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Drummer Chad Smith buys Venice pad for $2.755 million

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Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers bought the boxy contemporary in Venice for $2.755 million.
(Michael McNamara)

Drummer Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers has snared a new pad in Venice for $2.755 million.

The boxy contemporary, a project of Wylan/James Development, makes the most of the long narrow lot with 25-foot ceilings in the dining room and 11-foot ceilings throughout the rest of the house. Floor-to-ceiling glass walls open to take in the ocean breeze as well as natural light.

Reclaimed wood wraps around a fireplace that serves as a partition between the living and dining rooms. Some 2,800 square feet of living space includes a den/office, three upstairs bedrooms and four bathrooms -- plenty of room for congas and cowbells.

The yard has a fire pit.


Smith, 52, is considered one of rock’s top drummers. Besides the Chili Peppers he plays with Chickenfoot and his Chad Smith’s Bombastic Meatbats. He has recorded with Kid Rock, Johnny Cash and John Fogerty, among others.

Comic actor Will Ferrell and Smith look somewhat alike. The two appeared dressed identically this year on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” in a drum-off competition.

Smith also owns a home in Malibu.

Hat tip goes to Real Estalker for spotting the purchase.


Mark Kitching of Partners Trust was the listing agent. Elizabeth LaGrua of Nourmand & Associates represented Smith.