L.A. Penthouse of The Weeknd Changes Hands for $19 Million, Furniture Included

R&B sensation Abel Tesfaye, widely recognized as the Weeknd, has recently parted ways with his upscale Los Angeles penthouse, fetching a sum of $19 million in a sale that followed an extensive 18-month period on the market.

The 33-year-old Canadian singer-songwriter originally unveiled his condominium, occupying the entire 18th floor of the prestigious 22-story Beverly West in Westwood, to prospective buyers in January 2022. Initially priced at $22 million, the final transaction encompassed $18 million allocated for the residence itself and an additional $1 million designated for the included furnishings. This ultimately means that the Weeknd faced a shortfall of at least $3 million from his original purchase.

The penthouse, secured approximately four years ago for a hefty $21 million, has witnessed the transformation of ownership. Famed for his haunting R&B sound and hits like “Wicked Games” and “Die For You,” the four-time Grammy Award-winner recently concluded the European leg of his tour and is set to captivate audiences in various Latin American locations, commencing in late September.

The penthouse’s new occupants are reported to be Drs. David and Andrea Feinberg, distinguished figures in the medical and technological realms. Although the Robb Report states this as fact, the identity of the buyers remains unverified, casting a shroud of mystery over the acquisition.

Spanning an impressive 7,950 square feet, the dwelling commands breathtaking panoramic vistas encompassing both the cityscape and the expansive Pacific Ocean. The living experience is elevated by a commodious great room that stretches the length of the unit, flanked by balconies on either side and featuring a well-appointed wet bar.

The penthouse accommodates four bedrooms, among which the primary suite stands out. Adorned with dual vanities, a steam shower, and a soaking tub affording views of the adjacent country club, this suite exudes luxury. An adjoining space, currently repurposed as a gym, complements the primary bedroom.

Adding to its allure, the residence boasts a “state-of-the-art chef’s kitchen” and an entertainment bar complete with an impressive TV wall composed of four 65-inch televisions, as detailed in the listing. Notably, the Weeknd’s real estate endeavors in Los Angeles, encompassing both acquisitions and sales, have been masterfully guided by his trusted agent Angel Salvador, as attested to by his involvement in various transactions.

These real estate ventures include the acquisition of a sprawling 33,000-square-foot Bel Air mansion for a staggering $70 million in August 2021, marking a standout deal of the year. Furthermore, the Weeknd famously sold a 12,500-square-foot Hidden Hills residence to none other than Madonna for $19.3 million in April 2021, as reported by the New York Post.

Regrettably, representatives for the artist were unavailable for immediate comment when approached by Mansion Global. This recent sale adds yet another intriguing chapter to the Weeknd’s real estate portfolio, demonstrating his knack for both melodic mastery and shrewd property dealings.

source: adapted from Mansion Global, article by V.L. Hendrickson. photos by Carsten Schertzer for The Luxury Level