This summer is hot and so are the music moguls, Beyoncé and Jay-Z. The legendary couple’s recent collaborative album, Everything Is Love, hit the gilded music streets in that much-loved Carter style: an over-the-top video that illustrates devotion to artwork and opulence. Everything is, indeed, love for this super couple.
The video is set in the Louvre Museum and features the Queen B and Jay-Z posing amongst art masterpieces: Winged Victory of Samothrace, the Mona Lisa and Napoleon’s coronation. The paintings and sculptures that are filmed, often in alluring detail, span over thousands of years, and focus upon, amongst other things, power, beauty and eminence.
Beyond showcasing the artwork, the video also provides a virtual tour of the Louvre, from the glass pyramid in its courtyard, to the ornate and spectacular ceiling panels. And it seems it was no coincidence that this video about venerable living was filmed around the time the power couple was reported to seal a deal and purchase an $88 million mansion in Bel Air and a $26 million estate in East Hampton, New York.
Both of these ultra-modern compounds reportedly purchased by the hip-hop couple are works of art in themselves – iconic, architectural beauties in their own real estate right.
$26 Million East Hampton Mansion
This mega mansion is the Palace of Versailles in East Hampton. The property includes water access to Georgica Pond and is nearby a 17-acre meadow preserve.
The monolithic compound itself is a fortress, a Louvre of its own.
Includes a sculptured stone staircase that leads to more luxury: Luis V and Goyard trunks all in the closet.
This New York masterpiece has seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms and spans 12,000 square feet. It also offers a separate 1800-square-foot guest house that has two bedrooms. It's gotta be special, and it is.
The features of this real estate showstopper are massive and loosely mirror the awe-inspiring massiveness found in the Louvre. This home itself is classical art that has come to life in a brand new context: the Carter context. Each and every aspect of this mansion is a choreographed step in the timeless dance of two lovers who savor the beauty, bounty and boldness of big living.
The leading couple is slowing down the dance to a different type of speed. American royalty speed.
$88 Million Bel Air Mansion
The Hampton mansion owned by the leading couple isn’t the couple’s only recent real estate purchase. It's been reported that they purchased a 30,000-square-foot estate on the West Coast In Bel Air for $88 million — the most expensive real estate purchase of 2017 in Los Angeles.
World-renowned architect, Paul McClean, designed this monolithic showpiece for a daily indoor-outdoor living experience.The home’s retractable sheer glass panels reflect modern chic, clean-lined design and a desire to connect to the beauty of the surrounding natural environment.
The estate has expanses of same-colored travertine marble that serve to create an elegant, luxurious feel without compromising on simplicity. And this is when you know straight away: you've arrived.
Rooms boast 30-40 foot ceilings and the most luxurious details. And it’s all in the details: from custom kitchen cabinets made in Italy to custom sinks and a custom staircase made from stone. And, perhaps, 24-carat faucets.
The estate boasts a home theatre with oversized, dark brown leather chairs. And Fate has you sittin' watching Bey and Jay's new video.
The estate’s state-of-the-art features also include bullet-proof windows, a rooftop helipad for private helicopter landings, a 15-car garage and an in-house spa and fitness center with a 12-person whirlpool.
And the confidence you exude begins and ends at home.
The Carter-Knowles’ family may enjoy any one of their four pools. Play it cool at the pool has taken on a whole meaning when the water's so blue as it is here.
It's also been reported that this hip-hop mogul couple's combined net worth makes them a billion-dollar couple: Beyoncé is worth $350 million and Jay-Z is worth $810 million. Knowing this, you can't help but wonder what's next on the real estate horizon for this Fortune 500 family.