The coronavirus pandemic may have killed the work-life balance for many of us, but it hasn’t for G-Eazy. After paying $ 1.75 million for a property in the Hollywood Hills in 2017, the rapper and record producer set out to create a house that not only offers respite from the rigors of touring and performing, but also serves of discreet refuge in which to work and collaborate with other artists.
“Music is my passion and it’s a big part of my life,” explains the 32-year-old musician. “I am eternally connected to my work, so it made perfect sense to create a place where life and work intersect. This philosophy is on display throughout the 3,642 square foot primary residence. Under vaulted ceilings, original artwork and bespoke furnishings compete for space with musical instruments and equipment from G-Eazy.
That same balance is seen once again inside a stand-alone two-story guesthouse on the property. The rapper had it renovated to include a professional-grade recording studio on the ground floor and a dark-hued, dimly-lit living room that includes a blackened oak and smoked glass bar cart. The walls of the living room are covered with his numerous certified gold and platinum records, and a Kobe Bryant jersey can also be seen.
“He wanted a place that was comfortable and welcoming, but also allowed to create his art,” says Melody Jimenez, MA Creative’s interior designer who led the Spanish colony’s interior design project from 1979. “He It was important for him to create a relaxed atmosphere throughout the house, and that extended to the guesthouse, ”notes the LA-based decorator.
All of this doesn’t mean the house is lacking in design indulgence, however. The main example is the main closet in G, a room that was once one of the four bedrooms in the house. Notably, the rapper converted it into a walk-in closet large enough to house a growing collection of sneakers which he says currently number “north of 500 pairs.” Today, the room features a closet island in its center and museum-quality lighting to show off some of her favorite shoes. This collection, which is enclosed in a floating glass display stand, includes vintage shoes from Nike, Puma, Adidas and Stüssy, among many others. “I love all the culture around sneakers,” G says, “so I really wanted you to feel like you’re walking through a museum.”
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Elsewhere, the home’s living room is anchored by a gray sectional sofa and bespoke chairs. Throughout the interior, walnut and brass sconces, along with a large work of art commissioned by Toronto artist Fucci, add warmth. There is also a rectangular floating bamboo coffee table and dark gray fluted side tables. The hand-knotted vintage rug is from Bakhtiari.
In the kitchen, where the original white cabinetry has been painted dark green, a Moroccan white glazed terracotta backsplash shines brightly. Solid American walnut counter stools surround the Carrara marble countertops. Cabinet hardware and faucet all have an unpainted brass finish.
“Taste is a very nuanced thing,” says G. “I’m someone who cares about aesthetics, but I also want an energy and a vibe in a house to shine through in interior design. “