Jenna Marbles drops nearly $3 million on a Sherman Oaks starter house

Tell Dr. Yolanda your ailments, and we will attempt to prescribe the correct medication. We have now received requests from two different readers (at least we think they are two different readers?), both of whom effusively begged for further details about the fancy new home of Jenna Mourey, better-known as Jenna Marbles. Both readers, apparently, are in danger of entering a state of anaphylactic shock if they do not get to read about Ms. Marbles’ fancy new pad.

Obviously Yolanda cannot have folks going into shock. What if they are, like, flying a helicopter? Or operating a tractor? Someone could be grievously injured! So today we present Ms. Mourey’s new house.

Jenna Mourey/Marbles

For those of us non-millenials wondering who the hell this woman is, let Yolanda tell you. The 31-year-old Ms. Marbles Is a very rich young lady who made her fortune through the YouTube doohickey. In fact, she has long been one of the most popular YouTube “celebrities” of them all. She has more than 18 million subscribers on the platform — more than Logan Paul, Jake Paul, Rosanna Pansino, Bethany Mota, or any other YouTube celeb Yolanda has ever profiled on our blog. Her YouTube channel also sports a cumulative total of more than 2.6 billion views. Just for reference, that number is more than 1/3 of Earth’s total population. One of Ms. Marbles’ videos — titled How to trick people into thinking you’re good looking — has more than 67 million views alone.

By most estimates, Ms. Marbles is now pulling in several hundred thousand dollars per year. At least. Some folks believe it may actually be more than that with sponsorships — into the seven figures, perhaps.

Ms. Marbles is one of the OG YouTubers — she’s been doing this since 2010, since before it was actually known to be a viable career — and she sort of fell into it accidentally. Born and raised in western New York, the well-educated lass has a Master’s degree from Boston University in Sport Psychology and Counseling, of all subjects.

After completing her studies, Ms. Marbles worked a variety of odd jobs to make ends meet: bartending, go-go dancing, as a receptionist at a tanning salon. Then she began releasing videos on the ‘Tube, attracted attention from mainstream publications — such as The New York Times and ABC News — and the rest is, well, history.

Yolanda watched a few of the potty-mouthed Ms. Marbles’ videos to prep for our story, and it is our opinion that she is blessed with natural comedic timing, wit, and is also — though she downplays it — extremely smart. She also, apparently, has never met a curse word that she did not fall madly in love with and attempt to marry in international waters (Yolanda is the same way, so that is assuredly not an insult).

On the personal front, Ms. Marbles and her live-in boyfriend Julien Solomita (who frequently appears in her videos) have been dating for nearly five years. The couple have three doggies.

Mr. Solomita & Ms. Marbles

Anyway, it is already widely known that Ms. Marbles recently purchased a fancy new “starter” house. How is it known? Because she posted a video tour on the YouTube! Naturally. That video has already racked up 3.2 million views in just two weeks. Apparently folks like looking at houses, huh? (We already knew that).

Though Ms. Marbles does not name her specific neighborhood, one of our readers noted that the house looks very much like the sort of spec-build that has become ubiquitous in the San Fernando Valley, particularly in the neighborhoods of Encino, Sherman Oaks, and Studio City.

Yolanda’s investigation reveals that the house in question is indeed located in Sherman Oaks, in a leafy neighborhood pocket populated with large mansions and a handful of tennis court estates. Records reveal that Ms. Marbles used a blind trust to pay $2,850,000 for the property earlier this month (May 2018). This is her very first house purchase — congrats, gurl!

Privately situated at the very end of a quiet cul-de-sac, the 5,093-square-foot structure was spec-built in 2016 and sold for $2.6 million that same year. That buyer then proceeded to flip the property to Ms. Marbles after just 1.5 years of ownership.

Though described as a “Cape Cod stunner” in the listing, the house resembles no true Cape Cod-style abode Yolanda has ever seen. By definition, ain’t a Cape Cod building low and broad? Hmmm! We would describe the house as more of a Traditional than anything, although that entryway with the two-story columns verges on the bizarre and gives the entire front facade some very wonky proportions.

Anyway, the whole property is already walled, gated, and high-hedged for celeb-style security, and the house is additionally equipped with a high-tech security system (cameras, alarms, the works). The stone-and-gravel front driveway has off-street parking for at least two vehicles, in addition to the attached two-car garage.

One more quick quibble about this place: that front fountain does not go with the house (at all) and is a massive obstacle for cars attempting to park or back up in the driveway. Yolanda would advise Ms. Marbles to toss that hokey thing out with the garbage.

Outdoor complaints aside, the rest of the home is quite lovely. The front door swings open to a grand two-story entryway and a center hallway with wide-plank hardwood floors. To the right of the front door is a living room with a coffered ceiling and some rather fetching cobalt blue velour chairs. To the left is a formal dining room with a big bay window and a rectangular crystal chandelier.

Tucked underneath the home’s staircase is an all-glass and temperature-controlled wine room/celler thing. Past that is the family room and the open kitchen, which sports a large island with bar-style seating, stone countertops, and the typical variety of high-end stainless appliances.

If that massive kitchen ain’t big enough for Ms. Marbles, she also has lots of additional storage space (and a second sink) in the adjoining hallway. Lots of cabinets and a pantry out there. Also downstairs (not pictured) are a powder room and a guest/maid’s bedroom suite.

