Music mogul L.A. Reid buys a modern showplace on the Westside for $18 million


Music executive, producer and television competition judge L.A. Reid has made a splash on the Westside of Los Angeles, buying a modern mansion for $17.99 million, according to real estate sources not authorized to comment publicly on the sale.

Although the area containing the one-acre estate is generally accepted as Bel-Air, the L.A. Times Mapping Database considers it to be part of Beverly Crest.

Completed in 2015, the multi-level home can be best described as a modern tour de force. Open and vaulted interiors are set off by black granite walls, brilliant chrome accents and white oak floors. Pocketing walls of glass blur the lines between indoor-outdoor space, while taking in city and ocean views.


More than 11,200 square feet of polished space includes a massive living room divided by a two-sided fireplace, a gym, an office, a 300-bottle wine cellar and a home theater with a wet bar. A modern chandelier tops a formal dining area and a chef’s kitchen has light wood cabinets, two islands and a bar.

The light woodwork continues in the master suite, which has another fireplace and a view of the grounds. There are seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms, three powder rooms and four fireplaces in all.

Two floating glass staircases and an elevator service each of the home’s three floors.

An infinity-edge swimming pool with a baja deck straddles the edge of the grounds, with the property tapering off down the hillside below. Adjacent to the pool is an outdoor kitchen/bar and a spa. A large terrace-balcony extends off the second level.

The house came to market last summer for $27.5 million and was more recently listed for about $20 million, records show.

Aaron Kirman of John Aaroe Group and Drew Fenton of Hilton & Hyland, an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, were the listing agents, according to the Multiple Listing Service. Jesse Lally and Michelle Saniei, also of Hilton & Hyland, represented the buyer.

Reid, 60, has worked with such top-tier talents as Usher, Outkast and Sean “Puffy” Combs. He co-founded LaFace Records in the late 1980s and later headed up Def Jam Music Group for more than a decade before becoming the chairman of Epic Records, a division of Sony Records.

He served as a judge on the television music competition show “The X Factor” in 2011-12.

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