or everyone, home is more than where you go to lay your head when the day’s spent. And we can all agree that wherever we call home should speak to us in a soothing way that the outside world finds alien. If you don’t already live in your dream home, it’s safe to say you often keep that dream alive in your mind and also with mood boards, and/or inspirational homes of famous people. The latter challenges us to know there’s more work to do, while simultaneously inspiring us with something to be hopeful for.
Celebrities generally live a lavish lifestyle that matches their income, though few choose to take an exception. Their income or preferences affect this stance. We all know the amount of work these celebrities put into their craft, and splurging on a home that gives stability whenever they return from their numerous trips is worth it. And let’s face it, who doesn’t love fancy houses, luxurious cars, high-end clothes, and even beguiling jewelry, especially when they can afford it?
You could be looking for inspiration for a new home or interior decor, and what better place to look than at the expensive Black celebrity homes with exquisite decor, creative lighting, and high-quality amenities?
Check out 10 of the most expensive Black celebrity homes we fancy…
#10. Cassper Nyovest Kyalami mansion
Cassper’s house is one of the most expensive black celebrity homes in South Africa. Cassper Nyovest purchased a luxury mansion in Kyalami, Johannesburg. The mansion is said to cost about $580,000. The house contains a massive swimming pool, a well-equipped gym, and a studio.
#9. Eddie Murphy Beverly Hills
Iconic comedian Eddie Murphy purchased his 3.7 acre Beverly Hills estate at $10 million in 2001 and renovated it to become his dream house, and perhaps, ours too. The property features 10 bedrooms, 17 bathrooms, numerous balconies, a huge swimming pool, a four-car garage, and a courtyard where he resides with his family as privately as he would love.
#8. Lil Wayne Miami mansion
The New Orleans rapper is among black celebrities who own an incredible mansion. Lil Wayne acquired his home in 2018 for an estimated $17 million. However, the rapper has listed this property for $29.5 million. The house has a surface of about 15,101 square feet. It boasts seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a wine cellar, a movie theater, an outdoor dining space, and a cabana.
#7. Dr. Dre’s Brentwood mansion
Dr. Dre has made it clear he loves the good life, as it’s evident in his $40 million custom-built Brentwood mansion, which he got from the former owner Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bundchen. The mansion measures 18,300 sq ft, with 5 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms inclusive. The mansion was designed by architect Richard Landry and features a gym, sauna, and well-lit fireplaces. The property was originally listed for $50 million but was negotiated down to $40 million by Dr. Dre.
The famous music producer bought the property after selling off his thriving music streaming and headphone company, for $2.6 billion in cash and $400 million in stock to Apple. The mansion is also equipped with a state-of-the-art music studio. The outdoor view of this mansion is one of the most beautiful parts of the property. It is equipped with an infinity pool that rivals any luxury hotel in the vicinity.
#6. Tiger Woods OceanFront estate
Tiger Woods’ Oceanfront estate is located at Jupiter Island, Florida. This facility is Woods’ official home and costs approximately $54.5 million. It’s clear why this is one of the sleekest Black celebrity homes. Woods acquired the 12 acres property in 2006 for $40 million and destroyed the former house, which is about 9,000 sq ft, to erect his own 9,700 sq ft mansion on the property.
About 3,300 sq ft of space is allocated for living quarters, while the rest of the remaining 6,400 sq ft of space contains the multi-purpose mansion, which features a gigantic theater room, an oxygen therapy room, and a modern gym. This mansion was completed in 2010, exactly the year Tiger Woods and his ex-wife Elin Nordegren separated. Woods moved into the house by himself in 2011.
#5. Will Smith & Jada’s Calabasas mansion
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air proved his royalty status wasn’t fiction, because the star got himself a real-life palace. The famous actor and his wife, Jada Pinkett, chose to build his palace in the same region (Calabasas, California) with other rich celebrities. Designed by Stephen Samuelson, the beach house was purchased at about $20 million in 2009 but is currently worth an estimated $56 million. It features seven bedrooms, seven full bathrooms, and two and a half bathrooms.
#4. Kanye West Calabasas mansion
Kanye and his ex-wife Kim Kardashian’s $60 million house, located in Calabasas, California, which has been in the news recently following the couple’s divorce, is still one of the Black celebrity homes that make quite a statement. The mansion is located in the same region as other rich rappers’ homes, with about 16000 sq ft capacity. The house has eight bedrooms, a game room, two swimming pools, and a vineyard.
#3. Oprah Winfrey’s Promise Land
It’s a given, Oprah Winfrey will always have a knack for excellence, mansions inclusive. The media mogul spent $50 million in 2001 to purchase a gigantic home in “Promise Land,” though the property is currently estimated to be worth about $88 to $90 million. The estate is situated in Montecito, California.
Originally bought in 1922, it had gone through several renovations and rebuilding to get it to its present style. The mansion contains six bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, 10 fireplaces, and a wine cellar.
#2. Jay Z & Beyonce’s Bel Air mansion
The Carters, aka, celebrity power couple purchased this Bel Air mansion in 2017 for $88 Million. The customized home had a combined space of about 30,000 sq ft of living space, with six different structures situated on the property.
The mansion has eight bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a 15-car garage, four swimming pools, basketball court, and the list appears endless. One of the outstanding features of this property is its bulletproof glasses. The celebrity couple spent $88 million to set up this modern marvel house. The property was originally listed for $120 million, but Jay Z and his team were able to put up a good bargain.
#1. Byron Allen’s Malibu estate
For a whopping $100 million, media mogul Byron Allen purchased an 11,000 sq ft property in the Paradise Cove enclave. According to WSJ, “The deal represents the most ever paid for a home by an African-American buyer in the U.S., and is one of the highest prices paid for a U.S. home this year.” The 3.5 acres trophy residence features four large bedrooms with two small guest houses with a Pacific Ocean view—the best part. Snatching off a property in this sought-after neighborhood puts this on the top Black celebrity homes of 2022.
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