SELLER: Tommy Lee
LOCATION: Calabasas, CA
SIZE: 9,991 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms
YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: Heavy metal royal Tommy Lee has his exuberantly Zen-ed out “Home Sweet Home” in Calabasas, CA, up for sale at $5,995,000. The thrice married and notoriously hedonistic Mötley Crüe drummer — his ex-wives include actress Heather Locklear and ditzy blonde bomber Pamela Anderson and since early 2014 he’s been engaged to recording artist Sofia Toufa, a gal known professionally by the acronym SOFI (Some Other Female Interest) — picked up the suburban property in April 2007 for $5.85 million. Given those figures it doesn’t take a real estate expert, a mathematics genius or even a bejeweled abacus to calculate that even if the veteran rock star unloads his Calabasas digs a its full asking price he won’t realize much if any profit once upgrade expenses and real estate fees are taken into account. Listing details, which make no secret the home is owned by a celeb, show the three-story abode, on .28 elevated acres near the tail end of a tightly coiled cul-de-sac in a guard-gated enclave above the Calabasas Country Club, measures in at a substantial 9,991-square-feet with five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms.
Filled to the gills with a vast trove of Buddha statues and other eastern religion oriented iconography, the sprawling, open-plan living, dining and entertaining spaces pin wheel around a two-story atrium with towering stalks of bamboo wrapped in white fairy lights and a snazzy retractable glass ceiling. The step down “formal” living room has a palace-style carved stone fireplace set between arched niches, the adjoining dining room has lustrous chevron pattern hardwood floors, and the family room features a TV-surmounted stacked stone fireplace and a bank of glass sliders that open to the backyard. The undeniably spacious and well-equipped if decoratively pedestrian kitchen — beige speckled granite countertops on ordinary but no doubt custom and probably quite pricey medium brown cabinetry with tan-colored tile back splashes — opens to both the atrium and a breakfast nook with built-in desk space and, hung over the glass sliders that lead to the pool, a lighted sign that screams at diners to “EAT.”
Listing details also indicate Mister Lee’s lavishly customized home also includes: an office with built-in bookshelves and glass sliders to a private terrace; a glitzy, Las Vegas VIP lounge-style sitting room with tiny chandelier and purple and black brocade wallpaper; a stone-walled wine cellar with complete kitchen; and a home theater with full bar and brown leather theater recliners. The master bedroom is done up in a quintessential rock star fashion with jet black wall-to-wall carpeting, a baby grand piano in the corner for romantic late night ivory tinkling, and a cluster of multi-colored paper lanterns hung from the blood-red ceiling. There’s also a roomy and custom-fitted walk-in closet/dressing room and a bathroom with more speckled beige granite counter tops along with red brocade wallpaper and a mirrored ceiling. Listing details show about two-thirds of the approximately 3,000-square foot subterranean garage has, not unsurprisingly, been converted to a state-of-the-art recording studio with two live booths. Several rooms along the back of the house open to a broad, multi-level terrace with vaguely piano-shaped swimming pool and the property’s elevated perch allows for long views over the suburban enclave and a wide swathe of the San Fernando Valley.
Listing photos: Rodeo Realty