Lady Gaga is proving she really moves like Jagger, and we’re not just talking musically. The “House of Gucci” star has moved out of the House of Gaga, or at least the Hollywood Hills house of Gaga, the one formerly long owned by Frank Zappa. L.A. Magazine first revealed that the estate sold for nearly $6.5 million — in a very quiet and very off-market deal — and it turns out the previously undisclosed buyer is rock ‘n’ roll scion Elizabeth “Lizzy” Jagger.
Frank Zappa bought the fabulously quirky compound in the 1970s, reportedly for just $75,000. Over the next two decades — all the way until his 1993 death — the widely influential musician raised his family on the property, which includes a vaguely Tudor-style main house with six bedrooms and five bathrooms, plus an attached staff apartment. There are also two detached guesthouses, both styled in a contemporary manner remarkably dissimilar from the main home’s Old World-inspired architecture.
Zappa’s widow Gail continued living in the house until her own death in 2015; the following summer, Zappa’s children sold the place to Gaga for roughly $5.3 million. Shortly after the deal closed, Gaga told Howard Stern that the house is “very special and magical” and announced her intentions to “restore it … and also kind of leave it the way it is.” She also disclosed that the deal included Zappa’s personal soundboard from his recording studio, though it’s unclear if Gaga still owns that soundboard or if it now belongs to Jagger.
Although she’s become known in her own right as a model for major brands like Tommy Hilfiger, Gap and Wrangler jeans, and as an activist for the Equal Rights Amendment, Jagger is perhaps most famously the third of Mick Jagger’s eight children, and the eldest of his four children with 1970s supermodel Jerry Hall, who is now married to multibillionaire Rupert Murdoch. For her own part, 37-year-old Lizzy is married to film producer Christopher Behlau; the couple welcomed their first child last year.