Spotlight On: Jeff Bezos’ House in Los Angeles and His Many Other Sprawling Mansions

The Amazon founder owns a piece of Los Angeles real estate history -- and quite a few other mansions in every part of the country.

Jenny Schafer
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As one might assume, billionaire Jeff Bezos’ real estate portfolio is rather impressive.

Being the second wealthiest person in the world (only a few billion behind Tesla CEO Elon Musk), Bezos owns several multi-million dollar mansions in the United States.

The grandest of his compounds comes with the most popular zip code in America.

Located in none other than Beverly Hills, Calif., the Amazon billionaire recently bought two estates in the 90210 area — one of which shattered all previous records to become the most expensive home ever sold in California.

If you’re looking for a serious case of real estate envy, or just wondering what one of America’s richest man spends his money on, today we’re bringing all of Jeff Bezos’ houses back into the spotlight.

Jeff Bezos’ house in Beverly Hills is one for the history books

Just before the pandemic hit, the Amazon founder purchased the Warner estate, a piece of Hollywood history that was owned by fellow billionaire David Geffen.

Making California real estate history, Bezos bought the compound from Geffen for a whopping $165 million, which made it the most expensive home sale in California’s history at the time (the record deal was later dethroned by fellow billionaire Marc Andreessen’s $177 million purchase of a Malibu mansion).

The Warner estate was originally built by Jack Warner, the cofounder and former president of Warner Bros — one of the world’s biggest entertainment conglomerates, particularly known for its film studio.

The Warner brothers, from left to right: Albert, Jack, Harry and Sam Warner — founders of Warner Bros. Entertainment.
The Warner brothers, from left to right: Albert, Jack, Harry and Sam Warner — founders of Warner Bros. Entertainment. Photo credit: Unknown photographer, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Acquiring three acres of former farmland in 1937, Warner built a home, golf course and two ponds on the now posh Beverly Hills land.

Over the years, Warner purchased more land, totaling eight acres on what is now known as one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in the world.

Once built, the California compound became Hollywood’s playground with extravagant A-list parties attended by celebrities such as Olivia de Havilland, Jimmy Stewart and Howard Hughes, Business Insider reports. 

After Warner died in 1978, his widow Ann Warner remained in the house until her death in 1990, which is when music and movie tycoon David Geffen (worth an estimated $9 billion) purchased the Beverly Hills compound. At the time, the sale set a record since Geffen purchased the entire estate, including Warner’s elaborate art collection, for $47.5 million.

According to The Wall Street Journal, Geffen spent $45 million renovating the plush property, including $20 million on landscaping alone.

Aerial view of Jeff Bezos' house in Los Angeles, bought for a record $165 million from fellow billionaire David Geffen.
Aerial view of Jeff Bezos’ house in Los Angeles, bought for a record $165 million from fellow billionaire David Geffen. Photo credit: Google Maps

As reported by the Observer, Bezos and his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez had been house-hunting in Los Angeles for months, and finally settled on the eight-acre Warner estate, situated in the exclusive Benedict Canyon neighborhood of Beverly Hills.

Surrounded by tall hedges, blocked off by a large gate and hidden from the street, the estate offers the utmost privacy for the Bezos-Sanchez family.

Boasting 13,600 square feet of living space in the main mansion alone, the property also features two stunning guest houses and oodles of luxurious outdoor amenities.

The main Georgian-style home offers eight bedrooms and nine bathrooms. According to The Wall Street Journal, the compound includes floors once owned by none other than Napoleon.

And according to the Architectural Digest, the estate boasts a screening room, expansive bar, and elaborate dining room to fit 14+ guests.  

The luxurious outdoor amenities include a tennis court, stunning gardens, large pool, hot tub, nine-hole golf course and a motor court with a garage and gas pumps.

He also bought the house next door to the Warner estate

A few months after purchasing the Warner estate, Bezos added to his Beverly Hills real estate portfolio. The father-of-four, 58, bought the home next door for $10 million.

