Abel Tesfaye, more notably recognized as Grammy winning R&B musician The Weeknd, has recently acquired a not so humble abode at a near record breaking price.
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The contemporary singer can now call the posh residential enclave of Bel Air, Los Angeles home after purchasing his newfound mansion at a whopping $70 million price point. This lavish real estate deal is marked as one of the most expensive sales to take place this year in Los Angeles. The transaction comes mere months after The Weeknd sold his $19.3 million Hidden Hills home to the “Queen of Pop” Madonna.
Prior to The Weeknd’s recent purchase, his newly acquired Bel Air abode was owned by Dutch media mogul Reinout Oerlemans and his wife, competitive cyclist Danielle Oerleman. The couple originally purchased the lavish home in 2015 for a price of $21.4 million. They spent three years renovating the expansive property with the addition of ultramodern amenities and 13,000 square feet of space. Reportedly, the Oerlemans were not interested in selling their glamourous residence before receiving word of The Weeknd’s inquiry. The Williams team represented the sellers in this transaction while Angel Salvador of Beverly Hills Estates represented the buyer.
The luxurious Bel Air property spans 1.6 acres of picturesque land and features approximately 33,000 square feet of ling space. With the Oerlemans’ renovations, the residence has been upgraded from its initial early 2000s aesthetic to a more contemporary look. Distinctive decorative elements of the home consist of orange gloss paint on the living room walls, leather belts repurposed into drawer handles, and office walls lined with wooden sunburst panels. Other luxe amenities include a gym, movie theater, music studio, sauna, hammam, and indoor pool. Stepping outside, the expansive exterior showcases a a sports court, an infinity pool with waterfall, and a dramatic split staircase leading from the upper patio to the lawn which overlooks the beautiful Bel Air Country Club.
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