Bel Air The Wkend
The Wkend’s new Bel Air mansion. Image – Simon Berlyn. Insert – The Weeknd, Wikipedia Commons.
  • In April, Canadian R&B pop star The Weeknd sold his Hidden Hills mansion to Madonna
  • Real name Abel Tesfaye, he has now bought a new mansion in Bel Air for US$70M
  • Property was last sold in 2015, for US$21M, but has undergone major renovations since

Back in April, The Property Tribune reported that Canadian R&B pop star The Weeknd (real name Abel Tesfaye) had sold his Hidden Hills mansion in Los Angeles hills for a reported US$19.3 million to the Queen of Pop herself, Madonna.

Now, he has splurged US$70 million (A$96.7 million) on a nine-bedroom Bel Air mansion, which sits on 1.6 acres (6,500 sqm) of land overlooking the exclusive Bel Air Country Club.

Bel Air Country Club
Bel Air Country Club is next door

The deal was done off-market after local real estate agents approached the previous owners, Dutch media mogul Reinout Oerlemans and his wife Danielle.

It was the largest LA property transaction so far this year, and represented more than three times what the Oerlemans had paid for the home in 2015. There had been some extensive renovations and extensions completed over the intervening years, however.

Bel Air The Weeknd

The 3,000+sqm property comes with a tennis court, an indoor pool as well as an outdoor ‘infinity pool (with waterfall), gym and movie theatre.

Bel Air The Weeknd

There is, naturally, the obligatory music studio where the ‘Blinding Lights’ singer can work.

As for Bel Air, together with Beverly Hills and Brentwood, it is part of a high-priced area on the West LA known as the “three Bs”.

Bel Air The Weeknd

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All images: Instagram/musicianrealestate (Simon Berlyn).

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