Inside The Rock's Beautiful $28M California Mansion
Can you smell what "The Rock" is cooking? It's money, and professional wrestler-turned-movie star Dwayne Johnson has been making a lot of it. Now, he's pinned down a new mansion in Beverly Hills, California.
Johnson, who has been the highest-paid actor in Hollywood for years, shelled out an electrifying $27.75 million for the Mediterranean-style beauty. That's only $8 million more than Johnson makes for doing a single film.
This estate is the newest place where Johnson lives, along with several of his other homes. Come take a look at his growing real estate empire.
It Was Built By Alex Van Halen
The expensive home was built for Alex Van Halen, the cofounder and drummer of Van Halen, who completed the property in 1993, according to Dirt.
The mansion features seven bedrooms, 12 bathrooms and 14,900 square feet of space in the main mansion.
There's also a detached guest house.
A Rocking Property
The mansion includes a tennis court, pool with a spa, indoor pool, massive gym (naturally), a baseball diamond, a movie theater, elevator and a recording studio, which was originally Van Halen's.
The guest house is a home unto itself, with 2,500 square feet of living space, bringing the total square footage of this estate to over 17,000 square feet.
Most people would think twice about robbing the Rock, but the mansion has the added protection of being private and rather secluded.
It's on a cul-de-sac and behind a gated driveway, and the home's backyard looks out onto a mountain.
Trees and hedges line the property, creating a natural privacy border.
Living Like the Most Electrifying Man In Hollywood
And you just know some papers would pay big bucks for photos of Johnson in his natural habitat.
The former pro wrestler is one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, earning around $20 million per picture, with films that have grossed over $4 billion in North America alone.
Outside, the home has an arched hallway lined with hanging chandeliers and columns.
Settle Down for a Movie
Put on the latest Johnson flick (or WrestleMania) in this rock star movie theater, which is lined with purple carpeting, matching curtains, and has tiered seats.
Johnson got his start in acting in 1999, where the first-ever acting role he had was playing his father on "That '70s Show." He also landed a bit part on "Star Trek: Voyager," where he fought Seven of Nine in what was basically a wrestling match.
But his first movie? "The Mummy Returns," where Universal Studios paid Johnson $5.5 million for the role as the Scorpion King, an incredible amount of money for any studio to spend on an untested actor.
Test Some New Beats in the Recording Studio
The Rock might not be a rock star, but we know he has musical chops. The movie star displayed his vocal range in Disney's "Moana," in which Johnson costarred.
Johnson's mother was musically inclined and frequently sang to and with him when Johnson was young. Johnson, who has three children of his own, continues the family tradition.
But his daughter doesn't always appreciate Johnson's singing. When the movie star started to sing along while the two were watching "Moana," his then 4-year-old daughter put a pillow over his mouth and told him, "You're ruining the song."
Take a Lap in the Indoor Pool
The house has an indoor pool, which is certainly a plus. You might remember Johnson as Mitch Buchannon in the 2017 "Baywatch" movie. While it was considered a stinker among critics, the film still grossed $178 million on a $69 million budget.
That year's "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" fared much better, earning in the vicinity of $20 million and "commanding up to 15 percent of the pool" from both it and its sequel.
Seeing as how those two films made $1.7 billion at the box office, we'd say the actor was well-compensated.
This House Has Some Spectacular Grounds
The home sits on 3.6 acres of prime Beverly Hills real estate, with canyon views and grounds with mature olive trees.
As for neighbors, Johnson is in famous company. Famous men and women who live in the area include Sylvester Stallone, Eddie Murphy, Rod Stewart, Denzel Washington, Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello.
Maybe Johnson's mom will move near him? For Christmas 2018, he gave her a "golden ticket" that's good for one house, anywhere.
The Motor Court Is Fantastic
The home includes a large motor court with a central fountain, perfect for parking any one of Johnson's many luxury vehicles.
According to Drive Tribe, Jonson is known to own a custom Ford F-150, a matte white Ferrari Laferrari, a Rolls-Royce Wraith, a 1999 Plymouth Prowler, a 2017 Ford GT, a 2018 Ford Mustang and a $1.3 million Pagani Huayra.
From Seven Bucks to on Top of the World
Johnson also owns a production company called Seven Bucks Productions, which comes from a pivotal moment in his youth.
