When the universe takes away a Brad and Angelina, maybe it gives back a Jay-Z and Beyonce.
That's the word on the street, via Curbed New Orleans. Its writers heard rumors that the musical power couple had purchased a church-turned-ballet-school-turned-home on Harmony Street — the very one that Yahoo Homes wrote about last year — and discovered that the owner is Sugarcane Park LLC. On the Louisiana secretary of state's website, the mailing address provided for Sugarcane Park is for Parkwood Entertainment — Beyonce's management company.
Yahoo Homes further found that Sugarcane Park's address on the Orleans Parish assessor's office is the same Los Angeles address as that of GSO Business Management, whose clients are mainly high-profile musicians. GSO appears to have handled at least a couple of Jay-Z's albums.
The property on Harmony Street appears to have changed hands in mid-November. It was listed at about $2.5 million, but the purchase price is undisclosed. We'll update this post if we hear anything more definitive.
Also on Yahoo Homes:
• Florida 'Versailles,' nation's largest home at 90,000 square feet, is back from the brink (55 photos)
• San Francisco's tiniest condo for sale goes for 40% over asking price (15 photos)
• 'Ghost cities' inspire a bizarre side business: rent-a-foreigner (29 photos)