Two stars are advancing in Beverly Hills. Tennis superstar Serena Williams has just listed her gated Beverly Hills home for $ 7.5 million, while singer Rihanna has purchased a new home in 90210 for $ 13.8 million. Serena has been selling for a little over three years after buying a five-bedroom house for $ 6.68 million. Rihanna’s new home was built in the 1930s for the daughter of “I Dream of Jeanie” producer Sydney Sheldon. Mary Sheldon sold the property in 2016 – by then it was very dated and in need of a massive renovation. Daniel Star bought the property for $ 4.3 million and renovated it. His purchase was featured on the popular Bravo show “Million Dollar Listing”.
Serena Williams’ three-story Spanish-style home sits on a quarter of an acre in the Summit Estates neighborhood of Beverly Hills. Summit Estates is known for its celebrity residents such as Britney Spears and Gwen Stefani. The house is a recreation dream with several rooms with fireplaces and an open kitchen that opens out of the courtyard and into the backyard. The property has a small pool. On the lower level, there is a gym, lounge, laundry room and a place for recreation with a full bar and wine cellar. On the upper level, there is a bedroom with a chimney, balcony and two walk-in cupboards. The bath has two sinks and a naturally deep soaking tub.
Rihanna’s new home was extensively renovated by the Star. He spent millions to demolish and rebuild the 1930s house. The property was put on the market in 2020 for $ 15 million. Rihanna appears to have signed a $ 13.8 million deal for the house in an off-market transaction. The 7,600-square-foot mansion is located behind large gates and tall hedges. A curved stairway takes you to a contemporary white house with black trim and black metal roof. The glass front door pivots into the foyer, which features a huge sculpture of a black bull. The open floor plan has white oak hardwood floors and an open-air central courtyard with alfresco ceilings and walls of glass doors to the room that fully open to the courtyard. The kitchen is wrapped in marble and has two islands with brass fixtures. The appliances are of stainless steel top. There is also a breakfast banquet with tufted black leather seating in the kitchen.
Rihanna’s new master suite overlooks Coldwater Canyon and features a custom walk-in closet with black lacquer cabinets. The master bath opens to an alfresco lounge area. Installed on one and a half acres, the property is placed on a very steep slope, so the long retaining walls surround the property, requiring privacy the magnitude of Rihanna.
Rihanna is a real estate mogul who owns four other multimillion-dollar properties. He owns a $ 6.8 million property in the Hollywood Hills, a condo on a high floor in one of the buildings on the La Wilshire Corridor and a vacation home in his native Barbados. Her main residence is a $ 5.5 million penthouse in “The Century” skyscraper in Century City, where her neighbors include Candy Spelling, celebrity chefs Nobu Matsuhisa and Matthew Perry.
Whenever it comes to real estate there is no shortage of Serena. He sold his Bel Air property in 2019 for $ 8.1 million in 2016 after buying it for $ 6.62 million in 2016. She sold her five-bedroom mansion in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida earlier this year for $ 2.775 million.