Johnson's first dream was to become a professional football player, and he played with the Miami Hurricanes while attending the University of Miami. However, the NFL never came calling, and he made his way to the Canadian Football League under a practice contract. There, he was cut after just a couple of weeks.
After coming back to live with his parents in Tampa, Florida, the future pro wrestling star looked into his wallet to see just how much he had. Seven dollars. That was it.
Johnson spent the next few weeks in a depression, but then put his mind to the next greatest thing he could think of: professional wrestling.
The tennis court might be a good spot for the Rock to rock his Project Rock training shoes, which he makes with Under Armour. They sell for $140.
There are many other pieces of apparel under Johnson's Project Rock line, which includes shorts, shirts, yoga pants, jackets, hats, gym bags, face masks and even wireless headphones.
In 2017, his Rock Deltas were one of the fastest-selling shoes of that year, selling out within 24 hours.
Rocking Out in the Shade
As told through his new sitcom, "Young Rock," Johnson was raised in a professional wrestling family. Johnson grew up with the likes of Andre the Giant, the Iron Sheik, "Macho Man" Randy Savage and the Wild Samoans.
Johnson's father was Rocky Johnson, who was a top contender in the National Wrestling Alliance and World Wrestling Federation, where he and Tony Atlas became the first Black men to hold a WWF championship (they were tag team champs).
Rocky Johnson trained his son after he retired from the sport and helped get the fledgling wrestler signed to the WWF (now the WWE).
For Ballers Only
The Montecito-style Mediterranean has lush grass and a backyard that's shaded by mature trees.
Johnson also starred and produced HBO's "Ballers," which ran from 2015 to 2019. He reportedly made $650,000-$700,000 per episode for the highly popular cable comedy.
That made him one of the highest-paid television actors in the world, ranking just behind the cast of "The Big Bang Theory," which was taking home $1 million an episode for the series' final season.
He Has a Mobile Gym
This home does have a gym — and we imagine it had to be large enough to even pique Johnson's interest — but sadly, there are no pictures.
But check this out. When he's on the road, Johnson has a mobile gym set up by a small army of helpers.
The thing weighs 40,000 pounds and he calls it the "travelling iron carnival."
This outside patio is a small, intimate place for gatherings of friends and family. Johnson has three daughters — Simone (now approaching 20), Jasmine (6), and Tiana (3). Simone has been training with WWE and signed with the company in 2020.
She is the daughter of Johnson and his first wife, Dany Garcia. The two married in 1997 and amicably divorced in 2008 (she still helps manage his business ventures).
Johnson married his current wife and mother to his young daughters, Lauren Hashian, in 2019.
The HOA Fees Cost More Than a Mortgage Payment
The mansion is located near Franklin Canyon, with one large mountain hill encompassing the backyard view.
Homes in the Beverly Hills area list for a median of $3.8 million and sell for a median of $3.1 million, and homes have a median price-per-square foot of $1,100 according to realtor.com.
Johnson's new home is not only nine times the median sales price, the property taxes run $117,400 per year, and HOA fees cost $3,300 per month. Yes, the HOA fees alone cost more than many monthly mortgage payments.
It Used to Belong to Paul Reiser
The mansion formerly belonged to Paul Reiser, an actor and comedian known for his role as Michael Taylor in "My Two Dads," Paul Buchman in "Mad About You" and Doug Getty in Amazon's "Red Oaks."
Reiser asked $30 million for his luxurious pad, but Johnson talked him down by $2.25 million, presumably after calling him one of his patented wrestling put-downs.
The Rock's Net Worth
But this isn't the only house that the Rock has.
The 10-time WWE world champion found millions wrestling, but it's acting that brought him the big bucks.
He's worth about $400 million, and he has more than just that one home.
Johnson's Horse Farm
If three acres in Beverly Hills isn't a large enough space for the 6-foot-2, 260-pound action star to spread out in, he can always head to his horse farm in Powder Springs, Georgia.
Johnson purchased this 46-acre estate for $9.5 million in 2019. He put it up for sale for $7.5 million in 2021, but then seems to have delisted it not long thereafter.
Riding With the Rock
It seems that Johnson also loves horses. He hasn't been too candid about this, but he did share a photo of him riding Russell Crowe's horse from "Gladiator" while filming in London, England.
