Jennifer Lawrence lived in a modest townhouse before buying Jessica Simpson’s house for $7 million
When it comes to real estate, Jennifer Lawrence is more discreet than you might think. The star isn’t exactly lacking in luxury these days, but her more down-to-earth style is also a far cry from the flashy Hollywood lifestyle. Before moving to her current Beverly Hills home, Jennifer Lawrence built her career while living in a quaint Santa Monica townhouse.
Jennifer Lawrence lived in a somewhat humble home during her rise to fame
About a decade after dropping out of high school at age 14, Lawrence was revolving around a life in Hollywood and waiting for his moment to shine (per American review). After some minor TV work, including a pilot that didn’t air, she finally made her breakthrough in 2006 with an appearance on the hit show Monk (Going through Parade). That same year, Lawrence bought his first home in the LA area: a 1,400 square foot Santa Monica townhouse with very few bells and whistles.
Although complete with lots of privacy, the house was not that close to the beach and had a simple design and layout (as detailed by Lonny). Although an $879,000 price tag is expensive in most parts of the country, it’s pretty low for Santa Monica. The two-bed, two-bath townhouse would be Lawrence’s oasis, as his career took off just a few years after its purchase.
Lawrence’s pad in Santa Monica was still her home when she was nominated for an Oscar for winter bone, the 2010 thriller that put her largely on the map. But by the time she won an Oscar two years later (for Silver Linings Playbook) and was cast as Katniss Everdeen in The hunger Games, it was clear that his simple days in Santa Monica were coming to an end. In 2014, Jennifer Lawrence bought a Beverly Hills home with four times the living space, though she kept her place in Santa Monica for a few more years (per THE braked).
Jennifer Lawrence’s Beverly Hills home was celebrity bait
Jennifer Lawrence’s candid interview style gave us a fun insider look at her Beverly Hills home. At the Los Angeles premiere of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, Lawrence spoke to Extra about the house’s past. “It’s Ellen [DeGeneresâ] old house. It was Jessica Simpson’s former home,â she said. âIt’s like the neighborhood whore. I was outside and a girl said, âI grew up in this house. Beat it kid. Everyone lived in this house.
Covered in ivy and plants, the secluded five-bedroom home looks more like a New England cottage than an LA mansion (per Home & Home). Instead of a party-friendly backyard, the house has a private lap pool and koi pond to complete the laid-back atmosphere. For Lawrence, who lives a frenetic life as a new parent and movie superstar, privacy and relaxation seem to be the central themes of the space.
But while a 5,500-square-foot Beverly Hills home isn’t exactly fading, it’s still very low-key for a top Hollywood star. No official figures are available, but most estimates have Lawrence paying Simpson between $7 million and $8 million for the property. According THE braked, the average price of a home in Beverly Hills at that time was well over $4 million. And just last year, dozens of Beverly Hills homes sold for more than $15 million (per red fin).
Lawrence has a stunning location in New York
But even though his main living space is almost quaint for Beverly Hills, the actor and his husband, Cooke Maroney, also have an incredible East Coast getaway. In New York, Jennifer Lawrence sold an East Side penthouse for nearly $10 million in 2020, then transformed it into a stunning home in Manhattan’s West Village. From New York PostLawrence paid nearly $22 million for the property in one of the city’s most exclusive neighborhoods.
The four-bedroom townhouse is spacious for New York City and is conveniently located in the heart of Manhattan. Just around the corner from Tribeca, Lawrence also owns a unit in an exclusive building filled with other celebrity owners. Ryan Reynolds, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are just a few of the other stars who have owned units in the same building. When Lawrence isn’t using it, she rents it out for up to $30,000 a month (via Celebrity Net Worth).
Lawrence has a fine collection of high-end properties at this point, but the 31-year-old can undoubtedly afford it thanks to her blossoming career. After taking time off, Lawrence pocketed $25 million in 2021 for her role in Do not look Up and has a total net worth of around $160 million.
Lawrence recently jumped headlong into production, dramatically increasing her earning potential. She’s both star and producer of upcoming Elizabeth Holmes biopic Bad blooddirector Adam McKay’s sequel to Don’t look up. After never having been a producer before 2022, Bad blood is one of four different projects that Lawrence is currently producing (per IMDb).
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