Flea lists his funky LA compound

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ bassist Michael “Flea” Balzary has listed his unique, architecturally designed LA compound for US$9.8 million.

According to The Dirt, Balzary purchased the home, which is set in the La Crescenta foothills in Los Angeles County, California, for US$4.3 million only four years ago.

The property contains two houses with the official listing noting the 411sq m original structure was built in 1953.

It includes two bedrooms, one bathroom, walls of glass, a bear valley stone fireplace and a plethora of Neutra designed built-ins, including a sofa system with record player and concealed speakers, multiple desks, shelving systems, dining room table, sliding breakfast nook and vanity.

The main house also features a penny-tiled bath, a smart-office area, a den and tons of built-in storage space.

A unique cabin clad entirely in redwood and designed and built by artist Peter Staley completes the compound.

Since purchasing the home, Balzary has undertaken an 267sq m addition, as well as adding a pool and cabin that were finished in 2020.

Source: Cameron Carothers

The property sits on 5.7 acres, has breathtaking mountain and city skyline views and is located 32km north of Downtown LA, next to the Angeles National Forest. 

There’s also an outdoor movie pavilion with wind screen, 15m lap pool and a catering kitchen that is perfect for entertaining.

Balzary appears to no longer have any need for his funky architectural home after recently purchasing a $14 million property in Beverly Hills.

Source: Cameron Carothers

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Rowan Crosby

Rowan Crosby is a senior journalist at Elite Agent specialising in finance and real estate.