PSY Scoops Up a Condo in an L.A. High Rise

Celebrity gossip juggernaut TMZ reported recently that budding music industry zeitgeist PSY—née Park Jae-sang paid $1.25 million in cold hard cash for a two bedroom and 2.5 bathroom condo located on a very pedestrian lower floor of The Blair House, an exclusive, 29-story luxury high-rise building “near Beverly Hills.”

PSY plans to give his new 2,776 square foot condo crib a face lift, according to TMZ, even thought listing information Your Mama dug up online shows that at the time of purchase in early November (2012) the condo was already done up in a slightly douched-out Gangnam Style with grey wall-to-wall carpeting in the main living areas, a gas fireplace surrounded by glammy mirrored panels, a small private terrace, a marble tile floored dining room and an angular eat-in kitchen with hardware-free flat-fronted cabinetry and high grade if out-dated appliances.

The master bedroom opens through a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows to a rather anorexic terrace with a trafficky view but does have a walk-in closet and an attached bathroom with marble topped double vanity and separate shower and jetted tub. The unit conveniently contains its own laundry room with full sized washer and dryer.



Park Jae-sang (born December 31, 1977 in Seoul, South Korea), better known by his stage name PSY, is a South Korean singer-songwriter, rapper, dancer, and record producer. PSY is known domestically for his humorous videos and stage performances, and internationally for his hit single “Gangnam Style.” The song’s refrain “Oppan Gangnam Style” (translated as “Big brother is Gangnam style”, with PSY referring to himself) was entered into The Yale Book of Quotations as one of the most famous quotes of 2012. On October 23, 2012, PSY met UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the United Nations Headquarters where Ban expressed his desire to work with the singer because of his “unlimited global reach”. On December 21, 2012, at around 15:50 UTC, his music video for “Gangnam Style” exceeded 1 billion views on YouTube, becoming the first video to ever do so on the website’s history and the most accessed YouTube video of all time PSY was subsequently recognized by the media as the “King of YouTube”. In December 2012, MTV noted PSY’s rise from little-known to “global superstar”, and, for being first in the YouTube-era to secure a place in pop culture history, hailed the singer as the “Viral Star of 2012”.

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