‘RHOBH’ star Sanela Diana Jenkins offers $20.5 million LA home
Sanela Diana Jenkins, a Bosnian refugee turned philanthropist and entrepreneur, formerly of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” has listed her Los Angeles County home in the famed enclave of Hidden Hills for $20.5 million.
Jenkins, now 50, left “RHOBH” after a single season early this year at age 49 to focus on her high-risk pregnancy.
Jenkins is the ex-wife of Roger Jenkins, a former Barclays bank “rainmaker” who was under investigation for nearly a decade for fraud in Britain after the bank failed to disclose $400 million in advisory payments to Qatari investors whose money helped Barclays avoid a state bailout in 2008, Reuters reported in 2020. Jenkins was cleared of fraud charges in 2020 and was subsequently cleared of wrongdoing in a separate regulatory investigation.
Jenkins shares two grown children with her ex-husband and a third with her fiancé, Asher Monroe, 35.
Her Hidden Hills property sits on 4.36 acres at the end of a cul-de-sac in a gated community. The residence features a temperature-controlled wine wall, gym, home theater and infinity pool.
Built in 2019, the seven-bedroom, 13,211-square-foot contemporary home was created by architect George De La Nuez with interior design by Meg Turner. Jenkins paid $13 million for the property shortly after selling her Malibu beach house for $87 million — one of the top three sales in LA of 2021.
The house opens onto a double-height foyer anchored by a sculptural, floating staircase. There are walls of glass and an open floor plan connecting a great room to a large chef’s kitchen with a walk-in pantry. The master bedroom suite has two ensuite bathrooms.
Design details also include white oak chevron pattern floors and beamed ceilings in the formal dining room.
“There’s a certain calmness to the space,” says real estate agent Sandeep Dhariwal, who lists the property with real estate agent Tyrone McKillen, both of Official.
While Jenkins fled the 1990s Bosnian War and spent 18 months in a Croatian refugee camp before moving to London, her brother was killed by Serb forces.
“What I’ve learned in my life is that we all get our share of suffering,” Jenkins once said in an interview. “Different people suffer in different ways, and no one escapes it. Anyway, the war was just something that happened to my country and me.”