A global pandemic isn’t enough to stop Madonna living large in her material world, with the singer paying $A25 million for a California estate belonging to The Weeknd.
The New York Post has reported Grammy winner The Weeknd, born Abel Tesfaye, purchased the spacious 1.2ha property in celebrity enclave Hidden Hills for $23.55 million.
The ‘Blinding Lights’ singer, whose most recent album After Hours debuted at the top of the ARIA charts in March 2020, placed the home back on the market in June last year for $32.35 million.
After a series of price cuts, it was re-listed for $28.7 million, before Madonna made a successful offer for the property.
Located in the private, gated community, west of Los Angeles, the residence, at 24220 Long Valley Rd, Hidden Hills, is flanked by redwood trees, grassy lawns and hills.
The estate, which includes 1165sq m of floor space, comprises a seven-bedroom main house and a two-bedroom guesthouse.
The entrance hall has double-height ceilings and a two-storey window wall, and interior features include spacious living and dining rooms and a large double-island chef’s kitchen with breakfast area, and a bar.
The main residence has two master suites, including an upstairs main bedroom that has a fireplace that opens to a private balcony.
There is also an office, glass wine room, home theatre, fitness studio, five-car garage with neon lighting, and a barn.
The outdoor areas include a pool, spa, cabana, and entertaining area with built-in barbecue.
The property that used to be The Weeknd’s playground is billed as offering “utmost privacy and seclusion” – something Madonna will obviously also cherish.
According to Realtor, The Weeknd still reportedly also owns a $21 million penthouse in the Westwood area of Los Angeles and is renting an apartment in Tribeca for US$60,000 a month, according to the New York Post.
The Agency’s Angel Salvador represented the seller in the transaction, with Trevor Wright from The Beverly Hills Estates representing Madonna.