Usually, when a house is removed from the market and then re-listed, the price will scrape off. Not in this case. Gene Simmons of KISS raised the asking price of his luxury home in Beverly Hills by $3 million, from $22 million in October 2020 to $25 million this week.
The property still has more than 13,000 square feet of houses, seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, formal and informal restaurants, offices, bars and bonus rooms. In addition, a full-size tennis court, a parking lot that can accommodate 30 cars, and a swimming pool with a 60-foot waterslide. What has changed?
Throughout the winter, the manor underwent some upgrades. “We don’t want anyone to come in and complain,” Simmons told Robbery report. Therefore, they replaced some electrical equipment, added a new roof system to prevent leaves from clogging the drain, changed the remaining wooden parts of the house to pour concrete, and added more leaves. Five lead-lined safe rooms throughout the house have also become safer and residents have easier access. Simmons said: “If a bad guy breaks in, he will never find you.”
The house has four floors on one side and three floors on the other side, meeting in a magnificent large room in the middle, with tall windows on each side. On the lower level, there is a six-car garage, a billiard room and a wine cellar, although musicians do not drink. When a wing was used for meetings and his KISS museum souvenirs, he decided not to build a music room or recording studio, but chose to keep this place as a place of escape.
Simmons and his wife, model actor Shannon Tweed (Shannon Tweed) bought this property in 1987. Although it doesn’t always look spectacular, it does have a long history. The original house on the site was a 3,500 square foot wooden farmhouse. Simmons said: “We flattened it and brought several tons of soil. It cost nearly $11 million to refurbish it.”
They bought land from Irving Azoff, who later managed Fleetwood Mac and Eagles. Simmons said: “The Eagles were put on that land.” Prior to this, Nicholas Schenk, one of the first big figures in Hollywood, used to leave his mistress on the manor.
Simmonses gradually renovated it and completed it on the existing house of the estate in 2000. Although the exterior of the house is full of drama, with its huge windows, double stairs and multiple wings, the internal atmosphere is not like a rock star, but more like a family tradition. , Has a flair for comfort and simplicity (despite the acknowledged large scale), not superfluous. Most of their TV shows are shown, Gene Simmons (Gene Simmons) family jewelry.
In October, when the couple listed the Benedict Canyon for the first time, they were said to be moving to another residence they already owned tax-free in Washington State. But this is inaccurate, Simmons never owned property there. Recently, there have been complaints about Simmons and Tweed buying houses in the closed Malibu neighborhood, which is located on a secluded hilltop in the Santa Monica Mountains. Simmons is now breaking records-Tweed bought the house with his own money as a personal investment, but they didn’t plan to live there. Simmons said she also bought a lakefront property in Whistler. These two people have been separating their accounts, taxes, investments and business interests for a long time. He said: “A good fence can be a good neighbor.”
In other words, the couple still plan to leave Los Angeles, live a quieter lifestyle, and escape the celebrity map list and tourist bus attacks. “We have always liked Los Angeles, but every year you really have to face the fire, occasionally shaking the ground from time to time, and those sightseeing buses. There is time for everything,” Simmons said. “The house is too big for us. It’s Shannon and myself, and four dogs. The empty nest thing is happening.” They are heading to neighboring Nevada. “In Nevada, we are close enough. The children have their home in Los Angeles. It’s just an hour’s flight.”
He has already purchased a 12,000 square foot house there, with an indoor swimming pool with a slide, and is considering buying the adjacent 90 acres of land. What are all the slides on? He said: “If you want to entertain, some people want to drink coffee, while others want to slip away from the chandelier.” “Home should not be just a home, but a place to meet and play.
The listing of Beverly Hills is still governed by Million Dollar Listing Douglas Elsman’s Altman Brothers agents Matt and Josh Altman.