Celebrity siblings Brandon Thomas Lee and Dylan Jagger Lee, 20-something-year-old sons of Mötley Crüe rocker Tommy Lee and “Baywatch” bombshell Pamela Anderson, sure seem to like living together.
Having sold their shared Malibu home earlier this year amid much publicity and ballyhoo, the millionaire showbiz scions — Brandon, 26, a model turned actor who most recently appeared in the Bruce Willis-starring sci-fi flop “Cosmic Sin” and Dylan, 24, a model and musician in the band Motel 7 — have decided to remain living together and shelled out almost $4 million for their next home, a 1947 traditional California ranch house in L.A.’s ever-more-popular and expensive Encino suburb.
Iron gates hung between white-brick pillars swing open to a driveway that passes under a canopy of trees and across a wooden bridge as it curves up to the front of the mostly one-level residence that is totally invisible from the street. Set on an almost half-acre plot, the updated home measures in at almost 3,800 square feet.
There are three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms in the main house, along with finished attic space that makes for a perfect art studio, yoga retreat or home office. Additional living space is provided in a detached 400-square-foot poolside guesthouse that includes a full bath. (Perhaps one brother will take the main bedroom, which has two giant walk-in closets, and the other will make the guesthouse, which has just one large walk-in, his private domain.)
A team of designers will likely be brought in to customize the fairly staid traditional home, which currently provides formal living and dining rooms on either side of a pint-sized foyer, and an up to date if somewhat ordinary kitchen fitted with simple white Shaker-style cabinets, lustrous black countertops, and the customary suite of name-brand stainless-steel appliances. A separate family room includes a fireplace and French doors to the gardens at the front of the property, which showcase shin-high clipped boxwoods and lots of white roses.
The back of the house forms an L-shape around a sweep of evenly mown lawn bordered by mature plantings. At the far end, a charming white picket fence and vine-draped arched pergola mark the entrance to the swimming pool.