Thanks to a thoughtful reader, Yolanda has learned that mega-rich YouTube stars Rosanna Pansino (real name: Rosanna Reardon) and HuskyStarcraft (real name: Mike Lamond) have unexpectedly slapped a $4,250,000 pricetag on their luxurious mini-estate in the San Fernando Valley neighborhood of Tarzana.
If y’all did not already know, the pint-sized Ms. Pansino (she stands a dimunitive 4’10”) is one of the most successful personalities on all of the YouTube. Her offbeat and family-friendly baking show Nerdy Nummies has earned her channel nearly 10 million subscribers and a cumulative 2.4+ billion views. (Holy moly!) She has parlayed her success on the ‘Tube into other ventures, like her own cookbook and a partnership with Wilton for a line of kitchen utensils sold in Target.
As for her boyfriend, the statuesque Mr. Starcraft (height: 6’2″), his channel — featuring vides of him playing Starcraft, surprise surprise — sports a “mere” 800,000 subscribers. That might be due to the fact that he has not uploaded any content since 2015. Reportedly, he abandoned his own channel to help produce Ms. Pansino’s more popular/more lucrative videos.
Anyway, Ms. Pansino and Mr. Starcraft — both of whom are in their early 30s — only acquired the Valley property less than two years ago (in August 2016) for $3,825,000. Still, it appears to your gurl that the couple have made a handful of upgrades and alterations to the residence in the 1.75 years they have owned the place. Ready for a quick virtual tour?
The house sits at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in a lovely and leafy area of Tarzana. Though described as a “Cape Cod” in listing materials, Yolanda would call it a Traditional-style house with some faux wooden siding. A long walkway leads past manicured hedges, a gurgling fountain, and the three-car garage to a wee porch and a cutesy “Home Sweet Home” doormat.
The 5,417-square-foot residence was built in 2014 and features a spacious, open floorpan with casually luxurious decor and a total of 5 bedrooms and 5.75 bathrooms.
The entrance hall leads to the living room (equipped with couches, area rug, and large TV) and opens directly to the enormous “chef’s kitchen”, which is where Ms. Pansino films all her YouTube videos. Naturally, our gurl put a few custom touches on the place — according to her own home tour, she added more storage cupboards to the kitchen and relocated the farmhouse sink from the island to a corner of the room. Photos reveal that she also removed and replaced all the original light fixtures.
Speaking of islands, there are two of them in the kitchen — one an eat-in thing with chairs, the other for preparing food — and both are slathered in pricey Italian Calacatta marble. The refrigerator is an enormous Viking unit, and all the other appliances equally high-end, as y’all might expect.
Faux-distressed hardwood floors lead to the pantry area, which includes two extra ovens and an extra sink. Clearly this place was built with entertaining in mind.
The house also has a sunroom w/ hand-carved table and bench, and the large family room has a pool table. Walls of disappearing glass doors in all the main rooms lead to the sunny backyard.
Upstairs are more hardwood floors, a vaulted hallway ceiling, and a library/lounge combo with a private balcony, bookshelves, and another large TV.
It appears to Yolanda that all five of the bedroom suites are located upstairs. The master suite has a vaulted ceiling with a marble fireplace, his-and-hers closets (looks like Ms. Pansino is a very organized lass!), and a master bathroom with a soaking tub, fireplace, and a walk-in glass shower with rainfall shower heard. Ms. Pansino added a sparkling chandelier overhead to amp up the room’s “romance”. Well, alrighty then.
The relatively spacious .46-acre lot is totally private (thanks to tall trees and such) and has plenty of al fresco dining options. There is a large pool with inset spa, a sports court, a firepit, and a 400-square-foot cabana with an outdoor living room, TV, and a fireplace. Hidden around the yard and cabana are a whole bunch of speakers for piping in your favorite tunes. Just be sure to keep it down for the neighbors!
Although Ms. Pansino and Mr. Starcraft’s $4.25 million ask is $425,000 more than they paid less than two years ago, Yolanda actually believes this place is priced just right. The market is fiery hot right now, kiddies, so if any of our readers are seriously interested in this house — move fast. We fully expect it to sell with the quickness. And don’t say we ain’t warn ya.
No word yet on where Ms. Pansino and Mr. Starcraft are moving, but given that the lady is hauling in more moolah than ever — $6 million or so per year, according to Forbes — Yolanda fully expects them to upgrade their digs, perhaps in a more fashionable part of town.
By the way, there is an open house at Ms. Pansino’s Tarzana pad this Sunday (tomorrow) from 2-5 pm. Come on out! If you are lucky, y’all might even catch Yolanda up in there.
Hey, your gurl needs housing too. And when our third ex-husband Randall finally delivers that settlement check, we are lookin’ to move on up.
Listing agent: Shari Landon, Douglas Elliman