LOS ANGELES — A high-profile name has emerged as the buyer of the Razor House, an architectural masterpiece on the coast of La Jolla.
Singer-songwriter Alicia Keys plunked down $20.8 million for the striking San Diego-area estate, according to people not authorized to comment on the sale. That’s the priciest deal in the coastal community this year.
A cutting-edge blend of concrete and glass, the jagged, sweeping structure listed last summer for $30 million before a price cut took it down to $24.995 million. It was built by architect Wallace E. Cunningham, who designed the three-story structure to match the dramatic landscape that surrounds it.
Employing a cantilevered base, the modernist home hugs the side of a cliff and takes in sweeping ocean views. Highlights are