As these exclusive DailyMail.com photos show, shortly after closing on the three-bedroom, three-bath, 2,380 square foot property in March, the 37-year-old activist got right to work with some home improvements.
Last month workers were spotted in the early morning hours trenching mounds of dirt in front of and around the property in preparation for a formidable barrier to wrap around the home.
A neighbor who spoke to DailyMail.com revealed a sub-contractor told him they were erecting a wooden fence to surround the entire property and that the exterior improvements were in the ‘$35,000 range.’
Before and after: BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors has been busy upgrading her newly-purchased home located in the ritzy Los Angeles neighborhood of Topanga Canyon. The house is pictured left in April shortly after she closed on the property. On Tuesday, DailyMail.com photos showed a brand new fence surrounding the house and a gate (right) installed at the driveway
A neighbor who spoke to a subcontractor revealed Cullors was adding an electronic gate at the driveway portion, a walk up door, a call box and other safety measures such as cameras
The source told DailyMail.com the cost of the exterior home improvements were in the ‘$35,000 range.’ The project appeared to be near completion earlier this week
Cullors, 37 – a self-proclaimed ‘trained Marxist’ – stepped down as executive director of the Black Lives Matter organization after it was revealed she has amassed a property portfolio worth over $3million
‘It will have an electronic gate at the driveway portion, a walk up door, and call box, and other safety measures, cameras – you know, to keep the riff raff out,’ he said.
On Tuesday, photos of the property reveal the fencing and gate project was near completion.
The new – and pricey – installation comes amid backlash over Cullors’ multimillion dollar housing portfolio.
Cullors stepped down as executive director of the Black Lives Matter organization on May 27, weeks after it was revealed she had amassed quite an impressive range of property investments, despite describing herself as a ‘trained Marxist.’
News reports revealed Cullors owns four residential properties in upscale – and predominantly white – California and Georgia neighborhoods with a total value of more than $3million.
DailyMail.com can also reveal that Cullors paid for the $1.4million Topanga Canyon home in cash.
‘There is no mortgage holder on the property,’ a local realtor who checked the title documents confirmed.
The home was purchased by the entity name ‘Abolitionist Entertainment, LLC,’ the realtor said.
Exclusive DailyMail.com photos show Cullors had been busy installing a formidable barrier that wraps around the home after closing on the three-bedroom, three-bath, 2,380 square foot property on March 30
In May, workers were spotted in the early morning hours trenching mounds of dirt in front of and around the property in preparation for the new fence
The new – and pricey – installation comes amid backlash over Cullors’s multimillion dollar housing portfolio
It was registered by the State of California on August 3, 2020, with online records showing Patrisse Cullors listed as a ‘member.’
News of her real estate portfolio have led critics to question if it was purchased with money the prominent activist earned from the nonprofit.
Cullors described reports of her properties as ‘right-wing bullying’ and claimed the homes were purchased with the financial windfall she received from her speaking and book deals and not from the $90million donations raised by BLM in 2020.
The social activist is due to release a second book titled, An Abolitionist’s Handbook: 12 Steps To Change Yourself And The World, published by St Martins Press in October.