Red Hot Chili Peppers' drummer Chad Smith gives up Venice pad for close to what he paid

Lauren Beale
Hot Property

Seems like Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers just snared a hip pad in Venice for $2.755 million — but that was last summer. Now, the drummer has sold the boxy contemporary for $2.85 million.

Inspired by the vibes of Venice Beach and Ojai, the home by Wylan/James Development sits on a long narrow lot of 4,188 square feet. Two levels of living space house 2,800 square feet of airy interiors with 11-foot ceilings throughout the house, except in the dining room, where they soar to 25 feet. Floor-to-ceiling collapsing glass walls bring ocean breezes and natural light into the concrete-and-white oak rooms.

Among the house's cool features is an architectural bridge that connects the master suite.

Reclaimed wood wraps around a see-through fireplace in the open-plan first level to define the living and dining rooms. There’s a wine refrigerator in the kitchen island. An office, a breakfast room, three bedrooms with terraces and four bathrooms are among other living spaces.

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A fire pit is built into the sheltered front yard. The two-car garage has a gated entry.

Smith, 53, also plays with Chickenfoot and his Chad Smith’s Bombastic Meatbats. He has worked with such artists as The Dixie Chicks, Kid Rock and John Fogerty. Smith recently performed live with the Foo Fighters.

Anthony Stellini, Elizabeth LaGrua and Sherri Rogers of Nourmand & Associates were the listing agents. Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates represented the buyer.

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