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Recording artist Big Sean takes us through his stunning Beverly Hills mansion. Once owned by Guns-N-Roses guitarist, Slash, Sean put his own touch on the home with the help of design firm JSN Studio. “The whole house used to be kind of like a darker, gothic tone. I kind of brightened the whole thing up,” explains the “Bounce Back” singer.
A bespoke art piece dear to the artist’s heart greets guests just inside the iron clad front door. “This is a special art piece that I made for my song ‘One Man Can Change The World’ with John Legend and Kanye [West],” says Big Sean. “It’s a song I wrote about my grandma who was one of the first Black Captains in World War II, one of the first female cops in Detroit, and the strongest person I have ever met still to this day.”
Just up the grand staircase is an intimate area for respite surrounded by the artist’s framed records and favorite books. “I love this section of the house,” he says. “It’s kind of like a lounge area. I’ve got some books right here that I really like, though, on people I admire. Of course, Aretha, of course, Michael [Jackson], Sammy Davis.” A plush button tufted leather couch creates a cozy and inspiring nook within the sprawling home.
Continuing into the elegantly landscaped backyard, a saltwater pool flanked with a row of loungers overlooks the rolling green yard. “This actually, when I got here, was a skate ramp,” explains Big Sean. “I just took it out and made the whole area grass right here.” The outdoor area is perfect for entertaining with a grill and sound system to round out the space. Behind a small gate hides a secret garden housing orange trees and fresh mint. “I for sure have come back here to meditate sometimes, just to feel that vibe of a nice garden, [and] be surrounded by green on all sides of me.”
Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest