One of the best real estate acquisitions in Los Angeles this year involved The Weeknd, Abel Tesfaye, who invested $70 million in a stunning Bel Air home.
Dutch media entrepreneur Reinout Oerlemans and his wife Danielle Oerlemans claimed they had no plans to list their recently renovated Beverly Hills Estates house until Rayni and Branden Williams approached them about showing it to the music icon.
Ms. Williams asserted that she was aware of Mr. Tesfaye’s search for a new residence and believed that this specific property would meet all of his demands. The Oerlemanses, she alleged, initially objected, but ultimately changed their minds. The property was sold in a private transaction.
The approximately 33,000 square foot mansion is situated on roughly 1.6 acres and has nine bedrooms, a sports court, a spa with a sauna and a hammam, an indoor pool, an outdoor infinity pool with a waterfall, a movie theater, a gym, and a music studio. It also has a music studio.
The structure is stunning and graceful. It features a sizable living and gathering area with spray-painted orange high-gloss walls and a black fireplace, an industrial-style office, and a formal dining room with soaring ceilings and a fireplace. Copper cabinets with leather belt-style pull handles may be found in the kitchen.
The Oerlemans recently completed an approximately three-year repair on the home they purchased in 2015 for $21.4 million. The inside decor was “horrendous,” Mr. Oerlemans said when they first acquired the property, but he saw good bones and liked the neighborhood.
The inside was completely overhauled by Ms. Oerlemans, who collaborated with one of her favorite interior designers and brought in contemporary furniture from all over the world, including their native Netherlands. For the spa and other facilities, they expanded the property by about 13,000 square feet.
Mr. Oerlemans noted that he has 25 years of experience working in the media and entertainment sector. Before transitioning to directing and producing, he started his career in Europe as an actor and television presenter. In 2001, he started his own production company, Eyeworks, which he later sold to Warner Bros. in 2014. Previously, Ms. Oerlemans was a proficient rider.
A person with knowledge of the deal said that Madonna purchased Mr. Tesfaye’s former property in the Hidden Hills region of Los Angeles earlier this year for about $20 million.
The spokesperson for Mr. Tesfaye took some time to reply. Ms. Williams noted that Beverly Hills Estates’ Angel Salvador is in charge of the musician.
After being raised in Canada by Ethiopian parents in the middle of the 2010s, Mr. Tesfaye became well-known. He is well known for the songs “Can’t Feel My Face” and “Blinding Lights.”