Word has it that Beyoncé and Jay Z spent around $200K to lease this glassy Holmby Hills spec house, which was recently offered at $45M, making it around the 10th most expensive home in L.A. The Real Estalker hears that the world-running power couple spent a month at the mansion between the end of their solo tours and the start of their Bonnie and Clyde-ish On the Run tour, which wrapped up in Paris last Saturday. Designed by Quinn Architects and developed by the luxury-focused Milan-based developers at Estate 4, the sleek, 16,000-square-foot abode was finished early this year, and first offered in a non-public listing for $48M in April.
The property was listed on the open market in May to some fanfare, and because two of the three listing agents are in Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles, it has apparently been prominently featured on the show. Back in July, the LA Times reported that the brokers threw a very forced-sounding, deeply uncool party at the house to help market it, with "a red Ferrari Berlinetta, women in little black dresses passing hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, a violinist, [and] a saxophone player" in attendance. By virtue of their presence, if they did indeed rent the place this summer, Jay Z and Beyoncé made this gallery-like seven-bedroom temporarily cooler than it ever was before, or likely ever will be again.
Features that they might have enjoyed during their stay: an infinity pool, wine cellar, a catering kitchen, a large master bedroom with three walk-in closets and a roomy private terrace, a lighted, synthetic grass tennis court, and 6,500 square feet of multi-terraced outdoor living spaces. For now, Real Estalker's word is the only thing supporting the rumor, but the couple's history of spending, say, $400K for a single month in the Hamptons, would seem to support this kind of rental splurge. According to Zillow, the home was taken off the market just this morning.
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