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 Celebrity Address Aerial for unearthing the sale.
Kirk Hoffman of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices was the listing agent.