Beyoncé and Jay-Z Just Bought the Most Expensive House Ever in California
Beyoncé and Jay-Z reportedly just bought a house that—between the price, the size, and the world-class architectural pedigree—would break any design lover’s soul.
According to TMZ, the pair has splashed out $200 million for a sprawling mansion designed by Pritzker prize–winning architect Tadao Ando perched amid the star-studded bluffs in Malibu, California.
The 30,000-square-foot compound, which is composed of a series of low-slung glass and concrete volumes (Ando’s signature material) was first designed for noted art collector and Jeff Koons aficionado William Bell, who purchased the property in 2003, according to the Los Angeles Times, though the building wasn’t completed until 2014.
Ando, who also designed Kanye West’s Malibu beachfront home, built the digs in collaboration with award-winning architect (and protégé) Kulapat Yantrasast, who runs the firm WHY out of New York and Los Angeles.
Not only is the house the most expensive home ever purchased in California history, it’s also the second most expensive home sold in the United States; the award for America’s priciest pad goes to a $238 million Manhattan penthouse that sold in 2019. Beyoncé and Jay-Z also own an $88 million Bel Air estate, though it’s unclear if they intend to hold onto the similarly contemporary pad.
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