Kendrick Lamar buys a Bel Air estate – designed by esteemed architect Edward Fickett

The rapper paid $15.9 million for the home that has graced the East Gate neighborhood since the early 1950s

Kendrick Lamar
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Rapper Kendrick Lamar has invested $15.9 million in a new home – located in the star-studded East Gate neighborhood of Bel Air, Los Angeles. The property was originally built in 1951 by Edward Fickett – a famed architect and consultant to federal and local governments in the US and President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Edward's distinct style lives on in the home, with its unmistakable cream and brick-accented façade and large sweeping windows. However, it has since been expanded and renovated into a larger, contemporary compound. 

With its connection to one of America's most prestigious architects and its place in a sought-after postcode, this estate is among the most exciting in LA and, unmistakably, one of the world's best homes.

Following its remodel, the estate (pictured below) boasts a main house and two-story guesthouse – totaling seven bedrooms across 8,000 square feet of living space.

A report from Dirt says that Kendrick Lamar had previously lived in Manhattan Beach, a South Bay coastal city located around one hour from Bel Air. 

The 35-year-old Compton native, best known for his progressive rap styles and socially conscious songwriting, lived in a modern mansion only a short hop from the shore. He has won 14 Grammys and a Pulitzer Prize for DAMN, his fourth studio album. 

At a glance, his new home appears much more quintessentially traditional than his Miami Beach estate – but the interiors are more contemporary than you might exist. 

A glimpse at the interiors and existing decorating ideas (above) suggest the mansion is firmly rooted in the 21st century, with a sleek neutral color scheme exhibited throughout the property. 

Kendrick Lamar

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Stand-out spaces include the light-filled family room that leads to a white kitchen – fitted with a spacious butler's pantry – and a breakfast room. There is also an eat-in island in the center of the space – perfect for hosting kitchen parties or socializing while cooking. 

Beyond the main living and dining areas, Kendrick's new home has a primary suite with a private fireside sitting area. Dirt adds that the bedroom leads to a large ensuite with dual vanities and a clawfoot soaking tub. Other assets include a home library, movie theater, wine cellar, and home gym.

Notable features continue beyond the home into the yard boasts a pool (surrounded by a sundeck and koi pond) and a large outdoor dining area

Where is Kendrick Lamar's home?

Alongside Kendrick Lamar's new Bel Air home, the rapper has properties in Manhattan Beach, and in Calabasas, California. The latter is reportedly occupied by a number of his family members.

Megan Slack
Head of Celebrity Style News

Megan is the Head of Celebrity Style News at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes, before becoming H&G's News Editor in April 2022. She now leads the Celebrity/ News team. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.