Barely a month after he put his modernist Bel Air residence up for sale with a $7 million ask, Grammy-winning rapper, singer and record producer Tyler Okonma — better known to his fans as Tyler, the Creator — has already handed over the keys to his former home to new owners at a slightly higher price.
Records reveal the buyers are New York-based design partners Tony Ingrao and Randy Kemper — principals of the architecture and interior design firm Ingrao, known for stylish residential and commercial projects spanning the globe — who forked over $7.9 million for the house, or the exact same amount Tyler paid for the place just one year ago.
Hidden away behind gates and a secluded cul-de-sac, on a hillside parcel spanning over an acre, the single-story structure was built in 1965, and has since been extensively renovated and expanded — complete with a newly added wing now occupied by an expansive master retreat. Four bedrooms and five baths can be found in just over 5,800 square feet living space, which is adorned throughout with travertine floors, plus walls of glass providing picturesque mountain and city lights views.
Especially standing out is a spacious great room boasting a soaring vaulted ceiling, fireplace and sliding glass doors opening a grassy side yard with a fire-pit, along with a formal dining area. A gourmet kitchen is outfitted with high-end Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, an eat-in island and accompanying breakfast nook, and elsewhere is a screening room, gym and an office equipped with built-in work stations.
Sequestered all by itself down a lengthy wood-paneled hallway is the aforementioned master retreat, which features a floor-to-ceiling fireplace, seating area, dual showroom-style closets and a luxe marble-clad bath; and outdoors, the backyard hosts an infinity-edge pool and spa, a built-in barbecue and bar setup, and lounge area warmed by a large fireplace.
For now, it’s not known where Tyler plans to settle down in the future. But as for Ingrao and Kemper, they also maintain a secluded Caribbean vacation home in the U.S. Virgin Islands territory of St. John that they built and designed themselves.