- The Carters just bought the most expensive home ever sold in California – the US$200 million brutalist-style estate designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando is set high above Paradise Cove in Malibu
- Beyoncé and Jay-Z also call a US$88 million Bel-Air mansion their home and they can definitely afford it – Queen Bey will reportedly make US$2 billion from her 57-concert Renaissance World TourBeyoncé and Jay-Z bought a US$200 million Malibu mansion in California’s famed Billionaires’ Row with breathtaking coastline views. Photos: @beyonce/Instagram; Handout
The Carters are making Paradise Cove in California’s famed Billionaires’ Row their home. Well, one of them.
After making music history, Beyoncé and Jay-Z made a real estate record. The not-so-humble-abode that Queen Bey and the hip-hop mogul will share costs a cool US$200 million, making it the most expensive home ever sold in California, as per TMZ.Queen Bey’s palatial residence in California’s famed Billionaires’ Row. Photo: @mrbarcelo/Instagram
It sounds like an insane amount of money even after scoring a whopping US$100 million off – the house had been privately listed at US$295 million. Their next-door neighbour, venture capitalist Marc Andreessen, holds the record for the second most expensive home bought for a staggering US$177 million in 2021.
Let’s take a closer look at the ultimate power couple’s palatial residence:
A home fit for music royaltyThe Carters’ new purchase is the most expensive home ever sold in California. Photo: Handout
The US$200 million brutalist-style estate is set high above Paradise Cove beach. The massive 3.2-hectare space is encompassed by ocean and coastline views, along with being directly connected to Malibu’s most breathtaking beach. At the centre of the property stands an imposing 40,000 sq ft mansion.
It is the work of renowned Japanese architect Tadao Ando, who collaborated with LA-based Why Architects to deliver the billionaire family a dream home. Commissioned in the late 1990s, this contemporary design took nearly 15 years to plan and build.Designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando, the estate has a brutalist style. Photo: Handout
The previous owners
While there are very few images of the estate available, it is known that the former owners, Bill and Maria Bell – creators of The Bold and the Beautiful – owned an impressive art collection, including notable works by Jeff Koons, Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst and Marcel Duchamp.The contemporary house boasts a swimming pool and direct beach access, too. Photo: Handout
The all-white fortress features an L-shaped compound with robust concrete hallways. Pacific Pervious Concrete, a contractor, contributed an impressive 22,500 sq ft stretch of polished pervious concrete solely for the estate’s driveway.
This monolith gets its dose of openness with floor-to-ceiling glass panels. There will be plenty of space for Beyoncé’s three children to play in the expansive backyard boasting one swimming pool, one reflecting pool typical of Ando’s style, and direct beach access.The music legends own a convertible Rolls-Royce that is the price of a house. Well, several houses. Photo: Handout
Aerial images reveal ample parking space outdoors in addition to a garage, which means the celebrity couple’s alleged US$29 million convertible Rolls-Royce will have a commodious parking to itself.
Beyoncé will presumably return to this minimalist yet luxurious home after completing her 57-concert Renaissance World Tour, from which she will reportedly make US$2 billion.Queen Bey has been making bank consistently throughout her career. Photo: @beyonce/Instagram
Earlier, the “Single Ladies” singer pocketed US$24 million to perform at the opening of Dubai’s Atlantis The Royal luxury hotel.
The couple also call a US$88 million Bel-Air mansion their homeBeyoncé and Jay-Z have been investing in some major league real estate. Photo: @beyonce/Instagram
After three years of looking, the bigwigs had finally zeroed in on the US$88 million Bel Air estate last year. Up until then, the couple lived in a string of ultra-expensive rentals, such a like a 13,000 sq ft home that was once a Presbyterian church, a US$400,000-a-month coastal villa on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, and a posh Holmby Hills estate. The mansion spread across 30,000 sq ft, almost similar to the new US$200 million home.Beyoncé and her children in matching outfits. Photo: Handout