Mark Mothersbaugh of the New Wave band Devo has sold a house in Hollywood Hills West in an off-market deal for $1.049 million.
The 1951 contemporary, set above Sunset Strip, had been listed at $1.299 million in August but was pulled from the market two months later. Described then as an artist's retreat, the 2,206-square-foot gated home has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Balconies and patios extend the living space outdoors.
The property is gated and has mature Ficus trees.
Mothersbaugh, 64, is a founding member and frontman for the band, which was formed in the early 1970s. Among their memorable songs was the 1980s hit "Whip It."
He is a composer for numerous television shows, including "Last Man on Earth" (2015), "House of Lies" (2012-15) and "Regular Show" (2010-14).
The singer-guitarist also paints. The new book "Myopia" details his artist endeavors.
Mothersbaugh bought the property in 2000 for $439,000, public records show. He owns other property in the Los Angeles area. Hat tip goes to
for unearthing the sale.
Kirk Hoffman of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices was the listing agent.