Where does Beyonce live? Inside Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s $88 Million Mansion

Ian Mutuli
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Beyoncé Knowles initially caught the public's attention as the lead vocalist of the group Destiny's Child. Married to singer and rapper Jay-Z, the two have undoubtedly bought a lot of real estate over the years, but where does Beyonce live?

Simple answer- Bel Air, CA. After renting houses in LA and other incredible places, they decided to purchase their mansion in Bel Air, CA, in August 2017. The renowned couple, who got married in 2008, have accumulated a star-studded real estate portfolio over the years, which includes luxurious mansions in Los Angeles, the Hamptons, and New York City.

We've got you covered if you're looking for information about Beyonce's homes, including the current residence and all the other properties she owns and leases.

Who is Beyonce, and Why is She Famous?

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles, commonly known as Beyonce, is an American singer, songwriter, producer, and actress who was born on September 4, 1981, in Texas.

She started singing at a young age, participating in neighborhood talent competitions, and winning several competitions by captivating audiences with her singing and dance skills.

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After launching a solo career with her debut album, Dangerously in Love, she became one of music's best-selling performers.

In 2008, she wed hip-hop recording artist Shawn Corey Carter (Jay-Z), and the couple has three kids. She also has 28 Grammy awards under her belt, which is the most of any female musician.

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Beyoncé is reportedly worth $500 million, and Jay Z is reportedly worth $1.3 Billion million, according to Forbes. If we're being conservative, this power couple has a combined net worth of $1.8 billion.

Beyonce’s Childhood Home

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Beyoncé Giselle Knowles had her life beginnings in a lovely brick home in Houston, Texas. The Knowles family bought the house in 1986 and reportedly stayed there until Beyoncé was five years old. However, it was sold in 2018 for $500,000, allowing interested fans to look inside the house.

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The celebrity childhood home is 2,938 square feet and was built in 1946. Original hardwood flooring, a movie room, a beautiful backyard, and a spacious master suite with a raised bed platform are some of the luxurious features.

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With three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and roomy, open living areas, the house appears to be a cozy location to raise a family.

Where Does Beyonce Live?

Beyoncé and Jay-Z own several residences across the country. However, they live in a big, modern estate in Bel-Air, Los Angeles, California. They also have a luxury vacation property in the Hamptons on Long Island, New York, a former church in New Orleans, Louisiana, and more.

The power couple's interest in a brand-new Bel Air development became known in July 2017. It goes without saying that Beyonce's House will go down in history. They bought the hillside property at the end of a quiet street in Bel Air for $88 million.

1. Bel Air Mansion

This mansion is Beyoncé, and Jay Z's most recent and greatest acquisition is this enormous mansion, which represents the absolute apex of their real estate career.

The couple moved into this freshly constructed Bel Air house, which cost them $88 million. The enormous residence consists of six buildings constructed from glass, steel, and marbled limestone.

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Beyoncé and Jay Z's hillside mansion has a basketball court, eight bedrooms, eleven bathrooms, bulletproof glass, a 15-car garage, staff quarters, and more. In addition, the home's two-acre yard includes multiple patios, sun decks, and four swimming pools.

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This smart house boasts the newest technological features to ensure convenience and safety. For example, you can simply press a button to open the glass barriers or walls. Naturally, everything is properly fixed behind the massive iron gates.

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Paul McClean, known as the "home whisperer" and "spec-home genius," designed the house. The developer, Tyrone McKillen, acquired the plot in 2015 for $15 million.

Of course, he rebuilt this masterpiece and tore down the Colonial Revival mansion. It was marketed for $135 million after four years of work before he took $88 million from Beyonce and Jay Z.

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2. East Hampton, New York City

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Beyoncé and Jay Z spent an additional $25,925,000 on a waterfront mansion in East Hampton, only one month after making a significant $88 million purchase in Bel Air.

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The 12,000-square-foot house sits on two acres of land, with 200 feet of beachfront on Georgica Pond and a ton of greenery. The property contains a detached guest house with a full kitchen and 7 bedrooms, and 9 bathrooms.

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Turkish limestone is used in addition to hand-carved and heated marble bathrooms, imported Venetian flooring, and fireplaces from the French Louis XV era.

3. New York City Condo

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After releasing her debut solo album, Dangerously in Love, in 2003, Beyonce spent $5 million to buy a Manhattan condo in 2005. The high-altitude residence is positioned on the 44th floor of the renowned One Beacon Court skyscraper between Lexington and Third Avenue.

The corner apartment, which is 2,669 square feet, has stunning views of Central Park and the imposing New York City skyline.

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The house is large and bright, with floor-to-ceiling windows, 11-foot ceilings, and cutting-edge smart home technology. The solid panel doors, modern moldings, and recessed lighting are all the work of Parisian interior designer Jacques Grange.

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The home features an eat-in gourmet kitchen outfitted with professional-grade stainless steel appliances, Italian Basaltina stone worktops, Brazilian granite floors, and custom cabinets.

