His upcoming boxing match with UFC veteran Ben Askren is still a few weeks away, but Jake Paul has already taken a hard wallop to the financial gut. Out in Calabasas, the perennially controversial YouTuber’s longtime mansion has sold for $6.15 million — a lot of money, but also $775,000 less than what Paul paid in 2017. Factor in taxes, hefty realtor fees, renovations, four years of upkeep, and the total loss amount likely swells deep into seven-figure territory. The discount buyer’s identity is not yet known.
Paul first announced his intentions to sell last December, in an emotional YouTube video, calling it “one of the hardest decisions he’s ever made.” The 24-year-old also revealed he’d be trading SoCal for Miami, leaving the “distractions” of L.A.’s party scene behind — along with those pesky FBI raids — with the goal of becoming a “legitimate pro fighter.”
Built in 1990 and architecturally vague in style, the 15,000-square-foot hulking beast of a house sits in a small guard-gated enclave out in a fairly remote part of Calabasas. Blessedly secluded from its neighbors behind a long driveway and a parking lot-sized motorcourt, the place has a four-car attached garage. A few palm trees and a big swath of grassy lawn define the front yard’s landscaping.
Inside, the bulbous and many-columned manor opens to a huge foyer with a grand staircase. The double-height living room offer neo-Palladian windows and connects to a second living room with a fireplace and more neo-Palladian windows. There’s also a third living room — or maybe it’s a family room — with a coffered ceiling and built-in shelving, plus French doors opening to a terrace.
The suitably vast kitchen is blessed with top-of-the-line stainless appliances; both the adjoining breakfast room and formal dining room have French door access to al fresco dining patios. Also downstairs are a movie theater, a gym, and guest quarters.
On the upper level, the octagonal master bedroom opens to a private balcony with sweeping views of the rugged hills that surround Calabasas. The master bath boasts a glass shower with room for Paul and at least five companions, plus stone floors and even a lounge area with a beverage fridge. There are dual walk-in closets, both with custom cabinetry.
Out back are numerous loggias and patios serviced by two separate BBQ centers. Off to one side of the terraced, 3.5-acre yard is a secluded pool area; down a few more flights of stairs is another flat grassy pad with ample space for a tennis court.