Two months after Big Sean sold his $11 million home in L.A.’s exclusive Mulholland Estates gated community, he’s now found a new place to hang his hat. Records reveal the Grammy-nominated rapper, born Sean Anderson, has doled out $8.1 million for a slightly smaller but no less posh French Normandy-style mansion in a very affluent and guard-gated enclave of Encino.
Built in 2005, the property was completely renovated about four years ago; originally listed back in May for $10 million, it ultimately sold to Anderson at a nearly $2 million discount. Sited on almost a half-acre of land in a gated community with 18 equally large mansions — none of them owned by celebs — the house is primed for large-scale entertaining. Stone-clad and vaguely reminiscent of a European chateau, the place is fronted by a brick motorcourt and attached three-car garage. Inside, a soaring foyer flows into more than 10,000 square feet of living space on three floors, with six bedrooms and nine bathrooms. For all that splendor, Big Sean will shell out $850 per month in HOA dues, in addition to the typical property taxes, upkeep costs and any mortgage payments.
Standing out on the main level is a sleek gourmet kitchen boasting not one but two massive islands, alongside Wolf and Viking appliances. An adjacent breakfast nook opens via French doors to an outdoor loggia equipped with a built-in barbecue. Back inside, a formal living room features dome skylights and a full library wall, while a casual family room has a wood-burning fireplace and retractable oversized glass doors that lead to a covered, wood-lined patio with fireplace. There’s also a formal dining room.
A winding staircase heads to the upper level, where a sumptuous master retreat awaits with a fireplace, private balcony and walk-in closet. A luxe spa-like bath is outfitted with dual vanities, a large glass-encased shower and a freestanding soaking tub tucked away in its own alcove. This floor also holds a spa area, complete with a sauna and massage room.
Specifically geared toward relaxing and entertaining, the basement is highlighted by a mirrored gym, plush movie theater, 1,000-bottle wine cellar and game room with wet bar. Additional amenities can be found in the grassy backyard, where an air-conditioned pool house flanks a pool and spa with a Baja shelf. Topping it all off: a high-tech Crestron home automation system that controls lights, climate, music, an alarm system and more.