Nickelback bassist Mike Kroeger’s new haunt in the Outpost Estates section of the Hollywood Hills has an eerie past, The Times has confirmed.
The two-story home, which Kroeger bought for $3.795 million, first belonged to Bela Lugosi, the actor famous for playing Dracula in the 1931 film.
Built in 1935 by Charles E. Toberman, the Mediterranean-style estate is reminiscent of a bygone time. A pair of gargoyles frame the entry, and it’s said that Lugosi used to let his pet panther roam the half-acre grounds.
Past the ivy-draped facade, there are 4,568 square feet of hardwood-lined interiors. The kitchen features booth seating and a brick fireplace, and other spaces include a living and dining room topped with chandeliers and a study atop the staircase.
Four bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms fill out the rest of the floor plan, with the master suite boasting a balcony and freestanding tub. Outside, hedges flank a swimming pool and pool house. Stone steps lead further down to a patio and pergola with a fireplace.
The house was also once home to Ed Limato, the late talent agent who represented high-profile clients like Nicolas Cage, Mel Gibson, Steve Martin and Denzel Washington.
John Michael Iglar of Douglas Elliman held the listing. John K. Herkenrath of the Agency represented the buyer.