Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz’s futuristic, cliffside mansion served as inspiration for the cinematic home of Tony Stark in Marvel Studios’ ‘Iron Man’ movies
The Hollywood pop star, Alicia Keys recently showed off her cliffside mansion – known as “Razor House” – that she bought back in 2019 with her husband, Swizz Beatz for a cool $20.8 million (about R300 million)
According to Pop Culture, Razor House is situated in La Jolla in Southern California and was first listed for $30 million (about R450 million) in August 2018.
The house was designed by Wallace E. Cunningham and features four bedrooms, a screening room, a library, a den, two steam rooms, a fitness area, rooftop entertaining level, heated pool and a guesthouse. Scroll through for a look at the futuristic property.
“The unique home sits on a jagged bluff overlooking the ocean near an area known as Razor Point, which gave the house its name,” writes Hannah Barnes. “What’s more, according to several sources, the futuristic, cliffside property served as inspiration for the cinematic home of Tony Stark in Marvel Studios’ Iron Man movies.”
Swizz Beats told Architectural Digest that he had a photo of Razor House as a screensaver on his phone for eight years and that “it is like my screensaver came to life”.
“The way that it happened was just out of nowhere,” he explained. “I didn’t even know that the person was ever going to sell that house. We had to act fast. We packed up two weeks of clothes and moved because we had to put the kids in school. It was that fast of a decision. When you come in touch with a masterpiece, you have to [act].”
Beats said that the house – which features travertine stone floors and walnut flooring in the library – “just spoke to him”.
“Not only the home but the lot we’re sitting on. The view, the air, the beach, the mountain, the sunset. It made the sculpture so much more beautiful to us. It’s a complete package. Like you can have this sculpture somewhere, and it’d be great. But having all the dynamics around it makes it more special.”
Architectural Digest went on to conduct an exclusive tour throughout the couple’s home. Watch the video down here: