Jonathan Dickins first met a teenage Adele Adkins in 2006, reportedly in an unglamorous London petrol station, after listening to three songs on her MySpace profile. She quickly became one of the first artists on the fledgling music manager’s roster — and the rest, as they say, is history. Some 17 years later, Dickins remains the manager of the international music superstar, now known mononymously as Adele. His successful September Management firm has offices in London, New York and Los Angeles.
Dickins’ success in the music world has also made him something of a real estate mogul. Back in 2020, he paid Sean “Diddy” Combs $4.7 million for the mogul’s longtime home in the Hamptons, where Combs had hosted many of his infamous White Parties. And in 2021, Dickins pulled off a double whammy of sorts, selling his multimillion-dollar Australia home and dropping roughly $12 million to buy a circa-1850s townhouse in the heart of New York City’s charming West Village.
Now the British-born manager is joining Adele in her new home base of Los Angeles. Records show he and wife Rachel Guy have paid $11.7 million to buy a glamorous estate high in the mountains above Beverly Hills, in a neighborhood known as Beverly Hills Post Office. Their house of choice was sold by veteran Hollywood talent agent Josh Lieberman, who originally listed the property for sale nearly two years ago, asking $16 million.
Originally built in 1952 but completely rebuilt in more recent years, the large house boasts more than 9,000 square feet of living space, with a total of seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms spread across multiple levels. Located near the end of a little-known cul-de-sac, the house is completely shielded from public view by driveway gates and tall hedges; behind those fortifications is a large motorcourt fronting the multi-wing mansion.
Immediate highlights include glassy double front doors, a gently curved staircase and a foyer with 150-year-old herringbone wood floors reclaimed from a French barn. Contemporary and decidedly bespoke, the interiors incorporate Euroline floor-to-ceiling windows, a light-filled living room with intricate moldings, a two-story library with art-nouveau inspired details, and a marble-slathered kitchen with premium Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances.
There’s also a separate guest wing for lucky visitors, plus a sumptuous master suite with a sitting area, marble bath, dual walk-in closets and private balcony overlooking the backyard.
From its hilltop perch, the westward-facing house also boasts stunning views over Coldwater Canyon and the surrounding mountains. And out back are more resort-quality amenities, including an infinity pool, outdoor sauna, grassy lawns, an organic vegetable and even a “hidden” waterslide for the kids and kids-at-heart, per the listing. A fire-pit seating area has spectacular views of Los Angeles sunsets, making the ideal spot for Dickins to watch the “Skyfall,” as it were.
In addition to his new 90210 digs, Dickins continues to maintain those aforementioned homes in NYC and the Hamptons. As for Lieberman, he’s moved on to a $10 million Brentwood estate originally designed by acclaimed architect Paul R. Williams.