Live Like a Rockstar in Novato– Metallica Founder's Former Home Hits the Market, $3.4M
A founding member of Metallica lived here for about a decade until selling it to the current owners in 2003– right about the time the band's St. Anger album came out and before he went into rehab. The house has been through extensive rehab as well, with the '80s systems now completely updated and some of the more exotic finishes removed. Even after ten years, the neighbors still call the street "Rockstar Road." Check out the video:
Video credit: Maggie Alexandridis
With this stone and timber outdoor kitchen and saltwater pool– with real boulders, a waterfall, and a cabana/bath nearby– we'd be happy just pitching a tent on the patio.
There's plenty of space for your entire entourage in the kitchen/family room:
Admittedly, the rest of the house is now fairly conventional. Part of the garage where the former owner worked on his collection of motorcycles is now an artist's studio, but the completely soundproofed studio (below) retains one intact legacy feature of its Rock n' Roll history– the red light on the ceiling still rotates and flashes when the phone rings. Would make a great media room:
On five acres, and gated (of course) the 4-bed, 3-bath, 3-half bath house is asking $3.4M. Don't expect any open houses. More images at the Sotheby's site.