Ice Cube buys Jean-Claude Van Damme’s canal-front home in Marina del Rey
Coming straight outta the Westside? Rapper, producer and actor Ice Cube is the buyer who popped $7.25 million for the Marina del Rey home of actor and martial artist Jean-Claude Van Damme.
Built in 2011, the custom contemporary has features that include a home theater, a gym and a poured concrete-and-glass wine cellar. A glass-enclosed staircase and an elevator connect the three-story home.
Interiors of 7,574 square feet also include a modern kitchen, formal living and dining rooms, a wet bar, six bedrooms and 11 bathrooms. There are six fireplaces, including one in the master suite.
Pocket doors off each level open to terrace patios overlooking the canal. The rooftop deck with a swimming pool takes in sweeping city and ocean views.
The property came up for sale a year ago for about $10 million and was more recently listed for $7.949 million, records show. Van Damme bought the house four years ago for $6 million.
Shaun Hurley of First Team Real Estate was the listing agent. Erin Alls of Maison International represented the buyer.
Van Damme, nicknamed “The Muscles from Brussels,” is known for his roles in “Until Death” (2007), “Double Impact” (1991) and “Bloodsport” (1988). More recently, the 55-year-old lent his voice to the animated film “Kung Fu Panda 3” (2016).
Cube, whose real name is O’Shea Jackson, has released 10 studio albums as a solo artist and a member of the rap group N.W.A. As an actor, the 46-year-old has appeared in such films as “Friday” (1995), “Barbershop” (2002) and “21 Jump Street” (2012).
He wrote soundtrack material for the recently released comedy “Keanu” as well as other films.
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