Trevor Noah Parts Ways with Mark Rios-Designed Bel Air Mansion for $26.4M

Last week, before the Oscars sent shock waves through the entertainment industry, the upcoming host of the Grammy Awards was busy tying up a real estate deal before his big night. Viewers and attendees will see Trevor Noah on the Grammy’s vibrant stage this Sunday, but he’ll no longer have this modern Bel Air mansion to consider for an after-party. Records show that the South African comedian and author sold it on March 22 for $26.39 million.

Noah first listed the 11,375-square-foot home in 2021 for $29.75 million, and when that didn’t catch a buyer, the celeb showed just how motivated to sell he was. Relisting it for $27.5 million in early 2022, the same price Mansion Global reports he paid for it in 2020, the closing amount dealt The Daily Show host an over $1 million loss.

With a dramatic presence and location atop Los Angeles, perhaps the new owner plans to stay longer. Designed by architect Mark Rios, FAIA, every space is staggering either in its style, scale, or amenities. Entire walls of glass open like magic to the outdoor spaces, where patios, manicured lawns, a sleek pool and spa, and city views are coolly waiting. Inside the museum-like home, Noah could have easily prepped for red carpet events like the Grammy’s with relaxation in the sauna, gym, screening room, or epic primary suite with dual baths and dressing areas. At this price point, who would expect anything less?

Besides the architectural finesse and many luxuries, privacy is a further element that no doubt adds to its celebrity appeal. The home has gates, a staff entrance, and a security booth where a high-profile figure can monitor the property’s happenings. A true modern palace, it even holds the high ground.

Jonah Wilson of Hilton & Hyland had the listing.