The 1990s saw two of the biggest and most influential musicians ever debut. On one side of the music world, Beyoncé got her start with a group known as Destiny’s Child. The group took the pop world by storm and they were the hottest commodity for a long time. With appearances on television shows, Destiny’s Child had success up through the early 2000s. That’s when lead singer Beyoncé decided to go solo. And it turned out to be the best decision of her life.
Along with the rise of Beyoncé, Jay-Z also gained an enormous amount of fame. Although his fame came much more quickly, Jay-Z became the king of hip-hop. He decimated the music charts and influenced almost every rap artist that came after him in one way or another. Ironically, as fate would have it, these two forces of nature would meet and fall in love.
After years of dating, the two finally tied the knot and ended up having kids. It’s the American Dream. But, scandal was sure to follow. Jay-Z ended up getting embroiled in a rumor involving him cheating on Beyoncé. Today, the couple seems to be doing fine and have moved past the rumors and scandals.
They recently purchased another gorgeous mansion that houses some incredible rooms. These rooms contain things you wouldn’t even think would be in a house. Ever thought a house would have a dry sauna? Well, if you’re Jay-Z and Beyoncé, the answer is yes. Prepare to be amazed at these 15 rooms that you’ll be surprised you can find in Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s mansion.
Imagine you walk into a fancy hotel. Take a second and look around. You have a bellhop, eager to help you take your bags and get you to your room. There’s a check-in desk that helps introduce you to the hotel. And, more importantly, there’s a foyer.
This whole space inside the front door of a hotel is the foyer. Besides the hotel-specific accommodations, the foyer has sweeping architecture. It takes your breath away and, depending on the theme and build of the hotel, it’s supposed to amaze you with period pieces such as historical architecture and items.
Now, imagine seeing all of that (minus the bellhop and check-in desk) when you enter your house. That’s what Jay-Z and Beyoncé see every day when they come home from work in the studio. It’s rare to see foyers outside of hotels, but the newly-bought mansion has one all ready to entertain and amaze guests.
14 Living Room
Once you get past the grandeur of the foyer, you’ll see a lot of things that will catch your attention. Whether it be the second floor and its art-inspired architecture or a view of the 45-foot pool, the entire mansion begs for your attention. However, one of the things that will probably stand out more than anything else is the living room.
One can only imagine what Jay-Z and Beyoncé will put in their living room. A ridiculously large TV? Or, maybe a recording studio? Whatever the celebrity couple decide to furnish the room with, what will truly shock you about this living room is the sheer size of it.
The living room sports 30-foot tall ceilings. It’s a massive room that would easily encompass a small apartment. With the couple having three kids (maybe more in the future), the room will definitely be more than enough for the kids to play in. But, will it be good enough for the king of hip-hop and the queen of pop?
13 Culinary Kitchen
When you get home from your job, one of the things you probably want to do is eat. After all, you’ve had a hard day and there’s nothing like whipping something up in the kitchen to curb your mood and fill your belly! While this is a picture you’re probably intimately familiar with, imagine if you had access to a full arsenal of kitchen supplies. Do you need more utensils and general supplies? How about chefs? You may not have chefs, but it certainly seems as if Jay-Z does.
One of the rooms in the mansion that completely boggles the mind is the culinary kitchen. Ready to prepare almost any type of meal, this special type of kitchen isn’t found in many homes. “Culinary” is normally associated with “chef,” and this is something Beyoncé and Jay-Z probably have to help run the culinary kitchen. A foyer, vast living room, now, a culinary kitchen: what could possibly be next?
12 Dry Sauna
Well, it seems as if things are about to get even more outlandish. Topping a culinary kitchen, Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s mansion also contains dry sauna. Don’t you wish you could just step inside and relax? With this information, you may be wondering what the difference is between a dry sauna and a wet sauna. A dry sauna provides dry heat. A wet sauna (commonly known as steam rooms) causes you to perspire by means of moist heat.
A mansion containing a sauna must have some serious maintenance. For most people, things such as in-ground swimming pools or integrated home theaters are difficult to get to work. A lot of moving parts need to be taken into consideration when concocting such a plan. However, it seems as if Jay-Z and Beyoncé have done it. When you make millions of dollars a year, it becomes easier to create these types of rooms.
