The ACE Family showed off pricey furniture and renovations before their $10 million mansion was foreclosed on

Austin and Catherine McBroom are YouTubers with 19 million subscribers and a $US19 ($AU25) million debt.
Austin and Catherine McBroom are YouTubers with 19 million subscribers and a $US19 ($AU25) million debt. Screenshot YouTube/The ACE Family
  • Austin and Catherine McBroom appear to be at risk of losing their home, documents show.
  • The ACE Family YouTubers no longer own their $US10 ($AU13) million mega-mansion after a foreclosure.
  • Before their financial drama, they outfitted the house with expensive goods.

Before moving in, the McBrooms completed a major renovation on their property.
Originally, the McBroom mansion was two large, separate family homes.
A listing photo shows that originally, the McBroom mansion was two large, separate family homes. Zillow
Austin and Catherine McBroom are parents of three and earn a living on YouTube, where they have more than 19 million subscribers. The “ACE Family” channel portrays a lavish lifestyle, including the $US10 ($AU13).1 million mansion the McBrooms moved into in 2019 in Los Angeles. 

But that lifestyle may be at risk. Insider reported on Thursday that the McBrooms no longer own their mansion, as it’s been foreclosed on. The property was returned to their lender after it failed to attract bidders at a foreclosure auction on October 19, according to documents reviewed by Insider.

The property used to be two separate homes before the McBrooms renovated it, as shown by Zillow listing photos of the previous version of the Woodland Hills home. 

They documented the construction and move in a September 2019 house tour video that has more than 22 million views. 

The McBrooms didn’t respond to Insider’s requests for comment on the status of their foreclosure and have yet to address the future of their home publicly.

Here’s a history of the McBrooms’ mansion, its construction, and what’s inside, based on footage from the 2019 video and analysis from Insider.

After completing the expansion, the McBroom family moved by September 2019.
Now, the conjoined property has a backyard with a basketball court and pool.
Now, the conjoined property has a backyard with a basketball court and pool. Screenshot YouTube/The ACE Family
Footage in the 2019 house tour shows that the McBrooms connected the two houses into one mega-mansion through an expansion that created a brand-new entryway. According to Zillow, the house is now 12,000 square feet and has 12 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms. 

The McBrooms are involved in two court cases related to the construction of the house. They have petitioned the Los Angeles County Superior Court to release them from two separate mechanic’s liens, meaning a contractor says they did not receive payment.  

In one case, the judge denied the McBrooms’ petition. A lawyer representing Ace Hat Collection, Inc., the company owned by the McBrooms, previously told Insider that he filed a notice to appeal the ruling. The other case is still making its way through the court, according to filings viewed by Insider.

The front of the house has a 6-car garage and spacious open parking.
In addition to a 6-car garage, the McBrooms park some of their cars outside, according to the video.
In addition to a 6-car garage, the McBrooms park some of their cars outside, according to the video. Screenshot YouTube/The ACE Family
The property’s six-car garage fits all five of the McBrooms’ luxury vehicles. They’ve showcased a $US250,000 ($AU333,460) orange Lamborghini, a $US200 ($AU267),000 ($AU266,768) Range Rover, a $US40,000 ($AU53,354) Jeep Wrangler, a $US30,000 ($AU40,015) Chevrolet Camaro with a neon blue paint job, and a $US400,000 ($AU533,536) blue Rolls-Royce. It’s unclear whether the McBrooms own or lease their cars. In their house tour video, several of their cars were visible.
Inside the front door, the McBrooms have a Steinway piano that plays itself, according to the video.
The Steinway baby grand piano inside the entry could cost upward of $US35,000 ($AU46,684).
The Steinway baby grand piano inside the entry could cost upward of $US35,000 ($AU46,684). Screenshot YouTube/The ACE Family
In the entryway of the McBrooms’ massive home, there’s a Steinway baby grand piano that can play itself. A used Steinway piano can cost anywhere between $US30,000 ($AU40,015) and $US70,000 ($AU93,369).  

In the 2019 house tour video, Catherine said that she and Austin didn’t know how to play the piano but that she would like their daughters, who are 5 and 3, to learn. Austin and Catherine have three children. The two oldest, both girls, share a bedroom and playroom, while the youngest child, a 1-year-old boy, sleeps in a crib.

