The Calabasas mansion of rock-a-roller Tommy Lee is back on the open market. It’s been a long run for the drummer’s cul-de-sac property; Lee initially listed the home in 2016 at $6 million.
That asking price is long gone, however, and currently the nearly 10,000 sq. ft. travel-log of design and décor is tagged at $4.599 million. That’s far below what Lee paid when he closed on the house in the late 2000s, and at its present ask the property represents a bargain for the lover of interior landscaping who has a caprice to customize.
As it stands, the house could represent a Smithsonian exhibition displaying the more visual elements of 80s rock domesticity. Its Southwestern exterior is combined with the Bali-inspired rusticity of its interiors, but that’s not the end of the story. By turns Victorian posh — pink and black damask wall covering is used in one room — Gothic high drama and meditative Journey to the East-inspired, the home’s 9, 991 sq. ft. of interiors are never dull, and because they are an accumulated expression of presumably a rather extroverted fellow, achieve a sense of authenticity.
Foundational elements include chevron-pattern floor, but the home’s most interesting feature is its atrium great room, which features a koi pond amid tall bamboo plantings and a retractable roof section overhead. The master bedroom is a trifle gloomy, but its sheer space and wall of glass opening onto the pool area are good bones to work with; additional amenities include a wet bar and theater, while the home’s recording studio makes it a turnkey opportunity for a musician.
Lee’s recent purchases include a Japanese-inspired home in Los Angeles; he picked it up last year for $4.2 million.