Alicia Keys nabbed a $30 million home at a discount on Tuesday’s episode of Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles.
The incredibly gorgeous Razor House, an architectural marvel in La Jolla, California, had originally been put on the market for $30 million in 2018.
By the time the listing was handed to show pros Josh Altman, 41, and Josh Flagg, 34, it had been marked down to just under $25 million by a very motivated seller.
Architectural marvel: Alicia Keys nabbed a $30 million home at a discount on Tuesday’s episode of Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles with her purchase of the Razor House
After Alicia got involved, it would end up going for $20.8 million in a negotiation between the two pals, suddenly on opposite sides of the deal.
‘Just get it f***ing done,’ Flagg nagged Altman, who wanted to buy it for $20 million. ‘It’s only $800,000.
Tell her to write another song.’
The La Jolla mansion is a true architectural gem, with a rich history to boot.
The estate was designed by acclaimed architect Wallace E Cunningham, who took full advantage of the 10,240-square-foot home’s seat in Torrey Pines State Park by installing floor-to-ceiling windows in almost every room to offer panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, just north of San Diego.
Grammy winner: The Grammy-winning singer was revealed as the buyer by Josh Flagg
An estate dubbed the Razor House due to its perch on the very edge of a California cliff is on the market for $30million
The home was built into a cliff in the La Jolla bluffs just north of San Diego on land that belongs to Torrey Pines State Park
The six-bed, six-bath home’s key feature is floor-to-ceiling windows that offer sweeping Pacific views from nearly every room
The architectural masterpiece has sleek Tavertine stone floors across large swaths of the interior and exterior
There are two master suites in the home, each with their own state-of-the art bathroom and one with an adjoining gym space
The master kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances is seen above.
There is also a service kitchen in the massive home
A stately living room features simple, modern trimmings that don’t distract from the panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean
A pool flows over the edge of the home, giving swimmers a completely uninterrupted view of the skyline
The home also contains a movie theater with acoustically-treated walls and tiered seating for an optimal viewing experience
A second-story library overlooking the central outdoor space features a stainless steel and glass pool table
Plenty of flattering natural light floods into one state-of-the-art bathrooms with Jack-and-Jill sinks and mirrors
The home has a largely open-concept floor-plan, allowing the views to be appreciated from nearly every area
The La Jolla home took six years to build and was completed in 2008 at a cost of about $34million.
The six-bedroom, six-bath property sits snugly on the side of a cliff and takes in sweeping ocean views.
It has two master suites, one of which has an adjoining workout space.
The family room is outfitted with a custom liquor cabinet, movable bar, three climate-controlled wine cabinets and a massive 85″ TV.
There is a main kitchen as well as a service kitchen, both of which boast top-of-the-line appliances including four Gaggenau ovens.
Other shared spaces include a large library with a stainless steel and glass pool table and a movie theater with acoustically-treated walls and tiered seating.
A subterranean garage that sits below the home can fit upwards of four vehicles.
The home is centered around an outdoor courtyard with lots of seating as well as a fire pit and a long swimming pool
To the right side of the massive home is a detached, multi-level guest house measuring 1,301 square feet
A gated entrance shared with two other residences offers privacy to the stunning estate overlooking the Pacific
The home has been tastefully decorated in bright, relaxing shades of white, grey and beige
The Razor rests high above Torrey Pines State Reserve and offers stunning views of the ocean and surrounding cliffs
The relaxation areas of the hotel seem to look slightly different depending on the time of day and angle of the sun
Even if it is chilly outdoors, one can still bathe in the California sunshine shining through the wrap-around windows
The home looks like a hotel with several sun beds and a fire pit with neatly-lit steps connecting the two
Alicia Keys will wake up to views of a state park and the Pacific Ocean stretching out beneath the property
Built in 2007, the 11,500-square-foot modern mansion takes in sweeping ocean views from window-lined living spaces, rooftop terraces and a custom concrete courtyard
But getting Alicia to make the deal was quite the saga for the Joshes.
As the episode opened, Altman revealed that he had finally found someone who wanted the Razor House, admitting it was an old client that he knew personally.
He described the woman as an ‘architectural buff’ who was so high-profile that he needed to sign a non-disclosure agreement to do the deal.
Since he had found the buyer, he’d have to face off against Flagg as the seller’s agent.
‘We were getting along so well,’ Flagg mourned, telling Altman, ‘We’re not friends anymore.’
Deli meeting: Josh Altman met up with Josh Flagg at Canter’s Deli to make a deal on the Razor House
The mansion is constructed from white polished concrete which make it stand out in the California sunshine
The house of glass property was designed by one of Architectural Digest’s Top 100 Designers
The house boasts one of the most breathtaking views when it comes to watching the sunset over the Pacific
The day of the negotiation, they met for lunch at Canter’s Deli in Los Angeles.
