End of Week Bits and Pieces: Rihanna

BUYER: Rihanna
LOCATION: Pacific Palisades, CA
PRICE: $12,000,000
SIZE: 11,000 square feet, 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: We know every other celebrity property gossip already discussed it days ago but in case any of y’all somehow missed it, Rihanna (allegedly) dropped $12,000,000 on a gated, privately situated and aggressively contemporary mansion in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles.

Property records do not yet reflect a transfer of ownership so we can’t confirm or deny the reports of Riri’s purchase. Could be she wrote a check for the whole amount. Or could it be she simply rented the the property? In addition to being for sale the seven bedroom and 9 bathroom residential beast was, until recently, also listed for lease at an astounding $70,000 per month?

There’s probably little more we can add to the discussion so rather than get all bitchy at length about the bizarre scalloped roof line, the prominent entrance pavilion that looks like a damn Best Buy, the redonkulously cliché sweetheart staircase in the foyer, the chocolate brown crocodile embossed leather wall covering in the powder pooper, the curvaceous wood panels in the hotel-lobby like living room, the 11 (or more) gas fireplaces and/or the mint green counter tops in the otherwise dark green laundry room we’re just gonna let y’ll peruse the pictures and make your own assessments and judgements.

One, two, three…Go!

listing photos: Rodeo Realty and Nelson Shelton & Associates

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  3. Anonymous says:

    anon 12:30…

    i find it hard to believe they are so motivated when the house isn’t listed and hasn’t been on mls for quite awhile now… and altman is still trying to push it at that ridiculous $25m price point on his website.

    while i know there have been some big sales in beverly park… this home just doesnt cut it for what people want in beverly park. its a sprawling single story with a guest house and “bad” contempoary as I dont feel is very attractive. it could be cool but thats after a few million in reno’s

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  6. FalseProfit says:

    I thought Ari lived in Hancock Park, near the mayor’s house.

  7. Anonymous says:

    does ari have a palatial home for his jeweled testicles as he’s such a huge dick, i’m sure they need the room!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the Emanuel info.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Can we stop with all the snobbish comments? Many of you come off like you live on Park Ave.

  10. FalseProfit says:

    Barbados is full of poor people. If you don’t know that, you’ve obviously never been there.

    BTW, if you grew up on Barbados, you’re worse than a hick. Coming from a resort island is nothing to be proud of. Not very cosmopolitan or sophisticated, whatsoever.

    You sound like a sad, ignorant twit.

  11. l'il gay boy says:


    As my Nana used to say, some people only have taste in their mouths…

    …when it comes to real estate, poor home gurl must be deaf, dumb and blind.


  12. Areeba Khan says:

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  13. Anonymous says:

    She can’t sing and has no taste. LOL. It looks like The Flintstones home.

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  16. Anonymous says:

    mama, 12 million cant be the official sale price? it just cant, it makes no sense. redfin lists nicer homes nearby for 6-8 million. what was the original ask on this? shes honestly an idiot if shes paid 12. If she likes modern so much why not buy norm zadas old pile in beverly park. the sellers are real motivated and i bet she could have got it for less than the 16.5 million they paid 2 years ago.

  17. Anonymous says:

    The developer won the lotto with this sale. No one else looking to spend that much money in the Palisades would go for a hideous monstrosity like this. Truly awful and she will take another big loss when she decides to sell, guaranteed.

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  19. Anonymous says:

    Ari Emanuel lives in Brentwood, right above the Brentwood CC.

  20. Naughty Nancy says:

    No one cares about that ghetto little island or your old house. Bye!

  21. Anonymous says:

    At least the neighborhood has good security (SSA Patrol).

  22. Anonymous says:

    To the two morons who obviously cannot read and thus probably will never have the income necessary to visit Barbados, I did not say she grew up or lived in a mega mansion in Barbados, I merely stated that the idiot that made the comment made it sound like people in Barbados have never seen large mansions like that and she is supposed to be shocked and amazed by the ones here.

    As someone who did grow up in a mansion in Barbados, I found it amusing when I moved up here and some of the ignorant hicks like yourself asked me in school if we lived in huts and shacks. I think my parent’s master bedroom was like 800+ sq.ft and my aunt’s house makes some of these houses on here look like guest houses. A room at Sandy Lane for one night cost more than what most people make in a month.

  23. Anonymous says:

    @4.26. yeah i do, but you sound like a stalker so im not going to say…

  24. Anonymous says:

    Does anybody know which area of LA Ari Emanuel live?

  25. Anonymous says:

    As has already been mentioned, what is it with Rihanna and large cold ugly houses, with terrible entrances. This house and the last look as if the builder (I don’t imagine an architect was involved) forgot that the owners might want to enter or leave through a front door until the last day of contruction, an after-thought.

  26. Anonymous says:

    the real crime is that a hilltop
    parcel was leveled to build this piece of crap!

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  28. Anonymous says:

    McMansion Builders 101: If all else fails when seeking to fill a needlessly huge interior, simply throw in an ugly bridal staircase and watch it eat up space like a pro.

  29. Anonymous says:

    Perfect example of “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Absolutely horrid.

  30. Anonymous says:

    I hope for her sake she will somehow find love in this hopeless place.

