Rihanna is a singer, songwriter, and businesswoman who has become one of the best-selling music artists of all-time. She began her career in 2003 and released her first album two years later. Her first two studio albums were influenced by Caribbean music, while her third album boasted music in the dance-pop genre. The albums she has released since have combined dance, pop, and R&B. In total, Rihanna has sold more than 250 million records worldwide. Her singles include 14 number ones and 31 top-ten releases in the United States, while she has achieved 30 top-ten entries in the UK. Rihanna was named the wealthiest woman in the music industry in 2019. According to Celebrity Net Worth (https://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-celebrities/singers/rihanna-net-worth/), Rihanna’s net worth is now $650 million. She has made money not only from her music but also from various business ventures in the fashion and cosmetics industries. Furthermore, Rihanna has also ventured into acting. She has had major roles in films such as ‘Battleship,’ ‘Ocean’s 8,’ and ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.’
One way that Rihanna has spent her money is investing in real estate, and she owns multiple multi-million-dollar properties in various states and in Barbados. She owned an estate in Beverley Hills that she put up for sale in 2018 after a break-in and sold the property for a reported $10.4 million. She also owns a $14 million penthouse in Manhattan, a stunning property in West London, a condo along Wilshire Corridor in L.A., a $6.8 million Hollywood Hills estate, and a vacation retreat in her native Barbados. Her current primary residence is a $5.5 million penthouse in The Century skyscraper in Century City. The address is home to many high-profile celebrities, including Matthew Perry, Candy Spelling, and Nobu Matsuhisa. Residents of the building have access to multiple services and amenities, including in-house restaurant facilities, a 24/7 concierge service, a spa, and a gym. Now, Rihanna has expanded her real estate portfolio by purchasing a Beverley Hills mansion for $13.8 million. Let’s take a look at Rihanna’s new Beverley Hills home.
An Overview of Rihanna’s Beverley Hills Mansion
Rihanna’s new home is on a highly desirable cul-de-sac set into the Beverley Hills mountain. It is a popular spot for celebrities, so one of her new neighbors is Sir Paul McCartney. Both Madonna and Mariah Carey are also former residents of the neighborhood. Built in 1938, the 7,628-square feet mansion sits on a lot measuring 21,958-square-feet, and it boasts five bedrooms and seven bathrooms. The property was previously owned by Mary Sheldon, the daughter of Sidney Sheldon, who created ‘I Dream of Jeanie.’ Sheldon sold the property in 2016 for $4.3 million. The new owner was investor and entrepreneur Daniel Starr, who demolished and rebuilt most of the property. It was then listed in 2020 for $15 million, but Rihanna has paid just $13.8 million for the mansion.
Inside the Luxurious Pad
Traditional and contemporary elements are combined inside the house to create a sophisticated and modern farmhouse look. The main living area has an open floorplan, and French white oak hardwood floors feature throughout the house. A modern foyer is the first room in the house, and this features a large sculpture of a bull. Not only does the foyer connect to the main living areas of the property, but it also connects to the open-air central courtyard. The main living room is a light and bright space, with white walls and Fleetwood glass sliders that lead to the garden. Another living space on the main level acts as a family room, lounge, and library. It features a fireplace, a wet bar, and floor-to-ceiling bookshelves.
White is the color scheme for the gourmet kitchen, as the walls, cabinetry, and marble countertops all feature white. While many modern homes have a kitchen island, Rihanna’s home boasts two islands, both of which have a sink with brass fittings and a modern light fitting hanging overhead. The kitchen has top-of-the-range appliances and sliding doors lead to a terrace with an outdoor dining area. The kitchen also has a black leather breakfast banquette. Upstairs, the master suite is an exquisite space. The bedroom has a full wall of folding glass door that opens onto a private balcony that overlooks Coldwater Canyon. There is a spa-style master suite that is kitted out with marble, and doors are leading out to an alfresco sitting area. The master suite also features a custom closet that is lined with black lacquer cabinetry. Another room on the mansion’s upper level is a smart gym, which is fitted out with high-end fitness equipment. The gym benefits from large windows and glass doors, so Rihanna can enjoy the views while working out.
The Exterior of the Property
The property’s front façade is hidden from view from the street as there are tall hedges and large gates, says Dirt.com. Through the gates, there is a driveway leading to an attached two-car garage. Rihanna’s new home has a contemporary look from the outside, with white painted walls, black trim, and a black metal roof. One of the main outdoor spaces is a central courtyard, which creates a link between the home’s interior and the grounds. It is a fantastic space for leisure and entertainment, as it includes a terrace with a lounging area, a fire pit, a pool, and a spa. The grounds are steeply sloped at the rear of the property due to the mansion’s hillside property. The rear garden is surrounded by a tall retaining wall that offers privacy and security to the premises, and there are mature trees beyond the property’s boundaries that offer further privacy. In the grounds to the rear of the property, the gardens are divided into lawned and terraced areas.