Dr. Dre Just Sold His LA Mansion For $6.6M And You’re Going To Want To Take A Look
For many, he’s the colossus of L.A., an artist whose sound has become synonymous with the locale and the people it encapsulates. We are, of course, talking about Dr. Dre, a man whose impact on music and rap culture can’t be underestimated. With his three solo albums – The Chronic (1992), 2001 (1999) and Compton (2015) – Dre cemented himself as an innovator of beats and genius wordsmith.
Born Andre Romelle Young, Dre originated from Compton, California where he honed his skills playing at various nightclubs before joining the electro-inspired World Class Wreckin’ Cru. He later went on to outgrow the group and as he experimented with funk samples and synthesisers, the sound he created championed a new era in hip-hop. Add to this individual success his ability to scout talent in the form of Snoop Dogg and the Lady of Rage, Dre also launched the careers of Eminem, 50 Cent, The Game, Kendrick Lamar, and Anderson .Paak.
Just this year, Forbes announced that Dr. Dre ranked second on the list of world’s wealthiest hip-hop artists, behind Jay-Z’s $1 billion fortune. Thanks to his ventures in the electronic business – through the likes of Beats by Dre – Dr. Dre has an estimated net worth of $800 million. It makes sense then that the house Dre inhabits is quite the ostentatious marvel.
Located in the guard-gated enclave nestled in the foothills above L.A.’s Woodland Hills, this lavish mansion was purchased by Dre more than 20 years ago for just a little less than $US2.4 million. And now, Dre has almost doubled his money on the property, having sold it for $US4.5 million. According to Redfin, the palatial three-storey home is the most expensive house for sale in the neighbourhood and at over 16,000 square feet, it’s also more than five times as big as the average home for sale in Woodland Hills, too.
The mansion comes complete with eight bedrooms and 13 baths, has an expansive gated driveway, four-car garage, as well as high-end security chambers. There’s also two powder rooms, formal living and dining areas, an office, a sitting area and a pool table. To the 1987-built structure, Dre added two kitchens, a wine cellar that can accommodate 250 bottles, a barre studio, a movie theatre, and a 150-gallon fish tank.
It seems Dre also has a thing for a fireplace, as they can be found throughout the home. There’s also wraparound balconies to feast your eyes on the view of greenery that is luxury L.A. living. In terms of indoor and outdoor living, the lucky owner will be doing both. Large folding-glass doors line most of the living room, allowing for a seamless transition from the outdoors and inside.
The master suite certainly proves to be the most impressive room in the house, featuring a sitting area, dressing room, windowed bathroom and a dry sauna. Meanwhile, the garden features a saltwater swimming pool, multiple patios, and a fire-pit – yes, there we see another fire pit that Dre so desperately wanted. And if all that wasn’t enough to convince you that this is the house of your dreams, there’s even an indoor hot tub that sits just behind the glass doors.
With two other residences in Los Angeles along with his Brentwood estate, Dre might not even miss this Woodland Hills mansion, but it’s clear that whoever the lucky owner is – here’s someone who will be living in the ultimate stylish pad.