What used to belong to one of the most legendary action film stars in Hollywood, Jean-Claude Van Damme, is now Ice Cube’s house. While it’s not located in the wilderness of the Hollywood Hills, or on some private island, this house offers some of the most luxurious in-house amenities you could ever dream of. Van Damme must have loved this deal – after selling it for $7.25 million to Ice Cube, he profited a cool $1.25 million.
Marina Del Rey, CA: Ice Cube’s House
In April 2016, Ice Cube and his wife bought this gem as a getaway for him and his wife of over 20 years. It’s only 10 miles from their main home where they live with their children, but this is where they go to get away from parental duties and enjoy time together as a couple. Their romantic getaway is 7,575 square feet and boasts 6-bedrooms and 11-bathrooms. Each of the home’s 3 floors is packed with opulent features, including a rooftop swimming pool, a home theater, and up to 6 fireplaces. The best advantage of three floors is probably the sight of the canal that flanks the house. You can see the house glow in its glory as a reflection in the canal at night. The building materials of this house are no slouch – almost everything has been imported.
The master suite is modern but cozy – and aside from the standard bedroom stuff – there is a sitting area, fireplace, and TV for intimate viewing. Also, the master bathroom is unreal. An all-white masterpiece, this bathroom is covered with imported tiles, a huge glass shower, a jet-powered jacuzzi tub, and a vanity for Ice cube’s wife to get ready for a night out!
There are huge windows that make up the façade of the home, which offer up amazing views of the canal out back. The living room has tons of wooden and stone artwork, a huge TV in the middle of the room for entertaining, and a fireplace just beneath it. The theater is arguably the most luxurious with curtain-lined walls, plush leather couches, and a high-tech wall-to-wall screen.
One of the beauties of this million-dollar home is its kitchen. It has a breakfast bar with height-adjustable seats. There is dark wood used for cabinetry giving a gorgeous contrast between the largely white home. Of course, since Van Damme used to live in this house, the home has a gym that rivals any. In addition to the gym, there is even a wine cellar which feels like the real deal thanks to the 3-D printed wall treatments covered in wine barrels.
When you are tired of the inside, breathe in the cool breeze on the deck terrace overlooking the beautiful Grand Canal and a sunset view over the Pacific Ocean every night. The rooftop caps off this residential marvel thanks to the rooftop pool, grassed lawn and spacious patio with plenty of room for a bar, DJ, and all of Ice Cube’s buddies.
Although privacy could be an issue due to the close proximity to the neighbors, and the huge floor-to-ceiling windows, most would agree that Ice Cube has grabbed one of the best Marina Del Rey deals on the market.