A Femme Sanctuary — Inside Vanessa Hudgens’ 100-Year-Old House
Vanessa Hudgens has come a long way from her High School Musical days. From a shy and quirky girl to a confident and sweet woman, Hudgens has worked on many projects since 2010.
Since she is taking on many projects and has to be all over the world for different shoots, the actress has finally found a sanctuary for herself in Los Angeles.
It is a 3,168-square-foot Georgian Colonial house Hudgens bought in late 2018.
Where Is Vanessa Hudgens House?
The actress's house is in a hillside neighborhood of Los Feliz, in Los Angeles, California. She settled on the house after searching for her "perfect home" for around five years.
She bought the house from Harry Potter star Gary Oldman in December 2018 for a little under $5 million. Oldman, on the other hand, bought it for $2.9 million in 2011.
The house sits on half-acre land and has three bedrooms and four bathrooms. The property also included a bedroom and bathroom guesthouse that is over a garage.
Previously, the actress lived in a Mediterranean-inspired Studio City home. She bought the home in 2008 for $2.75 million and sold it in 2019 for $3.9 million.
That house was bigger than her current one since it was a 5200 square-foot home with six bedrooms and six-and-a-half bathrooms.
Vanessa Hudgens' House Tour
She recently did a house tour with Architectural Digest on October 26, 2021, where she showed off her Los Angeles house. There were a lot of things that attracted Hudgens to buy the Georgian Colonial house.
From its history to the ivy-covered exterior, she knew this house was her sanctuary the moment she walked inside it. The house was built in 1922 by the founding father of American Cinema, Cecil B. DeMille.
The house is called Little DeMille since the director bought it for his mistress. The place screams vintage, French, and old Hollywood — exactly what the actress wanted.
To me, there's something so romantic about that, a home with character and quirks. I love the old Hollywood elements: The Art déco air vents, the chandelier over the staircase, the yard that feels like a park.
Oldman had done some renovations to the house when he lived there from 2011 to 2018. He put on the original 8th-century French oak floors, which added to the vibe of the house.
After Hudgens' purchased the place, she hired Jake Arnold, an interior designer, to remodel the home. She also took help from her High School Musical co-star Ashley Tisdale on where to shop.
Hudgens revamped the place to amplify the French and old Hollywood vibes and added a feminine twist to it. With soft femme colors, earth tones, feminine paintings inside the house, and murals outside, the actress created a femme sanctuary for herself.
The inside of the house is vintage and with old chandeliers, windows, and doors. Moreover, Hudgens is a collector, so whatever vintage she finds, she incorporates it into her house.
When it comes to remodeling, Hudgens does not mind getting her hands dirty. When she bought the house, the kitchen area was white with red knobs on the drawers.
She did not like it and took it upon herself to renovate the entire thing during the COVID-19 pandemic. She used the extra tiles from her bathroom and used them as a backsplash.
Similarly, she changed the color of the drawers and shelves into sage green, bringing the earth tones into the kitchen. The outside is just as beautiful as the inside.
Her garden is full of plants and trees which produce fruits. She has lime, lemon, grapefruit, and avocado trees whose fruits the actress enjoys during the season.
She also has a pool and a patio to spend time with her friends. She changed the guesthouse into a den to hang out with them and make memories.
All in all, the Little DeMille seems like Hudgens' dream house looking at how happy she is to be at her femme sanctuary.