Pamela Anderson not only sprung a surprise wedding onto her fans, but she also announced she would be leaving social media and her Malibu home. The estate is listed at almost $15 million, well over what she purchased it for two decades ago. Read on for more details on Anderson’s new life and to see inside her pricey LA home.
A Surprise Wedding
On Christmas Eve, 2020, Pamela Anderson said “I do” for the fourth time, tying the knot with her bodyguard, Dan Hayhurst. The ceremony took place at Anderson’s Vancouver Island home, which she bought from her grandparents years ago.
The pair decided to get married without friends or family present, but they did hire photographer Heather Ross to capture the special day. Ross also baked the couple’s cake, and her sister, Janet, was Pamela’s personal stylist.
Not Her First Time Jumping Into Marriage
Pamela didn’t announce her and Hayhursts’ wedding until a month later. It was especially surprising given the rumors that she’d secretly married Jon Peters in January 2020. While they did date at the end of 2019, they broke up in early February 2020.
Upon their split, the couple stated they were never officially married. The rumor may have had something to do with Pamela’s tendency to abruptly tie the knot. Her past husbands include Kid Rock, Rick Salomon, and Tommy Lee.
Leaving Social Media
Shortly after announcing that she and Dan Hayhurst had wed, Anderson declared she’d be leaving Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Her post went on to say that she’s “never been interested in social media.”
The end of Anderson’s post implied that such websites aim to control what their users think for financial gain. She also encouraged her followers to follow their purpose and to resist the temptation of wasting time. The star also stated that nature and reading have inspired her.
Becoming The Creative Director Of Jasmin
Though Anderson is leaving her social media accounts behind, that doesn’t mean she’s against all platforms. Mere months before her announcement, Anderson became the creative director for a new site called Jasmin.
The social platform enables users to webcam with influencers and experts. In May 2020, the actress told Good Morning America that she loves Jasmin’s concept. She explained, “I feel like it’s one of those things where users and influencers can talk about anything, and it’s direct communication looking into somebody’s eyes.”
Renovating Her Grandparent’s Home
Anderson is leaving her Malibu home to reside full-time at her Vancouver Island estate, which she bought from her grandmother 30 years prior. She and Hayhurst were already living at the property prior to their wedding, and will now be renovating it.
The celebrity explained to People, “It’s time that I went back to my roots.” She noted that the move brings her “full circle” as she returns to the place she left to become a Hollywood star.
The House She’s Leaving
Anderson spent just over two decades living in this stunning Malibu home. Though she purchased the property for $1.8 million in the year 2000, she has listed it at $14.9 million!
Even more surprising is that she had listed the house in 2013 for roughly half that much to no avail. The stunning home features 5,500 square feet, including the guest house. It also has exclusive beach access, four bedrooms, five bathrooms, and a rooftop deck.
An Unassuming Entrance
The privately gated home boasts plenty of privacy thanks to the teakwood build and unassuming design. From the street view, the home has only second-floor windows, and they are halfway frosted to keep the interior hidden.
To the right is a locked gate that leads to the entrance and is complete with a passcode pad. Thick trees fill up the space above the gate so that passersby can’t see into the private property. The green also creates a stunning contrast to the home’s tan exterior.
A Tree-Shaded Walkway
Upon entering the gate, guests are greeted by a stone walkway that’s much wider than your average side yard. To the left is an exterior door to the garage, and straight ahead is the front door.
Thin but tall trees provide shade overhead without taking up too much space. The solid property line fence is tall enough that neither neighbor can see next door. It is also adorned with vines to enhance the feeling of being out in nature.
Not Your Average Front Door
The home’s innovative design is apparent before you even step foot inside. The front door is unlike most in that its hinges are in the middle of the door frame.
As a result, it opens on either side, creating two lanes so that one person could walk out and one person could walk in at the same time on either side of the door. The door is also predominately a sheet of glass, which explains the need for gate security and privacy.