This estate is close to the historic Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta and features a 12-stall barn, a 14,000-square-foot historic farmhouse, two apartments, a lake and plenty of places to ride.
He Ripped the Gate Off His Rental Property
In September 2020, Johnson posted a photo of a destroyed front gate. Why? He had to be at work and the gate wouldn't open due to a power outage, so he ripped it off.
"I tried to override the hydraulic system to open the gates, which usually works when the power goes out — but this time it wouldn’t. Made some calls to see how fast I can get the gate tech on-site, but I didn’t have 45 min to wait," he wrote on Instagram.
"By this time, I know I have hundreds of production crew members waiting for me to come to work so we can start our day. So I did what I had to do. I pushed, pulled and ripped the gate completely off myself. Tore it out of the brick wall, severed the steel hydraulics and threw it on the grass.
My security team was able to meet the gate technician and welders about an hour later — and they were apparently, 'in disbelief and equally scared.'"
But this isn't the gate to his home in Georgia. According to realtor.com, this is the gate from a home that he's renting located 20 miles east of his horse farm. He was (or maybe still is) renting it for somewhere around $25,000 per month.
Having Some Tequila
Johnson does post some photos of his homes in Instagram, although it's difficult to tell where they might be.
This photo shows him almost half of a bottle deep into a bottle of Teremana tequila, Johnson's own tequila brand, which operates under his Siete Bucks Spirits label. It goes for around $30 per bottle.
Fishing at the Lake
Johnson's farm has a lake that can be used for fishing. In this Instagram post, Johnson said he was fishing with "a top water plug frog with a new 6' light action with 4lb test."
We're pretty sure that's for bass fishing. Johnson took his two young daughters out to go bass fishing for the first time in May 2021.
Do You Smell What the Rock Is Gifting?
This photo from Christmas 2019 shows one of his daughters standing before a tree stuffed with gifts.
Dwayne Johnson likes to play "Dwanta Claus" for Christmas. He's probably more generous than Santa Claus, too.
The Rock at Christmas
And here's the Rock when he was 7 months old. The picture was taken in Hayward, California, where the Rock was born.
"5 months later I hit puberty. It was a good Christmas, my friends," he wrote.
Can You Smell What the Rock Is Cooking?
Johnson absolutely towers over the kitchen island (and his dog, Hobbs) and makes the huge marble-topped counter look miniscule.
This kitchen — and to be honest, we're not 100 percent sure which one he's in — features hardwood flooring, pale green cabinetry and a stainless steel range to cook whatever the Rock feels like cooking.
A Children's Room
One of Rock's properties has this children's room, which seems to belong to Tiana Gia, seen here getting her hair combed by the former WWE champion.
"Now despite my two year old looking completely TERRIFIED for her life that daddy is solely responsible for getting all the painful tangles out of her hair.... I may be bald but I know a thing or two about hair. Mainly because I wish I had it," he wrote on Instagram.
Having a Cheat Meal
Johnson might also have a home in Hawaii, which is where he spent a lot of his youth.
The burgers shown here, part of Johnson's infamous decadent "cheat meal" days, are from Teddy's Bigger Burgers, a chain mainly located in Hawaii.
"Two big daddy’s (my name for them;) aka cheeseburgers with avocado, bacon, onions, lettuce, tomato and double fries from one of my favorite local burger joints on the island," he wrote on Instagram.
When he's not having his cheat meal, Johnson follows a strict diet, which includes an enormous amount of cod — he eats an estimated 821 pounds of cod every year.
Swimming With His Kids
During lockdown, Johnson did get to spend some quality time with the kids.
"My pool days = Tia just wanting 'daddy hold me' while I walk around inside the pool with her and Jazzy (resurfacing to catch her breath) swims up and bites my legs because 'the shark has to kill the big monster,' Johnson wrote on Instagram in 2020.
A Rocking Thanksgiving
If for whatever reason you're wondering what a Rock family Thanksgiving looks like, it's this.
Either in his rental or on his horse farm, this long, custom table made out of one slice of wood is long enough for at least six of the Rock's family and the Rock's family's friends.
It also appears that he had a ham all to himself. Or maybe this was just another one of his cheat meals.