JAY-Z and Beyoncé, photographed courtside at the first game of…

JAY-Z and Beyoncé, photographed courtside at the first game of the Western Conference semi-finals between the Golden State Warriors and the New Orleans Pelicans at the Oracle Arena in Oakland. Hov was on hand to support his Roc Nation Sports client Kevin Durant, whose team took the game 123-101.

JAY-Z and Beyoncé, photographed courtside at the first game of…

JAY-Z and Beyoncé, photographed courtside at the first game of the Western Conference semi-finals between the Golden State Warriors and the New Orleans Pelicans at the Oracle Arena in Oakland. Hov was on hand to support his Roc Nation Sports client Kevin Durant, whose team took the game 123-101.

JAY-Z and Beyoncé, photographed leaving their home in Los…

JAY-Z and Beyoncé, photographed leaving their home in Los Angeles, as they headed to Oakland to watch Kevin Durant’s Golden State Warriors take on the New Orleans Pelicans in the first game of the Western Conference semi-finals.

Their purchase of the property became public in July 2017, but as Hov spoke on their new manse on “MaNyfaCedGod” we can safely assume the deal was settled months earlier. Although never put on the public market, the 30,000 square-foot estate carried an asking price of $135 million in private real estate conversations. Unidentified sources claim that The Carters purchased the property for $88 million; amended from the earlier $120 million rumors. The price tag made it the sixth-priciest home purchase in the history of the LA market, and the most expensive home sold in 2017. To facilitate the acquisition of the property the $1.16 billion couple took out a $52.8 million mortgage, leading to monthly repayments of $319,527 for the next 30 years.

The mansion was designed by award-winning architect Paul McClean. After training as as an architect in Ireland, he moved to the United States and founded McClean Design in 2000. His company is now one of the leading contemporary residential design firms in the Los Angeles area. McClean is the designer of the Bel Air giga-mansion “The One,” which if sold for its $500 million asking price will be one of the most expensive houses ever sold. 

The Carter’s estate is located on Cuesta Way

in East Gate Bel Air, a small and affluent area of the Westside neighborhood. Also known as Old Bel Air, the area is unusual in having a rather high concentration of very large Republican Party contributors, as Los Angeles is otherwise heavily Democratic. “Grandma’s favorite, she could not understand how there’s people in the world who wouldn’t want me as a neighbor? Had to explain to her, ‘You think these folks want me in the mansion as a reminder that I make top paper?’ Black entrepreneur, nobody did us no favors. Nobody gave us shit, we made us.” 

The estate’s

30,000 square-feet of living space is spread across six structures on a 1.56-acre property. The home has eight bedrooms, with the master bedroom having one en suite and substantial private wardrobe each. There are 11 bathrooms with non-touch toilets and Gessi faucets and features. Features include touch-open glass walls, a kitchen with state-of-the-art Miele appliances and custom-made cabinets and benchtops imported from Italy, limestone stairs,

Calacatta

marble walls and flooring, an elevator in the center of the home, and a

state-of-the-art

entertainment room. There is also a marble-walled in-home wellness and fitness facility, featuring two spa rooms, a 12-person whirlpool, two steam rooms, and a fitness room akin to a LA gym. The couple’s bid included an extra $10 million for the staging and furnishing of the home, so it was move-in ready.

Property features include a rooftop helipad, a 15-car garage and carport,

a full-size basketball court, bulletproof windows, four swimming pools, separate staff quarters, and a tree-lined waterway that meanders around the entire property. There is also more than 10,000 square-feet of Italian marbled terrace space for indoor-outdoor living.

“Two deep, it’s just me and Jay posted in them courtside…

“Two deep, it’s just me and Jay posted in them courtside seats”

JAY-Z and Beyoncé, photographed courtside at the first game of the Western Conference semi-finals between the Golden State Warriors and the New Orleans Pelicans at the Oracle Arena in Oakland. Hov was on hand to support his Roc Nation Sports client Kevin Durant, whose team took the game 123-101.

Jay’s timepiece is the fabled Rolex Perpetual Calendar modified by the legendary Franck Muller in 1987. Legend goes that before he founded his self-titled company, he took a gold 16238 Rolex Date-Just and completely modified its 3135 movement. Complications then added by the famed watchmaker include four pièce de rèsistance sub dials: a month and leap year indicator at 12 o’clock, a date counter at 3 o’clock, a moon phase indicator at 6 o’clock and a day indicator at 9 o’clock. The timepiece is a 1 of 1 creation, which some believe makes it priceless. The legendary Alex Todd sourced the watch for Jay, bringing back to public light a watch many believed was long missing. With its custom nature not every collector is on board, but Hov clearly appreciates its unique history.

JAY-Z and Beyoncé, photographed arriving at the first game of…

JAY-Z and Beyoncé, photographed arriving at the first game of the Western Conference semi-finals between the Golden State Warriors and the New Orleans Pelicans at the Oracle Arena in Oakland on Saturday. Hov was present to support his Roc Nation Sports client Kevin Durant, whose team took the game 123-101.

“But this particular watch be a one of one; that means none…

“But this particular watch be a one of one; that means none before it, none to come. The homie that’s rapping be the only one that has it—I’ll show you how to do this son!”

JAY-Z and Beyoncé, photographed courtside at the first game of the Western Conference semi-finals between the Golden State Warriors and the New Orleans Pelicans at the Oracle Arena in Oakland. Hov was on hand to support his Roc Nation Sports client Kevin Durant, whose team took the game 123-101. 

Jay’s timepiece is the fabled Rolex Perpetual Calendar modified by the legendary Franck Muller in 1987. Legend goes that before he founded his self-titled company, he took a gold 16238 Rolex Date-Just and completely modified its 3135 movement. Complications then added by the famed watchmaker include four pièce de rèsistance sub dials: a month and leap year indicator at 12 o’clock, a date counter at 3 o’clock, a moon phase indicator at 6 o’clock and a day indicator at 9 o’clock. The timepiece is a 1 of 1 creation, which some believe makes it priceless. The legendary Alex Todd sourced the watch for Jay, bringing back to public light a watch many believed was long missing. With its custom nature not every collector is on board, but Hov clearly appreciates its unique history.