Alicia Keys and Swiss Pets Modern Homes


Goodbye Camelback Mountain, hello La Jolla Shores. Fifteen-time Grammy Award winner Alicia Keys and her producer husband Swizz Beatz have sold their modern Camelback Mountain vacation home for $3.1 million, according to

The superstar couple are big fans of modern architecture, and they proved it when they bought the Razor House in La Jolla, California in 2019 for $20.8 million — originally priced at $45 million.

The Razor House is one of the best ultra-modern homes in the world with great views of the Pacific Ocean, and can be seen in Visa Black Card and Calvin Klein commercials.

The common denominator in choosing Alicia/Suez homes is ultra-modern with stunning far-reaching views. Although they loved their home in Phoenix, time constraints due to work commitments made it nearly impossible to enjoy the home the way they intended.

At the end of a cul-de-sac, the Phoenix home is 7,050 square feet with four bedrooms and six bathrooms. The rooms are spacious and focus on the views.

Special features include an 800-bottle wine room, wet bar, home theater/game room, chef-dining kitchen with pantry, six-car garage with lift to main living area, infinity-edge pool and spa.

The master suite also commands stunning views, is spacious enough for the grand piano seen in the home’s listing photos, and has a massive walk-in wardrobe with a private balcony.

The couple’s current home, Razor House, is near the top of any list of the best contemporary homes found anywhere from Los Angeles to the Hamptons. Built in 2007, the house extends over several floors below the roof of the house so that each surface forms a balcony to the adjacent upper floor.

The center of the structure is essentially hollowed out, creating a perimeter house that is wrapped around an open courtyard that allows in daylight, moonlight, and spectacular views. The main home has 10,240 square feet of living space, including two master suites, two additional bedrooms, six bathrooms, two steam/shower rooms, a gym, rooftop spa, and a built-in indoor outdoor barbecue.

Master suite bathrooms include freestanding showers and bathtubs, as well as safes. The detached, multi-level guest house measures 1,301 square feet and features two bedrooms and two bathrooms, each with separate entry points on different levels.

Alicia and Swizz cut back on performance and travel during Covid, and Keys performed a variety of songs at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards that were from her 2001 hit album Songs in my sub And Beatz is set to drive a tribute to DMX at Summer Jam 2021.

Scott Gregg of the Grigg Group, Realty Executives, was the listing agent who handled the sale of the Phoenix home.

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Phoenix House: Matt Moreno
Barbershop: Gary Castle

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