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Manager for Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande sells $18.5 million Lake Austin home to crypto mogul

Scooter Braun sold the $18.5 million mansion to tech mogul Wayne Vaughan. (Moreland Properties)

Scooter Braun, the manager who has represented some of the world's biggest pop stars and rappers including Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Kanye West and Demi Lovato, has sold his Lake Austin home in true Austin style with an $18.5 million bitcoin deal.

The gated waterfront home was sold to crypto millionaire Wayne Vaughan. Vaughn bought the estate through his blockchain-based record keeping company Tierion, which initially snatched up the home in all cash before Braun converted the deal to bitcoin.

The tech founder will no doubt be comfortable on the nearly 2-acre property, which boasts both waterfront beauty and privacy in its position at the end of a cul de sac.

The home is designed to combine indoor and outdoor living and features and expansive Lake Austin view. (Moreland Properties)

The home itself includes six bedrooms, seven bathrooms and two half-bathrooms as well as a pool and spa. Large windows throughout the home look out to 320 feet of Lake Austin waterfront, while a glass-walled cabana, expansive wooden deck and three-story boat dock also overlook the water.

The property features a large waterfront deck. (Moreland Properties)

Meanwhile, the mansion's interior is designed to "merge indoor and outdoor living" with its open-concept spaces, according to Moreland Properties, which represent Braun.

Large windows offer ample views in the home's interior. (Moreland Properties)

Herringbone floors and marble countertops complement the large kitchen on the first floor, which is completed with a bedroom suite, an exercise room, a bar lounge and a "fireplace-warmed study."

The home features a fireplace-warmed study. (Moreland Properties)

The main suite hosts the best view of the house upstairs, while a backyard guest house completes the property.

The bedroom suite also overlooks the water. (Moreland Properties)

Braun was represented by Austin's Moreland Properties and sold the home through his Los Angeles agent's business Same Team Properties LLC in January, according to national reports.

Braun's star-studded list of present clients include Bieber, who he discovered and propelled to fame, Grande, Lovato, Quavo, J Balvin and more. But he's most recently made the headlines in a feud with Taylor Swift.

Braun earned primary rights to Swift's first six studio albums when he bought her former record label in 2019, a move that caused massive backlash from fans and Swift herself. Braun sold Swift's album rights for $300 million, while Swift has re-recorded two of the six albums so far.


Tito's releases (not so?) ugly sweater line for the holidays, profits to charity

Tito's Handmade Vodka

Show your love for Tito's and for the community this year with a wide selection of not that ugly, uglyish, ugly, uglier, and ugliest holiday sweaters.

There's lots choose from, and plenty of accessories like scarves and socks, plus gear for your dog, too.

All of the items can be purchased online or at the Love, Tito’s Retail Store in Austin, TX. 100% of all net proceeds from online or in-store purchases go to one of the nonprofits we’ve teamed up with.

Click here to see the entire collection in the Tito's store.

Mac and Cheese Fest and Free Art Exhibit
Waterloo Greenway, Good Vibrations Installation

🗓 All weekend

🎨 Creek Show Art Exhibit

Check out this highly anticipated art exhibition with illuminated art along Waller Creek. Tickets are free and the event includes food vendors, dazzling lights, live music, and hands-on activities

All weekend 6 p.m - 10 p.m | 📍Waterloo Park

✨ Mozart's Light Show

This iconic holiday tradition lights up for the first time this holiday season starting this weekend! Reserve your spot for an enchanting light and sound performance, delicious hot cocoa, sweet treats, and some overall fun with your friends or family. The show runs till January 6th.

6 p.m and 9 p.m | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

🗓 Saturday

🥊 Kickboxing in the Park

This fitness event is free and open to the public. Get your morning started right with a "Fitness in the park" class for kickboxing! The class will be led by certified instructors and is a great way to get a cardio workout in while also honing your self-defense skills.

10 a.m - 11 a.m | 📍 Metz Park

🛍 The Front Market

Support local LBGTQ+ and female artists at this outdoor market with over 150 vendors. Get your holiday shopping out of the way at this event, with vendors for food trucks, handmade goods, raffles, hands on workshops and activities, and more.

11 a.m - 5 p.m | 📍Ani's Day and Night - 7107 E Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78741

🗓 Sunday

🧀 Mac and Cheese Fest

Did someone say cheese?! If you're like me and always willing to get your hands on a bowl of mac and cheese, then this event is for you. Check out the Mac and Cheese festival happening this weekend to decide which vendor has. the best mac and cheese for yourself, and enjoy the bar with creative cocktails while you're at it. Tickets start at $45.

11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍Lantana Place - 7415 Southwest Parkway