The English musician selling this modern Beverly Hills retreat may be unknown to you, but the luxurious recording studio in this newly listed home provides a hint. Who is this enigmatic figure? Taio Cruz, a singer, composer, lyricist, and record producer, is asking $8.5 mιllιon for this stunning home.

This Beverly Hills Post Office area near Benedict Canyon, where the median list price is $7.17, seems pricey at $1,494 per square foot. Cruz paid $4.05 million for the 1950s house in 2012, despite the fact that it was refurbished in 1995 and has since undergone improvements.

The 35-year-old artist is worth more than $12.5 mιllιon. He owns his own record company, clothing and accessory line, and a “to-die-for” master bedroom with a massive designer showcase closet.

Given the celebrity’s need for privacy, the home is gated and located at the end of a long, winding path on a large, wooded half-acre site. It is also outfitted with the most up-to-date security and monitoring systems.

Behind the entrance’s floor to ceiling glass doors lies almost 5,000 square feet of luxurious, well-lit living space with views of the canyon. In addition to a large family room with vaulted ceilings, a stone fireplace, and walls of sliding glass doors that open seamlessly to an outdoor lounging area, the first floor houses a modern professional chef’s kitchen with high-end appliances and a big marble-topped island. An office and guest suite make up a full wing.

The luxurious master suite boasts a glass staircase with a bamboo forest outlook. With a sitting area, private balcony, walk-in closet that rivals the best department stores, and spa-inspired bathroom with reclaimed wood finishes, dual vanities, a tranquil soaking tub, and a rainforest shower, it takes up the entire second level.

A magnificent cinema theater/lounge with a fully integrated sound system, massage room, mirror gym, soundproof music studio with access to the outside, and a resort-style backyard with an infinity pool, jacuzzi, and lovely cabana are among the amenities.