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Inside Jay-Z and Beyoncé's $45-Million Holmby Hills Rental

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Jay-Z and Beyoncé rented this newly-built house in Holmby Hills for about a month, "probably over the summer," and now it's mid-September and there are pregnancy rumors floating around. We're not saying Blue Ivy's little sibling was conceived in this glassy spec house, but Blue Ivy's little sibling was almost definitely conceived in this glassy spec house. YOU HEARD THIS WILD AND IRRESPONSIBLE SPECULATION HERE FIRST. Anyway, ever-reliable Real Estalker reports that America's most important couple paid about $200k to rent the house, which first hit the market in May asking $48 million, then hit the open market in July as its most expensive listing at $45 million. (It's now the tenth most expensive house for sale in Los Angeles overall.)

The house, built by an Italian developer, comes with seven bedrooms, eight and a half bathrooms, an infinity pool, a wine cellar, a catering kitchen, a 75-foot-long gallery for art, two libraries, theater, tennis court, etc. etc. etc. Bey and Jay rescued the house from terminal uncoolness; the house until now has been best known for appearing on reality television (Million Dollar Listing) and attempting to impress potential buyers at a party with "a red Ferrari Berlinetta, women in little black dresses passing hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, a violinist, [and] a saxophone player."


· Jay-Z and Beyoncé Recently Leased This House in Bel Air [Variety]
· Step Inside the L.A. Mansion Good Enough for Beyoncé and Jay Z [Curbed National]
· Glassy Holmby Hills Spec House is Most Expensive at $45 Million [Curbed LA]