Upstairs are the home’s additional four bedrooms, all of which include their own en-suite bathrooms. The second floor hallway features a wee writing desk and a few built-in bookshelves.

Ms. Marbles and Mr. Solomita will enjoy the sumptuous master suite, which includes a fireplace, a small balcony overlooking the backyard, massive walk-in closet, and a bathroom with a glassy shower, claw-footed soaking tub, and dual vanities.

Back downstairs, the living room opens (via a magically disappearing glass wall) to the backyard, which is smaller than Yolanda would have anticipated (for a house this size). The saltwater pool includes a raised shelf for sunbathing and an inset spa. There is also a bar area with a BBQ, an outdoor dining spot, and a couple tiny patches of grass for Ms. Marbles’ dogs to do their private business.

And as noted by the listing, the house is minutes from a variety of shopping and dining options along the always-bustling Ventura Boulevard.

Mazel tov on the luxurious new house, Ms. Marbles. And if you are a fan of our gurl, don’t lose your mind over Yolanda’s few problems with the property. Compliments and criticism are both a-okay with the thick-skinned Ms. Marbles.

Hope you like it,” Ms. Marbles said in her house tour video. “And if you hate it, that’s fine too.”

Listing agent: Peter Lorimer, PLG Estates
Jenna Marbles’ agent: Andrew Rhoda, Compass

14 Replies to “Jenna Marbles drops nearly $3 million on a Sherman Oaks starter house”

  1. That front portico needs to go! Remove it and replace it with a one-story portico that extends from the balcony thing on the left and this house would look more proportional. I would also get rid of the weird off-center paver slab driveway and replace it with a cobblestone one that’s centered on the front door. And I agree, the fountain’s gotta go too. While you’re at it get rid of the tiny shutters and paint the exterior railings on the front and back white. I don’t mean to nitpick but this house has dozens of small things that are just not quite right.

  2. Any news on these 3 modern spec builds that sold recently over $30m each? While 1894 and 1415 sold the same exact week. You must have some juicy news!

    9199 Thrasher Ave $32,500,000 McClean Design
    1894 North Stanley Ave $33,000,000 Lenny Kravitz
    1415 Devlin Dr $31,500,000 McClean Design

  3. You need to seriously remove these photos as you can easily find their address from them. They shouldn’t have to deal with crazy fans showing up at their front door again. This is extremely disrespectful to their privacy.

    1. That’s life as a celebrity/almost-celebrity. Also these are publicly-available photos from the MLS, they were posted online before she even bought the house. If Jenna were that concerned about privacy she could have bought in a gated community.

      1. BTW I’m not defending going to her house (or any celebrity’s house), but it’s just a reality of being famous that photos of your house will be available online.

        1. Even upon request of removing the listing, it takes days or even months for it to be fully removed on several real estate websites! They may be celebrities, but they’re people too whose privacy should not be invaded by fans and blog sites like these.

      2. There’s a difference between the house listing on the real estate website and someone writing a blog putting all of the information about the house WITH JENNA’S FACE ALL OVER THE BLOG POST. You are giving people easy access to all the info they need to just show up and bother them. How hard is it to keep the real estate info and the front of the house photo off this post.

  4. Will Jenna let me live in the wine cupboard?

  5. To those of you criticizing Yolanda posting the pictures, you are being ridiculous. If someone was really interesting in showing up at their house, there are a million different ways they could find the address. All it takes is some dedication. It’s called the information era we live in.

    She is a rich celebrity and that is what her gates and security system are for.

    1. That’s the difference though. It takes DEDICATION to usually find out info like addresses and house locations. This article is problematic because it wraps all of the information in one spot for everyone. With all of the info in this post, everyone can find their exact address. Most people won’t do anything with that info, but we all know crazy fans exist. They had issues with this before. The only thing that needed to be left out was the front of the house photo and the real estate info. How is that so hard to omit?

      I’m sick of people thinking celebrities have less privacy rights. Would you want your address listed on a blog? She can still write her blog, just be more considerate.

  6. Jennifer Zoladz says: Reply

    This is awful – please remove. We saw their video of the house tour…posting details like this will get into the hands of someone who may not be as well intentioned. They shouldn’t have to hide behind a gate to live a normal life. I beg, please remove.

  7. At least block the house number out! I don’t agree with your argument that this is public info & should be spread around the internet. Even famous people are allowed some type of privacy. I can’t believe what people will do for a couple of clicks.

  8. At the very least could have posted better photos of them. Makes Jenna look like a shallow barbie doll type. Both of them can be rather goofy.

  9. I understand that you are well-intentioned with this post, but Jenna and Julien have made it very clear in the past that they feel unsafe when their privacy is invaded. Julien has posted two separate videos on his channel asking people to not come to their house, and articles like these just exacerbate the problem. Yes, they have gates and security and all that jazz, which I hope makes them feel safe and secure, but we should respect them as people by not posting their home address and pictures they clearly don’t want their viewers to see in one article that gives anyone the resources to make the journey to their home. I really believe the respectful thing for you to do is to take down this article, or at least take down the neighborhood and street address information. It’s inconsiderate to them and it shows how little you actually care about them as people.

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