Dr. Dre adding mammoth music studio under his Brentwood mansion
Dr. Dre dropped $40 million on the nearly 20,000-square-foot Brentwood estate of supermodel and actress Gisele Bundchen and her husband, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, earlier this year and then started an expansion project.
What more could the rapper need at the Richard Landry-designed country French chateau complete with winding driveway, cobblestone motor court and a moat-like water feature? Turns out it’s a 10,000-square-foot music studio under the house.
The limestone-clad home features reclaimed ceiling beams, salvaged tile and antique doors. There’s a center hall, a den, a library/study, a gym, a sauna, seven fireplaces, five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, loggias, covered terraces, balconies and garage space.
The grounds, irrigated by a gray-water system, include expanses of lawn, gardens, waterfalls, ponds and an infinity pool.
The rapper closed on the compound days after Apple Inc. officially announced it had acquired Beats, the company Dre cofounded with Interscope Geffen A&M Chairman Jimmy Iovine, for $3 billion.
Dr. Dre, 49, is also the founder and chief executive of Aftermath Entertainment. The Grammy winner and record producer has worked with Snoop Dogg, Eminem and 50 Cent, among others.
The property had once been listed at $50 million — now it’s probably worth that.