Dr. Dre Selling Hollywood Hills Mansion for $35 Million, Working on New Kendrick Lamar Album
By Scott T. Sterling
Dr. Dre is movin’ on up — and out of his old mansion.
After the highly publicized sale of Beats by Dre to Apple for $3 billion, the superstar producer is upgrading his digs, having recently bought the former digs of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and his model wife Gisele Bundchen for $40 million.
The purchase finds Dr. Dre looking to sell his current mansion, which is now on the market for $35 million.
The estate, located at 9161 Oriole Way, is fully loaded with the expected accommodations of a rap superstar, including six bedrooms, nine bathrooms and 9,696 in square footage (that pans out to $3,610 per square foot).
“Without question, the best view estate in the city. Perched atop a promontory and gated at the end of a cul-de-sac, this home has a jetliner 300 degree vista with lights sparkling from downtown to the Pacific Ocean,” reads the listing from realtor Redfin. “With a flat, expansive, grassy yard, infinity edge pool – all overlooking the most striking views and setting in Los Angeles. Completely rebuilt in 2001, featuring 6 bedrooms, 9 baths, library/media, den, guest house, and wine cellar, all in total serenity.”
The listing all makes a point to deter lookie-loos by letting it be known that the home will only be shown to pre-qualified buyers, so have your credit (and a whole lot of money) in order before inquiring about the Dr. Dre estate.
While Dre has been spending most of his time being a headphone entrepreneur with partner Jimmy Iovine, rapper Kendrick Lamar has said that he’s still got the music in him, and is working with Lamar on his second full-length album.
“One thing about Dre is you can’t take the music away from him,” Lamar explained (via Allhiphop.com) . “No matter how much money he has, he’s going to be right there in that studio. That’s before the deal, after the deal, he’s always locked in that studio.”
Dre is also a producer attached to a potential Straight Outta Compton biopic, which Ice Cube has said could star his son, O’Shea Jackson, Jr.