An Open Concept Floorplan
The home’s first floor features an open concept floorplan that is perfect for those who love to entertain or who have kids. The kitchen sits along the left wall and has a galley-like structure on account of its long and narrow island.
A floating wood staircase acts as a partition between the kitchen and leaves plenty of empty floor space for guests to move around freely. The homeowner could be cooking dinner while mingling with friends or watching the kids play in the living room.
A Sleek, Modern Kitchen
The kitchen reflects the nature-inspired style evident throughout the home with floating wood shelves and a wooden support beam. The concrete countertops and white cabinets create an industrial look to juxtapose the more natural elements.
The exposed shelves allow the homeowner’s plate ware and fine china to be in full view, creating a modern yet homey feel. The kitchen also features not one sink, but two so more people can operate in the space at one time.
A Spacious Back Patio With Heaters
An enormous sliding glass door creates an indoor-outdoor living space that continues into the large back patio. The generous deck comfortably fits a full-size outdoor dining table and still leaves plenty of room for other furniture.
For the rare occasions when southern California is chilly, there are space heaters built into the ceiling above the deck. The gorgeous layout creates plenty of space for summer parties and allows tons of natural light to cascade into the home.
An Elegant Living Room
The living room features a chandelier that helps to define the space while adding a touch of glam to the natural home. A curtain leads to a second living space complete with a television.
New homeowners may choose to transform one of the living rooms into a formal dining room so that the only dining options aren’t the patio table or the kitchen island. The open space allows for endless opportunities to personalize the first floor.
Natural But Chic
Beneath the living room chandelier is a built-in fireplace over a sleek, black mantel. Wooden doors flank the fireplace and lead to extra storage for games, books, DVDs, blankets, or anything else the homeowner might want to keep out of sight.
The black and white design combined with the wooden elements throughout makes the room feel both natural and chic. The spare living room to the left also features a sliding glass door to let in more natural light.
Extra Lounging Room
The additional space just off the living room allows for more seating options. The absence of a fourth wall keeps the open concept floorplan fluid throughout and leaves more options for the space.
A new homeowner could close it off the create an extra bedroom or a home office. The accessibility to the kitchen would also make it a suitable formal dining room. Some may want to keep it as a spare living room for large get-togethers, screenings, or Super Bowl parties.
A Staircase Skylight
If you wondered why the first floor appeared to have a staircase to heaven, the reason is the skylight feature above. The second floor’s high ceilings leave plenty of wall space from the skylight downward for paintings or photos.
At the same time, the way that the light cascades down the walls almost creates a piece of art in and of itself, making the white walls far from bland. The steel guardrails are in keeping with the sleek design throughout.
A Grandiose Hallway
Facing the opposite direction of the staircase is this extra wide hallway leading to the master bedroom. The wood walls are smooth and stylish, not at all like a log cabin.
While the wood floors leading to wood walls would seem like a bit much in theory, the expert execution of this hallway proves that it’s all about finesse. The angled walls give the natural light pouring from the bedroom surfaces to bounce off of so no corner feels dark and dingy.
The Stunning Master Bedroom
In an interview with People, Anderson admitted that her favorite room in the Malibu house is her former bedroom. She explained, “I love it, and it’s the most sensual and clean space with a rain shower on a teak floor and sauna attached plus a bathtub is in my bedroom.”
The room features a lovely fireplace next to extra-wide sliding glass doors that lead to a balcony. The generous square footage allows for a king-sized canopy bed and plenty of spare room to move around.
A Free-Standing Tub
The master suite features the same open concept floorplan throughout the home. The restroom area isn’t in a separate space, but rather is along the bedroom’s back wall.
Shiny tiles fill the wall and are subtly reflective, allowing light to softly bounce around the room. A free-standing bathtub sits in the corner next to a door-length frosted window. The vanity to the right provides shelves for towels and easy access to toiletries while bathing.
An Enormous Vanity
A lengthy vanity sits next to the tub and is partially separated by a wall leading to the sauna. The shiny backsplash continues along the wall behind the vanity and surrounds the enormous mirror above.
