YouTuber Jackie Aina Buys $6M Arcadia Mansion
YouTuber Jackie Aina grew up in Los Angeles’ San Gabriel Valley, which she previously described as “a kind of neighborhood and a kind of suburban.” But that was her experience growing up in La Puente, a relatively poor community south of West Covina, where Aina grew up in a three-bedroom, one-bathroom home she shared with eight family members. Today, the 33-year-old is arguably YouTube’s top black beauty guru and one of the internet’s top beauty gurus overall, alongside big names like Jeffree Star, Jaclyn Hill, Nikkie de Jager, James. Charles and Tati Westbrook, with millions in the proverbial bank.
So while she still lives in the San Gabriel Valley, Aina’s residential circumstances have changed dramatically. The veteran influencer bought a $ 6 million mansion in the wealthy city of Arcadia, east of Pasadena and immediately west of Monrovia and Bradbury. Brand new and completed this year, the luxurious layout includes over 10,000 square feet of living space in a main mansion and a separate guesthouse. There is parking for four cars, plus a resort-style swimming pool and a sophisticated security system.
It’s been a long road to the top for the US Army veteran Divorced in her early 20s, Aina’s subsequent YouTube career brought her fame and fortune – she has over 3.5 million subscribers and nearly 400. millions of views on her main channel, and she’s tapped into that fame in the lucrative cosmetics and homeware industries. In recent years, the budding entrepreneur has launched makeup collaborations with top brands like Too Faced and Anastasia Beverly Hills; last year marked the debut of his own brand Forvr Mood, which sells a range of scented candles and sprays.
Like almost all major influencers, Aina has also faced her fair share of criticism and controversy. Critics are quick to point out her occasionally petty online squabbles with fellow YouTubers, also accusing her of participating in a so-called ‘fake sweepstakes’ that led to the contest winner filing a complaint with the UK Advertising Standards Authority. (HANDLE). ). Still, Aina has received praise from many for her famously forceful and unrestricted reviews of beauty products and companies, particularly those that she believes do not include people of color.
And with his fiancee Denis Asamoah, Aina can easily shake off critics from the comfort of her luxurious home in Arcadia. Coldwell Banker’s Jiawei Shen was listed; Ikem T. Chukumerije of Westside Premier Estates represented the buyer.
Built on the speculation of a local couple, the fully landscaped estate spans over half an acre of land, with mature palm trees to the front and rear. For privacy, the gated property is equipped with cameras and a sophisticated alarm system.
Aina’s guests will be stunned by the entrance. There’s an abundance of marble floors, paneled walls, a Kia Soul-sized crystal chandelier, and double-height ceilings.
Immediately flanking the entrance is a wood paneled office and airy living room, the latter outfitted with a fireplace and connected to a formal dining room.
Dark wood floors flow into this space, which is very chic with its formal cladding and bright wallpaper. The arched windows overlook the gardens.
There is also a fully custom wet bar that outperforms some “normal” home kitchens and connects to a wine dressing room.
Relax in the sumptuous family room, featuring built-in wood cabinets and double sets of French doors that open to the backyard.
The house is also blessed with not one but two kitchens, one of them a traditional Chinese wok cooker for aromatic cooking and the other a brighter (and substantially larger) chef’s kitchen with two islands covered in marble and a white color. and gold. scheme.
There is also a white and velvet home theater with soundproof walls.
Upstairs amenities include an “executive office” and a second, more intimate, family-friendly living room.
There is also a romantic balcony on the upper floor, if you want to call it that, overlooking the lower level, complete with a sitting area and served by an integrated bar with refrigerator for drinks.
Only the master suite is the size of a small house, with a spacious bedroom, marble bathroom, and a boutique closet with custom glass-front cabinets and a marble-topped storage island. Also in front of the master is a covered terrace overlooking the backyard.
From the main house, a remarkably wide patio extends past manicured lawns and box trees to the pool, which is flanked by mature palm trees.
The separate pool house / guesthouse offers a shaded loggia with an outdoor fireplace, perfect for small gatherings. Inside, the auxiliary structure offers a bar area and a full bathroom, plus a separate sauna room. Then there is the spacious main room, which has hardwood floors and could easily be converted into a seventh bedroom or a gym.
An elevated spa with a waterfall sits next to the pool, and there’s a spacious patio for a veritable army of bathers.
Arcadia, a posh Los Angeles suburb with one of the best public school districts in all of California, is primarily known for its many multi-million dollar mansions and for being home to the famous Santa Anita Park racetrack, where thoroughbreds have raced for long time in prestigious careers. . Almost directly adjacent to the racecourse are the impressive (and reportedly haunted) gardens of the LA Arboretum. YouTuber Jackie Aina
This story first appeared on Dirt.com, which includes additional photos.