Meghan Markle’s LA house – before Harry and royalty – up for sale
Megan Markle’s former LA home where she lived when she was an actress and before her marriage to Prince Harry, is up for sale.
When Markle, now Duchess of Sussex and a princess of the United Kingdom, first got her acting part in Suits in 2011, she was married to Trevor Engelson and they rented a home in L.A.’s Hancock Park neighborhood, close to downtown Hollywood. Though it was necessary for her to live in Toronto nine months of the year while filming, this is where she would return between filming and where she called home until her divorce in 2013. It was recently put on the market staged in pure Markle style, priced at US$1.8 million.
Filled with sunlight bouncing off of white walls and bright minimalist decor, the 1924 Colonial measures 2,262-sq.-ft. with four bedrooms, three baths, family room, living room with fireplace and dining area, all on an open plan. The eat-in kitchen is also filled with natural light and white cabinets are covered with marble countertops. The dining room opens onto a patio for entertaining and there is a two-car garage with additional parking.
Although romantics love to believe that Markle’s marriage to Prince Harry was a real life Cinderella story, she had been starring in Suits for six years and was paid, at what Fortune estimates, US$450,000 per show. In addition, her two clothing lines were popular, selling out quickly and her fashion-lifestyle blog was also pulling in about US$80,000 annually. By the time Markle became engaged to Prince Harry, her estimated wealth was already hovering at US$5 million.