The mansion is full of large sculptures and other standing art pieces.
The McBrooms called their style 'minimalist' during their 2019 home tour.
The McBrooms called their style ‘minimalist’ during their 2019 home tour that featured large art pieces. Screenshot YouTube/The ACE Family
The McBrooms had yet to finish decorating as of their September 2019 house tour video, but the pieces they’d already selected for interior design were large sculptures. Catherine picked out large Buddha fountains, Buddha statues, and crystals for decor. 

Austin said they were embracing a “minimalist” style for their home, featuring white couches and lots of neutral-toned decor. 

Catherine and Austin filled their home with expensive items, like these $US2,500 ($AU3,335) decorative armchairs, which they showed off on their house tour.
Catherine's favorite armchairs have Christian Lacroix butterfly prints.
Catherine’s favorite armchairs have Christian Lacroix butterfly prints. Screenshot YouTube/The ACE Family
The furniture the family picked for their house isn’t cheap, either. In addition to selecting two $US2,500 ($AU3,335) butterfly armchairs, the McBrooms also have two larges couches: one for the entryway, which is double-sided, and one for the living room. In the 2019 house tour video, Austin said the couch in the entryway was almost too expensive for them to buy.
The house is staffed by a live-in private chef as well as ACE Family full-time team members.
The ACE Family kitchen is operated by a live-in chef.
The ACE Family kitchen, shown in the video, is operated by a live-in chef. Screenshot YouTube/The ACE Family
The McBrooms aren’t the only ones who live in their mega-mansion. They have a live-in private chef, as well as multiple live-in staff members, according to their chef’s social media and videos they’ve made.

Some members of the ACE Family team live with them full-time to help them produce content, while other members of their entourage have rotated in and out of the home — sometimes extended members of Austin’s and Catherine’s families, like Catherine’s brother and Austin’s mother (whose address is listed as the same as Austin’s on some legal documents). 

While touring the house’s kitchen in their 2019 house tour video, Austin said that he and Catherine only stocked the refrigerator for the purpose of the video, since the kitchen is usually the family’s private chef’s domain. 

 

The McBrooms have an $US8,000 ($AU10,671) fridge you can push to open without using your hands.
Austin and Catherine said they stocked their fridge just for their house tour video.
Austin and Catherine said they stocked their fridge just for their house tour video. Screenshot YouTube/The ACE Family
In their kitchen, Austin and Catherine have a large stainless steel fridge that’s stocked with beverages, fruit, and Hot Pockets. One feature they highlighted in their 2019 house tour video was that the fridge door can be opened by pressing it with your shoulder, so you can load groceries without having to set them down. The fridge in the video appeared to be an $US8,000 ($AU10,671) Thermador model, according to an online listing viewed by Insider.
Catherine said her pantry is “Pinterest-inspired.”
Austin said he planned to renovate the house's wine cellar and turn it into a 'candy store.'
In the video, Austin said he planned to renovate the house’s wine cellar and turn it into a ‘candy store.’ Screenshot YouTube/The ACE Family
In the 2019 house tour, Catherine showed her neatly organized pantry with clear storage containers, which she said was inspired by Pinterest. In the same video, Austin said he planned to build a “candy store” in place of the home’s old wine cellar, because they don’t drink wine. 
Since the house was originally two separate homes, the upstairs doesn’t connect all the way across.
The balcony overlooking the backyard connects the two sides of the house from upstairs.
The balcony overlooking the backyard, shown in the video, connects the two sides of the house from upstairs. Screenshot YouTube/The ACE Family
The McBrooms ran into a design issue while constructing the expansion of their property. The renovation that connected the two original houses doesn’t connect upstairs. That means in order to get from one side of the upstairs to where the master bedroom is, you have to go downstairs and walk over to the second staircase.

However, the home also features a wrap-around clear glass balcony, which can be used to access both sides of the upstairs without going downstairs, and was showcased in the house tour.

