Flea sells estate in Griffith Park area for $6 million

Michael Balzary, or Flea as the Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist is known, has sold a home in the Griffith Park area for $6 million.

The Mediterranean-style compound was built in 1925 and is known as the Van Griffith estate. Set behind gates and walls, the compound, which is close to three-quarters of an acre, includes a guesthouse that was once a carriage house. Within the living space are formal living and dining rooms, a library, a bar, an eat-in kitchen, a rooftop deck, six bedrooms and four bathrooms.

Views take in the cityscape and include the Griffith Observatory.


Redwoods, mature pines, olive trees, stone pathways, an outdoor fireplace and a saltwater swimming pool complete the grounds.

Flea, 51, is a founding member of the Grammy-winning funk-rock band and a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

He bought the property in 2011 for $4.55 million.

Sherri Rogers and Anthony Stellini of Nourmand & Associates were the listing agents. Howard Lorey of Nourmand & Associates represented the buyer.

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