Rock star Tommy Lee’s new home is a zen sanctuary


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Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee is changing his address and trading the celebrity-packed city of Calabasas for Brentwood, one of L.A.’ coolest neighborhoods.

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A zen retreat

The rock star recently bought a Zen-inspired property that’s spread on a double lot to make way for all of its waterfalls, magical pathways, lush trees and Koi pond. The house and surrounding grounds stand in stark contrast to the wild part house (with a disco in the basement) that Lee once owned in Malibu, when he gave us the tour on MTV Cribs.

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Moving in

Tommy Lee, soon to be the subject of a Hulu miniseries Pam & Tommy, which takes a look at the drummer’s widely publicized marriage to Pamela Anderson, will be moving into his new home with wife Brittany Furlan.

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Leaving Calabasas

Lee, who’s been trying to sell his Calabasas home for a year, didn’t wait for a buyer to snap up his previous home before finding a new place. He moved on from the 10,000-square-foot spread he’s been living in from 2007 and paid $4.15 million for the four-bedroom, Japanese-inspired home.

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‘Downsizing’ homes

And while his new house clocks in at around 4,300 square feet (which makes it about half the size of his past home), it trades indoor space for extraordinary outdoor areas and original interior touches.

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Artisan features

The Mötley Crüe drummer’s home has an open floorplan with Zen-inspired interiors surrounded by wraparound glass and features unique artisan woodwork such as Japanese tansu cabinetry and Brazilian mahogany.

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The spacious dining and kitchen area opens up to a pool with waterfalls, dining deck, fire pit, barbecue island, and enclosed greenhouse-style garden room. The owner’s retreat has double-height ceilings, clearstory lighting, heated floors, a window wall with built-in cabinetry, a garden courtyard, dual baths, and custom closets.

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Room to meditate

There’s also a bedroom-office with a spiral staircase that leads to a huge yoga and meditation space and/or art-room and two extra bedrooms that occupy a separate wing.

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Lucious greens

What truly sets the home apart are the unique outdoor spaces. Despite being just steps away from everything L.A. has to offer, Tommy Lee’s house is a true sanctuary home tucked between trees and lush greenery.

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Outdoor oasis

With its cascading gardens of trees, unique plants, ferns, bamboo, extensive stonework, magical pathways, waterfalls, herb garden and Koi pond, the property is a true oasis. There’s also an authentic Japanese teahouse on the property.

Marco Rufo of The Agency held the listing, while Emil Hartoonian (also with The Agency) represented Tommy Lee in the transaction.


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