The Weeknd Paid $70 Million for a Palatial Bel Air Mansion

The Weeknd paid a hefty $70 million for a sprawling mansion in Bel Air.
It didn’t take The Weeknd long to find his dream home. The musician, who sold his Hidden Hills home to none other than Madonna back in April, has now paid a staggering $70 million for a palatial Bel Air mansion.
The Weeknd (whose real name is Abel Tesfaye) scooped up his new 1.6-acre estate from Dutch media mogul Reinout Oerlemans and his wife, Danielle, in an off-market deal, reports the Wall Street Journal. The Oerlemans told the outlet that they weren’t looking to sell the home until Beverly Hills Estates agents Rayni and Branden Williams contacted them about showing the residence to The Weeknd.
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The Oerlemans, who purchased the Los Angeles home for $21.44 million in 2015, weren’t initially convinced they should part with the sprawling property, but eventually decided to sell to the Grammy-winning singer.
The couple completed a major renovation during their ownership; Danielle Oerlemans entirely redesigned the interiors, and added an additional 13,000 square feet in order to create room for a spa and other accoutrements. The Bel Air abode now spans approximately 33,000 square feet, with nine bedrooms spread out among the three floors.
A formal living room contains a fireplace encased in floor-to-ceiling marble, as well as multiple sets of French doors that lead to the backyard. The sleek kitchen is equipped with marble countertops, a large center island and copper cabinets with handles that are made out of leather belts. There’s also a formal dining room, with coffered ceilings and a fireplace.
The lower level of the house is comprised of multiple guest bedrooms, a movie theater and a full bar, as well as the very crucial wellness center, which includes an indoor swimming pool, a hammam and a spa with a sauna. There’s also 10-car garage, just in case the rather oversized motor court doesn’t have enough space for all the automobiles.
Outside, an infinity-edge pool on the main level waterfalls down to the garden and motor court below.
It’s not clear if The Weeknd has moved into his new mansion just yet, but he does still have a second home elsewhere in Los Angeles, as he still maintains an 8,215-square-foot penthouse, which he purchased for $25 million back in 2019.

Michelle Pfeiffer and David E. Kelley Already Bought Their Pacific Palisades Mansion for $25 Million

David E. Kelley and Michelle Pfeiffer scored a quick sale in Pacific Palisades.
It’s been less than two years since Michelle Pfeiffer and David E. Kelley paid $23.23 million for a palatial Pacific Palisades home, but the longtime couple has already decided to part ways with the estate. The Academy Award-nominated actress and her Emmy Award-winning producer husband listed the Mediterranean-style mansion for sale just last month, and now they’ve sold the house for their exact asking price of $25 million.
The seven-bedroom, 10.5-bathroom residence was brand-new when Pfeiffer and Kelley bought it, per the Los Angeles Times, and it doesn’t look like the couple completed any work or renovations during their rather brief ownership.
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A vaulted entry leads into the 10,329-square-foot California home. The airy great room features wood-beamed ceilings and a wall of windows, as well as a stone accent wall and a fireplace.
The kitchen is equipped with marble countertops, stainless steel appliances, wood cabinetry, breakfast bar seating and two islands, and is open to a cozy family room. There’s also a formal dining room, as well as a study with a carved stone fireplace and built-in bookshelves.
The owner’s suite is situated on the second floor, and is outfitted with French doors and a fireplace, plus two bathrooms, per the listing held by Compass broker Cindy Ambuehl.

Most of the entertaining spaces on the main level have direct access to the backyard via French doors; there’s plenty of al fresco dining space and outdoor seating, in addition to an infinity-edge pool.
The basement is fully finished, with a large temperature-controlled wine cellar, a screening room, and two guest suites.
Pfeiffer and Kelley have owned quite at least three homes Pacific Palisades over the years, and they’re still trying to offload a four-bedroom property they purchased for $7.7 million back in 2018. Alas, it seems they haven’t had the best luck with that particular residence, as it’s currently listed for $7.3 million, which would mean a significant $400,000 loss for the couple.

Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber Bought Their Beverly Hills Mansion for $13.5 Million

Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber bid adieu to their Beverly Hills home.
It took almost a year, but Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber have now parted ways with their midcentury modern Beverly Hills home. The supermodel and her businessman husband (he’s one of the cofounders of Casamigos) sold the five-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom estate for $13.5 million to WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum, who happens to own a neighboring home, reports Variety.
The final sales price isn’t quite the $16 million that Crawford and Gerber were hoping for when they initially listed the home for sale last August, it’s still a profit from the $11.6 million they paid OneRepublic musician Ryan Tedder for the home back in September 2017.
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It doesn’t look like Crawford and Gerber have done much work to the single-story home over the past four years, though the property was extensively restored and remodeled during Tedder’s ownership.
There are high ceilings and walls of glass throughout the airy home, with plenty of sliding doors. The large double living room features a floor-to-ceiling fireplace that separates the more formal entertaining space from an enclave with a marble wet bar and lounge.
The kitchen is equipped with stainless steel appliances, white cabinetry and a large marble center island, with breakfast bar seating. It’s open to another family room, per the listing held by Westside Estate Agency broker Kurt Rappaport.
Nearly every room in the home has direct access to the backyard, where there’s an outdoor living area complete with many an al fresco lounging and dining space, in addition to a built-in fire pit. There’s also a pool and spa.
The family bought the home because they wanted to be closer to the city at the time. DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images
Crawford previously told Architectural Digest that she and her husband, who primarily reside in Malibu, decided to purchase this Beverly Hills home because their children, Kaia and Presley Gerber, were getting older and thought it was “so boring” in Malibu, and wanted to be more centrally located in the city. Alas, it seems they must have changed their minds, as it doesn’t look like the genetically blessed family has bought another home in Los Angeles just yet.
For now, though, the couple continues to own the Malibu mansion that serves as their main residence, in addition to a $5.4 million four-bedroom La Quinta getaway, a $3 million condo in Miami and a cottage in Canada.