Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys snaps up a cozy Craftsman in South Pasadena


Adam Horovitz, the rapper and musician better known as Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys, has bought a home in South Pasadena for $1.73 million, real estate records show.

The Craftsman-style house, which dates to 1912, is a classic example of the architectural style popularized from the early 1900s to the 1930s. A low-pitched roof, overhanging eaves and decorative slat vents are among features of note. A wide covered porch marks the entrance.

The roughly 2,400 square feet of interior includes a living room with a fireplace, an eat-in kitchen three bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. The formal dining room, which has painted box beam ceilings and a glass-faced china cabinet, opens through sliding glass doors to a side patio.


The home sits on about a quarter of an acre lot with lawn, gardens and fruit trees. A two-car garage lies in back of the property.

Originally listed in June for $1.688 million, the sale closed in August for $42,000 more than the asking price.

Michele Downing of Pacific Union International was the listing agent, according to the Multiple Listing Service. Keiko Watanabe of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties represented the buyer.

Horovitz, 51, joined the Beastie Boys in 1982, replacing original guitarist John Berry. The alternative hip-hop band has released eight studio albums and has hits that include “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party!),” “Brass Monkey,” “Sabotage” and “Intergalactic.” | Twitter: @LATHotProperty