The 7,050-square-foot Arizona home of Grammy Award-winning musicians Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz sold on Friday for $3.1 million.
The gated estate in Phoenix features a four-bedroom, five-and-a-half bathroom residence with a glass-enclosed primary bedroom and far-reaching views of the mountains and canyons surrounding the city, according to listing agent Scott Grigg, owner of the Grigg’s Group with Realty Executives.
“It sits on Camelback Mountain, which is iconic for our area,” he said. “It’s like having oceanfront property in Arizona; everyone fights over land like this.”
The property, nearly an acre in size, is at a higher elevation than many others in the area, which allows for views of the city as well as the mountains, he added. It also adds a level of privacy.
It’s like you’re the king of the mountain,” Mr. Grigg said. “You can come up here and unwind…and it’s on a cul-de-sac so people aren’t driving by.”
That’s important for a celebrity couple like Ms. Keys, 40, and Swizz Beatz, 42, who were married in 2010 and have two children. They purchased the home in 2008 for $3.9 million under an LLC called Dreamland, according to records with PropertyShark.
The privacy also allows for floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the stone residence. That includes the primary bedroom suite, which also boasts a sitting area and piano, according to listing photos.
Other amenities include an open floor plan with high ceilings and a fireplace, a chef’s kitchen, several outdoor terraces, a negative-edge pool and spa, a screening and game room, a wet bar, a 800-bottle wine cellar and six-car garage.
A singer-songwriter and a classically trained pianist, Ms. Keys has won 15 Grammy Awards. She was a coach on NBC’s “The Voice” and is known for hits like “Girl on Fire” and “Empire State of Mind” with Jay-Z. Her seventh album, “Alicia,” was released in September.
Swizz Beatz, who has also won a Grammy, is a record producer known for his work with DMX. He curated a tribute to the late rapper with Busta Rhymes, Method Man and Griselda at Sunday’s 2021 BET Awards. Representatives for Ms. Keys and Swizz Beatz did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
The couple’s Arizona home has been on and off the market since 2016, when it was priced at $3.85 million, according to listing records. It was most recently listed for just under $3.4 million in March.
Mr. Grigg said the buyer was local, and was “drawn to the views.” He declined to identify him further.
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