Gene Simmons & # 39; house in Beverly Hills
Kiss frontman Gene Simmons is ready to part with his nearly 35-year-old Beverly Hills home. First on the market, the palatial property can be yours for $ 22 million. Josh and Matt Altman of Douglas Elliman hold the listing.
Fans of the rock legend may remember that the unique abode was the backdrop for the singer's reality TV show "Gene Simmons Family Jewels," which ran on the A&E network from 2006 to 2012.
Formal living room
Formal dining room
Terrace and pool
A 16,000-square-foot mansion, pool, 60-foot water slide, parking for 35 cars, and a professional tennis court are located on 2 acres of Benedict Canyon’s exclusive tennis court row.
Simmons and his wife Shannon Tweed Simmons bought the property in 1986 for $ 1.3 million. They have lived there with their two children for decades.
According to real estate reports, the couple renovated the property in 2000. It updated and expanded the mansion, which now resembles a European style property.
Step into a vaulted 40 foot high foyer with a curved staircase. The living area with high ceilings has a fireplace, double height windows and a mezzanine level overlooking the room.
The kitchen comprises two islands with seating and views of the family room, which contains ornately coffered ceilings. A formal dining room has French doors and a chandelier.
The musician also housed his extensive collection of memorabilia in the villa. According to the Wall Street Journal, the empty nests have decided to move to Washington state.
If you're looking for a cheaper piece of the family jewels, Simmons also listed a modest mid-century modern home in the Hollywood Hills that he has owned since 2013.
Launched in August for $ 2.2 million, it has since been re-listed for $ 1.9 million. The 2,345-square-foot, two-level layout features an updated four-bedroom, two-bath floor plan, glass walls, panoramic views of Los Angeles, and multiple decks.
Simmons, 71, is the bass player and co-lead singer of Kiss, the rock band he co-founded in the early 1970s. Known for theatrical costumes and make-up, the group has become one of the best-selling acts of all time, with 75 million records sold.
This story originally appeared on Realtor.com