Vanessa Hudgens: A Tour of Her Los Feliz Home
Vanessa Hudgens has a ritual of well-being: «when I’m in Los Angeles, the first night I’m home, I take a bath», says the actress. It is a literal and figurative immersion in the sanctuary she has created in Los Feliz, a leafy neighborhood adjacent to the Hollywood Hills.
Called Little DeMille, this mansion was built by director Cecile B. DeMille in 1922, presumably for his mistress. Prior to Vanessa Hudgens, the property belonged to actor Gary Oldman, who had inset 18th-century French oak floors. “For me, there is something so romantic about this house. I love the old Hollywood elements: the Art Deco air vents, the chandelier above the stairs, the courtyard that looks like a park,” says Vanessa.
After purchasing the home in 2018, Vanessa Hudgens hired interior designer Jake Arnold to remodel the master suite. During the pandemic, however, she renovated the kitchen herself. “I thought, why not?” she says. Even for her stay, Vanessa initially had clear ideas. “I wanted it to be very white and monochromatic,” she says, “and I ordered a huge white linen sofa from RH.” It has arrived. It did not work. “I popped into a vintage store and found this pink mohair sofa that I fell in love with. ‘Okay, we’re going towards colors soft‘, I thought. I wanted the house to be super feminine, to celebrate the female body, to be a kind of palace dedicated to the pink universe. The sofa plays in this sense».
The homage to feminine aesthetics continues outside. Hudgens hired artist Carly Kuhn, known as the Cartoonist, to paint a curvy mural of faces on the wall surrounding the pool.