The home of a hip hop mogul

21:47, Jul 27 2014
Akon's amazing home
LIKE A MUSIC VIDEO: The focal point of this all-white home is its ginormous pool.
Akon's amazing home
FAMOUS NEIGHBOURS: Other celebrities that have called the suburb of Woodland Hills home include Jason Bateman, Lisa Kudrow, Will Smith, Dr Dre, Ice Cube, Carrie Fisher and Kristen Stewart. Now that's one interesting pool party.
Akon's amazing home
WHITE OUT: When it comes to furnishings, only ice white or pale blue need apply. It's like a Greek Island meets LA decadence.
Akon's amazing home
THE ESSENTIALS: Akon is a successful producer and so a home recording studio is just the ticket.

Akon, the R&B and hip-hop singer and producer, has put his ultra-modern home in Los Angeles' Woodland Hills neighbourhood up for sale at $US3.5 million ($NZ4.09 million).

With the services of designer Miguel Rueda, Akon renovated the house for indoor-outdoor living, creating a focal point swimming pool and spa surrounded by three fire pits and an outdoor kitchen. An upper patio looks down on the pool.

A blue phone room and bluish under-mount lighting accent the white-on-white interiors. Walls of glass and clerestory windows bring light into the interiors.

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AKON: He wants to sell up right now, na na. (He also clearly dresses to match his decor).

The 4,098-square-foot house also has a state-of-the-art recording studio, a bar and a three-car garage. There are five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms.

Akon, who calls Atlanta home, spends a fair amount of time in Los Angeles recording, producing music and pursuing acting.

The 41-year-old will be in the independent thriller American Heist this year as well as several other upcoming films. Among his hit songs were Locked Up, Smack That and I Want to Love You; he's also appeared as a guest vocalist on 35 Billboard top 100 songs. He has founded two successful record labels, Konvict Muzik and Kon Live Distribution, and was listed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the number one selling artist for ringtones in the world.  

He bought the nearly half an acre property in September for $US1.95 million.

- Los Angeles Times

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