Earlier this yr, Gene Simmons instructed The Occasions that he’s by means of with California. “It’s time for a quieter way of life. No extra tour buses or movie star maps or fires or earthquakes,” he declared, including that he was relocating to Lake Tahoe.
The KISS star has formally adopted by means of on his phrase, promoting his longtime house of greater than three many years for $16 million.
He’d been purchasing the Benedict Canyon mansion round since final yr, initially providing it for $22 million earlier than attempting to benefit from the post-pandemic market and relisting it for $25 million in March. The ultimate sale value is way shy of that sum, however nonetheless considerably greater than the $1.34 million he paid for the property in 1986.
Again then, the two-acre property held a 3,500-square-foot farmhouse, which Simmons shortly razed in favor of the 13,400-square-foot showplace that sits there as we speak. He raised his household within the house, which was the first setting for seven seasons of his A&E actuality collection “Gene Simmons Household Jewels.”
The customized mansion.
The formal eating room.
The household room.
The bed room.
The tennis courtroom.
Aerial view of the property.
Tucked behind gates, the residence is reached by an extended, winding driveway and a pair of sweeping staircases that ascend to the dramatic entry. Inside are seven bedrooms, eight bogs and palatial areas reminiscent of a two-story lobby and nice room ignored by a catwalk.
Simmons put in two KISS-themed memorabilia rooms throughout his keep however reworked them when the house went available on the market, saying, “A household needs to maneuver right into a home, not a KISS museum.”
The entrance of the property holds a tennis courtroom, and the yard provides a swimming pool and garden surrounded by patios and plush landscaping.
A local of Israel, Simmons co-founded KISS within the early Seventies and serves because the band’s bassist and vocalist. Recognized for his or her over-the-top make-up and costumes, the New York-based group has launched 20 studio albums and is likely one of the bestselling bands ever, with greater than 75 million information offered.
Josh and Matt Altman of Douglas Elliman of California dealt with each ends of the deal.