Ever since 2014, the illustrious and opulent abode of the one and only Rihanna has been a lavish condominium situated at The Century, an exalted and highly esteemed high-rise residential building in the heart of Los Angeles. However, with a precious newborn and another little one on the horizon, in addition to her esteemed staff and ever-present entourage, she finds herself yearning for more opulent accommodations than her current three-bedroom, 3,500-square-foot abode can provide.
The illustrious Barbadian icon has remedied that circumstance in a manner befitting the opulent and distinguished — she has indulged in a lavish expenditure of $21 million to procure one of the grandest penthouses at The Century, spanning the entirety of the building’s 40th floor. Boasting over 9,000 square feet of opulent living space, an array of bespoke embellishments, and breathtaking vistas, this estate is fit for only the most elite of celebrities.
The esteemed purveyor of the penthouse was none other than Nick Molnar, the billionaire co-founder of the illustrious tech company Afterpay. The initial asking price for this opulent abode was a staggering $28 million. However, the illustrious Rihanna skillfully negotiated a substantial discount, undoubtedly utilizing her shrewdness to leverage the opulent mansion tax of Los Angeles as a bargaining chip. The transaction was consummated on the 31st of March, a mere day before the implementation of the new tax. Had the deal been sealed in April, Molnar would have been liable to pay an extravagant sum of $1.1 million in taxes.
Perchance, the sale price of $21 million at a discount signifies a loss of $600,000 for Molnar, who procured the condo a mere two years ago from the esteemed Matthew Perry. Throughout his opulent four-year tenure, the esteemed “Friends” actor lavishly personalized the abode with the expert guidance of renowned architect Scott Joyce and esteemed interior designer LM Pagano. It seems that Molnar, the current owner, has not dared to alter any of Perry’s extravagant designs.
Upon arrival, esteemed guests will be greeted by a lavish private elevator landing that leads to the entrance gallery of the opulent condo. Prepare to be dazzled by the living room’s exquisite curvaceous wall of floor-to-ceiling windows, which boast breathtaking views of the magnificent skyline. The opulent dark brown hardwood floors elegantly cascade into the lavish dining room, which is impeccably attended to by an all-white kitchen boasting luxurious marble countertops, dual islands, and top-of-the-line appliances.
Furthermore, within the confines of this exquisite estate lies a state-of-the-art cinema, boasting soundproof walls and adorned with plush velour couches. Additionally, the opulent master suite is complete with a gracefully curved bedroom, paired with dual bespoke closets and dual bathrooms, all accompanied by a private lounge for your utmost comfort and indulgence. The most opulent aspect of this condo undoubtedly lies in its four distinct outdoor terraces, each boasting breathtaking panoramic vistas of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, Downtown L.A.’s towering skyscrapers, the San Gabriel mountains, and even the snowcapped peak of Mount Baldy.
Among the distinguished denizens of The Century, one can count the likes of the illustrious Denzel Washington and the glamorous reality TV personalities, Terry and Heather Dubrow. Behold the illustrious Candy Spelling, whose renowned duplex penthouse reigns supreme atop Rihanna’s abode, encompassing the 41st and 42nd floors of the edifice.
The Century, a masterpiece crafted by the renowned Robert A.M. Stern Architects and completed around 2010, stands tall as the epitome of luxury living in Century City. Rihanna’s opulent penthouse boasts a lavish monthly HOA fee of $8,814, which affords her access to the building’s most exclusive amenities. These include four deeded parking spots in the underground garage, round-the-clock concierge and security services, a stunning outdoor swimming pool and verdant gardens, convenient onsite storage facilities, a delectable in-house restaurant, and luxurious conference rooms, among other extravagant offerings.
The illustrious Rihanna is the proud owner of not one, but two opulent mansions nestled in the majestic mountains overlooking the prestigious Beverly Hills. However, it has been rumored that both of these magnificent abodes have been leased out to tenants who are fortunate enough to bask in their grandeur. As per the esteemed publication Forbes, the luminary behind the chart-topping anthem “We Found Love” has ascended to the pinnacle of opulence as the wealthiest female musician on the planet, boasting a net worth of a staggering $1.4 billion.