La Jolla Has a New Famous Resident

Alicia Keys and husband Swizz Beatz paid $20.8 million for the house.

September 10, 2019

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09: Alicia Keys performs in Times Square on October 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for Alicia Keys)


The glass-faced mansion called the Razor House hugs a bluff along the La Jolla shoreline and is said to have inspired Tony Stark's house in the movie Ironman. More recently, it has inspired singer/songwriter Alicia Keys and her producer husband, Swizz Beatz, to drop $20.8 million to purchase it, The Wall Street Journal reports.

5 of 10: 10 over $10 million: September 2018 Edition 9826 La Jolla Farms Road La Jolla, CA, United States $30,000,000 The Razor House was named after Razor Point — fitting for a property that pays homage to a cinematic landscape where cliffs meet the infinity of ocean. White concrete, stainless steel and glass rise in a cantilevered design, offering some of the most hypnotic panoramas of the Pacific. Nature passes through the house via floor-to-ceiling walls of glass. A detached guesthouse and stunning outdoor terraces, including a rooftop entertaining space with outdoor kitchen & spa reveal a reverence for the surroundings.

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It's hard not to lose yourself in thoughts of Alicia Keys framed in one of the ceiling-to-floor-length windows, caressing the ivory keys of some grand piano and plotting a future hit here.  The 10,653 foot home has four bedrooms, a screening room, an infinity pool and a two-bedrom detached guest house. 

Alicia Keys is fallin' in love with La Jolla's Razor House, which she just purchased with her husband, hip hop producer Swizz Beatz, for $20.8 million.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ The 10,653-square-foot cantilevered home, which has been featured in television commercials including one for Visa Black Card, hugs a jagged bluff overlooking the ocean near an area known as Razor Point. It has four bedrooms, a circular living room, a screening room with acoustically treated walls and ceiling, a black-tiled, vanishing-edge heated pool and a rooftop entertaining level with a stainless-steel spa and an outdoor kitchen, according to the original listing. There is also a 1,301-square-foot, two-bedroom detached guesthouse, said Donald Burns, the prior owner, in an interview last year.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Read more via the link in @wsjrealestate's bio.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ --: SAM CHEN⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ #aliciakeys #california #celebrityrealestate #lajolla #luxurylistings #modernhome #razorhouse #razorpoint #swizzbeatz #ultramodern

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The couple bought the house for $10 million less than what it was initially listed for in August of 2018. The previous owner, Donald Burns, is the former executive of MagicJack and purchased the home for $14.1 million in 2011.