At the very end of last month, heavy metal rocker Bret Michaels put his Westlake Village, California, estate on the open with an asking price of $4.495 million. Michaels—frontman of hit-making 1980s hair band Poison—barely had time to prep the custom-built home for an open house before it went into pending status. That’s pretty good time.
But then there’s a lot to like here. Nestled in a verdant corner of Western Los Angeles County, the property extends to over two and one-half acres, enough space for broad lawns, varied plantings, and a languid, palm-lined drive between gate and house.
The six-bedroom home dates to 1986, and was designed as a contemporary villa, with a wraparound loggia, stone accents, a tile roof, and a pleasingly romantic roofline helping to define it. Inside, the home is all rustic-tinged opulence, with a stone fireplace, coffered ceilings, French doors, and tile floors. Beige and brown tones are the rule of thumb, and a luxurious feeling of space prevails.
Amenities include an office with scraped plank hardwood floors, a lounge with a stone fireplace and a wet bar—in both cases, one of two in the home—as well as a theater, a gym, and a billiards room. Outside, covered and uncovered living and dining areas, a pool and spa, a basketball court and a cabana complete the estate.
Poison has sold over 45 million records worldwide. Michaels has also release five solo albums, including the chart-topping Custom Built.