Its sleek contemporary lines and commanding views over the Pacific Ocean have graced the pages of cutting-edge magazines and websites around the world. Moreover, the sleek luxury home played a starring role in Visa Black Card and Calvin Klein television commercials. Today, the “Girl on Fire” and 15-time-Grammy-winner, Alicia Keys, is the big winner once again and holds the keys as its new owner. Razor House was originally on the celebrity real estate market for $45 million. However, after two steep price reductions, Keys snagged the magnificent property for a cool $20.8 million. (Image Credit: Gary Kasl)
Stunning Razor House
Set in beautiful La Jolla, California, Razor House was designed and created by famed architect Wallace E. Cunningham. Inspiration for the modern masterpiece came from Tony Stark/Iron Man’s fictional Razor Point home.
The multi-level facade of Razor House expertly aligns so that each roof forms a terrace to the adjacent upper floor. Furthermore, the center of the structure is essentially hollowed out, creating a perimeter that wraps around an open courtyard. Indeed, this creative design allows for a cascade of daylight, moonlight and stunning views.
The 10,240 square feet of living space in the main house includes two master suites, two additional bedrooms, six baths, two steam rooms/showers, gym, roof-top spa and built-in outdoor BBQ. A detached guest home, which mimics Razor House’s multi-level design, has 1,301 square feet. The dwelling has two bedrooms and two baths, each having separate entry points on different levels.
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Not surprisingly, luxury finishes and special touches fill the home. Travertine stone floors run continuously from interior to exterior. The library’s solid-walnut flooring and custom Ralph Lauren glass-and-stainless pool table add drama to the space. And suede wrapped-walls in the primary master simply ooze coziness.
Razor House’s location and sheer beauty make it a prime venue for hosting. As such, homeowners will benefit from two kitchens. Both the main kitchen and service kitchen have high-end Gaggenau, Miele, Subzero and Hoshizaki appliances in multiples to accommodate large-scale entertaining. Indeed, the abundance of terrace space and state-of-the-art theater will keep guests comfortable and occupied. In addition, the 5,100 cubic foot infinity swimming pool that visually blends in with the ocean will be the talking point of any gathering.
But the luxuries don’t stop there. A computer room houses all of the home’s integration and automation systems. The subterranean garage houses four cars. Lastly, a glass elevator operates from the lowest level to the highest rooftop-terrace of the home.
For $20.8 million, singer-songwriter Alicia Keys scored one of today’s contemporary masterpieces along with a virtual guarantee of spectacular sunsets. It is located in La Jolla near Torrey Pines Golf Course, Del Mar Racetrack and the La Jolla Playhouse. Josh Altman and Matt Altman of Douglas Elliman brokered the sale.
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