Flagg had discovered the buyer for the Razor House was Grammy winner Alicia, 39, and he wasn’t impressed by her team’s opening bid of $18 million.
Altman said the offer was reasonable, working out to $1,800 per foot in a difficult market, but the owner of the Razor House suggested Flagg counter with $20 million at least.
Flagg told Altman it could go for $23 million, and Altman said $20 million was his final offer.
Each of them wanted to squeeze the other out of a little extra money, so when Flagg offered to let the home go for $20.8 million, Altman weakened.
‘We got a deal,’ he agreed, making $780,000 and hugging his friend, who earned $260,000.
Big hug: Altman was set to earn a $780,000 commission and hugged Flagg once they made the deal
Demanding developer: Tracy Tutor, 44, had just one week to organize an open house for brokers at the New Castle, a five-bedroom luxury property in Malibu owned by developer Scott Gillen
The two Joshes weren’t the only ones seeking buyers for a pricey property on the episode.
Tracy Tutor, 44, had just one week to organize an open house for brokers at the New Castle, a five-bedroom luxury property in Malibu owned by developer Scott Gillen.
Scott was notoriously protective of his properties, and if Tracy couldn’t make the event work, she’d lose access to Scott’s $500 million real-estate portfolio.
‘He’s impossible to work with,’ she admitted in a confessional.
‘He’s indecisive. He says one thing and the next day changes his mind and goes completely in another direction.’
In the days leading up to the event, Scott called Tracy ‘at all hours of the night,’ texted her relentlessly, and kept rejecting her invitations and invitation list.
‘I’m exhausted,’ Tracy told Altman, who’d walked into her office from down the hall.
Altman shocked her by sharing that he’d had the listing ‘two years ago, for 10 days.’
Former listing: Altman shocked Tracy by sharing that he’d had the listing ‘two years ago, for 10 days’
Best effort: Under Scott’s watchful eye, Tracy tried to show the home to its best advantage, knowing she wouldn’t get another chance and could in fact lose the $100,000 she’d spent promoting it
‘It’s going to destroy you, I’m telling you,’ he warned Tracy, adding privately that Scott’s constant needling was ‘unbearable.
There’s no light at the end of the tunnel.’
The day of the open house, Scott’s team carped about delivery trucks being too close to the house, and equipment laying around, while Tracy fretted over a broken glass and a broken shoe.
Under Scott’s watchful eye, she tried to show the home to its best advantage, knowing she wouldn’t get another chance and could in fact lose the $100,000 she’d spent promoting it.
Outdoors bar: The day of the open house, Scott’s team carped about delivery trucks being too close to the house, and equipment laying around, while Tracy fretted over a broken glass and a broken shoe
No one was allowed to eat inside the house, or even use the bathroom, making things tougher.
Tracy subsequently discovered that Scott had put Saran Wrap around the toilet in one bathroom.
‘Holy s***,’ marveled broker James Harris, 35.
‘There’s particular, there’s Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and then there’s completely f***ing nuts.’
Toilet covered: Tracy subsequently discovered that Scott had put Saran Wrap around the toilet in one bathroom
Tracy’s bosses, the chairman and CEO of real-estate firm Douglas Elliman, also showed up.
When Altman arrived, he shook Scott’s hand, recalling that the last time they’d seen each other, they told each other to ‘f*** off.’
He urged Scott to lower the price on the place, lest it stay unsold for too long.
Together again: When Altman arrived, he shook Scott’s hand, recalling that the last time they’d seen each other, they told each other to ‘f*** off’
‘I know you’re trying to break a record, but you’re going to break a record for days on market,’ he told Scott, who drove off.
Elsewhere on the episode, James and his business partner David Parnes tried to help their pregnant client Brittnie and her husband Jeremy find a place before Brittnie gave birth.
The couple, who owned a ‘very successful marijuana company,’ felt drawn to a $6.785 million six-bedroom home in the Pacific Palisades.
Drove off: Scott declined to give Altman a tour and drove off after a tense conversation
Pregnant buyer: Elsewhere on the episode, James and his business partner David Parnes tried to help their pregnant client Brittnie and her husband Jeremy find a place before Brittnie gave birth.
Modern living: The couple, who owned a ‘very successful marijuana company,’ felt drawn to a $6.785 million six-bedroom home in the Pacific Palisades
It was ‘the epiphany of a modern new construction,’ James pointed out, but he worried that much of it was not kid-friendly.
With no time to spare, the couple bought the house for $6.6 million, asking the owner to thrown in a handful of necessary upgrades.
Just a few days later, Brittnie gave birth to her first son, Tiger.
Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles will return next week on Bravo.
Done deal: With no time to spare, the couple bought the house for $6.6 million, asking the owner to thrown in a handful of necessary upgrades and just a few days later, Brittnie gave birth to her first son, Tiger
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