Swedish power pop hitmaker Rami Yacoub asks for $ 7.5 million for Beverly Hills house


After just over two years of ownership and extensive renovations, Swedish power pop hitmaker Rami Yacoub put his Beverly Hills, Calif., Home on the market with Carl Gambino To Compass at $ 7.45 million, a significant portion above the $ 4.45 million that was paid in June 2019.

While Yacoub’s name may not be particularly recognizable to people outside the music industry, his professional work certainly is, at least to aficionados of mainstream pop music. Acclaimed songwriter and producer has written and / or produced a number of international hits for a who is who pop music superstars from the early to mid-2000s including Britney Spears, Madonna, Backstreet Boys, NSYNC, Pink, One Direction and Nicki Minaj. Most recently, he co-wrote half a dozen dense, dance-y, ’90s-inspired songs on Lady Gaga’s 2020 Grammy-nominated concept album “Chromatica” (2020), including the hit-top and Grammy winner central collaboration with Ariana Grande “Rain on me”.

Tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac in prestigious Benedict Canyon and behind gates on nearly half an acre with a stately red brick driveway and a prominent three-car garage, the vaguely Mediterranean traditional is preceded by ‘a raised porch largely decorated with double-height fluted columns and stone balustrades. Inside, extra-wide, wheat-colored plank hardwoods are complemented by up-to-date high-tech amenities and modern, flashy updates.

The adjoining living and dining rooms overflow onto the backyard through patio doors, as does the study / bookcase painted in dark denim blue. The carefully renovated kitchen sports gold-veined marble (or marble-like) marble countertops and gilded light fixtures on crisp white cabinets, while the family room, with its corner fireplace, doubles as a living room. projection with a giant cinema screen. Unsurprisingly, one of the bedrooms has been converted into a recording studio and living room with blood red velvet wall panels for confusing sound.

There are five bedrooms and five and a half baths throughout the 5,600 square foot home, including a spacious owner’s suite on the second floor which is filled with a fireplace, walk-in closet, two lavishly appointed walk-in closets. and an updated bathroom with glitzy gold. invigorating lights. Surrounded by a huge sculpted hedge, the simply landscaped backyard includes numerous stone-tiled terraces and a geometric swimming pool with built-in spa.

Now in his mid-forties and living a family-centered life rather than club life, Yacoub has owned property in Los Angeles since at least 2006 when he bought a home above the Sunset Strip for 1,375. million bucks. This house was sold in 2017, several years after being married in Idalia (Ossman) Yacoub in the south of France, around the same time, he invested $ 2.3 million for a house at the foot of Sherman Oaks which paid for itself in 2019 for just over 2 , $ 9 million.

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