Gene Simmons of the legendary rock band KISS has put the Beverly Hills home where he raised his family for sale for $ 25 million – as he reportedly settles on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe.
The California mansion is listed $ 3 million higher than last year. The new price tag comes after Simmons installed new landscaping and rain gutters, performed electrical work and added earthquake protection measures, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The royal estate at 2650 Benedict Canyon sits on approximately two acres. The 1
“Massive real estate gates open up and reveal the tennis court and the long driveway that leads up to the landscaped motorway in front of the adapted facade,” according to the entry. “Large entrance doors open into the foyer on two floors filled with natural light. With intricate details throughout, the home has … formal and informal dining rooms, a great room, office, bonus room and bar. Enclosed by double doors on each side, the living room offers views of the beautiful front and backyard. The large master suite exudes luxury and has a living room and spa-like bathroom. ”
Outside, the sprawling home is surrounded by lush greenery. The private garden has a pool and spa with water.
Simmons has owned the home for nearly four decades, according to the Los Angeles Times. The house served as the setting for the A&E reality show “Gene Simmons Family Jewels.” Simmons bought the property in 1984 for $ 1.35 million, according to patch.com.
“It’s time for a calmer lifestyle,” the rocker told the Times. No more tour buses or celebrity maps or fires or earthquakes. We love the fans, but it’s time to get away from it all. ”
The New York Post first reported on Simmons’ move to Lake Tahoe.
“I’m done (with California),” the 71-year-old music icon told The Post. “There are earthquakes, fires and pandemics every year. Even though it’s nice sunshine, I’m done. ”
The Post reported that Simmons purchased a 12,000-square-foot, four-acre Lake Tahoe mansion. The location could not be confirmed by Sacramento Bee.
Josh and Matt Altman of Douglas Elliman are listing agents.