Chart-topping DJ Steve Aoki’s Las Vegas mansion has to be seen to be believed.
The Miami, Florida-born chart topper opened his doors to friend Scott Disick, giving reality TV fans the chance to marvel at his expansive desert home. The one-of-a-kind set up involves attributes like a NASA control room, a foam pit, a walk-in sneaker closet, a Game of Thrones-inspired dining room and a two-headed model dragon.
The music star, 41, spent two years renovating the 16,000-square-foot house after purchasing it at an auction for $2.8 million, before investing a further $5 million into the property to turn it into what he calls ‘Aoki’s Playhouse’
Dragon: A two-headed dragon is the focal point of Steve Aoki’s Las Vegas mansion, which is full of unusual features
Playhouse: It’s no surprise that Steve’s mansion is nicknamed Aoki’s Playhouse, as it boasts many fun features like this ginormous foam pit
Mansion: Steve bought the $2.8 million property at an auction in 2014 and has completely remodeled it
Design: Steve spent multi millions putting his signature stamp on the home, which is evident in his unusual furniture, art work and life size figures, pictured
The Steve Aoki logo pool, which he delights in jumping into from the house’s balcony, is 16-foot deep and reportedly the deepest in-ground pool in the state of Nevada.
Instagram fans will likely know the pool, as Steve has mad a habit of recording videos of various musicians and celebrities jumping from the roof into it.
Indoors, the jumping continues, as any guests at his home will often be enlisted to jump into a giant foam pit in the gymnastics studio. On the wall of the gym is a colorful 20-foot mural by Neck Face, a Los Angeles-based street artist.
‘Aoki’s playhouse’: The popular DJ has a trampoline and foam pit inside his sprawling home, with the trampoline featuring a picture of his face
Take a leap! There is a high balcony in the trampoline room which Steve uses as a platform to leap into the foam pit, as he is seen doing with his friend Scott Disick in the reality star’s new TV show Flip It Like Disick
KAWS: Steve, left, seen with (L-R) his mom Chizuru Kobayashi, healer Kana Nootenboom and his brother Kevin, has a collection of KAWS figure, pictured in background
Art fan: Steve’s home boasts millions of dollars worth of art, including pieces by Bansky and Damien Hirst, as well as several personalized pieces, including this KAWS figure that advertises his clothing line, Dim Mak
Impressive: There is a huge shoe collection in the home of the avid fashion fan, who refers to this room as his ‘sneaker archive’
Unsurprisingly, the Grammy-nominated producer also has a state of the art music studio, which he calls the neon future cave. On any given week, Steve could be hosting notable musicians in the studio – such as Migos member Quavo, Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda or singer Don Diablo.
The home is also conveniently located in Las Vegas, as Steve has a lucrative, multi-million dollar residency at the club Hakkasan in the MGM Grand hotel.
There’s many millions of dollars worth of artwork in the home too – including a Banksy installation (a python that appears to have swallowed Mickey Mouse whole), pieces by Damien Hirst and vinyl figures by KAWS.
All things considered, the house’s most unusual art work is likely the wax work figure of long-haired Steve. The life-size, realistic piece was created by My3DNA, a 3D-printing company that makes celebrity sculptures.
Spot the difference: One of the more unusual props in Steve’s home is a wax work statue of himself (left) that was created especially for him by My3DNA
GoT: For the dining room, the music superstar opted for a dark Game of Thrones-inspired decor vibe
Music: Chart topper Steve has his own in-house recording studio, which he calls the neon future cave, where he hosts musicians like Migos member Quavo, pictured right
Space age: The recording studio allows Steve to make music from the comfort of his own home, and also means that other artists can come and visit him to use it
Mural: The house has no shortage of art work, many of which are custom-created murals such as this Aoki’s Playhouse commission by street artist Neck Face
Mirrors: Steve, right, poses in what he calls the Bruce Lee room, which is made up of all mirrors, with Quavo
Selfie time! The room was inspired by Enter the Dragon, one of Steve’s favorite movies, and looks like a fairground funhouse
‘When I bought this house it was a shell, and I was like, ‘Wow, look at all these walls,’ and I just kind of envisioned this house to be this kind of art gallery–esque, exhibition-esque funhouse,’ he told Artsy. ‘The house is my brain, basically.’
Steve’s home might be lavish now, but his lifestyle wasn’t always so high flying.
‘I was living on ramen and my rent was $450 in Hollywood,’ he told the outlet, recalling the year 2003. ‘I lived very, very frugally.’
The mind-blowing home also has its own Instagram account, Aoki’s Playhouse, which boasts 26,000 followers.
Serene: While the whole house is a riot of color, this bedroom at Steve’s house is mostly white – but a large fuzzy smiley face art piece adds some flair
Logo: The impressive pool features Steve’s rather recognizable logo – at 16-foot deep it’s also believed it’s the deepest in ground pool in Nevada
Ping pong: The entertainment room boasted a futuristic-style ping pong table – however the DJ had this space entirely renovated by Scott and his team in order to provide more room for people to sleep
The end result: During the reality show, Scott and his team installed sleeping pods which had electric glass that can flip between transparent and opaque. They also had a huge mural put on the wall in the background
‘Every room has its own story,’ the DJ told reality star Scott Disick on the premier episode of Flip It Like Disick, his new real estate TV show.
However, one room was still in need of some interior design love: the living room. In order to give it a makeover, Disick enlisted designer Willa Ford to make sure it was as impressive as the rest of the home.
Willa, 38, who was once a singer and actress, was applauded by Steve for transforming a modestly-furnished TV room into an ultra-modern set of mini bedrooms, each protected by sound-proofed, geometric glass walls.
‘Wow,’ he said first. ‘It’s amazing. It’s incredible.’
Willa had used electric glass for the room, which is transparent until you hit a switch and it darkens for privacy.
‘I feel like Willa really outdid herself,’ Scott said of the result. ‘She really came up with some cool stuff on her own, and how she found and sourced people in the middle of Las Vegas so quick…was really really, really good.’
Friends: While Scott’s show is primarily about flipping homes, the reality star, pictured left, said he wanted to help out his friend Steve on the design makeover
Famous: Any guests at the property, such as Scott, right, are all but required to jump from the balcony into the pool