Dr. Dre is leaving Woodland Hills, California behind as he moves onto the next episode as a homeowner. Listed at $5.25 million, the notable rapper, songwriter, and producer purchased the estate in 1999 for $2.4 million, it boasts over 16,000 square feet which features eight bedrooms and 13 bathrooms.
Walking up to the grandiose manor, you’re greeted by a gated driveway leading to a four-car garage and security suite. The large gray bricks and conical roofs create a castle ambiance but the addition of lush greenery and modern architectural accents leave the structure feeling less like a chateau and more like a home.
As you enter through the double front doors, an imperial staircase sets the tone for what to expect throughout the home. A large, formal dining room is to the immediate left which flows to the kitchen and brings you to a more personal, family dining area. The kitchen is fixed with all-natural hardwood cabinetry, an eat-in bar, and amber yellow granite countertops. In addition to a personal kitchen, the home also features a chef’s kitchen area which includes a 250+ wine cellar.
Moving back to the entryway, you will find a personal study situated behind the staircase accented by windows that sweep across the back wall as well as an expansive fireplace. With dark wood-paneled walls, exposed beams in the ceiling, and royal red carpeting, the room is truly fit for a king, or in this case, a “doctor”.
To the right of the entrance, a smaller living room awaits for guests to relax comfortably, yet magnificently. With another classic wood-burning fireplace and two sets of double french doors opening up to a back porch, guests will feel warmly welcomed even in a home of such splendor. However, the main living area opens up to a large balcony overlooking the very ridges that give Woodland Hills its name. Feel free to leave your french doors open welcoming a temperate California breeze, or spend the day taking a dip in the olympic-sized swimming pool, we know we would.
Though the first floor seems to be where the character of the home lies, it’s not until you reach the second level of the home where you can see the extravagance of Dr. Dre’s taste. A master suite that features its own living space, personal balcony and massive walk-in closet is what really helps give this home its appeal to future prospects. But the best part? A relaxing paradise awaits you at the end of the day in the form of a soak-in jacuzzi bathtub. We’re starting to think that $5.25 million for this work-of-art is a steal.
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