This summer, Afterpay co-founder Nick Molnar treated himself a grandiose Bel-Air mansion. According to Dirt, the purchase involved a closing figure of $34.75 million against a $39.5 million ask. The property changed hands in the second week of last month.
The estate begins with a formidable set of black-painted gates; the drive climbs to a circular motor court and ultimately to a Colonial mansion with a massive L-shaped footprint. The house was completed in 2006, and contains six bedrooms and eight baths across 10,616 sq. ft. Its symmetrical façade is distinguished by a neoclassical pediment over a single-door entry crowned by a fanlight, stone portico and Juliet balcony. In back, the house’s extended lawn frontage is dominated by a section centered by a column-supported stone terrace above and loggia below.
The home’s interiors begin with a two-story foyer. As the shared spaces progress, a neutral tonal scheme comes into view; sets of French doors are a constant. Other design elements at work in the common area include keystone arches, fireplaces, and a beige-and-white marble checkerboard floor.
The primary amenity on the property is the backyard living area, which occupies much of the 1.12 acres available; a large patio with BBQ, a pool and sun deck, and a large lawn are all situated across the space, which is secluded by way of privacy hedges and mature trees. A gym, library, and master with double bath layout are highlights of the indoor amenities.
Molnar co-founded Afterpay—a “buy now, pay later” digital payments company—in 2014; it was acquired in 2022 by Square (now Block, Inc.) for $29 billion.