Though he is a famously very private person, RuPaul recently opened up his Beverly Hills mansion for a tour with Architectural Digest.
The RuPaul’s Drag Race mogul hired designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard to renovate the property, which had been built in the 1980s. Ru and Bullard have been friends for nearly 30 years, so picking him for this job was a no-brainer.
For this project, Bullard collaborated with architect Christopher Hatch McLean. The designer told AD:
“This is the house of Ru, a mansion of style designed as the center stage for the world’s most famous and celebrated drag queen. It’s the ultimate runway for the supermodel of the world. I could not imagine a more appropriate place for the universe’s drag mother to hold court.”
While Ru is also known for spending time at his husband Georges LeBar’s massive ranch in Wyoming, this mansion is his home in Los Angeles whenever he’s working and/or filming a new project. As such, the property features gorgeous offices and the Drag Race host’s several Emmy trophies.
With that said, it’s not all-work-and-no-play in Ru’s home. The property also features a stunning pool and outdoor area, two fabulous closets for RuPaul’s drag costumes and regular clothes, and even a “disco room” with pictures of Grace Jones, Billie Holiday, and Eartha Kitt hanging on the wall.
Overall, the mansion follows a chic black-and-white palette that mixes classical architecture with more modern elements. But there’s some color in the house, too, like an office with orange walls that sparks creativity in Ru.
It’s official: we’re obsessed with RuPaul’s home!
RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 8 airs Fridays on Paramount+.