Alicia Keys and her husband, Swizz Beatz have let out the doors of their California art-filled mansion to Architectural Digest.
The beautiful modernist mansion is seated in the mountains north of San Diego. It’s built with white concrete and glasses rising from the cliffside.
The mansion which the couple together with their children, Genesis and Egypt describe as their “Dreamland”, is nicknamed “Razor House” after a neighbouring Razor Point Trail.
Alicia and Swizz mansion is filled with artworks by Black artists, a fleet of luxurious Ferraris, an infinity pool and a recording studio where Swizz Beatz calls “the grown-up floor”
According to Architectural Digest, the mansion which views the Pacific Ocean inspired Tony Stark’s mansion in the “Iron Man” franchise.
Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz mansion graces the cover of Architectural Digest’s issue.
Speaking to the magazine, Swiss Beatz disclosed that he yearned for the home long before buying it.
The 11,000-square-foot-mansion’s photo had served as his phone’s screensaver for eight good years before he moved in with his family.
“Every wall in this house, every bit of it, is sculpture,” he added. “These beautiful ‘S’ shapes, these chevrons going down the hillside, curvatures flying in space over your head. It’s more akin to sculpture than architecture.”
When the real estate agent who represents the couple sent a text to inform them the home was on the market for sale, Swizz Beatz was worried about his wife Keys, who loved living on the East Coast would be reluctant to move out
“She’s Miss New York,” he said. “They might as well make a sculpture of her the (new) Statue of Liberty.”
According to Architectural Digest, the couple was invited by the previous owner to spend a weekend touring the house, Alicia Keys began imagining her life there.
During a morning meditation session at the property Keys was convinced to relocate, as she watched parasailers float over a close-by mountain.
“At that moment, I felt like I was witnessing a beautiful metaphor, and I wanted to not ever forget how endless we are and how the unimaginable can happen,” Alicia told Architectural Digest.
“That’s what did it for me. I was taken.”
After finally buying the mansion in 2019, Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz asked a New York-based interior decorator Kelly Behun with transforming the space into “Dreamland.”
The Mansion has Moroccan wool rugs, velvet and shearling upholstery.
The house beautiful curves are echoed by key items of furniture with rounded couches and circular coffee tables seen throughout the house.
Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz have beautified their home with tons of art. With a portfolio above 1,000 artworks, amassed over two decades, the couples have lined their walls with museum-worthy pieces by the likes of KAWS and Jean Michel-Basquiat not forgetting black artists, including Kwame Brathwaite, Lauren Pearce and Burkinabe photographer Sanlé Sory
Sentimental items are also woven into the home decor, including a baby grand piano that was gifted to Keys by her record label when she turned 16.
See the video of the mansion below