What to add to the house that has everything...
If the resident is Grammy winner, record producer, and business mogul Dr. Dre, the answer is simple: an enormous (10,000-square-foot) music studio underneath.
Earlier this year, Apple Inc. officially announced it had acquired his company Beats (co-founded with Interscope Geffen A&M Chairman Jimmy Iovine) for $3 billion.
Days after Beats was purchased—a feat which makes him the world’s top-earning musician of 2014—Dre made a purchase of his own: the magnificent Brentwood mansion formerly owned by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and his supermodel wife Gisele Bündchen—for $40 million. He immediately launched a remodeling project to add a gigantic music studio underneath the chateau.
The limestone-clad country French chateau—designed by Richard Landry—boasts a winding driveway, cobblestone motor court and a "koi-stocked moat." The stunning grounds include expanses of lawn, gardens, waterfalls, ponds and an infinity pool.
The five-bedrooms, nine-bath home features a center hall, a den, a "double-height, wood-paneled library," a gym, a sauna, seven fireplaces, loggias, covered terraces, balconies and garage space. The interior design elements include reclaimed ceiling beams, salvaged tile and antique doors.
The property, which had once been listed at $50 million — will certainly increase in value with the addition of the music studio underneath.
Photographs and details courtesy of The Los Angeles Times.