With band mate Tommy Thayer’s Westlake Village house sold, Kiss bassist and founding member Gene Simmons has decided to try his own luck with the open market in the fall of 2020. This week, the theatrically demonic musician listed his manor in the Beverly Hills Post Office area. The 16,000 sq. ft. residence is priced at $22 million.
The gated property begins with a long, winding drive that culminates in a large motor court; there is parking for up to 35 cars on the estate. The nearly two-acre slice of Benedict Canyon is filled out with a tennis court and a large outdoor living area in the back of the home. Landscaping is groomed but invitingly lush, with the pool area particularly appealing and sanctuary-like.
The prodigious house begins with a foyer sporting a winding staircase, wall niches, and an inlaid hardwood floor. Progressing into the common areas reveals the great room, which features a second-floor gallery and a two-story bank of French doors and windows. Other highlights of the shared living areas include the kitchen and family room, which features a decorative coffered ceiling, a marble fireplace, and French doors opening onto the property exterior.
The accommodations in this house extend to seven bedrooms and at least eight baths. The master bedroom features a vaulted ceiling and a private balcony overlooking the freeform pool and patio.
Kiss is one of the best-selling bands of all time, with record sales exceeding 75 million worldwide. Their albums have been certified Gold 30 times and Platinum 14 times. Kiss is capping a 45-year career with its End of The Road World Tour, though several shows have been postponed due to the current pandemic. The 167-show tour kicked off last year and is slated to end in 2021.