11 Home Theater
How many movies do you go see a year? Whatever the number, a host of factors lure you into the theater. For some, it’s the unmistakable smell of popcorn drenched in butter. For others, it acts as a nice place to escape. And for some people, the entire atmosphere is a welcoming place that brings peace. Despite these factors, one thing remains the same in all cases: these things cost money.
Everyone must pay for their ticket for this experience. They must pay for the butter drenched popcorn. They must pay for the atmosphere of surround sound and comfy seats. Well, at least you do if you’re not a millionaire. For Beyoncé and Jay-Z, they don’t need to head to the theater for this experience. They have a home theater in their mansion that fulfills almost all of these needs. A home theater is a wonderful investment and can bring a lifetime of joy for the owners.
Since Beyoncé and Jay-Z are musicians, one of the more integral parts of their careers that people may not think about is the writing side of the business. People see the songs, but don’t stop to think how the songs were written. In essence, all musicians are writers. The language may change, but the process of writing is still there.
Since musicians are writers, it would stand to reason that musicians are great readers. This isn’t the case, as some musicians absolutely hate the concept of reading a book. However, that also means that some musicians love to read. While Jay-Z’s and Beyoncé’s reading habits may not be known, what is known is that the new mansion that Beyoncé and Jay-Z reside in has a library.
Like most of the rooms in this mansion, you probably don’t have a full-blown library in your home. Regardless, it’s fascinating that a full library could be at your fingertips.
9 Formal Dining Room
Where do you eat your dinner? Are you more of a couch eater? Or, do you like to sit at a dining table? Depending on who you ask, the eating habits of every household vary greatly. Some prefer chowing down in front of the television while others may love the prospect of gathering around a table and talking about their day. It seems that Jay-Z and Beyoncé may fall into the latter group.
One of the rooms in the mansion is a formal dining room. Now, at first, this might not seem surprising. But, if you think about it, these two musicians are constantly on the move. They’re in Los Angeles one day, and China the next. Add kids to the mix, and their lives are incredibly busy.
Having a formal dining room doesn’t really make a whole lot of sense. But, when you’re as rich as they are, you can afford a dining room you may never use on a consistent basis.
8 Limestone Grilling Area
Summer is a fantastic time. When the temperatures rise, it usually signals a number of things. Blockbuster movies reign supreme at the box office, hot dogs and hamburgers become the go-to food for many, and the grilling is a way of life. This sentiment is true for a lot of Americans during the summer. While it’s not known exactly who is the better cook of the two, Beyoncé and Jay-Z are sure to use their grilling area throughout the entirety of the year.
While the temperatures in Los Angeles never dip below the 40s (on average), this means that grilling can be done all throughout the year. And it should be easy for the power couple, as the mansion accommodates their cooking needs with a limestone grilling area.
Limestone is expensive, so having an entire section devoted to limestone must have run up the cost of the mansion. Regardless, much grilling is to be done in the near future.
7 Breakfast Area
Breakfast is a rare commodity. As the years go on and life becomes busier and busier, fast food becomes the go-to product for nourishment. And, with people simply getting up and heading to work without a lot of preparation during the morning, the one thing that gets left out is a proper breakfast. Pop-Tarts may rule the landscape, but a full-blown breakfast rarely gets made anymore.
Taking this under consideration, it’s interesting to note that a surprising room the mansion holds is a breakfast area. Specifically an area where breakfast can be served, it’s curious to see this. The average family in the U.S. is super busy. Now, add to that millions of dollars, a couple who is constantly away from their home, and three kids who are constantly travelling. Once you take this into consideration, it doesn’t make a lot of sense.
However, when you’re a multi-millionaire, you can afford anything – even a breakfast area you may rarely use.
6 Catering Kitchen
For some Americans, kitchens aren’t a necessity to a living situation. Granted, most people want some sort of kitchen, but that doesn’t mean that you need an extravagant kitchen. With this in mind, it’s interesting to note that a variety of kitchens can be used. For the rich, culinary kitchens are a must-have. If they can afford it, these specific types of kitchens can help make their homes an exemplary place for parties and exotic food.
