To some extent echoing his outgoing home in Las Vegas — which found its way back onto the market late this month, asking $15 million — the new house in bassist Gene Simmons’ passel of properties is a newer modern. It set him back $10.5 million. If the KISS founding member and low-down musician resides in the Beverly Hills home, he’ll be cooler than he was in Las Vegas. Otherwise, the living style of the two houses is remarkably similar: ecologically aware, and unpretentious.
Glassy, spacious and unadorned with excess — you’re hard-pressed to find a slice of slab marble in the place; although some may be sequestered away in the bathrooms, such high-dollar ostentation would seem out of pace with the spirit of the 2017-built house and its ecologically-relevant landscaping — the living style is defined by optional triple-pane glass walls, glossy floors, dark cool tones, steel fixtures, and hardwood accents that offset the plentiful concrete in the build.
The home’s 7,741 sq. ft. of interiors contain four bedrooms and five baths; the master is a glass-enclosed sanctuary with a private sitting room, sliding glass doors that open to a balcony, and a bath that features a freestanding tub and a shower with a river stone floor. The house is half-powered by solar — the array includes roof panels — and features a 40-foot infinity pool, a Jacuzzi, and a veranda as outdoor amenities.
The home is at least the second Simmons has owned in Beverly Hills; he recently sold the property that was his primary residence for many years. That estate closed at $16 million. His newer acquisitions include a home in Malibu that cost $5.8 million. Not a beach house, but the views more than make up for it.
KISS is currently on a boat; the tenth edition of the seafaring musical celebration, namely KISS Kruise X, is currently underway. The band kicks off its second Las Vegas residency in December then hits the road in March to resume its final concert tour, the End of the Road World Tour.