A fresh start! In April, nearly a year after Amanda Kloots tragically lost her husband, Nick Cordero, to Covid-19, the bubbly blonde revealed she’d moved out of the place he’d purchased for their family.
“Our house is amazing but very small,” she wrote on Instagram, noting that she and her 2-year-old son, Elvis, “can’t stay here because of that. It was never a home we bought as a ‘forever home’ but I will never sell it!”
The fitness influencer, 39, opted to stay in Laurel Canyon, the same artsy Los Angeles neighborhood Cordero had chosen for them, paying $2 million for a charming Colonial Revival cottage. The residence, hidden behind a high hedge and secure gate, is relatively modest by celebrity standards.
Clocking in at 1,890 square feet, it has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as a detached single-car garage that’s been converted into a cozy office space.
While the cottage’s facade maintains much of its original 1937 design, most of the interior has been updated with modern touches, including an open layout, a luxe kitchen and a chic master bathroom. (The guest bath, on the other hand, is swathed in burgundy and white tiles that have likely remained unchanged.)
Many rooms offer access to quaint but idyllic outdoor spaces, like a gravel patio that Kloots appears to have redone with more child-friendly artificial grass. The Dancing With the Stars contestant has also outfitted the abode with several sweet tributes to her late husband.
In addition to putting plenty of cute photos on display and mounting the Broadway actor’s guitars on the wall, Kloots also has a custom dining table with the title of Cordero’s hit song “Live Your Life” engraved onto its surface.
Scroll through to see Kloots' cozy sanctuary.
Warm welcome: A brick path leads to the vine-covered front porch.
A curved floating staircase leads upstairs from the living room.
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Instead of a formal dining room, meals are served in-between the kitchen and living room.
On the second level, the master bedroom boasts a marble fireplace, a small walk-in closet and French doors that lead to a private balcony.
A dreamy setup: The bright and airy guest bedroom is located on the first floor.
Elvis gets the lay of the land, with plenty of toys scattered throughout the den.
While the garage was used as an office, it could also make the perfect workout studio for Kloots, who has her own jump rope focused fitness app and Equinox class!
The kitchen opens up to a lounging terrace as well as a dining area (pictured), perfect for enjoying California evenings.
Kloots posed in front of the patio’s lemon tree with her sister and co author Anna, a frequent visitor.