For years now, it’s looked like the guard-gated suburban enclave of Hidden Hills, about 40 miles west of downtown Los Angeles, and often a gruesome drive into Beverly Hills, couldn’t pack in enough big-name superstars from the music, movie, sports, and reality TV industries.
There’s a party bus full of the Jenner-Kardashian clan, along with Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade, John Stamos, French Montana, and Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson, who bought their mansion years ago from Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne. Certainly, the exclusive enclave has not lost its high-priced appeal. Lil Wayne moved in last year, Rams coach Sean McVay just dropped $14 million on a 9,000-square-foot home, and Sylvester Stallone paid $18 million for a 2.25-acre estate earlier this year.
However, there also seems to be a small but rapidly growing exodus of celebs. Drake listed his trio of homes — two were quickly sold to L.A. Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford, who already owned a $20 million mansion about a mile away; sitcom queen Kaley Cuoco sold off her big spread in an off-market deal for $16 million; and now, Madonna is looking to cash in with the $26 million price tag she’s hung on a 12,500-square-foot mansion she bought only a year ago for $19.3 million from The Weeknd.
Listings held by Trevor Wright of The Beverly Hills Estates indicate the estate’s barn now houses a gym and dance/Pilates studio, but it’s otherwise unclear what justifies the hoped-for $6.7 million jump in value over the last year. Indeed, in the numerous glimpses of the house the OG Material Girl has shared with her 17.9 million Instagram followers, the house looks little changed besides the furniture.
Whatever the case, current listings call out some of the mansion’s most notable features: the two-story wall of windows into which the front door is set, and through which light floods into the cavernous double-height foyer; the great room, with an indoor/outdoor bar shared with an outdoor living room; the formal dining room, complete with fireplace and glass wine cellar; double-island chef’s kitchen; home theater; music lounge.
There are seven en-suite bedrooms in the main house, including the primary suite with its dual closets, steam shower and stone bath, while a guest house offers another two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a full kitchen.
Dotted with redwood trees and lush lawns, the grounds are no less deluxe. There’s a second, rear motor court for accessing the garage, which The Weeknd decked out like a disco, a zero-edge saltwater swimming pool and pool house, a 10-plus person spa, an outdoor kitchen, and a full-size basketball court.
Love her or not, the gleefully rebellious provocateur, now 63 and still tearing it up harder than neophyte pop stars a third of her age, has sat atop the showbiz heap for more than four decades. She’s sold more than 300 million records, hauled in seven Grammys (and another 21 nominations), and amassed a fortune that by some estimates exceeds three-quarters of a billion dollars. As such, she and her half-dozen children shack up in rarefied circumstances across the globe, from a 12,000-square-foot triple-wide townhouse on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, to a 50-plus acre horse farm in the Hamptons, to an 18th-century Moorish Revival mansion about 20 miles outside of Lisbon, Portugal.
No doubt, wherever she and her brood of wildly creative kids land next will be equally over-the-top.