But, there are a variety of these types of kitchens that the ultra-rich can have. Besides the culinary kitchen where dishes most can only dream of are concocted, there’s also the option of having a catering kitchen.
The catering kitchen is used to make food look amazing. It focuses more on preparation and visuals more than anything else. It’s not known if Jay-Z and Beyoncé have chefs, but this is the kitchen they would make food look pretty and delicious.
5 Fitness/Yoga Studio
Exercise is a hugely important part of life. After all you need to keep your body in shape if you’re going to keep up with the busy life you lead. To keep pace, most people end up getting a gym membership. However, this doesn’t last long. Within a month, most people lose the value of their membership and it gets to the point where their workout dreams remain just dreams.
But, what if you could get the workout you’ve been craving without leaving the home? For most, this is a pipe dream. For some, they end up finding exercise routines they can use in their home. For most, this doesn’t cut it.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z don’t have to worry about this, as their mansion houses a fitness/yoga studio. One can only imagine just what is exactly in that fitness studio. But, one thing is for certain. If they want to, the power couple could easily stay in shape.
Art is subjective. It grabs your attention, comes in all forms, and aspires to make you think about life. For most people, art is something they haven’t looked at since high school. However, art doesn't just consist of paintings. Art can be a beautifully written song that grabs your heart and doesn’t let go. Or, art could be something as simple as a flower that you’ve watered for three months and its beauty lies in its growth.
If you are a fan of the more traditional forms of art, then you’ve probably been to a gallery at one point in your life. And, like most people, you probably don’t have a gallery located in your house. You go to art galleries to see magnificent works of art.
Jay-Z and Beyoncé don’t have to do this. Instead, they have a gallery in their mansion. The art world is their oyster as they can afford almost any piece they want.
3 Walk-in Pantry
Food has been a common theme on this list. From the culinary kitchen to the catering kitchen and the breakfast area, this mansion doesn’t skimp on the food theme. As such, it probably won’t come as a shock for you to learn that the mansion also has a walk-in pantry.
Your pantry is most likely located in a small closet in the kitchen. But, it’s probably not big enough for you stand in. While this is the typical pantry found in most homes, the ultra-rich live life a little bit differently. Instead, their pantry is huge. It’s so big, it has the designated name of a “walk-in pantry.”
The pantry can hold almost any type of food you can imagine. Whether it be cereals, pastas, or even exotic foods shipped from around the globe, it’s a safe bet that a lot of different and unique things can be found in Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s pantry.
2 Screened Porch
It’s a lazy Sunday. It’s July, and it’s a solid 80 degrees outside. You have a couple of options if you’re at home. You can either stay inside in the cool air conditioning, or you could step outside into the sweltering heat. Most people choose to stay indoors and relax in the soothing air conditioning. But, what if you need to get out of the house? What do you do?
There is an option that can satisfy you, and you can also stay close to the sweet reprieve of air conditioning. Screened porches give the positives of being outdoors while being close to air conditioning. You can feel the warm summer breeze caress your face. You can also experience nature’s most astonishing shows as summer storms roll through your town.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z have this luxury as their mansion contains a beautiful screened porch. It keeps the mosquitoes out and gives you a taste of the outdoors.
1 4,000 Foot Basement
This is the place in your house that may need the most work. All houses are different, but the ones that have a basement are always handled differently. Some people relegate their basement to be the storage space of all their useless junk. Others see it as a place that can be fixed up and turned into a home theater or a fitness studio or even a dance studio. Whatever the case may be, the basement is always a deal of discussion when tenants first move in.
For Jay-Z and Beyoncé, it’s up in the air as to what the basement will be turned into. What is known, however, is that the basement is huge. And by huge, we mean it measures 4,000 feet! That’s bigger than half of some people’s homes!
Since two musicians are moving in, it could easily be imagined that the basement will house some sort of music studio. Maybe the next hit from either of them could originate in that 4,000 feet behemoth.