Longtime Manhattan Beach resident Kendrick Lamar lives there with his family. Before buying a brand-new property there three years ago, the renowned rapper and artist lived there for years as a renter. His front door is just two short blocks from the sandy beach and the azure water. However, he is relocating much further inland now that he has just finished purchasing a traditional-style home in the exclusive East Gate enclave of Bel Air.

According to public documents, Lamar paid $15.9 million for his new property, which is nearly the whole asking price. The building, designed by renowned L.A. architect Edward Fickett in the early 1950s, has been actively “renewed” and expanded since then. It presently has a main house and a two-story guesthouse, with a total living area of somewhat more than 8,000 square feet, seven bedrooms, and eight bathrooms.

Lamar’s new residence, hidden behind walls and gates on a level plot of land of roughly three-quarters of an acre, has a two-car garage and additional parking for up to eight vehicles tucked away to the side. A previous rental offering did show a spacious living/dining area with warm hardwood flooring, a brick fireplace, and access to a covered patio, despite the lack of recent MLS images.

Other highlights include an atrium-style family room that connects to a modern kitchen with a butler’s pantry, an eat-in island, and high-end stainless appliances. The private master suite is tucked away down a long corridor and includes a fireside sitting area, a huge bathroom with two vanities, and a clawfoot soaking tub. An office/library, a movie theater, a wine cellar, and a gym are also available.

The grassy, walled grounds contain a sundeck, a koi pond, and a place for al fresco dining in addition to a pool and spa. In addition to the living/dining room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, and laundry room on the ground floor, the guesthouse previously mentioned also contains two extra bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs.

In addition to his homes in Manhattan Beach and Bel Air, Lamar owns a home in Calabasas that has been occupied by various members of his family for a long time.