The lavish Beverly Hills estate Gene Simmons officially parted ways with two years ago is back on the market – and with a significant price increase.
The nearly two acre property – which boasts seven bedrooms and 11 bathrooms – is now being sold for $48 million, more than double what Simmons sold it for back in 2021, according to TMZ.
The Kiss rocker, 73, sold the residence to Max Nobel of Nobel Development Group for $16M in 2021, and since then it has undergone a major renovation.
Now it is considered a brand-new home, according to the outlet.
During the 18-month renovation, the original home was stripped to its studs and the tennis court was replaced with a 10-car garage featuring optional lifts for 20 vehicles.
Now you can live like a rock star – for $48M! The lavish Beverly Hills estate Gene Simmons officially parted ways with two years ago is back on the market – and for more than double what the Kiss rocker originally sold it off for
Former owner: Simmons, pictured 2017, sold off the Beverly Hills home for $16M in 2021
That’s also on top of the garage attached to the main house, which accommodates three cars.
The home is being represented by Douglas Elliman’s Josh and Matt Altman of Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles fame.
Whoever ends up moving into the residence will still be living like a rock star, even if Gene no longer calls the place home.
The home has a brand new 60×20 swimming pool, movie theatre, and outdoor BBQ area complete with a dining space for 30 people.
Gene’s home was once awash in light colors, with cream and white paint encasing much of the interior.
Now the interior features plenty of wooden accents, towering ceilings illuminated by glowing lights, and black walls.
The kitchen is now a far cry from the quaint and charming interior it once resembled.
It now is equipped with a modern island counter, sleek lighting fixtures, and the hardwood floor has been replaced with stone.
Total transformation! The home boasts seven bedrooms, including this spacious sleeping unit
A whole new home: The white walls which once coated Simmons’ house have been transformed
Wow: The dining room features a modern chandelier and stone flooring
Illumination: Some of the rooms feature lighting which glows from the ceiling
What a view! This room boasts an incredible view of the lush greenery outside
The property’s exterior has also been transformed. While it has maintained the same shape, the cream paint job has now been replaced with grey wooden slats.
What appears to have not changed is the same level of privacy Gene previously enjoyed.
Nestled against towering trees, the home is accessible from a massive driveway which curves along a lush front yard and pool.
When Simmons first listed the property in 2020, the rocker said he was planning on moving to a 24-acre estate near Mount Rainier in Washington in order to pay less in taxes compared to California.
‘California and Beverly Hills have been treating folks that create jobs badly and the tax rates are unacceptable,’ Simmons told The Wall Street Journal.
‘I work hard and pay my taxes and I don’t want to cry the Beverly Hills blues but enough is enough.’
New kitchen! The kitchen has been remodeled to include a massive island counter, stone flooring, and sleek lighting fixtures
Relinquishing the property: The rocker sold the residence to Max Nobel of Nobel Development Group
Modern elegance: One of the sprawling bedrooms
Star-studded: The home is being represented by Douglas Elliman’s Josh and Matt Altman of Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles fame
Parting ways with another home: News of Gene’s former home comes after the rocker and his wife Shannon Tweed finally sold off their stunning Las Vegas home for $11 million
News of Gene’s former home comes after the rocker and his wife Shannon Tweed finally sold off their stunning Las Vegas home for $11 million.
It also comes after the couple celebrated daughter Sophie Simmons’ wedding to longtime love James Henderson back in February.
‘We couldn’t be prouder of our daughter,’ Gene and Shannon told People. ‘James is a solid young man, and Sophie can do anything she puts her mind to. We wish them a lifetime of love and happiness. If they are even half as happy as we are, they will last long.’
Gene and Shannon were together for 28 years before tying the knot in 2011.
Arty: An unusual statue stood beside an edgy metallic staircase
No place like home: The house now has wooden boards encasing the exterior
Welcome home! A photo of what appears to be the garage
Massive estate: The home is accessible at the end of a long driveway which winds around their front yard
When Simmons first sold off the house, the rocker said he was planning on moving to a 24-acre estate near Mount Rainier in Washington in order to pay less in taxes compared to California
Simmons rose to fame as a member of the hard rock group Kiss, the band behind the hits I Was Made for Lovin You and Rock and Roll All Nite. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.
The group is currently in the midst of their End Of The Road World Tour, which they claim will be their final tour of their illustrious careers that date back 50 years.
It kicked off back on January 31, 2019, at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada, but plans were derailed by the COVID-19 pandemic, and thus forced the cancelation of most of the shows in 2020.
Along with Simmons, the current lineup of Kiss includes Eric Singer, Paul Stanley, and Tommy Thayer.
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