Exterior of a smaller three-bedroom house Jeff Bezos bought next door to his Beverly Hills mansion.
A smaller three-bedroom house Jeff Bezos bought next door to his Beverly Hills mansion. Image credit:

The Benedict Canyon house shares a hedge line with the Warner estate, according to Dirt — prompting speculation that the tech billionaire is looking to further expand his already-massive property.

Built in the 1930s, the home features three bedrooms, five bathrooms, six fireplaces, an outdoor patio and rose and vegetable gardens. 

No word yet if the Amazon billionaire plans to knock it down to add to the (already huge) California compound, or, offer it to his ex-wife MacKenzie Scott whom he co-parents and shares four children with. 

A look at Bezos’ homes outside the 90210

As Bezos’ fortune grew, so did his real estate portfolio.

Now worth an estimated $176 billion, the Amazon founder has set up residence in several cities across the U.S.A.

Here’s a quick look at the other homes inside the billionaire’s enviable real estate portfolio.

Seattle, Washington:

Bezos founded Amazon in the beautiful Pacific North West, and that’s exactly where he purchased his first multi-million dollar mansion.

In the exclusive Medina neighborhood of Seattle — neighboring the longtime home of fellow billionaire Bill Gates — Bezos put down $10 million on his first home, Architectural Digest reports.

A few years later, the Amazon billionaire bought the property next door and invested $28 million to renovate the combined 5.3-acres of exclusive waterfront property. 

New York City, New York:

Bezos also owns four different apartments in the same Art Deco-style Manhattan building.

Three of the four luxurious condos were purchased from music mogul Tommy Mottola (a.k.a. former Mr. Mariah Carey).

212 Fifth Ave apartments bought by Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos’ condos are set atop of Manhattan’s iconic 212 Fifth Ave building. Photo credit: Visual House / StreetEasy

The NYC homes include a three-story penthouse and the units directly below it. According to Business Insider, the condos span 17,000 square feet and 12+ bedrooms.

Van Horn, Texas:

Of course, every billionaire needs a base for their private space company. And Bezos is no exception.

In 2004, the online mogul bought some serious land — a whopping 30,000 acres — in West Texas, New York Post reports.

Having grown up on his grandparents’ ranch outside Cotulla, Bezos bought nearby and put millions into renovating the Texan land, now known as Corn Ranch or Launch Site One.

While the property is the base for his space company Blue Origin, it also boasts a U-shaped ranch house featuring 12 bedrooms, a guest house and a barn.

Washington, D.C.:

Since he’s the owner of The Washington Post, Bezos purchased the former Textile Museum in Washington, D.C. for $23 million in 2016.

Located in the upscale D.C. neighborhood of Kalorama, Bezos dished out an additional $12 million to renovate the building into a cozy home, The Washingtonian reports.

Bezos owns the Tucker House and Myers House, two historic buildings in Washington, DC that were previously home to the Textile Museum.
Bezos owns the Tucker House and Myers House, two historic buildings in Washington, DC that were previously home to the Textile Museum. Photo credit: AgnosticPreachersKid, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Boasting a brick exterior and stately Roman columns, the 27,000 square-foot building, originally built in 1914, now features ten bedrooms, eight full bathrooms, six powder rooms and eleven fireplaces. 

Maui, Hawaii

In 2021, Bezos coughed up $78 million for a stunning estate in La Perouse Bay, Maui.

Breaking records for the priciest home in Maui, the multi-million dollar compound is located in the town of Wailea, Architectural Digest reports.

Boasting 14 acres, a 4,500 square-foot main house, a 1,700 square-foot guest house and 700-square foot pool, the exclusive waterfront property features a private white sand beach. 

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Jenny Schafer is the former senior editor of a high-profile celebrity blog she ran for 10+ years. A proud mom-of-three and resident of Vancouver, B.C., Jenny writes with a keen social consciousness and passion to keep things positive. She has been interviewed by various news sources such as CNN, Zimbio, Mom Spark and was a regular contributor for HerSay.