Though he now lives in the posh seaside city of Manhattan Beach, within the glassy confines of a $9.7 million mansion, Kendrick Lamar was born and raised in the gritty Compton neighborhood of Los Angeles. And as his fame has grown, the rap music sensation — he’s the recipient of 13 Grammy awards and a Pulitzer Prize, among numerous other accolades — has upgraded his L.A.-based family into impressive new homes.
Back in 2017, Lamar paid $2.7 million for a Calabasas casa within a guard-gated community; that property is occupied by his parents — Paula Oliver and Kenny Duckworth — and his younger sister. And the 34-year-old also still owns a two-story house in the unheralded San Bernardino County city of Eastvale, about an hour east of Los Angeles, where his parents and siblings lived before moving on up to Calabasas.
Lamar is now finally getting around to selling the Eastvale home, saddling the property with an $800,000 asking price. Luckily for him, the market is red-hot and should he get anywhere near his ask — which is very likely, given neighborhood comps — he’ll make a boatload on the deal. Records reveal he paid $523,400 for the place back in 2014.
Built in 2006, the spacious yet otherwise perfectly ordinary structure packs four bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms into about 3,500 square feet of living space. A three-car, front-facing garage dominates the home’s façade, while patches of grassy lawn provide welcome relief for doggies and the like. There’s a wee covered porch, plus a couple palm trees for an ambient touch.
A quick glance through listing photos confirms the extended Lamar family is long gone from the Eastvale premises; the home’s interiors are completely empty and unstaged. The double-height foyer offers travertine floors and is flanked by formal living and dining rooms; like the home’s staircases and bedrooms, those spaces both feature wall-to-wall carpeting. Further back, the triangular family room has a fireplace, while the adjoining kitchen sports granite countertops and medium-grade stainless appliances.
One full bedroom suite is located on the home’s main level, perfect for overnight guests. The other three bedrooms are upstairs, including a master suite with dual sinks, a built-in soaking tub, and a roomy walk-in closet. Large windows overlook the yard, which isn’t particularly large but does offer a built-in BBQ station under a long loggia equipped with dual ceiling fans. More notably, the property is one of only a handful in the immediate neighborhood with its own private swimming pool and spa — surely a big boon in the searingly hot Inland Empire.
Like what you see? Better hurry! There’s a deadline of Tuesday, June 22nd at 9:00 AM for all incoming offers, per the listing, a strong indicator that the seller (and his agents) anticipate a bidding war.