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There are also three ensuite bedrooms, and the master suite has everything a celebrity could want or need, including a steam shower, a bathtub with a view, his-and-hers sinks, and spacious closets.

It should be no surprise that Beyoncé kept the apartment for a long time, selling it in 2017 after listing it for $10 million. Someone brought it in the full asking price in just 11 days.

4. Manhattan

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Jay-Z started renting this apartment on the 76th floor of the Time Warner Center in New York's Upper West Side a year before their 2007 wedding. Before the apartment's owner sold it for an astounding $31 million, he leased it for a number of years at a rumored cost of $40,000 per month.

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The magnificent penthouse boasts 4,825 square feet of space and includes everything from sweeping city views to a suspended aquarium in the living area.

The pad is every custom as you would imagine it to be, with gleaming hardwood floors, recessed lighting, floor-to-ceiling windows, a built-in entertainment center, and a jukebox.

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With a 360-degree view of the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, and the Hudson River, the views are without a doubt the home's outstanding feature. In addition, the lounge and master bedroom have direct access to private external balconies.

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Thanks to its king-sized bed, living space, and private bathroom, the master bedroom is a beautiful place for relaxing. The apartment also features a chic office with a breathtaking view of the river, a roomy kitchen with a dining area, and marble finishes.

5. New Orleans, Los Angeles

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The New Orleans house is slightly different from the others and has an interesting story. This house structure, which was built in 1925, was a church at the time. This Presbyterian church was later transformed into a ballet studio. It is currently a well-known building and is frequently called Garden District Palace.

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Beyonce and Jay Z paid $2.6 million for the home, which has a total area of 13,292 square feet. Despite the numerous lights installed on the ceiling, the true liveliness of the house is visible during the day. In addition, the house has large windows, which allow plenty of sunshine to enter, making the house even more lively.

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The location of the dining room stands out. This beautiful dining room is situated on one side of the large hallway-like space you meet as you enter the house. A red color scheme has been used to decorate the dining room walls and the velvet-covered chairs surrounding the table.

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There are three master bedrooms. One of the bedrooms has rough walls, dark furniture, crimson carpet, and golden window features. Another master bedroom across the hall has dark hardwood floors and blue walls that connect to a white ceiling in an incredible pattern.

6. Malibu (Rental)

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Beyoncé and Jay Z reportedly paid $400,000 per month to rent this enormous Malibu mansion after the twins were born in June 2017. Together with the outlying buildings, the Mediterranean-styled residence has a massive 16,107 square feet of living area.

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It includes 10 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms. The 24-seat dining room and the 2-story hand-carved limestone foyer are two more elements that add to the mega-appeal. In addition, the mansion has a marble-topped table and cabinetry, two pools, a thousand rose bushes, and breathtaking ocean views outside.

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7. East Hampton, New York

The power couple made another significant real estate purchase about a month after they took possession of their Bel Air mega-mansion. They spent $26 million this time on a vacation home in the Hamptons. The house was bought in September 2017 and is situated in the posh coastal community of East Hampton, New York.

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The Pond House, often known as the house, was for sale on the market for eight years before the power couple bought it. It sat on an elevated two-acre site and was completely rebuilt over the course of two years by Jeffrey Collé, but previously designed by Stanford White more than 100 years ago.

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In order to enhance the views from the living room, Collé rotated the entire building 90 degrees as part of the construction. Additionally, the magnificent area now has a lofty double-height ceiling, a large amount of glazing, two fireplaces, and superb parquet floors.

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The house has seven bedrooms, an ancient French stone fireplace, his-and-hers dressing rooms and bathrooms, walk-in closets, and a private patio.

A playroom, a screening room, and a three-car garage are all included. Outside is a detached 1,800-square-foot guesthouse, a wraparound patio, and an infinity pool.

8. Beverly Hills (Rental)

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Beyoncé and Jay Z managed to secure this enormous mansion in the center of Beverly Hills for the same amount after having their prior rental property sold out from under them.

Jamie McCourt, a former owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, once owned this Beverly Hills property, which the Carters reportedly purchased for $150,000 a month.

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The 20,637-square-foot house is located on a well-maintained acreage. There is plenty of room in the villa-style residence, with five bedrooms and six bathrooms. In addition, it includes an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a massage room specifically designated for that purpose, a spa, and a steam room.

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In addition to offering a lot of privacy, the mansion's surroundings are abundant with trees, greenery, and towering hedges, which celebrities frequently search for in a location to call home. For example, it served as Jeffery Lebowski's residence in the 1998 cult film The Big Lebowski.

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Conclusion

Beyonce and Jay Z, two of the most significant performers of our time, have accumulated unimaginable riches.

After years of renting properties in and around Los Angeles and other amazing locations, they ultimately bought a sizable home in Bel Air, California, in August 2017, where they currently live.

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Ian Mutuli

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Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.