The video shows a game room with games worth several thousand dollars each at the center of the property.
The McBrooms own at least four vintage arcade games, which cost thousands of dollars each.
The McBrooms own at least four vintage arcade games, which cost thousands of dollars each. Screenshot YouTube/The ACE Family
In the house’s arcade room, Austin demonstrated the different retro-style arcade games he has. There’s a bright orange full-sized pool table along with four different arcade games. There’s a “Street Fighter II” machine that likely cost around $US450 ($AU600), an arcade classics machine that costs around $US2,000 ($AU2,668), a driving game machine that sits two and costs around $US3,000 ($AU4,002), and a Time Pilot game that costs around $US1,000 ($AU1,334).
The McBrooms also custom-built their own movie theater with a dry bar.
The McBrooms created a movie theater room in their house.
The McBrooms created a movie theater room in their house, shown in the video. Screenshot YouTube/The ACE Family
The McBrooms have at least two sets of movie-theater-style seats that appear to cost $US1,500 ($AU2,001) a pop, based on online listings for similar products viewed by Insider. The seats, which were shown in the video, can be adjusted to let you lean back, lie down, and sit up — they also come with a light-up cup holder and can be folded down to reveal a food stand and interior lighting.

Austin also outfitted the movie theater with four giant teddy bears that appear to cost $US200 ($AU267) each.

Many of the rooms are duplicated, but the family bedrooms are grouped together.
The rooms for each family member are on the other side of the house.
The rooms for each family member are on the other side of the house. Screenshot YouTube/The ACE Family
In addition to a family room and kitchen on one side of the house, the McBrooms have another set of living rooms on the other side of the house. They have a kitchenette with another fridge that matches their main kitchen, along with a smaller living room set-up.

The McBrooms’ daughters, Elle and Alaïa, share a bedroom and playroom. In the 2019 house tour video, Catherine shows that the rooms are sparsely decorated. In November 2019, YouTube interior design duo Mr. Kate renovated and designed the girls’ rooms.

The master bedroom offers a 360-degree view of Los Angeles, which they showed off in the tour.
Austin said the view from the master bedroom convinced him to buy the house.
Austin said the view from the master bedroom convinced him to buy the house. Screenshot YouTube/The ACE Family
Austin and Catherine said they moved their old master bedroom furniture into their guest room and got a new custom California King-sized bed. Austin said in the 2019 house tour that while touring the house before deciding to buy it, he was blown away by the view of the surrounding city from the master bedroom. 
The master bathroom has motorized shades, four showerheads, and a custom rose quartz vanity.
The master bathroom has a walk-in closet on both sides of the entrance.
The master bathroom has a walk-in closet on both sides of the entrance. Austin showed off the motorized shades in the video. Screenshot YouTube/The ACE Family
Catherine said she keeps the girls’ clothes in a side walk-in closet connected to the master bathroom. Each bedroom in the house has its own attached bathroom, and there’s also a guest bathroom. For the master bathroom, the walk-in shower has four different shower heads, so multiple people can shower at once. 

The bathroom also features motorized shades, shown in the video, that raise and lower at the touch of a button, as well as a custom-built rose quartz vanity that Catherine said she designed herself. 

The massive walk-in closets are larger than some New York City apartments.
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Austin McBroom at the May 17 press conference at Fred Segal West Hollywood Getty Images/Matt Winkelmeyer
Austin and Catherine both own an impressive wardrobe, and Austin has a sneaker collection (shown in the video) with hundreds of pairs. They’re known to wear expensive jewelry and watches, rare sneakers, and designer clothes from brands like Gucci, Supreme, and Versace. 
Outside, the backyard is a recreational paradise.
The basketball court pays homage to Austin's college basketball career.
The basketball court shown in the video pays homage to Austin’s college basketball career. Screenshot YouTube/The ACE Family
In the newly conjoined backyard, there are three divided recreational areas: a basketball court, a golf putt with turf, and a swimming pool. Before joining YouTube, Austin was a college basketball player. He played as a point guard for the Eastern Washington Eagles in the NCAA.
Austin showed off his jetski in the family’s pool, which one Twitter user said triggered mudslides affecting a relative’s home.
McBroom's jetski antics caused a neighbor to lose their grape vines.
McBroom’s jetski antics caused a neighbor to lose their grape vines. Screenshot YouTube/The ACE Family
Even before the family faced lawsuits and the possibility of financial ruin, the family was known for getting into scandals and controversies, one of which had to do with Austin’s use of a jetski in the family’s backyard pool. After filming himself splashing copious amounts of water off the side of the pool, the McBrooms’ neighbor reportedly complained to the city that they had caused mudslides on his property, destroying grape vines.