Russell Simmons, the music executive who is credited for discovering the Beastie Boys and Run-D.M.C., wants $8.25 million for his residence in Los Angeles. He has owned it since 2013, when it was valued at $5.8775 million. The Spanish-style house, which was constructed in the 1930s, is situated in Los Angeles’s West Hollywood. The 0.33-acre estate features a main house (with five bedrooms and six bathrooms) as well as a second house (with one bedroom and one bathroom). The master suite has come to include an extensive bathroom and closet as well as a terrace.
The residence has an Asian-influenced aesthetic, which directly reflects Simmons’s interests (the music executive has been a longtime advocate of yoga and Eastern wellness practices). It is decorated with Simmons’s art collection, which includes Buddha statues and street art. The interiors boast an elevated but warm aesthetic – from the dark-wood accents to the spiral-shaped stairs. Outside, there is a secret entrance with access to a subterranean area that features a humidor and a wine cellar which can accommodate 1,500 bottles. The residence is enclosed by two rows of hedge walls and is made even more secure with an electronic gate.
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