It's not often that a look inside Beyoncé's world emerges. Though, lately, it's been happening with increasing frequency as the pop icon and her husband Jay Z expand their real estate portfolio. Just in August, the power couple laid down more than $90 million for a Bel Air gigamansion, which came with four pools, a helipad and 30,000 square feet of living space, including six separate "structures" and a separate "staff quarters."
Since then, they've gone on an art buying spree around New York, which isn't surprising considering earlier this summer Jay Z rapped about how much he's been profiting off his previous purchases. ("Financial freedom my only hope," he says on 4:44 highlight "The Story of OJ" F--k livin' rich and dyin' broke/ I bought some artwork for one million/ Two years later, that shit worth two million/ Few years later, that shit worth eight million/ I can't wait to give this shit to my children.")
The latest glimpse at the world stems from another sale: This time Beyoncé's Midtown Manhattan apartment.
The pop artist has quietly sold her three-bedroom and three-and-a-half-bathroom condo at the luxury residence, One Beacon, Variety reported. Her asking price of $9.95 million was granted reportedly by a corporate entity. She stands to make a hefty profit too as she reportedly purchased the 2,669 square-foot abode for $5,091,000 in 2005. According to the New York Post, the apartment was mostly used by family members of Beyoncé's. It's especially decadent to be a crash pad.
Dreamed up by French interior designer Jacques Grange, the apartment is full of all kinds of top shelf finishes like stone countertops imported from Italy, cabinetry that hails from Germany, marble floors via Brazil, and gourmet chef-worthy appliances. It also features a master bedroom with a whopping four closets, including two-walk ins. You can glimpse pictures of the apartment at Variety.
Unloading her Beacon One apartment not the only thing Beyoncé has been low-key up to these days. She also reportedly shot a new music video with director Michel Gondry, which, hopefully, means that another visual project is on the way — and, with it, yet another look inside her and Jay Z's home.
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