley in 2017, she has acquired and renovated three homes, playing on the modern beach house décor that California is known for.
We take a look at her property portfolio.
Margot’s former Californian home – purchased in 2017
In 2017, Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley bought their first property together in Hancock Park, one of the wealthiest districts in LA. The couple purchased the property the year I, Tonya came to cinemas, a role which won Robbie an Oscar nomination.
Margot Robbie’s chic So-Cal home is characterized by its perfect garden spaces and white wood panelling – and that’s just the exterior.
This 3,300 square foot property was built in 2016, and sits on 0.15 acres of land. The house’s high ceilings and oak hardwood floors contribute to the splendor and openness of this property which incorporates West Coastal and New England aesthetics. The house has four bedrooms and six bathrooms.
The property includes a number of stand out features, including French doors, ocean views from the primary suite’s balcony, a wine cellar, fireplace and a Carrera marble kitchen counter. The backyard contains a pool, bar and cabana.
This property is not only architecturally stunning, but also exudes charisma with design that isn’t taken too seriously, evident by the living room’s indoor swing, round sofa and pet room with a separate entry door to the property, which was likely enjoyed by the puppy they adopted earlier that year.
Put simply, this home is manicured perfection, with its open concept, bright, beachy vibe, it’s easy to see why the actress fell in love with it. It’s safe to say this property lives up in its grandeur to Barbie’s Malibu Dreamhouse.
The house listed in June 2021 for $3.4 million.
Margot Robbie’s former Bungalow – purchased in 2018
The same year Margot Robbie starred as Mary Queen of Scots, she purchased a bungalow in Hollywood Heights to renovate. She is said to have bought the two bed, one bathroom property from Dustin Lance, the writer of Milk, for $950,000.
The bungalow, built in 1951, is 945 square foot, making it a manageable project for the star to renovate between and during filming. This included refinishing the hardwood floors, renovating the kitchen and painting throughout. The exterior of the house is painted white with blue accent shutters, banister and doors. The house also has blue window covers, and plant beds on various levels, and in the back of the property there is a tiered yard.
The primary bedroom is close to nature, with French doors leading onto a small courtyard. The living room also has French doors, creating a light and airy flow throughout the property. The highest level of the terrace captures plenty of natural light and is surrounded by plants, creating a peaceful spot for drinks and sunbathing. This spot also has views of the canyon behind the property.
Margot is said to have sold the house in 2021 for $1.2 million, after renting it out for three years.
Margot Robbie’s current Venice beach house – purchased in 2019
In 2019, Robbie invested in an edgy Venice Beach compound (see above) which she bought for $5 million in an off-market deal. This Los Angeles property is made up of three separate concrete structures on a double-wide lot, including a loft space which includes a kitchen and office space, a second separate structure, which is a two-bed bungalow and, thirdly, a cottage.
Although from the outside the concrete property appears uninviting, with only two windows above the three-car garage, the inside of the property is quite the opposite, and ensures utter privacy. With plenty of natural light, white walls, high exposed wood ceilings and light wooden flooring, it captures the Venice Beach lifestyle.
The property is strikingly modern, repeating the concrete and silver metal theme throughout and in the yard, and which is harmoniously balanced by the wooden furniture and doors that enhance the natural elements of the home.
With the stunning modern interiors of the house, fans were delighted when Margot Robbie gave viewers a peek into the property during a Vogue 73 Questions video series.
This revealed some stand-out features, such as a barn door and an outdoor decking area with a long dining table, surrounded by plants and enclosed by other parts of the property.
Margot Robbie grew up on a farm on Australia’s Gold Coast which appears to be where some of her interior style has rooted from.
The house features a lap pool which Margot told Vogue she loves to start her day swimming in. The separate living spaces mean outdoor space is integrated into the home, ensuring plenty of natural light is introduced into the living spaces, which is furthered by the large windows and French doors.
In 2021, it was reported by TMZ that Margot had donned her renovator hat again, putting the house under major construction work. When completed, this will reportedly up the property’s worth to over $15 million.
Knowing Margot and Tom’s love for beachy interiors, possibly influenced by her Australian roots, we’re excited to see how this property turns out.