Oh, to be Beyoncé. Not only do you get to wake up every morning like this and right next to Jay-Z, you also get to call some of the most outrageous real estate in the world your “home(s).” Since 2004, the couple has splurged on a plethora of posh properties across the country—and shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. With daughter Blue Ivy about to turn six and twins on the way, we’re guessing their real estate empire will continue to grow with their family.
Since keeping up with all of the Carter’s residences is hard to do, we rounded up the biggest and best of the bunch for you to ogle. From a beachfront mansion in the Hamptons to a converted church in New Orleans, scroll ahead for glimpses inside five homes fit for a Queen (and her royal entourage).
In 2004, after scouting out a handful of New York City’s most prestigious properties, Jay-Z closed on a $6.85M penthouse in Tribeca “right next to de Niro.” The 8,000-square-foot apartment occupies the entire seventh floor of a former brick warehouse and also boasts a massive rooftop terrace.
Unsurprisingly, the palatial pad would later become the site of his and Beyonce’s 2008 nuptials (as well as a portion of her video for “7/11”) and to this day remains their primary residence.
In 2012, when things were a little sweeter for the pre-Lemonade pair, the new parents dropped a cool $400,000 to rent “The Sandcastle” estate in Bridgehampton, New York, for a month.
In addition to a whopping 12 bedrooms and bathrooms, the oceanfront mansion features an indoor movie theater, bowling alley, halfpipe, gym, rock-climbing wall, and nightclub (complete with disco lights and a full bar).
Did we mention the 60-foot heated swimming pool with an underwater sound system?
Although it was technically a gift to mom Tina Knowles, in 2013 Bey and Jay dropped about $6M on a swanky mansion in her hometown of Houston, Texas.
The 25,000-square-foot house offers four kitchens, six bedrooms, and an unbelievable 16 bathrooms.
The European-style estate also features one-of-a-kind architectural accents including stained glass windows, wrought iron railings, marble floors, and painted ceilings.
In May 2015, rumors swirled that the couple picked up a three-story, $2.6M converted church in the Garden District of New Orleans.
Originally built in 1925, the Spanish Baroque-style mansion is comprised of four distinct living spaces, including a main house and three smaller apartments.
The historic home features several distinct architectural details, such as 26-foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling columns, arched windows, and split-levels for added privacy.
The Big Lebowski Mansion
In the fall of 2015, Queen B and co. rented a $45M mansion in Los Angeles that was featured in the 1998 film The Big Lebowski.
The couple shelled out $150,000 a month for the 20,000-square-foot property, where they enjoyed amenities such as a dance studio, steam room, and Olympic-sized indoor swimming pool.