In Southern California’s most expensive sale yet this year, music mogul Scooter Braun has spent $65 million for a massive modern farmhouse in Brentwood. Records show it’s the most expensive deal in the neighborhood’s history.
Braun, a record executive who has recently made headlines for his public feud with Taylor Swift, bought the brand new home of Larry Paul, a venture capitalist whose family is the second-largest owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Paying $11 million for the property in 2015, Paul razed the existing home and commissioned contemporary architect Noah Walker to create a 19,000-square-foot showplace on the nearly four-acre lot. Walker’s final product is a striking mixture of wood and stone that vaguely resembles a farm with boxes stacked on top of each other.
The motorcycle track.
The open floor plan.
The dining room.
The billiard room.
The lap pool.
The outside living room.
The estate of four hectares.
The 19,000 square foot mansion.
Indoors, large indoor-outdoor spaces mingle with amenities such as a movie theater, gym, and indoor swimming pool for swimming laps. Six bedrooms and 12 bathrooms complete the main house.
Set on a hillside plot, the property also has a swimming pool, pool house, basketball court and a series of extensive gardens. In the back, sleek patios and an outdoor living room offer views of the city, ocean and canyon.
At $65 million, it’s the most expensive sale to date on the Multiple Listing Service this year, beating the Hearst Estate, which once stood at $195 million and sold at auction in September for $63.1 million. Barron Hilton’s Bel-Air mansion, which traded hands for $61.5 million in May, is in third place.
It’s Braun’s second smashing home purchase in as many years. Last January, he paid $18 million for John Travolta’s Brentwood estate in an off-market deal.
Braun is a music executive best known for kicking off Justin Bieber’s career. He has also represented stars such as Ariana Grande and Demi Lovato. He co-founded RBMG Records with Usher and also founded Schoolboy Records and Ithaca Ventures.
H. Blair Chang of the Agency held the list. Douglas Elliman’s Josh and Matt Altman represented Braun.