Rihanna to flip Century City penthouse once owned by Matthew Perry

Pop star billionaire asks $25M for 40th-floor pad she bought a year ago for $21M

Rihanna to Flip LA Penthouse Once Owned by Matthew Perry
Rihanna and 1 West Century Drive in Los Angeles (Google Maps, Getty)

A year after Rihanna paid $21 million for a 40th-floor penthouse in Century City, the pop star has put it on the market for $24.95 million.

The billionaire businesswoman, born Robyn Rihanna Fenty in Barbados, listed the 9,300-square-foot penthouse close to the top of The Century at 1 West Century Drive, according to Mansion Global and the Robb Report.

Rihanna bought the condominium through a trust last March for $21 million. 

The seller, via a trust, was Nick Molnar, billionaire co-founder of tech company Afterpay, who originally sought $28 million. He’d bought the pad from Matthew Perry in 2021 for $21.6 million. The “Friends” star, who died in October at 54, bought it in 2017 for $20 million.

Rihanna reportedly never moved into her pricey penthouse and has tried to unload the place off-market for the past few months, according to Robb. Current listings reveal staged interiors.

During his four-year ownership, Perry revamped it with architect Scott Joyce and interior designer L.M. Pagano.

The four-bedroom, seven-bathroom luxury penthouse has floor-to-ceiling windows with L.A. skyline views.

A private elevator opens into the condo’s entrance. Hardwood floors flow into the dining room, which is served by an all-white kitchen with marble countertops, dual islands and top appliances.

The condo has a soundproof movie theater with velour couches and a master suite equipped with a curved bedroom, dual closets, dual bathrooms and a private lounge. 

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Its most impressive features may be its four separate outdoor terraces, which face north, south, east and west with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, Downtown Los Angeles and Mount Baldy.

Notable residents at The Century include Denzel Washington and reality TV stars Terry and Heather Dubrow. Then there’s Candy Spelling, whose famed two-floor penthouse lies just above Rihanna’s on the 41st and 42nd floors of the building.

Completed in 2010 and designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, the oval highrise on 4 acres is a landmark of the Century City skyline.

Rihanna’s penthouse includes $8,814 in monthly HOA dues, which pay for four parking spots in its underground garage, 24/7 concierge and security guards, access to an outdoor swimming pool and gardens, onsite storage facilities, an in-house restaurant and conference rooms.

Rihanna, who owns a smaller condo at The Century, considers her main home a mansion above Beverly Hills she bought in 2021 for $14 million, according to Robb.

The singer also owns a vacation home in Barbados and a condo along the Wilshire Corridor in L.A. In 2018, a stalker broke into Rihanna’s Hollywood Hills home, which she later listed as a rental. She was one of several victims of a burglary ring active years ago.

According to Forbes, the “We Found Love” hitmaker is now the world’s richest female musician, with a net worth of $1.4 billion.

— Dana Bartholomew

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