Cardi B and Offset are the reigning king and queen of hip-hop. And what does every king and queen need? A castle. Well, good news! Because Cardi (real name Belcalis Marlenis Almanzarand) and Offset (real name Kiari Kendrell Cephus) just bought a home in suburban Atlanta that can only be described as a freaking castle.
Located in Sandy Springs, Georgia roughly 20 minutes outside of Atlanta, Cardi and Offset showed off their mansion earlier tonight in a series of Instagram videos that set the social media world on fire.
The transaction must have JUST gone down because the property hasn't officially closed in the multiple listing service.
The house was most-recently listed for $5.795 million, but it's not clear how much Cardi and Offset paid. It's been on the market for 266 days as of this writing, so it's doubtful they paid full price.
Offset and Cardi currently have a combined net worth of $50 million, with $24 coming from Cardi and $26 coming from Offset.
With five bedrooms and ELEVEN bathrooms, Cardi and Offset's new 22,000 square-foot house sits on 6 acres. Other features include an 1,800 bottle wine cellar, infinity pool, marble EVERYTHING and (believe it or not) a below-ground gun range.
What do you think? If you and your spouse were worth a combined $50 million, where would you live and what would your house look like?
Oh and by the way, curious about the previous owners? Cardi and Offset are buying the home from a chiropractor named Dr. Rick Kuhlman and his wife Amanda. Rick and Amanda bought the lot in 2013 for $1.65 million.
The Kuhlmans spent a whopping $7 million over two years constructing the 22,000 square-foot mansion you see now. They chose the Italian style as an homage to their many trips to Europe. The floors are imported Italian travertine stone, the very same kind used at the Colosseum in Rome. The driveway stones are arranged in the same pattern you would see on the streets of Rome.
All-in, the Kulmans spent at least $8.65 million on their dream home.
Unfortunately, times have not always been good for Rick and Amanda.
In 2011 Rick pleaded guilty to submitting nearly $3 million in fraudulent insurance claims over a five-year period. He was ordered to pay a full restitution to four insurance companies. He also had to perform nearly 400 hours of community service in which he spoke to medical students about health care fraud, gave free chiropractic services to the homeless and performed other random work for his community.
Unfortunately, the restitution and community service was not enough to satisfy the courts. In 2014 a judge reportedly sentenced Kuhlman to 30 months in prison. That might explain why Rick and Amanda listed the home for sale in 2017 for $9.875 million. They did not find a buyer and were forced to reduce the price to $8.85m, then $7.95, then $6.9m, then $6.5m, then $5.795m. In September of 2019 they attempted to rent the house for $35,000 per month. They actually did rent it out in February of 2019 to Aston Martin for a Super Bowl party.