His and hers sinks are built into the concrete countertop and below are tons of drawers for storage. There’s even a cutout for a small stool so that the homeowner can sit down while applying makeup or otherwise preparing for the day.
A Balcony With Mountain Views
Off of the master suite is this spacious balcony with sweeping views of mountains in the distance. The lush landscaping provides tons of privacy so that neighbors can’t see one another and adds to the feeling of being out in nature.
The curved deck has enough room to comfortably fit two twin-sized beds to lounge on outside and sunbathe. It would be a gorgeous spot to watch the colorful California sunset melt behind the mountains and treetops.
A Glamorous Rooftop
Above the main home is a spacious rooftop deck with dazzling views of the Malibu hillside. A glass guardrail enhances the view and showcases the guest house and lush landscaping below.
To the left is a fireplace built into a concrete wall and illuminated by floor lights. There is plenty of room for outdoor furniture, or the homeowner can leave the area clear for large parties. It would also be a gorgeous spot to have outdoor dancing.
A Charming Spare Room
This is one of two spare rooms located on the second floor of the main house. The windows straight ahead look out to tree canopies, while the ones to the right face the street.
The windows are halfway frosted for ample privacy without having to compromise the natural light. There is also a rod built along the ceiling’s perimeter that features whispy white curtains. Above the bed is a skylight that adds to the indoor-outdoor feel of the home.
The Spare Bathroom With A Treetop View
This is one of the four full bathrooms that the estate has to offer. It features Jack and Jill sinks that each have their own medicine cabinet. Between the mirrors is a large window with treetop views.
The sink is nearly the entire length and width of the concrete countertop, which along with the wood cabinets match the rest of the home. The walls are covered in a glossy, white tile that keeps the bathroom bright and sleek.
The Pool And Guest House
Behind the property is a large pool complete with built-in concrete seating so that guests can take a load off without leaving the water. Massive trees and flower bushes line either side of the property to provide total privacy.
Though the pool takes up most of the space, there is still room for lounge chairs along the left side of the deck. Straight ahead is the stunning guest house, which mirrors the main home despite being much smaller.
The Jaw-Dropping First Floor
Rather than having a spa attached to the pool, this property has one on the first floor of the guest house! The level is still outside but is also covered by a teak wood roof that serves as the base of the second floor.
The design is the epitome of outdoor-indoor living as it features a firepit, limited walls, and a concrete floor in addition to a couch, staircase, and recessed lighting. Guests would be over the moon to stay here.
A Sun-Kissed Spiral Staircase
The spiral staircase features wooden steps and a steel handrail that are similar to the staircase in the main house. These features also make the staircase more water-resistant on the rare occasion that it rains in southern California.
Since the stairs aren’t surrounded by walls, there is even more sunlight that can reach them. Shadows cascade across the wooden wall as the light filters through the steps. The feature is just the right balance of modern and natural.
The Second-Floor Suite
The guest house’s spiral staircase leads up to a single room on the second floor. The bedroom features a huge floor-to-ceiling window that faces the pool and has a curtain for privacy.
Teak wood floors match the window pain and the rest of the guest house and the main house. The petite room offers enough clearance for a full or even queen-sized bed. It also features narrow windows above the headboard and recessed lighting.
A Beautiful Attached Bathroom
Like the main house, the guest house has an open concept floorplan. While the single suite doesn’t have any common areas, it does have a bathroom that’s practically part of the bedroom.
A narrow wall creates some privacy between the two spaces while keeping the layout fluid. Over the bath is a chandelier and another large window with stunning views of the mountainside. The mirror over the sink has a built-in light ring to aid in makeup application or flossing.
Garden Beds Outside
Behind the guest house is extra space filled with low-upkeep pebbles and garden beds. Future homeowners could grow herbs, vegetables, fruit, and more without having to alter much.
Another option would be to take out the flower beds and put in grass for dogs or outdoor games. Next to the garden beds are a couple of outdoor tables, providing even more space to lounge. Along the fence is a pile of wood for the fireplaces and fire pit.