Michael Einziger of Incubus lists Malibu house with sound studio

Michael Einziger of the alt-rock band Incubus has listed his Malibu retreat, with a sound studio, for $3.75 million.

If you are thinking that a garage band member might live in a grungy pad, think again. This is one classy estate.


Set on nearly an acre behind gates, the one-story house was built in 1956 and has been upgraded with such features as a control room and a home theater with a loft viewing lounge. About 3,700 square feet of living space include a great room with a stone fireplace, wood-beam ceilings, four bedrooms and four bathrooms.

The ocean-view property has a party deck with an observation area, a spa, a barbecue center, lawn, fruit trees and an organic garden.

Einziger, 37, is a guitarist and co-writer for the band, formed in 1991 in Calabasas. Their 1997 album, "Make Yourself," helped them make it in the genre.

More recently, the group released a 2012 compilation album, "The Essential Incubus." The band will be touring Mexico next month before heading on to South America.

Known for his pedalboard guitar effects, Einziger also works outside the band as an orchestral  composer and a producer. "Nighttiming," with Kirsten Dunst and Zooey Deschanel, was recorded at his property. He Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa and Igor Stravinsky among those who have inspired  him.

Brad Wiseman of Pinnacle Estate Properties is the listing agent.