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  32. Anonymous says:

    The Anonymous commenter who commented on December 22, 2012 12:55 AM, is totally racist. Mama should definitely remove his comment and his racist Youtube link because it is Racist and extremely offensive to most decent people who come to this site and want to see and read about real estate and not be bombarded with blatant hatred and racism.

  33. Anonymous says:

    Also she got ripped off. $12 million for some cheap contemporary junk in Pacific Palisades. I know Pacific Palisades is a nice area. I know Steven Spielberg and Goldie Hawn live there. But this isn’t Bel Air or Malibu or the Hamptons or Palm Beach. I don’t think Pacific Palisades is all that to sell someone cheap garbage on a sliver of land and charge $12 million. If I was Rihanna I would have talked this down to $7 million. I would have offered $5 million and met them somewhere in the middle. The builder probably bought that empty lot for $900,000 and built this house for $500,000 at best.

  34. Anonymous says:

    Someone stole my favorite saying. This house is cheap and tacky! I always use that phrase when I post on Homes Of The Rich LOL. Anyway this is the cheapest looking contemporary garbage. That’s why I hate contemporary cause it usually looks like cheap cardboard garbage. I really hate walls that look like dry wall cause dry wall is just cheap cardboard. I prefer some sort of paneling or veneer or coating over the wall so it doesn’t look like drywall. Now I understand why she bought that cheap leaky contemporary mess last time. I guess she just doesn’t know any better.

  35. Howard Huges says:

    I lub her. She makes me want to dance like a meat puppet. Maybe I go to Sunset Abenew and call up to her pool, “Ray Jay (my pet nmae for her) please spray me with the warm water from your pool”.

  36. Anonymous says:

    Bitch! Write something new! It’s been over a day now!!

  37. Anonymous says:

    She just has bad taste, like everyone has pointed out, and it obviously encompasses so much of her life. Sad to waste her money on such trash though.

  38. Anonymous says:

    There is something very wrong with America is this ho can afford a $12M house just a year after doing a short sale on her old house.

  39. Anonymous says:

    Congrats and enjoy those upkeep bills RiRi.

    Amazing I can get an adorable cozy well built home in the south for 200K nestled on a patio lot. Best of all, IDon’t have to worry down the road If I can afford to keep it.

  40. Anonymous says:

    For 8:14 as Wikipedia would have it:

    Robyn Rihanna Fenty was born on February 20, 1988, in Saint Michael, Barbados. Her mother is Monica Braithwaite, a retired Afro-Guyanese accountant, and her father is Ronald Fenty, a warehouse supervisor of Barbadian and Irish descent. Rihanna has two brothers, Rorrey and Rajad Fenty, and two half-sisters and a half-brother from her father’s side, each born by different mothers from his previous relationships.

    Growing up in a three-bedroom bungalow in Bridgetown and selling clothes with her father on a street stall, Rihanna’s childhood was deeply affected by her father’s addiction to crack cocaine, alcohol, and marijuana, and her parents’ turbulent marriage ended when she was 14.
    Lots of mega mansions in her life there, no doubt.

  41. Anonymous says:

    8:14 Errr….are you telling us that she lived in one of those “mega mansions” in Barbados or was born, brought up or entertained in them? Or that she just saw them “up there” on the hill? There is a difference, you know.

  42. Anonymous says:

    wow i just looked at the google street view on this and the pool deck hangs maybe 25 feet above sunset. no privacy, constant noise, this bytch cant be serious

  43. Anonymous says:

    Hideous! there are so many examples of modern done right that are currently for sale in the platinum triangle and she buys THIS! hell this place is worse than norm zadas pile in beverly park.

  44. C. patterson says:

    Looks like the old house and those walls look a little hotel-ish

  45. Anonymous says:

    She has DREADFUL taste. In houses, men, word choices…

  46. Anonymous says:

    oh but it has a *Double Staircase*
    so that’s a :P lus.

    what is with all the massive gingerbreadman like stucco eaves hanging out all over the place in scallop shapes.

    does this place have Ocean views??
    from the lawn as well as rooms ?

    that is the only way i would buy the place (and if i had been the builder i would have built a smaller house but with 3 floors
    that had a much smaller footprint.

    less cement and stucco and more greenery and gardens around that thing.

  47. Anonymous says:

    8:16 Sorry but this blog IS about real estate and there is NO decorator that can transform this pile, unless they are an arsonist as part of their services. If the gal had not already purchased one shoddy constructed, gaudy, awful house that resulted in multiple lawsuits (Mama commented on that one), we children might go easier on her. The seller should have purchased a powerball ticket when he unloaded this stucco by the yard tear down, as it was their lucky day.

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  49. Jim Blandings says:

    This is actually kind of a fun house in its cartoonish way. But the miles of sprayed stucco exterior lack texture–it’s a big beige blob. The interiors look flimsy and boring; it could be an Ikea dream house. The overall effect is very impersonal, like a Caribbean resort hotel spa.
    (I think the “green kitchen” must be a laundry room.)
    But this Catwoman pad has potential and it looks very private. With a good decorator, it could be made intimate and comfortable. Stop with the mean comments about Rihanna–this is not a tour of her home.

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