SELLER: Anthony Kiedis
LOCATION: Los Angeles, Calif.
PRICE: $4.295 million
SIZE: 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: Though he’s owned it for less than two years, Red Hot Chili Pepper frontman Anthony Kiedis has — as was first sussed out by the property gossips at the L.A. Times — already flipped a petite, European-style villa above L.A.’s bustling and perennially chic Sunset Strip back on the market with an asking price of $4.295 million. Originally designed by architect F. Pierpont Davis and built in 1940, it was later reworked by Hollywood Regency expert John Elgin Woolf and eventually acquired, in June 2012, by lauded and much-published decorator Waldo Fernandez, whose past clientele includes Hollywood heavyweights like Elizabeth Taylor, Goldie Hawn, Darren Star and Tobey Maguire. Mister Fernandez, true to his signature style, gave the place an elegantly understated and no-doubt spendy overhaul and sold it to Mister Kiedis over the summer of 2013 for $3.65 million.
The walled and gated residence, which sits, like many houses in the hills, hard up on the street and comes in at less than 3,000 square feet per the L.A. County Tax Man, has three bedrooms and four bathrooms, according to current digital listing details that, curiously enough, make use of almost exactly the same description and what appear to be many of the same photographs as when the house was marketed and sold in 2013.
The living room has a 14-foot ceiling imported from a European cathedral and a 10-foot carved limestone fireplace, while the adjoining dining room has a barrel vaulted coffered ceiling and opens through French doors to an awning shaded dining terrace with swimming pool, garden and over-the-treetops city lights views. Listing descriptions indicate a “brand new open commercial kitchen” was recently installed, and there’s a sky-lit lower level library with soaring ceiling and corner fireplace and a master bedroom that overlooks the gardens, terraces and swimming pool.
The liberally tatted and often creatively facial haired Mister Kiedis maintains a rock star-style property portfolio that includes but is not limited to a townhouse condo in a guard-gated golf development in Las Vegas, a gated estate on Malibu’s Point Dume with a knife blade-shaped swimming pool, and an oceanfront home off a dirt lane on the North Shore of the Hawaiian island of Kauai.
Listing photos: Westside Estate Agency