Bad Bunny buys Hollywood Hills cottage from Ariana Grande for $8.3M

Seller loses estimated $1M on the deal after price drop, closing costs and ULA taxes

Bad Bunny Buys Hollywood Hills Cottage From Ariana Grande
Bad Bunny and Ariana Grande with 9300 Flicker Way in Los Angeles (Getty, Google Maps)

Bad Bunny has paid $8.3 million for a nearly 1,600-square-foot house in the Bird Streets of L.A.’s Hollywood Hills.

The Grammy Award-winning reggaeton artist from Puerto Rico, born Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, bought the home at 9300 Flicker Way in an off-market deal, according to the Robb Report. 

The seller was Ariana Grande, who took a loss on the deal. The “Positions” singer bought the three-bedroom, two-bathroom house in the trendy neighborhood east of Beverly Hills’ Trousdale Estates in early 2021 for $8.9 million

Add L.A.’s new Measure ULA “mansion tax” and closing costs, and the Florida native likely lost more than $1 million on the 0.74-acre property, according to Robb.

Tax records say the property is made up of three contiguous parcels on a steep hillside. The home, hidden by tall hedges at the end of a long driveway, was built in 1946, and renovated in 2020.

The cottage includes a two-car garage, large outdoor patio and a dark-bottom swimming pool, with views of the Sunset Strip and West Hollywood.

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Grande, 30, is known for buying and selling Los Angeles real estate.

Last year, she spent nearly $5 million to buy a secluded Hollywood Hills house from Cameron Diaz, according to Robb.

In 2020, she bought a new home at 9127 Thrasher Avenue in the Hills’ Bird Streets neighborhood for $13.7 million. She then sold it a year later for $14 million, according to The Real Deal.

In 2021, she snagged a historic 5,500-square-foot estate in Montecito from Ellen DeGeneres for $6.75 million, according to Architectural Digest. 

Bad Bunny, 29, known as the “King of Latin Trap,” has a larger estate in the Hollywood Hills he bought last year for nearly $9 million, according to Robb. In 2022, his touring grossed $230 million, while he also had the world’s best-selling album, topping Beyoncé, Drake and BTS.

— Dana Bartholomew

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