It may not be “a crib with a studio and it’s all full of tracks to add to the wall, full of plaques, hanging up in the office in back of his house like trophies,” but when we saw his Los Angeles manse was on the market, we didn’t forget about Dr. Dre.
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Dre’s 16,200 square-foot home is in the luxury-laden and private Westchester County Estates, an enclave protected by guards and a gate. The home itself also sits behind a gated drive.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the Grammy-winning rap artist and founder and chief executive of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics paid $2.35 million for the home in 1999. The French country-style home has been extensively renovated since the purchase.
Inside, the renovations include two kitchens, a 250-bottle wine cellar, a movie theater, and an elevator so you can reach all three stories of the home with ease (although don’t miss the grand staircase in the foyer).
The family room showcases a 150-gallon fish tank and a wall of glass pocket doors that open to a lanai with a wet bar and indoor spa. It also overlooks landscaped grounds with an Olympic saltwater swimming pool, patios, and a fire pit, as well as a spot for conversation and TV viewing thanks to a flatscreen built into a stone wall.
Upstairs, a master suite is more accurately a master retreat, with a sitting area, his-and-hers closets, a dressing room with dry sauna, a fireplace, a spacious en-suite with a raised Jacuzzi tub with gorgeous views and an oversized shower, and a large study. The suite also has its own balcony.
The main floor also has a full kitchen with eat-in bar, and a separate chef’s kitchen, a formal dining area, a casual dining area, a formal living room, and an office.
All the bedrooms upstairs are en suites, and there are additional private guest quarters with a kitchenette, sitting room, two bedrooms, and a full bath on the second floor. The third floor is home to the movie theater, another kitchenette, and a workout room.
The eight-bedroom, 13 bath (plus two powder rooms) mansion is priced at $5.25 million, and is listed by David Smith of Keller Williams Realty Calabasas. Want to see more? Check out the listing here.