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See inside Meghan Markle’s former Los Angeles house – it is truly stylish

The Hancock Park colonial where the duchess once lived with her ex-husband has a beautiful aesthetic

Meghan Markle's house
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Has the World tunes into the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle interview with Oprah Winfrey – we take a look back at where the Duchess of Sussex lived before she met the English prince.

Before she became the Duchess of Sussex and began living at Frogmore Cottage with Prince Harry and her baby Archie, Meghan Markle lived and worked in Los Angeles.

She resided in this property with her partner and then husband Trevor Engelson until their separation and subsequent divorce in 2013.

Take a tour of the property below – and when you're finished, jump on over to our page dedicated to the world's best homes for more wonderful homes.

Meghan Markle house

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During that time, it is reported that Engelson and Markle lived in a four bedroom, three bathroom property in Los Angeles’ Hancock Park neighborhood. Now this property is on the market, with an initial asking price of $1.8 million.

Now that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have stepped down from Senior Royal duties, they are able to move around freely, and perhaps a move back to Los Angeles could be on the cards.

Inside Meghan Markle's former Los Angeles home

Meghan Markle's house

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The 2,262-square foot colonial style home for sale grants an illuminating insight into the design sensibilities of the Duchess of Sussex. Despite being built in 1924, it caters to a highly modern aesthetic, utilizing a clean, neutral palette, with natural hardwood flooring to create a sense of unity throughout the home.

Meghan Markle's house

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The open floor plan provides a sense of airiness and maximizes the space on the lower of the property’s two stories. The living room (complete with fireplace) opens to both the dining room and family room, making it an ideal property for entertaining. There is also a breakfast nook, and the dining area opens onto a stone porch.

The modest kitchen is nevertheless designed for efficiency, being well-equipped with two stoves and a large stainless steel fridge. It also features marble countertops and white cabinets with gold-coloured fixtures.

Meghan Markle's house

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Upstairs, four of the three bedrooms are ensuite, with one featuring a Jack-and-Jill style setup. Each enjoys light hardwood floors and an abundance of natural light, continuing the property’s predilection for neutral tones that reinforce the cleanliness and airy space of the home. The upstairs also benefit from two remodeled bathrooms contributing to the general modernity of the property.

Meghan Markle's house

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The overall feel of the place is a welcoming ambiance that makes much of its allotted space, with opportunities to capitalize on should development be on your mind.

The Bienstock Group is proud to be handling this listing, a part of perhaps this century’s most engaging British Royal Family story.

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Where do Prince Harry and Meghan live now?

Prince Harry Meghan Markle

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle gave up Frogmore for California living after a turbulent time in the UK.

After moving from the UK back to the United States, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry bought a house in Montecito – the seaside Santa Barbara County where Tom Cruise has a home, where Oprah Winfrey's house is, and Ellen deGeneres' Montecito rustic home is – to name just a few Hollywood greats.

The Montecito neighborhood is famous for its secluded and private hillside estates. Meghan and Harry's first US house is in the center of the Montecito enclave, and cost around $14.65 million. 

How to watch Meghan Markle's Oprah Winfrey interview

Oprah Winfrey’s highly anticipated two-hour interview with Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, aired on CBS on 7 March 2021. In this exclusive interview, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex divulged the reasons for their move to the US.

The two-hour interview conducted by Oprah Winfrey with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle aired first on the East Coast on Sunday night before a repeat for the West Coast. It is also available on if you sign in with your local cable provider, and Paramount+ for streaming.

The interview will be broadcast in the UK on Monday night on ITV at 21:00 GMT and on ITV Hub, courtesy of Harpo Productions/CBS

Jennifer Ebert
Deputy Editor (Digital)

Jennifer is the Digital Editor at Homes & Gardens. Having worked in the interiors industry for a number of years, spanning many publications, she now hones her digital prowess on the 'best interiors website' in the world. Multi-skilled, Jennifer has worked in PR and marketing, and the occasional dabble in the social media, commercial and e-commerce space. Over the years, she has written about every area of the home, from compiling design houses from some of the best interior designers in the world to sourcing celebrity homes, reviewing appliances and even the odd news story or two.