Canadian rapper Drake reportedly paid ‘$75million’ for Robbie Williams’ magnificent mansion as the former Take That star made a profit seven years after purchasing it for $32million.
The property, a sprawling 10-bedroom estate spread across three acres of land in Beverly Hills, was sold to the hip hop star in an off-market deal, although financial details surrounding the purchase will not be disclosed until the deal is formally completed.
According to Dirt, the property sold for ‘exactly $75million’ with Kurt Rappaport from Westside Estate Agency serving as the listing agent.
It’s understood that Williams, who shared the home with actress wife Ayda Field and their four children, had initially hoped for an $85million sale before settling for the lower figure after failing to find a buyer.
Impressive: The magnificent mansion owned by former Take That star Robbie Williams is off the market after being purchased by Canadian rapper Drake
Williams, who owns properties in LA, London, Wiltshire and Switzerland, shared the home with actress wife Ayda Field and their four children
However the singer has still made a notable profit, having originally purchased it from Guess co-founder Armand Marciano for $32.67million in 2015, according to property records.
The Tuscan style property includes a main house measuring some 25,000 square feet containing ten bedrooms and no less than twenty-two bathrooms.
Other amenities include an eleven car garage, a wine cellar, a gym, a game room, a professional screening room, an elevator, a tennis court, a mosaic tiled pool and an outdoor kitchen.
The Beverly Hills purchase is Drake’s first real estate buy in the Los Angeles market after previously buying up property in his native Canada, including a 50,000 square foot estate in his home town of Toronto.
Agreement: The financial details surrounding Drake’s purchase will not be disclosed until the deal is formally completed
Massive: The property, a sprawling 10-bedroom estate spread across three acres of land in Beverly Hills, is believed to have been sold to the hip hop star in an off-market deal, although financial details are yet to be disclosed
Bargain: It’s understood that Williams, who shared the home with actress wife Ayda Field and their four children, had initially hoped for an $85million sale before settling for the lower figure after failing to find a buyer
Cashing in: However the singer has still made a notable profit, having originally purchased the property from Guess co-founder Armand Marciano for $32.67 Million in 2015
The sale comes after Williams found a buyer for the 70-acre Wiltshire home he bought in 2009 for £8.1million.
Compton Bassett House went on the market with estate agency Knight Frank for £6.75 million in 2021, with the singer admitting he was keen to sell to someone who appreciated its splendour as much as he did.
He said in a statement: ‘Compton Bassett House is most definitely a family friendly house that deserves to have much more laughter and joy within its beautiful walls. We hope the incoming purchaser will enjoy just as much as we have.’
He added: ‘The gardens and trees have enchanted us with their magic, and on rainy days—of which there are many in England—we have played and splashed around the indoor pool, much to our delight.’
Welcome: Enormous gates greet guests outside the enormous Beverly Hills property, which will soon be in the ownership of rapper Drake
Plenty of room: The main house measures approximately 25,000 square feet and features no less than twenty two bathrooms
Lovely: A large patio sits in front of a neatly manicured lawn while offering panoramic views across Los Angeles
Speaking in 2014, Robbie – then a father of two – admitted he was keen to make the United Kingdom his permanent base after spending an extended period of time in the United States.
He told The Sun: ‘I love LA. The people and the weather are great but it’s not England. It can’t offer the same. Things change when you’re a dad – there are people to look after who are more important than yourself.
‘I want [daughter] Teddy and the new baby, whatever it may be, to be educated in England. Teddy is already surrounded by English people so she’s bound to have an accent anyway.
‘But that’s not the point – we want to educate her in London. We’ve just bought a ruddy big house so we had better be coming back!’
Williams reportedly put his £9 million Compton Basset Manor back on the market after failing to sell it back in July 2010, with the singer having forked out a cool £24million on an incredible mansion in Switzerland after moving their family to Geneva.
Williams is said to be keen on selling the 17th century Wiltshire property as he ‘never felt at home’ there and also feels it is ‘haunted’.
A source told The Mirror: ‘It seemed like an idyllic hideaway in the English countryside but he never really felt at home there. In a matter of months he realised it wasn’t where he and Ayda wanted to settle.
‘Now he’s planning a reshuffle of his property portfolio since deciding to buy in Switzerland.The family moved there last summer and rented for six months to make sure they wanted to stay.’
Leafy: A stone fountain sits adjacent to the property, which is surrounded by beautifully tended gardens
Take a dip: Amenities include an enormous outdoor swimming pool surrounded by a wide stretch of lawn
Let me entertain you: A spacious living area provides an ideal space for the new owner to entertain guests
The singer also owns a £17.5 million London home that has been the source of an ongoing row with his next door neighbour, Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, over renovation plans.
The former Take That star was given planning permission for an underground swimming pool and gym in October 2019 at his Grade II-listed home after five years of fighting with rocker Page.
Williams previously responded by withdrawing the blueprints but later returned with a fresh set of plans, and last month he filed a new report guaranteeing that noise from the units will not exceed 25 decibels.
On the move: Speaking in 2014, Robbie – then a father of two – admitted he was keen to make the United Kingdom his permanent base after spending an extended period of time in the United States
Time to go: ‘I love LA. The people and the weather are great but it’s not England. It can’t offer the same. Things change when you’re a dad – there are people to look after who are more important than yourself, he explained
Isolating in luxury! The famous family had spent the start of lockdown last year at their Beverly Hills mansion
One love: The property also includes a full size tennis court for anyone keen on practicing their serve