It’s nice to have options … and that’s exactly why Jay-Z and Beyoncé are going to hold on to their $100 million Bel-Air mansion, despite just shelling out $200 million in a historic purchase.
Sources close to the couple tell TMZ, as crazy as it sounds … the brand new Malibu pad will serve as a weekend home — in a sense — at least for the time being. We’re told the Bel-Air home, purchased for $88 million back in 2017 is still “home” … close to the kids’ schools and friends.
Eventually, our sources say, Jay-Z wants to move his family to the Malibu estate full-time … but hasn’t indicated whether that shift would also include selling Bel-Air.
TMZ broke the story … the couple paid $200 million for the 30,000-square-foot mansion, setting a record in the state of California for the most expensive home ever sold. It sits on 8 acres on the Pacific Ocean in the Paradise Cove area … aka Billionaires’ Row.
What’s also astonishing … our sources say the home’s previous owner and builder, William Bell, one of the biggest art collectors in the world, had a $1 BILLION art collection inside.
Those pieces obviously won’t stay with Jay-Z and Beyoncé … but you gotta wonder if they might’ve been able to work a portrait or two into the final negotiations.