Fresh out of jail, Lori Loughlin drops $13M on vacation home

A few months after Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, were released from prison following their involvement in the college admissions scandal, they shelled out a whopping $13 million for a gated Palm Desert oasis.

The vacation getaway purchase comes just a year after they bought a $9.5 million modern farmhouse as their main home in Los Angeles in the tony Hidden Hills area. Their new home is about an hour away, nestled just outside of Joshua Tree National Park.

Located in the upscale La Quinta community, the five-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom abode is situated in the guard-gated exclusive Madison Club —  known for its Tom Fazio-designed course and celebrity-filled roster, according to Dirt.com.

Other lavish homes in the Madison Club are owned by the likes of Kris Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Nike’s Phil Knight, Cindy Crawford and Scooter Braun.

The home spans over 9,300 square feet.
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The courtyard.
The courtyard.
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The outdoor corridor.
The outdoor corridor.
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The second pool and spa.
The second pool and spa.
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A view of the open floor plan with easy outdoor-indoor connectivity.
A view of the open floor plan with easy outdoor-indoor connectivity.
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The expansive living space feature floor-to-ceiling glass encased sliding doors.
The expansive living space feature floor-to-ceiling glass-encased sliding doors.
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Built in 2019, the home first belonged to a Seattle-based couple, Michael and Alexis Rowell — who purchased the home for only $9.5 million. Michael co-founded the tech startup Assurance, which sold for upwards of $2.3 billion the same year.

Since the pandemic, the housing market in the area soared, and the Rowells left with a massive $3.5 million profit.

The wet bar.
The wet bar.
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A bathroom made up of black and  white marble.
An expansive shower made up of black and white marble.
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An outdoor entertainment space features a center fireplace.
An outdoor entertainment space features a center fireplace.
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The wine cellar.
The wine cellar.
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The movie theater.
The movie theater.
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The outdoor movie space with a built in projector.
The outdoor movie space with a built-in projector.
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Spanning over 9,300 square feet with nearly an acre of land, the home features several amenities, including a wine cellar, movie theatre, two pools, and two spas, a wet bar and an outdoor projector.

The residence also comes with a separate guesthouse.

On Tuesday, a federal judge in Boston granted Loughlin “expedited” permission to head to Canada to possibly rekindle her career, as she remains on probation.

“Ms. Loughlin anticipates she will be traveling for about one week” and is “being offered a filming production project” if allowed to go, her initial request sent by a probation official stated.

Meanwhile, Loughlin and Giannulli’s youngest daughter, Olivia Jade Giannulli, is set to compete in the latest season of “Dancing With the Stars.”

The guest house.
The guest house.

The guest kitchen.
The guest kitchen.

The 57-year-old actress best known as “Aunt Becky” on the late-’80s sitcom, “Full House” and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, pleaded guilty last May

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 to paying $500,000 to get their two daughters, 23-year-old Isabella Giannulli and 22-year-old Olivia Jade, accepted into the University of Southern California as crew recruits despite not being rowers.

The couple initially claimed they were innocent, insisting that investigators had concocted evidence against them. But in May 2020, they pleaded guilty to making payments to the bribery scam’s mastermind, William “Rick” Singer, in order to get their daughters recruited by the university.

In May, they were both ordered to pay substantial fines as part of their sentence — $150,000 for Laughlin and $250,000 for Giannulli. Loughlin was also ordered to complete 100 hours of community service, while Giannulli served 250 hours.

Loughlin was sentenced to two months in prison, beginning Oct. 30 to Dec. 28. While Giannulli was sentenced to five months, beginning in Dec. 2020 and released on April 3, 2021 — finishing out the rest of his sentence in home confinement until April 17.

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