Pharrell’s $2m loss on ‘glass house’
Hip-hop star Pharrell Williams has just unloaded his contemporary glass mansion in Beverly Hills for a tidy eight-figure sum.
The home, which drew less-than-favourable comparisons to an office building when it first emerged on the market earlier in 2020, just sold last week for $19.5 million (US$14 million), according to listing records.
Despite the payday, 47-year old Williams is actually taking a seven-figure loss on the property.
The singer, songwriter and producer purchased the property in 2018 for $21.7 million (U$15.6 million) from producer and actor Tyler Perry, according to Mansion Global.
Pharrell had originally put the house on the market in March this year with a price guide of $23.6 million (US$16.95 million).
Spanning more than 1580 sqm, the estate, which was "designed precisely for entertaining," and has "endless potential," according to the listing.
It has 10 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms, which boast floor-to-ceiling windows galore, a 60m-long driveway with its own motor court that can accommodate more than 30 vehicles.
It also has lots of other features, like multiple koi ponds, a tennis court, a grotto and waterfalls.
A deed for the transaction is not yet available in public records, so the new owner of the property remains a mystery.
However that is not the only property the musician is looking to move on from, with a second glass-covered home belonging to Williams in Los Angeles remains on the market.
The low lying, glass-and-wood-encased house in the Hollywood Hills has been asking $US11.95 million since May.
It has five bedrooms, floor-to-ceiling windows, an infinity pool and a two-storey detached guesthouse.
Williams has won 13 Grammy Awards and has been nominated twice for an Academy Award.
Parts of this article originally appeared on the NYPost and was republished with permission.
Originally published as Pharrell's $2m loss on 'glass house'