All jokes about Barbie’s iconic dreamhouse aside, Margot Robbie truly does have an incredibly covetable real estate portfolio. Now one of Hollywood’s most sought-after talents, the actor grew up in a quiet suburb of Queensland, Australia, and later moved with her mother and three siblings to the Gold Coast. She relocated to Brooklyn in the early 2010s and met her husband, director Tom Ackerley, several years later, but it wasn’t until after the pair got married in 2016 that she even contemplated owning a home.
Early on she and Ackerley shared a flat with four roommates in London. “I like living with lots of people,” she told news.com.au. “It reminds me of the house I grew up in.” Fast-forward to more than a decade later, and Robbie has since bought and sold a handful of residences both in Los Angeles, where she works, and on Australia’s Gold Coast, where her family still resides. Turns out, dream houses come in many shapes and sizes. Below, we’re sharing a glimpse into each of the places that Robbie has called home over the years.
Robbie and Ackerley’s starter home was an impressive $2.73 million mansion in LA’s ritzy Hancock Park neighborhood, which they quietly picked up just one month after tying the knot. The gated home measured 3,900 square feet and featured four bedrooms, including a primary suite with its own balcony; an enviable kitchen decked out in Carrera marble, brass, and chrome fixtures; and a wine cellar. The new construction also boasted European oak hardwood floors, high ceilings, and stainless steel appliances. A few more unexpected features: a wood rope swing in the living room and a private dog/cat room that was built with its own separate entrance—it’s possible that the newlyweds reserved this room for their puppy Boo Radley, whom they also adopted at the start of that year. The couple decided to let go of this first residence in May 2021, listing it for $3.47 million; they sold it one month later, for $3.45 million.
The actor’s second Stateside home was an investment property. In February, she bought a charming bungalow in Hollywood Heights from Milk writer Dustin Lance Black (who later married British Olympic gold medalist diver Tom Daley) for $950,000. The two-bedroom, one-bathroom pad measured a modest 945 square feet, but what it lacked in size it more than made up for in style. Robbie went to work renovating the property almost immediately, refinishing the hardwood floors, renovating and updating the kitchen, and repainting the entire home. The result was a hillside midcentury with cobalt blue shutters and trim (a color scheme that wound its way through the interiors, too), a primary bedroom with French doors opening directly out onto a small courtyard and tiered garden, and a white-tiled galley kitchen. The I, Tonya actor flipped the property onto the rental market shortly afterward, initially for $5,000 a month and then dropping it down to $4,200 a month. She held onto the home for three years before selling it for $1.2 million in 2021.