Lana Del Rey Lives In A Surprisingly Modest Home

Born Elizabeth "Lizzie" Grant, Lana Del Rey has amassed a large following of loyal and dedicated fans, debuting with the albums "Sirens" in 2006, and making waves with subsequent albums such as "Born to Die" in 2012, "Ultraviolence" in 2014, "Norman F***ing Rockwell" in 2019, and "Chemtrails Over the Country Club" in 2021. Lana also recorded the song "Young and Beautiful" for the 2013 remake of "The Great Gatsby," directed by Baz Luhrman.

Lana has made a particular impact in the music scene for her unique voice and somewhat jarring subject matter, often covering toxic and complicated relationships. Her sound and look are also modeled after the glamor of the Golden Age of Hollywood. It is no surprise, then, that her Echo Park home itself is very vintage, the original Compass listing noting that it was built in 1911. The home, a modest wood cabin, is perfect for the singer-songwriter's edgy yet glamorous and romantic sensibility.

A look at Del Rey's Echo Park cabin

The Echo Park luxury cabin was purchased in 2018 for $1.2 million, which, according to Dirt, was more than $200,000 over the asking price. Del Rey actually purchased the home from the beloved host of HGTV shows like "Restored With the Fords" and "Home Again With the Fords" Leanne Ford, who purchased the house in 2016 for $800,000, according to Compass property records. Del Rey's home not only has historic charm but legacy, with HGTV reporting that the silent film star Clara Kimball Young being one of the previous owners.

The home has two bedrooms and one bathroom and over 1,200 square feet of living space, the property itself encompassing over 8,400 square feet. The exterior is a simple and charming wood cabin, slightly raised above the ground with stilts in the back, creating a lovely deck area. The home has numerous rustic wooden windows and wooden doors, creating the perfect intimate getaway from the chaos of Del Rey's other California homes. There is also plenty of nature, creating a lovely oasis in Los Angeles for the singer-songwriter to relax and unwind.

Inside the vintage cabin

For fans of Leanne Ford's work, the inside of the home will have a familiar touch. Ford is somewhat notorious for her love of white paint, Curbed Los Angeles analogizing it to the Gaines' love of shiplap. Unsurprisingly, the interior of the vintage Echo Park cabin is painted white, though it still has a strong historic, antique element to it. The walls are white beadboard with a somewhat rough finish, and the exposed crossbeams throughout the cabin are a very rough white. The floors are somewhat rustic and maybe even original wood.

According to the Compass listing, the large wooden borders to the dining room windows are original to the 1911 build. Other original features include the stone hearth in the living room, which has been updated with a vintage-inspired but modern fireplace inside, as well as the original bathtub, which has been updated only with new, more functional plumbing. Ford also brought in an antique sink from Pittsburgh to finish the look. Overall, the home is equal parts glamorous and intimate, vintage and updated, perfect for the indie rock musician and her proclivity for historical aesthetics.