Beyoncé and Jay-Z bought the most expensive mansion in California history — but it’s just part of their real-estate empire. Take a look at their homes.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z bought the most expensive mansion in California history — but it’s just part of their real-estate empire. Take a look at their homes.
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Beyoncé and Jay-Z at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z, seen here at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards, own a dazzling array of real estate.

  • In 2023, Beyoncé and Jay-Z purchased a home that set a record for the priciest home in California.
  • The $190 million Malibu mansion is just one of the many properties they own around the country.
  • Here are the homes they’re linked to, from a former church in New Orleans to a Hamptons estate.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z break music records — and real-estate records.

The couple, which Forbes reports is worth a combined $3 billion, are linked to many multimillion-dollar homes across the United States.

In 2023, they picked up a 42,000-square-foot Malibu estate with a minimalist concrete aesthetic designed by famed Japanese architect Tadao Ando. The price? $190 million — the largest sum in California history.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s impressive portfolio of homes also includes another LA-area mansion and several properties in New York.

In New Orleans, the “Cowboy Carter” singer and rapper-turned-entrepreneur have been linked to a former Presbyterian church that has been transformed into a mansion.

Take a look at their homes across the country.

Beyoncé came from humble beginnings in Houston.
One of Beyonce's Houston area childhood homes.
One of Beyoncé’s Houston-area childhood homes.

Beyoncé’s rise to stardom began in a modest, middle-class neighborhood within Houston’s Third Ward district.

2414 Rosedale Street has three bedrooms and three bathrooms over 8,640 square feet, according to the listing from 2019.

According to the Associated Press, the Knowles family purchased the home in 1982, not long after Beyoncé was born, and moved out when she was about 5 years old.

In 2019, the home was listed for sale for about $500,000. Because Texas is a non-disclosure state, it’s unclear how much it sold for.

Beyoncé was spotted taking photos of the home in September 2023 during the Houston stop of her Renaissance World Tour, the AP reported.

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The couple is linked to a Tribeca penthouse, where they married in 2008.
A streetview of 195 Hudson Street.
Jay-Z made one of his first large real estate purchases at 195 Hudson Street in Manhattan.

In September 2004, Jay-Z, who voiced his aspirations for success in his hit rap song ‘Big Pimpin’, made one of his first big real-estate purchases.

The native New Yorker, who was about 34 at the time, spent $6.85 million on a penthouse at 195 Hudson Street in the downtown Manhattan neighborhood of Tribeca.

According to Architectural Digest, the 8,000-square-foot apartment has an additional 3,000 square feet of outdoor terrace. It’s in a 27-unit building that was converted from a 1929 brick warehouse in 1999, according to real-estate listings site StreetEasy.

In 2008, he and Beyoncé held an intimate wedding ceremony at the penthouse, with only 40 people in attendance. Architectural Digest reported in 2024 that the couple is believed to still own the home.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z are also linked to a home in New Orleans that used to be a church.
An old newspaper image of La Casa de Castille.
The house Beyoncé and Jay-Z are rumored to have bought in New Orleans was a Presbyterian church before it was transformed into a residence.

Louisiana is where Beyoncé’s mother — fashion designer Tina Knowles — was born and raised.

In 2015, multiple news outlets reported that the couple purchased a Spanish Baroque-style mansion in New Orleans’ Garden District. The house on Harmony Street, locally known as La Casa de Castille, was listed for $2.6 million at the time of its purchase, but the exact sales purchase price remains a mystery due to Louisiana’s non-disclosure policy.

NOLA.com outlined how the church became a residence: In the 1920s, Westminster Presbyterian Church built it, and 38 members of the Ku Klux Klan allegedly attended its groundbreaking ceremony. Following years of vacancy, dancer Harvey Hysell transformed it into a ballet theater in 1977. Finally, in the early 2000s, it was purchased and extensively renovated.

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According to the old Zillow listing, it still has 16-foot ceilings and stained-glass windows. The 13,300-square-foot, three-story property, made up of a main residence and three separate apartments, has a total of seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and a rooftop garden.

In 2021, a fire affected the property, and it was listed for sale shortly after at $3.5 million, later increased to $4.45 million, TMZ reported. However, it was later taken off the market, according to Architectural Digest.

When looking on Google Maps’ Street View, La Casa de Castille is blurred, suggesting that it is indeed owned by the notoriously private couple.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z own a home in the Hamptons, a historically posh vacation destination for New Yorkers.
Pond House Rear Exterior
The couple purchased a mansion known as the Pond House in 2017.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z clearly have a New York state of mind when it comes to real estate.

In addition to the Tribeca penthouse and a midtown Manhattan condo — which Beyoncé owned prior to their marriage and sold in 2017 for $10 million — they have rented and owned several homes in the Hamptons.

In 2012, the year their daughter Blue Ivy was born, they leased a 31,000-square-foot summer-vacation home in Bridgehampton for $400,000 a month.

Beyond the standard luxuries expected in such properties, such as a bar, a pool, and a tennis court, that mansion also featured a bowling alley, rock climbing wall, and skateboard half-pipe, according to Architectural Digest.

In 2017, the couple purchased the Pond House in East Hampton for a staggering $26 million.

Located at 81 Briar Patch Road, the 12,000-square-foot mansion with seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and a separate cottage was designed by architect Stanford White, whose work includes the arch in Washington Square Park.

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The couple’s waterfront property sits across from Georgica Pond and a 17-acre meadow preserve, offering unparalleled privacy.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z purchased a 34,000-square-foot estate in Bel Air, a posh enclave of Los Angeles, in 2017.
An aerial photo of Beyoncé and Jay-Z's Bel Air mansion, showing several houses from above with swimming pools, separated by winding roads and greenery
An aerial view of Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s Bel Air mansion, pictured in the center of the image with the round driveway, just above the semicircular construction site.

Also in 2017, Beyoncé and Jay-Z bought an $88 million mansion in Bel Air.

(They welcomed twins Rumi and Sir that year, too.)

The ultramodern 34,000-square-foot estate has eight bedrooms, 20 bathrooms, and a 90-foot infinity pool, according to its Zillow listing.

It has more than 10,000 square feet of outdoor living space and near panoramic views of Angeles National Forest.

In 2023, Beyoncé and Jay-Z bought the most expensive home in California history.
A sky view of 27712 Pacific Coast Highway.
An aerial view of the priciest residential property ever sold in California, which Beyoncé and Jay-Z bought in 2023.

In 2023, Beyoncé and Jay-Z purchased a 40,000-square-foot mansion in Malibu’s exclusive Paradise Cove neighborhood, which some have dubbed “Billionaires’ Beach,” for a staggering $190 million.

The sale set a record for the most expensive property transaction in California and was also the largest residential sale nationwide that year.

The estate’s record-breaking price tag is attributed in part to its high-pedigree design and extensive array of amenities.

According to Architectural Digest, it took the previous owners, art collectors Bill Bell and his wife Maria Bell, a decade and a half to complete the building.

Spanning over 8 acres, the compound is designed in a Japanese minimalist style, which its architect Tadao Ando is known for.

According to E! News, the main residence has 8 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms, while its living room features custom-made fixtures imported from Italy. Outside, there are four separate pools, a bar, and a private helipad.

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