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Beyoncé and Jay Z buy New Orleans church-turned-mansion

Photo credit: Zillow

Photo credit: Zillow

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie may be vacating New Orleans, but music’s most powerful couple, Jay Z and Beyoncé, are moving in. According to Zillow, the Carters recently forked over $2.6 million for a historic pad in New Orleans’ posh Garden District. Named La Casa de Castile, the Spanish Baroque mansion first housed the Westminster Presbyterian Church before being turned into a ballet studio. Now, the 1925-built home, which boasts 13,292 square feet, and is equipped with 26-foot high ceilings and three separate apartments, serves as a residence.

Featuring a sophisticated open-concept design and stunning hardwood floors throughout, the luxury Nola pad has seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms among its 22 total rooms and is outfitted with rich red details, chandeliers and an antique claw-foot bathtub. The three-story space also includes a rooftop deck — the largest residential green roof in the city of New Orleans, with sweeping views of the Crescent City.

Photo credit: Zillow

Photo credit: Zillow

As residents of the Garden District, Bey, Jay and little Blue Ivy will have prime access to New Orleans’ most popular areas. And just around the corner is the home of Bey’s dear sister, Solange Knowles, who also owns a boutique (Exodus Goods) in the French Quarter.

It sounds like the Carters have set themselves up for a little quality family fun. For an inside look at Bey and Jay’s church-turned-mansion, check out the gallery below.



4 Comments

  1. britishrose on May 9, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    MATTERS NOT WHAT THEY BUY .. they refuse to settle they asses down so their child want be as dumb as honey bee is . . . blue ivy is being groomed to be illiterate she probably is behind on her group age level of maturity , and showing her the world , travel , zoo exithibits paris , france ., and concerts all that means nothing if she is not interacting with kids her age , she will have horrible communication issues and appear sheltered and will be hard to convience to earn her keeps .. if you give them every thing what do you expect them to turn out to be ………. nothing wrong with parenting when your on the go but we can tell they will spend more for a house than thier daughters hair and education

  2. britishrose on May 9, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    i just figured out who beyonce and jayz trying to be like ? angelina and brad , but they to selfish to have anymore kids and they only had blu ivy to take the hate off beyonce cause most people saw her as to good to have a kid . god only knows who actually birth blue ivy cause it sure was not her ! they could never be the kind of souls angie and brad is , ,to dam copy cat , greedy lieing and conieving . just the fact she did her own daddy like dirt after all he sacraficed for her is pure evil wen she did that documentary she didnt even mention how great her dad had been , but she did that dance with my father video oviously not her choice to do judging from that hate she developed courtesy of jayz brillian thinking ., and plotting , she is just what destiny child members described her selfish dirt ,and sneaky . jayz was already dirty
    who can for get the video of him slapping the hell out of a chick that disappeared of the net … not to mention his dirty way he did his sons he got to boys he refuse to acknowlege .. tell me that aint a reason for people to just hate them both . . money dont make your good faith in god respect for your father and children do ..

    • Booty Trap on May 10, 2015 at 1:27 pm

      shut up you hating ass bitch! go suck a dick!!

  3. britishrose on May 9, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    BEYONCE HATER HERRRRRE ..AND I AINT ASHAME