Soon-to-be mom-of-two Rihanna must have felt her three-bedroom, 3,500-square-foot primary residence in a luxury LA skyscraper was a bit too tight for her growing family with rapper A$AP Rocky. According to Dirt, the nine-time Grammy winner has upgraded to a penthouse spanning the 40th floor of the same building, a 42-story contemporary-style structure designed by AD100 Hall of Fame architect Robert A.M. Stern, where she has lived since 2014.
The billionaire singer-slash-mogul paid $21 million for her new Century City abode, which is more than double the size of her previous one, spanning a whopping 9,290 square feet with four bedrooms and six-and-a-half baths. Friends star Matthew Perry formerly called the luxe pad home and tapped designer LM Pagano and architect Scott Joyce to rework the modern space before listing it in 2019 for $35 million. It wasn’t until 2021 that the current seller, Afterpay co-founder Nick Molnar, scooped the spacious penthouse up for $21.6 million and returned it to the market the following year with an initial asking price of just under $28 million.
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The deal closed one day before LA’s “mansion tax” went into effect, which was likely a big bargaining chip in Rihanna’s favor. The Barbadian superstar managed to secure it for a discount and can now enjoy 360-degree city skyline views from the apartment’s many rows of windows and four terraces–one on each side of the dwelling. Other highlights include a plush soundproof movie theater with tiered seating, a kitchen with two marble islands, and a sprawling primary suite outfitted with dual bathrooms, roomy closets, and a private seating area complete with a fireplace.
The “Work” singer also maintains a pair of neighboring Beverly Hills mansions.