Singer and 15-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys purchased her new home, known as the Razor House, for $20.8 million last fall.
With its sleek contemporary lines and commanding views of the Pacific Ocean, the La Jolla based house is a bit of a celebrity in its own right. The property has graced the pages of design magazines around the world, and had a starring role in commercials for the Visa Black Card and Calvin Klein. The house, which was recently featured by TopTenRealEstateDeals.com, was originally listed for $45 million. Keys really got a bargain.
Built in 2007, the Razor House extends several stories below the original surface. Each roof forms a terrace to the adjacent upper floor, allowing for extra space. The center of the structure is essentially hollowed out, creating a perimeter house wrapped around an open courtyard, which allows daylight, moonlight and stunning views.
The main house boasts 10,240-square-feet of living space including two master suites, two additional bedrooms, six baths, two steam rooms/showers, a gym, roof-top spa and built-in outdoor BBQ.
The master suite baths include showers and freestanding tubs as well as closets. There’s also a detached multi-leveled guest house, which measures 1,301-square-feet and includes two bedrooms and two baths, each having separate entry points on different levels. Guests will never want to leave!
Luxury finishes and special touches include travertine stone floors that run continuously from interior to exterior, solid-walnut flooring in the library and on the family-room ceiling and suede-wrapped walls in the primary master suite.
The library contains a custom Ralph Lauren glass-and-stainless pool table. Both the main kitchen and service kitchen are furnished with Gaggenau, Miele, Subzero and Hoshizaki to cover large-scale entertaining. A computer room houses all of the home’s integration and automation systems.
If you were concerned about parking, never fear. A subterranean garage houses four cars. A glass elevator can take you all the way up to the rooftop-terrace level of the home.
The house offers a state-of-the-art theater and a 5,100-cubic-foot-infinity swimming pool that visually blends in with the ocean.