Social Media Star Kian Lawley Lands L.A. Starter Home
Social media star and actor Kian Lawley may not have reached the soaring pinnacles of Instagram megastars like comedian Whindersson Nunes, with his 57.2 million followers, or the Texas-based sports and comedy group Dude Perfect, with their 57.1 million YouTube subscribers, but he’s nonetheless parlayed his 3.26 million YouTube subscribers, 3.9 million Instagram followers, and 6.1 million Twitter followers into the $2.215 million purchase of a freshly renovated home in a quiet, discreet pocket of L.A.’s proto-suburban Sherman Oaks community.
Now 26, the three-time Teen Choice Award winner received a Daytime Emmy nomination in 2018 for his role on the TV series “Zac and Mia,” and since 2015 he’s shared the YouTube channel KianAndJc (3.83 million subscribers) with fellow YouTuber JC Caylen, where they’ve recently wrapped up the third season of their “Big Brother”-style realty series, “The Realty House,” which averaged 1.7 million views for each of its 10 episodes.
Built in 1948 but all gussied up for a 21st-century lifestyle, the modestly sized property sits on a 7,700-square-foot mid-block parcel with a total of about 2,300 square feet of living space between the single-story three-bedroom and two-bath main house and a fully permitted one-bedroom and one-bath ADU. Modern conveniences and creature comforts include an open floor plan, wide-plank honey-toned oak floorboards, surround sound speakers, and a camera-equipped security system.
A small, inviting porch fronts the unassuming home, and the windowed front door opens informally right into the great room, which occupies a single space that extends from the front of the house clear to the back. The living area is dominated by a massive minimalist grey stone fireplace and a wide expanse of glass in the kitchen vanishes into the wall for easy-breezy indoor-outdoor living. Guest bedrooms are reasonably sized, while the primary bedroom has a vaulted and beamed ceiling, a custom-fitted walk-in closet, and a bathroom sheathed in marble-like quartz.
Designed for relaxing solo and entertaining friends and family, the backyard includes sunny terraces, a fire pit with built-in banquette, and, nipped behind the ADU, which was converted from a detached two-car garage and includes a full kitchen, is a barbecue and bar area that also includes a couple of rainwater collection barrels. There is not currently a pool, but promo materials indicate there is room to add one.
Darius Majlessi of Sotheby’s International Realty represented the seller, while Lawley was represented in the transaction by Weston Littlefield, Alex Howe, and Blake Woodruff of Aaron Kirman Group at Compass