We don’t usually delve into celebrity news and scoops, but when I saw the specs on Perry Farrell’s Venice, CA home that went up for sale several months ago, I know I just had to write it up here. The home sold on May 25, so unfortunately you can’t count on me for the latest news about homes for sale (at least not yet) but the founder of Lollapalooza and front man of Janes Addiction’s house is far too cool not to tell you about.
First off, there’s the exterior. It’s hard to believe that it used to be a standard post-war California bungalow, because this house’s exterior is the furthest thing from that. It’s totally black, with a barrel-curved roof (and of course, the ceiling inside is curved as well) and it looks very, I don’t know, black and barrel-like. And shiny.
Well, shiny in parts. The original listing said that the “rock musician” took advantage of the Southern California weather, and Farrell has always been a bid of an environmentalist, so it wouldn’t surprise me if this dark exterior has something to do with solar heat and a wicked-efficient indoor heating and cooling setup. In addition, there is also one whole wall that slides open (like a sliding glass door) so that the indoors can incorporate some outdoors. There is also a rooftop deck.
The master bath has a sunken tub (and by sunken we mean directly in the floor) and cool floating sinks. Two vanities are key, no matter if you’re a rock star or not.
The property also features a three-car garage, a rock and cactus garden. One drawback? Laundry in the garage. Even the wives of rock stars (and the rock stars themselves) have to schelp to the garage to do the wash.
Either way, it’s a pretty cool house, and I bet you’re sorry you didn’t know to save up $1.425 million to buy it. Oh well. Maybe next time.
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