Very important question for you today…a pressing question which I am sure all of you have been contemplating for weeks since the “news” broke that king of music Jay Z and his wife superstar queen Beyonce and their daughter named Blue Ivy are moving to Los Angeles for good. Where will music royalty live in Los Angeles? Where will they live? Poor L.A. doesn’t have a professional football team and may not have the world class cultural landmarks that New York has…but now, L.A. is winning I think because Bey and Jay are here to stay?!? Right? (Or maybe we should consider getting a football team and more cultural landmarks…not sure…thinking on this…)
Anyhooo, the bad news is apparently poor Jay and Bey have had a time of it finding the perfect multi million dollar house and now according to reports, are forced to live in this $45 million dollar home I featured a few months ago on COCOCOZY…as a rental of all things…for a reported $150K per month until they find their dream house.
Well…not knowing their price range…or any real details about them…I decided I would take it upon myself to insert my opinion into the mix and help them out with a few options of houses here in the Los Angeles – multi million dollar mansions that would be fitting for pop culture “royalty”. Here goes.
HOUSE #1 – Bel-Air – $16,950,000 – 8 bedrooms, 11 baths – 16,814 square feet (above and below)
This new construction home in Bel Air, one of the toniest neighborhoods in Los Angeles, sits behind guarded gates in an exclusive community. The property has over 2.5 acres of usable land…perfect for additional structures should the Beyonces want to develop their own compound. Among the many amenities is an “elevator, a formal dining room that seats 20, a butler’s pantry, and state-of-the-art chef’s kitchen. Existing space ready for theater, wine cellar, gym, etc. plus 3,000 sq.ft. indoor entertainment area is ready for your final finishes. World-class 120-ft. Olympic-size pool is surrounded by formal gardens with room to add acres of grass or tennis court, pool pavilion, amphitheater, putting green, or basketball court.”
This home is listed by Sotheby’s Realty.
HOUSE #2 – Holmby Hills – $65 million dollars – 11 bedrooms, 17 baths – 24,000 square feet (below)
Huge home restored…designed by the very famous legendary architect Paul Williams. Includes a 3,000 square foot master bedroom, theater, fountains, tennis court, pool and more.
Listed by Ewing & Associates
HOUSE #3 – Beverly Hills – $195 million dollars – 12 bedrooms, 23 bathrooms – 53,000 square feet (below)
This estate in the hills overlooking Los Angeles sits on 25 acres and can easily accommodate parking for 150 cars. Perfect for a huge celebrity studded party. Other amenities include: ¼ mile driveway, guard house, private drivers quarters, guest house, state-of-the-art theatre, discotheque, bowling alley, wine cellar, wine producing vineyard, pool, spa, formal gardens, tennis court and city to ocean views
Listed by Joyce Rey.
HOUSE #4 – Beverly Hills – $55,000,000 – 8 bedrooms, 14 baths – 25,000 sq. ft (below)
Listed by Justin Mandile, The Agency
HOUSE #5 – Bevery Hills – $35,000,000 – 6 bedrooms, 10 baths – 11,255 sq. ft (below)
A 5 minute drive from the famed Beverly Hills Hotel, this modern home features a 36 foot high grand foyer entry hall, automated floor to ceiling glass walls that disappear with the touch of a button, a magnificent infinity edge pool and more.
Listed by The Agency.
HOUSE #6 – Beverly Hills – $28,500,000 – 9 bedrooms, 10 baths – 15, 500 sq. feet (below)
More on the traditional side, this is another architect Paul Williams creation originally built for the actor who played the Cowardly Lion in the original Wizard of Oz.
Listed by Maurcio Umansky
HOUSE #7 – Bel-Air – $65,000,000 – 8 bedrooms, 14 baths (below)
Might be too traditional for a modern family, but thought I would throw this final one into the mix to consider.
Listed by John Aaroe
If you had endless cash, fame and fortune, would you pick any of these homes as your full time place of residence? The only one that I might consider is the House #1 at this point – new construction to make my own. You?
You’re welcome Jay Z and Beyonce! Anytime you need someone to house hunt…I am available.