When it comes to real estate, the pop star Ariana Grande goes big.
But that’s just the tip of the real estate iceberg for Grande. The two-time Grammy winner pulled in $72 million in 2020, and she’s been buying up real estate. Her engagement to a real estate agent, Dalton Gomez, may only serve to propel her transactions to new heights.
We dug into the star’s home history. At the tender age of 27, she’s accomplished a lot, not least of which is an impressive property portfolio. Let’s take a look.
Grande rose to fame as a teenager, with starring roles on the Nickelodeon shows “Victorious” and “Sam & Cat.”
She snagged a record deal in 2011, and her debut album, “Yours Truly,” topped the Billboard Hot 200. The hits didn’t stop coming, including the albums “Sweetener” and “Thank U, Next.” The hitmaker is a mainstay atop the Billboard 100, and she’s collaborated with stars like Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber.
But before she began her pricey property purchases, the Florida native’s introduction to L.A. living began as a renter.
For years, the performer had been leasing a posh property above Beverly Hills. Built in 2015, the Mediterranean-style mansion offers five bedrooms and 6,200 square feet of living space. The open floor plan features a living room with a bar, plus a gourmet kitchen that looks out to a family area. French doors open to the patio outside.
A huge master wing with sitting area and fireplace opens out to the backyard. An en suite bath includes a separate tub and two walk-in closets. The back of the home opens out to a deck with pool and spa.
For a time, Grande also lived at another Beverly Hills address, which happened to be next door to a French Country manor that Ellen DeGeneres sold for $35 million.
Over a decade ago, the star reportedly rented a Hancock Park home with her mother, Joan, that had once been owned by Francis Ford Coppola. Although it was just a lease, she must have really felt at home, given that she installed a recording studio in the basement.
The pretty six-bedroom Tudor has since been renovated, but it’s unclear whether the recording studio made the cut. It’s currently on the market for $9 million, and includes a wood-paneled sunroom, new gourmet kitchen, family room, and formal dining room.
When Grande was just starting out, she rented a Toluca Lake, CA, property with her mother.
Billed as a “former celebrity compound,” the gated five-bedroom French manor offers a whopping 10,000 square feet of space.
Built in 2007, the mansion sits next door to the Bob Hope estate, and features a giant chef’s kitchen, seven fireplaces, screening room, and gym. The grounds of over a half-acre include rolling lawns, fountains, and an outdoor living room with a fireplace. It last sold in November 2015 for $6.5 million.
Los Angeles land grab
After dabbling in the rental market for nearly a decade, Grande is now amassing real estate in SoCal.
In February, she paid $8.9 million in an off-market deal for a parcel of private land about a half-mile from a swanky spread she bought less than a year ago. The approximately quarter-acre parcel includes an original 748-square-foot cottage from 1953, plus a pool, patio, and drop-dead views.
Located close to her lavish L.A. digs, the extra acreage might be a teardown to build anew. Perhaps a guesthouse for out-of-town visitors? Or perhaps she has an eye on the property to use as a local recording studio or workspace.
Even if she winds up not using it, she could always attempt to flip the property down the line. It last sold for $2.5 million, which means that the seller earned a handsome 256% return for hanging on to the land for a decade or so.
Adjacent to her most recent purchase, Grande owns a deluxe contemporary that she picked up last year for a cool $13.7 million.
Although that’s a lot of dough, the songstress scored a relative bargain.
Initially offered for $25.5 million, the home had been on and off the market for years, and had never been lived in. It was last on the market for $17.5 million, so Grande managed to cut an even larger discount.
The mod home features disappearing walls of glass and smart-home technology, as well as views of the city and ocean. With four bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms, its highlights include a formal dining area, office, and a chef’s kitchen with a black granite island that opens to a family room. Pocket doors extend the living area out to the deck, where an infinity-edge pool looks out on the vistas below.
Upstairs, a massive master suite spans the entire level. The retreat features a walk-in closet, lounges, bathroom with dual vanities, tub, and a separate glass shower.
On the lower level, find a media lounge, bar, 300-bottle wine cellar, fitness studio, cedar “wellness center,” and guest suites.
Like many celebrities, Grande joined the crowed and picked up a place in the elite enclave of Montecito. The tiny town in Santa Barbara County is home to Oprah Winfrey, Katy Perry, and of course, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.
She snapped up the delightful Tudor-style manor known as Porter House for $6.7 million last spring from the serial home flippers and fellow Montecito residents, talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and her wife, the actress Portia de Rossi.
The couple purchased the property for $3.6 million in early 2020, quickly renovated the place, and slapped it back on the market for twice the price a mere four months later.
It includes two English barns from the 1700s that were moved from England to California. Updates were made throughout, including a subdued color palette and modern light fixtures.
An updated layout has a great room with a fireplace and an octagonal study lined with casement windows. The floor plan also boasts a gym, workshop, and a three-car garage with half bathroom. Set on a little over an acre, the grounds include outdoor spaces framed by stone walls, fragrant flowers, and mature trees.
New York City
In 2018, while the star briefly and publicly dated the “SNL” cast member Pete Davidson, the couple was rumored to have moved into a deluxe, $16 million apartment in the high-end architectural marvel over Manhattan’s High Line elevated park. It wasn’t clear if Grande had bought or rented in the snazzy new building.
Either way, the swanky, 4,000-square-foot, five-bedroom Chelsea condo certainly made a splash.
The layout included a set-back terrace with views of the Empire State Building, a sleek kitchen with high-end appliances, and views of the High Line. It was located in the building designed by Zaha Hadid, and residents enjoy amenities including a fitness center, private spa, and a 75-foot, skylit pool.
Ariana’s childhood home
Before Grande became a worldwide phenomenon, she performed in local theater productions in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
The updated Mediterranean-style home with 6,000 square feet of living space is located in one of Boca’s “most sought-after gated enclaves,” according to information on the listing, which also notes that the star lived here as a child.
Highlights include a home theater, library, gourmet kitchen, screened-in “Florida room,” sauna, gym, pool, and a summer kitchen with a bar.
Grande did leave her mark at this home in the Sunshine State: There’s also a soundproof music studio.
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