The Los Angeles Times reports that KISS singer / bassist Gene Simmons has sold his Benedict Canyon complex for $ 16 million.
According to Editor-in-Chief, Jack Flemming: Earlier this year, Gene Simmons told The Times he was done with California. “It’s time to adopt a calmer lifestyle. No more sightseeing buses, celebrity maps, fires or earthquakes, ”he said, adding he was moving to Lake Tahoe.
The KISS star has officially kept his word by selling his longtime home of more than three decades for $ 16 million.
He had bought the Benedict Canyon mansion since last year, originally offering it for $ 22 million before trying to take advantage of the post-pandemic market and relist it for $ 25 million in March. The final sale price is well below that amount, but still significantly higher than the $ 1.34 million he paid for the property in 1986.
At the time, the two-acre estate housed a 3,500-square-foot farmhouse, which Simmons quickly razed in favor of the 13,400-square-foot storefront that stands there today. He raised his family at home, which has been the primary setting for the seven seasons of his A&E reality series “Gene Simmons Family Jewels”.
Read the full report and view a photo gallery at the Los Angeles Times.