Julia Roberts Is Renting Her Bright and Airy Malibu Home for $10,000 a Month—Take a Look Inside
It doesn’t come with a pool or views, but it does have a lot of privacy.
Julia Roberts: actress, Instagram novice, and your next landlord? If you have $10,000 a month to spare, then the answer could be “yes.”
The Homecoming star just put her Malibu home up for rent, offering prospective tenants—and the rest of us rubberneckers—the rare chance to look inside. What does one get for $10,000 a month? Not even a mortgage! Kidding aside, the California ranch house comes with three bedrooms and two bathrooms laid out across 1,620 square feet.
While there’s no pool or ocean views, the property does have lots of privacy, which isn’t surprising considering its owner. It also has a bright and airy feel, with whitewashed walls and oversize windows that offer views of the foliage surrounding the house. The home sits on a large lot in Point Dume, which means there’s plenty of surrounding nature to take in.
The most enticing feature of the home is its proximity to the beach. It has access to Malibu’s pristine Riviera beach, which is reserved for residents of the community.
The bathrooms and kitchen are also nice to look at. With an island and gas stove, the kitchen is fit for dinner-party prep work. Meanwhile, the bathrooms are decked out with geometric tile.
Roberts only purchased the property last June, possibly as an investment, considering how quickly she listed it. When she bought it, the home was on the market for the first time in 52 years, meaning it was a fixer-upper. Roberts not only updated the interiors, she also did extensive re-landscaping on the grounds, giving it a lush but drought-tolerant look. She bought it for $3,895,000, which was significantly less than the list price of $4,450,000. Roberts clearly put a large portion of that difference back into the home, though, and now is presumably looking for a return on her investment.
Roberts knows what she’s doing, as her real estate portfolio is deep. She has another two homes in Malibu, one on the oceanfront that she purchased back in 2003, and another across the street, which she bought in 2015. Now that she’s on Instagram, it might not be long until she shares her next real estate project. Of course, if you’re curious, and have the capital, you could always apply to be her next tenant.