R&B superstar The Weeknd, known as Abel Tesfaye offstage, has purchased a Bel Air mansion for $70 million, one of the most expensive sales to take place in L.A. this year. The home measures approximately 33,000 square feet and packs quite a lot within that space. A gym, movie theater, music studio, sauna, hammam, and indoor pool are among the many offerings inside the house, while the exterior boasts a sports court, an infinity pool with a waterfall, and a dramatic split staircase leading from the upper patio to the lawn. All of these amenities sit on a 1.6 acre lot which overlooks the Bel Air Country Club. This purchase comes just months after the “Blinding Lights” singer sold his former home to Madonna.
The former owners of The Weeknd’s new ultra-luxurious property, Reinout Oerlemans, a Dutch media mogul, and his wife, the competitive cyclist Danielle Oerlemans, weren’t even planning on selling the property prior to interest from Rayni and Branden Williams of the Beverly Hills Estates who wanted to show the property to Tesfaye. The Williams team ultimately represented the Oerlemans, while Tesfaye was repped by Angel Salvador, another agent from Beverly Hills Estates.
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The Oerlemans originally purchased the dwelling in 2015 for $21.4 million and spent 3 years adding 13,000 square feet of space and many of the aforementioned amenities. They’re also responsible for the home’s contemporary look, a necessary change from its original early-2000s aesthetic. The residence features numerous unique accents, including leather belts repurposed into kitchen drawer handles, orange gloss paint on the living room walls, and walls lined with subtle wooden sunburst panels in the office. It remains to be seen how the three-time Grammy award winner may redecorate the space!