From his top hat to his leather pants, Slash commands attention both on and off the stage. But when it came to the sale of his Sherman Oaks mansion, the rock star kept things surprisingly low key.
The guitarist of Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver last month sold his home in a guard-gated community for $8.7 million in a deal completed off-market. The buyer, according to sources not authorized to comment on the deal, was rapper Big Sean.
The Mediterranean-style home, built in 2005, has seven bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms and about 11,000 square feet of living space.
Living spaces, which featured pirate ship-shaped chandeliers and faux alligator wallpaper during Slash’s ownership, include a formal dining room, a dual-island chef’s kitchen and a family room with a wet bar. A lower-level lounge holds a DJ booth, recording studio, screening room and a metal pole for dancing.
A beach volleyball court and a swimming pool and spa highlight the grounds.
Slash, 52, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012 as a member of Guns N’ Roses. He reunited with original bandmates Axl Rose and Duff McKagan last year for a reunion tour.
He bought the house eight years ago for $7.3 million, records show.
Big Sean, whose real name is Sean Michael Anderson, has released four studio albums, including “I Decided” this year. The 29-year-old was a featured artist on Justin Bieber's 2015 album, “Purpose.”
Eastbound and out of the hills
Danny McBride of “Eastbound & Down” and “Vice Principals” fame has sold his home in Hollywood Hills West outside the Multiple Listing Service for $3.5 million.
Now available for lease at $14,995 a month, the gated compound sits on about a third of an acre with a swimming pool and spa, an outdoor kitchen and a detached guesthouse. Lush landscaping and mature trees surround the property for a canyon-cool feel.
The 4,000 square feet of interior space is fully furnished and features 18-foot ceilings, exposed beams and a step-down library/den with a wall of built-ins. The center-island kitchen sits adjacent to a dining area, which flows into the living room.
There are three bedrooms and four bathrooms including a master suite with a private deck and an aboveground spa.
Decking surrounds the swimming pool in the backyard. Elsewhere on the property is a two-car garage.
Ben Belack of the Agency holds the listing for the lease.
McBride, 38, was a creator, writer and lead actor on the HBO comedies "Eastbound & Down” and “Vice Principals.” His film credits include the comedies "Pineapple Express" (2008), "Your Highness" (2011) and "This Is the End" (2013).
This year McBride appeared in the films “Alien: Covenant” and “The Disaster Artist.”
Where an eagle once nested
The Brentwood home of late rock ’n’ roll legend Glenn Frey found a buyer at $14 million. It had been listed for $14.995 million.
The Mediterranean-style house, built in 1996, sits behind hedges and gates on a flat lot of nearly three-quarters of an acre with a guesthouse and a tiled swimming pool and spa.
Features of the two-story home include vaulted and wood-beamed ceilings, plaster walls, arched doorways and three fireplaces. More than 8,000 square feet of living space contains a double-height entry, a family room, a library and a living room.
There are six bedrooms, 8.25 bathrooms and a powder room. In the upstairs master suite, which has a separate sitting room, French doors open to a balcony overlooking patios, gardens and statuaries in the backyard.
Frey, who died last year at 67, bought the estate more than a decade ago for slightly more than $10 million. Late entertainment mogul Michael King of King World Productions was the home’s previous owner.
The singer-songwriter co-founded the Eagles in 1971 with drummer Don Henley. With the group, Frey won six Grammys and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.
David Offer of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties was the listing agent. Alicia Drake of John Aaroe Group represented the buyer.
She’ll accept the perfect offer
Singer-songwriter-actress Ester Dean has put her condominium and recording studio in the Oxford Triangle section of Venice on the market for $1.349 million.
The two-bedroom, one bathroom unit is in a warehouse-style building that caters to a live-work lifestyle. Much of the 2,203-square-foot interior is dedicated to lofted and open-plan space. High ceilings with exposed ductwork, skylights and modern fixtures give the place an contemporary yet industrial vibe.
A galley-style kitchen with a breakfast bar, living room and large common area are among the living spaces. The recording studio/production studio were added by Dean in collaboration with Beverly Hills-based LA Design Build.
Dean bought the property two years ago, records show. She’s selling the unit because her work keeps her mostly in L.A.’s Eastside and Hollywood.
Nick Segal, Rick Ojeda and Shaun Alan-Lee at Partners Trust are the listing agents.
Dean has collaborated with such artists as Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, Nicki Minaj and Katy Perry. She produced Rihanna’s 2010 album “Loud,” which was nominated for four Grammy Awards, including album of the year.
As an actress, the 35-year-old has appeared as Cynthia-Rose Adams in the “Picture Perfect” films.
A place to try out new tricks
Extreme-sports star and musician Shaun White has purchased the Hollywood Hills home and studio of award-winning composer and lyricist Marc Shaiman for $1.6 million.
Set on a leafy lot in Laurel Canyon, the 1920s bungalow has a cozy vibe, with walls of built-ins, white-painted ceilings and a wood-burning fireplace. French doors and picture windows take in hillside and canyon views.
The approximately 1,200 square feet of colorful interiors includes a vaulted-ceiling living room, a den, two bedrooms and two bathrooms. A dining nook with built-in bench seating is off the kitchen area.
Across the grounds is the studio, which has been acoustically treated. The 1,334-square-foot structure holds a kitchenette, an office/bedroom and a bathroom.
The two-house compound originally listed for sale in May with an adjacent property owned by Shaiman for $3.5 million. The additional parcel, which contained a three-bedroom home designed by Juan Felipe Goldstein, sold separately in November for $1.4 million, records show.
Jordan Rubinstein and Jan Alexander of Century Park Realty were the listing agents.
The 31-year-old White is an accomplished snowboarder and skateboarder. He has won gold medals for snowboarding (at the Winter Olympics) and skateboarding (at the X Games).