Trevor Noah certainly knows how to ring in a new year: While the rest of us were counting down the final hours and minutes of 2020, the comedian was finalizing his $27.5 million (R420 Million) purchase of an 11,000-square-foot mansion in Bel Air. According to the Los Angeles Times, Noah made things official with the massive hillside home on December 30.
The house’s three stories comprise six bedrooms and 11 bathrooms, plus a movie theatre leading to a rooftop terrace, as well as a library, an office, a gym, and a steam room. The space is outfitted in stone, bronze, and glass; serviced by an elevator; and adorned throughout with walls of glass pocket doors highlighting the breathtaking aerial views of L.A. The picturesque backyard features an infinity pool overlooking the city and a two-story cabana offering both covered patio seating and a rooftop sundeck.
Noah bought the home from architect Mark Rios, who designed it from scratch after the original structure began sinking down the hill and had to be torn down. Rios told AD in 2017 that he designed the house with peace and simplicity in mind—including the addition of 18-inch-thick walls to muffle the sounds of the city below—taking cues from traditional Japanese architecture.
“The library, in particular, was fashioned after a room in Kyoto, using heavy, dark timbers. And the spa resembles old ryokans I’ve visited in Japan,” Rios said, noting, “I was more experimental and did more in the detailing with this home than I’ve done for past clients.”
The Daily Show host’s latest major purchase came just a few months after Noah, who also maintains a luxurious penthouse apartment in Manhattan, offloaded another showstopping Bel Air home. He sold that one, a 10,000-square-foot ultramodern mansion located on 1.3 acres of hillside property, for $21.7 million last September, less than two years after buying it for $20.5 million in January 2019.
This article originally appeared on Architectural Digest | Andrea Park