He’s back on with his longtime on/off girlfriend Kylie Jenner, if various tabloid reports are to be believed. But it seems as though Travis Scott isn’t planning on cohabiting with the reality TV starlet-turned-cosmetics mogul at her $36.5 million Holmby Hills estate anytime soon, as he continues digging his residential heels ever deeper into the posh Westside Los Angeles neighborhood of Brentwood. Last June, the “Sicko Mode” rapper paid $23.5 million for a wildly extravagant mansion in the area; now records reveal he’s just dropped an additional $5.8 million to acquire the far humbler property next door.
Although Scott acquired the lot for its land value alone, the property long included an unassuming and single-story midcentury structure, built in 1963, that was never on the market — so details remain sparse. But it’s known that the bite-sized property — it spans less than a quarter-acre, per records — was owned and occupied for decades by the late Edwin and Cherie Silver, a married couple who were widely known as sophisticated collectors of fine African and tribal art. In late 2017, the bulk of their world-class collection was auctioned off by Sotheby’s.
Cherie Silver died in 2017, and Ed Silver passed the following year. In October 2019, their Brentwood home was damaged during the Getty fire, which destroyed a dozen nearby structures. Aerial imagery show that while the home’s outer shell survived mostly intact, the current condition of said property is unknown. But the modernist house included four bedrooms and four baths in roughly 3,400 square feet, per tax records.
In any case, Scott was specifically interested in the land itself, rather than any of the home’s features. With this latest acquisition, his newly enlarged $29.3 million compound spans about 1.3 contiguous acres at the very end of a secluded cul-de-sac; from its hilltop perch, the palatial property overlooks the entire Los Angeles basin.
Born Jacques Webster in Houston, Texas, 29-year-old Scott has risen to become one of the current music scene’s hottest commodities. Since 2016, he’s charted 73 songs on the Billboard Hot 100; of those, nine singles have gone top 10, and four have hit #1. That hip-hop success has sparked an increasingly corporate American money-making machine — last year, Scott inked a $20 million partnership with McDonald’s, padding his total 2020 earnings to $39.5 million. And in 2019, per Forbes, his Astroworld global tour grossed a whopping $53.5 million — a number that doesn’t include revenue from his highly popular Cactus Jack apparel/merch line.