Elaine Welteroth is a journalist, editor, author, influencer, and television personality. She has come a long way since she began her career as an unpaid intern at Ebony magazine, as she has since become one of the most famous journalists due to her impressive achievements. When she was promoted to editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue in 2016, she was just 29, making her the second-youngest editor in Conde Nast’s history. She was also only the second person of African-American heritage to hold such a title at Conde Nast. During her time at Teen Vogue, she was credited with increasing the magazine’s coverage of topics such as social justice and politics. Welteroth is also responsible for launching the magazine’s first YouTube channel, which covered a vast array of topics ranging from campus style to cultural appropriation.
After resigning from the magazine in 2019, Welteroth became one of the judges on Project Runway. She has since published her memoir, which received great critical acclaim and became a New York Times bestseller. Furthermore, she has become a social media influencer with huge followings on her social media profiles. Most recently, Welteroth became the host of ‘The Talk,’ replacing rapper and musician Eve. Her career success means that Elaine Wleteroth has become a wealthy woman, and this has allowed her to take her pick of stunning homes in whichever location she chooses. She and her new husband have recently chosen to purchase a beautiful Hollywood villa for $1.8 million.
An Overview of Elaine Welteroth’s Recent Real Estate Purchase
Life has changed a lot for Elaine Welteroth in recent years, so her decision to buy a new house is unsurprising. Not only did she marry musician Jonathan Singletary in 2020, but her new career in television means that Hollywood is now the perfect base for her. Her new Hollywood home is a Spanish-style villa in the Beachwood Canyon neighborhood close to the iconic Hollywood sign. It sits in an elevated hilltop position, so she will benefit from views of the surrounding area. The property measures 3,215-square-feet, and it sits on a 0.15-acre plot. It was built in 1977 and has four bedrooms and 3.5-bathrooms. After purchasing the property for $1.8 million, Welteroth and her new husband hired interior designer Kelly Wreastler to give the villa’s interior a complete overhaul to suit the couple’s tastes.
Inside Her Striking Villa
Arches along the driveway lead to the property’s entranceway, which leads straight through to the sitting area. There are dark wooden floors and ceiling beams in this room, which reflect the Spanish style of the property and contrast with the white walls and ceiling. A large fireplace is the main focal point of the room, and this gives the room a cozy feel, despite its generous size. The home’s main level has a partially open-plan design, so the sitting room leads straight through to the dining room. Although the two rooms are connected, they have a very different feel. The dining area feels light, bright, and spacious as it is surrounded on two-sides by sliding glass doors that lead out to the deck and outdoor dining area. Above the modern, six-seater dining suite, there is a high, vaulted ceiling, from which there is a contemporary light fitting suspended.
Connected to the dining area is a modern kitchen with tiled floors, dark wooden, custom cabinetry, and white countertops. The kitchen boasts designer stainless steel appliances, so it is a great space for an enthusiastic cook. A small breakfast bar partially separates the kitchen from the dining room, offering an informal space for dining. There is also an adjoining butler’s pantry. While most homes in Hollywood have a decent master suite, Elaine Welteroth’s villa boasts two impressive master bedrooms. Both master bedrooms are on the house’s lower level, and they each have an updated ensuite bathroom with both soaking tubs and showers. The larger of the two master suites also has a walk-in closet and sliding glass doors that lead out to a wooden deck. Above the double garage, there is a spacious guest bedroom and an area open to the wrought-iron staircase that is currently used as a home office area. While the office is a great space for working in peace away from the main house, the guest bedroom is ideally situated for offering guests a separate area and maintaining privacy for the homeowner. The fourth bedroom is on the property’s main level along with the main living areas.
The Outdoor Space of Welteroth’s Hollywood Home
There is a wrought-iron gated entrance with camera security to the front of the villa, and high walls surround the property. The gateway leads to a tiled driveway and motor court, behind which there is an attached double garage, so there is plenty of space to park multiple vehicles. The L-shaped property has archways on the lower level to the motor court’s right-hand side, behind which is a seating area covered by the protruding upper level. Behind the two-story property, there are two decked areas, one above the other, one from the lower level and one from the upper level. The lower level boasts sitting and dining furniture arranged around an outdoor television. As the lower level is shaded by the upper level, it is a great place to sit in the shade on a hot day. When Welteroth wants to enjoy the sunshine or entertain guests, she can head to the upper deck, which is open to the elements and is a fantastic space for entertaining, relaxing, or alfresco dining. Like the lower level, there is lounging and dining furniture on the deck. Both decks have glass walls, so they offer uninterrupted views across the surrounding eucalyptus trees and over downtown Los Angeles, says Dirt.com. The eucalyptus trees also offer Welteroth and her husband some privacy from their neighbors.