A Spanish-style house in Los Angeles that music mogul Russell Simmons has called home for the past five years has hit the market for $8.25 million.
Mr. Simmons, 60, co-founder of Def Jam Recordings, a label with hip-hop stars like the Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, Run-D.M.C. and LL Cool J., purchased the property in March 2013 for approximately $5.88 million via a limited liability company, property records show.
A native New Yorker, Mr. Simmons moved to the West Coast city to be close to his two teenage daughters, who lived nearby with his ex-wife Kimora Lee Simmons, he told People magazine in 2015. The couple divorced in 2009.
A longtime yogi, Mr. Simmons decorated the property with Buddha statues, listing photos show.
“This house is designed to help me in my quest for inner peace. That’s why it has images of the pursuit of self-realization,” he told People during the 2015 interview.
The 6,288-square-foot residence has six bedrooms and seven bathrooms. The main level has a living room, dining room, open kitchen, a family room, and one en-suite guest bedroom, according to the listing with The Agency posted Monday.
The second level includes the living accommodations with a terrace, while the lower level of the house has a 1,500-bottle wine cellar, a cigar room and a humidor.
Throughout, the house features high ceilings, stone and wood floors, French doors and fireplaces and other design details influenced by Balinese resort style, according to the listing.
Outdoors, there is a pool, a dining area with a built-in barbecue pit, a theater and a guest house, according to the listing.
The listing brokerage declined to comment on this property.
Mr. Simmons, who has been accused of sexual assault since late 2017 by several women, couldn’t be reached for comment. He has vehemently denied all these accusations.
Variety first reported the listing.