Gene Simmons Lists Longtime Beverly Hills Estate for $22 Million

This pun writes itself: Rocker Gene Simmons is kissing his Beverly Hills property goodbye. The Grammy-nominated Kiss cofounder has put his home of almost 40 years on the market for $22 million. The news comes just two months after he listed another smaller, more modern home in the Laurel Canyon area of the Hollywood Hills for $2.2 million.

The palatial pad is a whopping 16,000 square feet and sits on two acres. It has seven bedrooms, seven full bathrooms, and two half bathrooms, plus a host of features fit for a rock star, including a 60-foot water slide, a tennis court, and room for 35 cars thanks to a large garage and motor court. The front door opens to reveal a large foyer with high ceilings, and the main living space consists of a two-story great room with dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows and multiple seating areas. An upstairs hallway looks down

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Kiss Frontman Gene Simmons Selling His Rock Star Estate for $22M in Beverly Hills

Kiss frontman Gene Simmons is ready to part with his Beverly Hills home of nearly 35 years. On the market for the first time ever, the palatial estate can be yours for $22 million. Josh and Matt Altman of Douglas Elliman hold the listing.

Fans of the rock legend may recall that the one-of-a-kind abode was the setting for the singer’s reality TV show “Gene Simmons Family Jewels,” which ran on the A&E network from 2006 until 2012.

Set on 2 acres on the exclusive “tennis court row” of Benedict Canyon, the grounds include a 16,000-square-foot mansion, a pool, 60-foot water slide, parking for 35 cars, and yes, a professional-sized tennis court.

Simmons and his wife, Shannon Tweed Simmons, purchased the property in 1986 for $1.3 million. They’ve lived there for decades with their two children.

According to property records, the couple renovated the property in 2000. They’ve updated

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Elon Musk finances 95% of Gene Wilder House’s selling price so actor’s nephew can buy it

Earlier this year, Elon Musk shocked the internet when he announced that he would be selling his Bel Air estates partly as a way to unburden himself from material possessions and partly as a way to remove an attack vector constantly used by his most ardent critics. One of these is a rather unique house previously owned by legendary actor Gene Wilder, who starred as the iconic Willy Wonka in the classic 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

When Musk announced his intention to sell all of his houses, he noted that he does have one stipulation for Wilder’s estate. According to the Tesla CEO, the “Gene Wilder House” cannot be torn down as it would lose its soul. This likely limited the number of potential buyers, especially those who were looking to develop the prime lot into something that is perhaps more contemporary. The home, after

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Gene Simmons puts Beverly Hills mansion up for sale for whopping $22M



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Gene Simmons is leaving the Southern California life after nearly four decades.

The legendary KISS singer and bassist has decided to pick up and move his family to Washington State, citing high property taxes in California as a motivating factor.

As a result, he’s put his 16,000-square-foot Beverly Hills mansion, which includes seven bedrooms, up for sale for $22 million.  



a house with trees in the background: Up for grabs: Gene Simmons has put his Beverly Hills mansion up for sale for $22 million


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Up for grabs: Gene Simmons has put his Beverly Hills mansion up for sale for $22 million



Gene Simmons wearing sunglasses posing for the camera: Major investment: The legendary KISS singer and bassist bought the property when it was a smaller ranch house in 1984 for $1.35 million


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Major investment: The legendary KISS singer and bassist bought the property when it was a smaller ranch house in 1984 for $1.35 million

When Simmons, 71, first bought the property in 1984 for $1.35 million it was a ranch house on a hillside in the Benedict Canyon neighborhood of Los Angeles, according to The Wall Street

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Gene Simmons puts longtime Beverly Hills mansion up for sale for a whopping $22M

  • KISS singer and bassist listed the 16,000-square-foot Beverly Hills mansion for $22 million
  • The legendary rocker and his Playboy Playmate wife Shannon Tweed have lived on the property since 1984
  • The seven-bedroom home has been redeveloped over the years into a European-style mansion
  • Simmons is picking up and moving to Washington State, in part, due to the tax burden of living in California

Gene Simmons is leaving the Southern California life after nearly four decades.

The legendary KISS singer and bassist has decided to pick up and move his family to Washington State, citing high property taxes in California as a motivating factor.

As a result, he’s put his 16,000-square-foot Beverly Hills mansion, which includes seven bedrooms, up for sale for $22 million.  

Up for grabs: Gene Simmons has put his Beverly Hills mansion up for sale for $22 million
Major investment: The legendary KISS singer and bassist bought the
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Elon Musk Sells the Gene Wilder House to Wilder’s Nephew

Much as he’s done in business, Elon Musk appears to be blazing his own trail when it comes to buying and selling houses. After listing all six of his Bel Air estates earlier this year to much fanfare, the Tesla and SpaceX tycoon is proving the naysayers wrong, slowly but surely unloading each of the properties — all without the aid of a realtor, apparently.

Four months ago, Musk sold his largest Bel Air mansion to Chinese billionaire “William” Ding Lei for $29 million in cash. Now records reveal he’s unloaded a second house, the former Gene Wilder estate, for exactly $7 million in another off-market deal. That’s $250,000 more than he paid for the property in 2013, a profit that quickly evaporates once taxes and seven years of upkeep costs are factored into the equation.

Interestingly, the new owner is an LLC whose sole manager is Elizabeth Hunter, a

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