From the concrete jungle where dreams are made of to the city of stars. Beyoncé and Jay Z are reportedly looking to move into one of Los Angeles’ most lavish estates.
The New York-based couple reportedly went on a private viewing of the famed Spelling Manor, a 57,000 square-foot French chateau-style pad in L.A.’s Holmby Hills, which was built by late television producer Aaron Spelling and his wife Candy in 1991, according to PEOPLE.
Following her husband’s passing, Candy listed the home for $150 million in 2009. Sharing photos of the estate’s interiors, she revealed its extravagant features, including a bowling alley, wine cellar, library, gymnasium, doll room, screening room, and three gift-wrapping rooms. The home also apparently includes a five-acre backyard, featuring tennis courts and a swimming pool.
“This house is the equivalent of a mid-sized hotel,” Spelling said at one time. “It’s a lot of work…I have wonderful memories here, but I feel like it’s a new chapter in my life — and it’s just me in this big house!”
Hov and Bey are also turning the page in their lives. According to an insider, the couple is currently looking for a permanent place in L.A., where they’ve been scouting private kindergartens for their 5-year-old daughter Blue Ivy.
“Beyoncé and Jay Z seem serious about living in L.A. full time,” said an insider. “When Beyoncé and Jay Z are not working, they live a very quiet life in L.A. They seem to prefer private gatherings to public outings.”
The Spelling mansion is currently owned by billionaire businessman James Stunt and British Formula 1 heiress Petra Ecclestone, who reportedly purchased the crib for $85 million in 2011. The estate was listed at $200 million back in October of 2016, according to Curbed.