Rapper Juice WRLD’s mom pays $8M for Burr Ridge home

Price breaks area record

From left: Carmela Wallace and Juice WRLD with 6679 Lee Ct
From left: Carmela Wallace and Juice WRLD with 6679 Lee Ct (Zillow, Instagram, Getty)

The mother of late rapper Juice WRLD spent $8.3 million, an area record, for a home and an adjacent empty lot in the affluent southern Chicago suburb of Burr Ridge.

Carmela Wallace paid $6.9 million for a 17,000-square-foot home at 6679 Lee Court and $1.4 million for the empty lot next door, Crain’s reported. That’s well above the Burr Ridge record of $2.1 million, set in 2007.

Jarad Anthony Higgins, better known by his stage name, was born in Chicago and grew up in Calumet Park and Homewood before his songs “Lucid Dreams” and “Bandit” hit the Billboard Hot 100 in 2018 and 2019. He died six days before his 21st birthday in December 2019 from a seizure at Midway International Airport caused by an accidental overdose of oxycodone.

Higgins left an estate valued at more than $3.3 million that included a Miami condo and a collection of luxury watches. Wallace, who served as her son’s manager early on in his career, inherited full control of his estate because he wasn’t married, didn’t have kids and didn’t have a relationship with his father.

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In the first year after his death, Juice WRLD was featured on three songs by other musicians that made it to the top five of the Billboard Hot 100, leading the estate to earn another $15 million.

Wallace sold her Homewood house for $250,000 a few weeks before Higgins’ death.

The Lee Court home has a saltwater aquarium, crystal chandeliers, hand-carved marble fireplaces and an outdoor waterfall. It also has an underground basketball court and lounge with a wet bar.

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