Oh baby Stevie Wonder signed, sealed and delivered to Higher Ground in Bel Air, where records show he lost nearly $ 14 million on a mansion on an elephant-shaped hillside. Overlooking the rugged surrounding mountains and shady canyons, the Mediterranean-style home is located in Bel Air Crest, the exclusive gated community where other current and former residents NBA star Anthony Davis, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and Kim Kardashian and Kanye are located West.
Keen real estate watchers and Wonder fans may remember that the 71-year-old music icon is not new to the Bel Air Crest community. In recent years, he and his wife Tomeeka Bracy have rented another huge mansion in the same enclave – a house that happens to be right next to the main LA residence of a Gordon Ramsay. The Bracy Wonders often stop by to try their neighbors’ cuisine, according to Ramsay himself.
Although Wonder’s newly acquired mansion is farther from Ramsay, it’s still within walking distance of some world-class dining. And with nearly 20,000 square feet of living space, it will certainly take enough walking to get a healthy appetite. There are 11 bedrooms and 15 bathrooms as well as attached staff accommodation and a 2,550-bottle wine cellar. Although the building was built in 2009, its yellowish-beige stucco facade is reminiscent of a distinct suburban vintage of the 90s.
In 2012, the huge house was sold for $ 13.3 million to His Highness Prince Mohammed bin Faisal bin Saud Al Saud, a son of Princess Etab bint Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and a maternal grandson of Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz, who Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia was from 2005-2011. His Highness bought the house as a single man, despite marrying Princess Madawi bint Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in 2013. The couple apparently didn’t spend much time in Bel Air – the huge home has been rented out in recent years, most recently at a princely monthly price of $ 75,000 per listing.
Here is a virtual tour of the Wonderful House which is one of the largest and probably one of the most magnificent houses in Bel Air Crest.