New mom Meghan Trainor is “all about that space” — and is dumping her 7,000-square-foot LA farmhouse as she settles into her almost 10,000-square-foot Encino mansion.
The 27-year-old “Lips Are Movin” singer listed her modern LA farmhouse for a hair under $6 million yesterday. Her five-bedroom, seven-and-a-half-bathroom home spans 7,174 square feet and once served as legendary crooner Bing Crosby’s carriage house.
Trainor, who covered Crosby’s signature “White Christmas” melody in 2020, purchased the farmhouse from Megan Fox in July 2016 before Trainor and her husband Daryl Sabara married in December 2018.
In preparation for her now 3-month-old baby boy Riley, the “Dear Future Husband” singer upgraded from the gated estate in Toluca Lake to a $6.6 million Encino compound with a plunge pool and a giant games arcade, Page Six reported in December.
Back in Toluca Lake, her storied grey farmhouse up for sale sits back from the street. Past grey gates and knobbly oak trees, a motor court reveals a white farmhouse-style compound with a grey roof. Tall hedges around the large windowed front door add privacy.
The original wing of the house, built in 1936 to accompany Bing Crosby’s home next door, is an open floor plan living and dining room with an arched, exposed-beam roof.
The room has two huge windows, two woven globe chandeliers and grey-ish hardwood floors. A floor-to-ceiling fireplace divides the space into a dining room and living room.
The home’s newer wing, built in 2008, is an open floor plan kitchen and living room with a multi-tiered round chandelier and barn ceilings.
On one side, the kitchen has a large seated marble island and bar. Pocket doors open to a patio that is sheltered by a trellis with vines and twinkly lights.
On the other side of the room, a blue velvet couch faces a media center. To the right of the media center is a casual movie room.
A set of stairs by the media center lead up to a treehouse-like loft office where floor-to-ceiling windows provide dreamy views of the forest.
On the main floor, the primary bedroom suite flows seamlessly into the trellised patio dining area lined with trees that separates the stone patio from the yard.
The nearly one-acre lot is immaculately landscaped. Across a small grass plot, a lit raised pool has stone steps leading past an in-pool jacuzzi to a lounging patio area.
Not pictured: The house has two guest houses, a three-car garage and a small grove of citrus trees. One guest house has a recording studio and a dance space, and the other has a gym. The house also has a wine cellar, according to the listing.
Bing Crosby’s next-door mansion burned down in a Christmas tree fire in 1943, and the carriage house was converted into a guest house in 1949 after developers rebuilt Crosby’s old house. It was at that time the plots appear to have been legally separated into two properties, according to LA property records.
Property records show that the new carriage house owners began expanding the property in 1979 and several times thereafter with the help of architect George Vernon Russell, who designed much of the University of California’s Riverside campus and the extension of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles.
A second floor and a guest house were added in 2008. Trainor completed work on the spa, the patio trellis and the guest houses, according to LA property records.
Justin Paul Huchel of Hilton & Hyland has the listing.