The rapper and songwriter French Montana has plunked down $8,425,000 for a giant Hidden Hills home, Variety reported.
The seller was the Los Angeles Clippers star Paul George, who had listed the place back in June for $9,495,000. It remained at that price point until the All-Star apparently agreed to let it go this month. Marc Shevin with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices repped the seller.
Although he sold at a discount, don’t shed any tears for George. He purchased the home for $7.4 million in 2016.
With almost 16,000 square feet, the spread features a massive, 4,000-square-foot great room featuring high-volume ceilings, motorized skylights, and sliding walls of glass that open to the rear grounds.
In addition, the layout includes a formal dining room with beamed ceilings, and a remodeled chef’s kitchen with an adjoining breakfast room and fireplace.
Highlights include a game room, home theater, custom study, gym with steam shower, bonus room, and walk-in wine cellar.
A master suite features a two-sided fireplace, a bathroom with built-in sofa, private sunning patio, and two custom closets.
Set on 1.44 acres, the private grounds include a pool and spa, stone decking, full-size basketball court, and a patio with a fireplace. It’s easy to host outdoor feasts, thanks to a custom barbecue center with seating and a fire pit.
Other outdoor features include fountains, a viewing deck, covered patios, lawns, as well as fruit and shade trees. A circular driveway and garage for five cars completes the property.
The rapper—whose given name is Karim Kharbouch—has sampled some sweet mansions in the past.
Montana’s most recent land grab is about twice the size of his previous residence, which is located just down the road.
Purchased in 2016, the Mediterranean-style residence that belonged to Selena Gomez sold to the rapper for $3.3 million. The 3-acre compound includes a 7,700-square-foot main house with six bedrooms, a gym, home theater, guesthouse, and recording studio. The feature-filled backyard includes a pool and spa, cabana, Viking outdoor kitchen, and brick pizza oven.
The Moroccan-born musician sought a large return on his four-year investment. He placed the pad on the market last January for $6,599,000, and then dropped the price to just under $6 million in February. The home is currently off market.
Montana also left some real estate on the East Coast. He had listed his Colonial-style residence in Pequannock Township, NJ, for $1.4 million in 2018. The 6,100-square-foot abode dates to 1790 and offers 18 rooms, including a recording studio, and has been completely remodeled.
The home is currently off market.
The hip-hop artist from the South Bronx boasts a total of 13 billion combined streams of his music throughout his career. Initially known for mixtapes, he made his debut studio album, “Excuse My French,” in 2013. He released “Jungle Rules” in 2017, which reached No. 3 on the Billboard 200.