See Inside Alicia Keys' New $30 Million Pad, Which Inspired Tony Stark's Mansion

10 September 2019
Alicia Keys, Architecture, Interior design, Home, Tony Stark
Simply named 'Razor House'

In 2005, Alicia Keys burst onto the scene with four Grammy Awards, including Best R&B Album for ‘The Diary of Alicia Keys’. Since then, she’s gone on to win the Grammy for Best R&B album again in 2014, and while the S** and The City 2 movie had audiences flocking to cinemas, it was Keys’ “Empire State of Mind” that they all came out of the cinema raving about – a song that got stuck in our heads and refused to leave. Thankfully, we’re not mad about it.

It’s safe to say that with such a prolific career, Alicia Keys can afford to splash out on her abode. And with reports that the singer just bought a $30 million four-bedroom Californian pad, it seems she did just that. The 38-year-old and her husband Swizz Beats can now call themselves the new owners of the La Jolla mansion nicknamed Razor House for its clinical architecture and location near a trail called Razor Point.

The home has garnered a pretty impressive reputation, not just for its stunning views and architectural design, but because it has also come to be compared to Tony Stark’s luxurious home in the Iron Man movies. If you’ve seen the film, you’d likely recall gasping in awe at the famed Marvel character’s home, the futuristic mansion set on a sea-side cliff along the coast of Malibu. It came with an integrated artificial intelligence system initially created to help out around the house (which came to be named J.A.R.V.I.S.) and a cylindrical glass waterfall and spiral staircase. To put it simply: the character’s home was nothing short of what you’d expect of a billionaire philanthropist and superhero.

And when it comes to the purchase made by Alicia Keys, the multilevel abode isn’t too far off from that which we see in the Iron Man films. It’s perched on the edge of a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean (this whole perching business seems to be a prerequisite for a celebrity-worthy house), and nearly all the walls are glass, providing sweeping views of the landscape from almost every room. And if that wasn’t enough, there’s also a glass elevator.

As Architectural Digest reports, the home includes “four bedrooms (including two master suites), a giant round living room with a fireplace, a fitness space, two steam rooms, a library, a den, a theatre, and a kitchen outfitted with Gaggeneau, Miele, and Hoshizaki appliances.”

The publication also goes on to add: “The floors are mostly travertine stone, with walnut flooring in the library, where there is also a custom-made Ralph Lauren pool table. In the family room, there’s a custom-made shagreen liquor cabinet and bar.”

Razor House was originally listed on the market for $43 million, meaning Keys saved herself a cool $13 million. According to the Wall Street Journal, the house also features an infinity pool and acoustically treated walls and ceiling, make it the perfect home for a musician – especially a Grammy award winner. Outside, the house features several lounge areas, a rooftop entertaining spot featuring a kitchen, and a courtyard with a firepit, plus an additional 1,301-square-foot, two-bedroom guesthouse on the premises.


Via GQ Australia