The home of a hip hop mogul

Last updated 09:47 28/07/2014
AKON: He wants to sell up right now, na na. (He also clearly dresses to match his decor).

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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.

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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