The Kiss Army massed around the listing for Gene Simmons‘ Beverly Hills, CA, mansion, easily making it the most popular home of the week on realtor.com®. The estate, worthy of a rock god, hit the market for a tongue-wagging $22 million.
However, you don’t have to have “Destroyer” on repeat to have a special affinity for the massive home. It also served as the backdrop for 158 episodes of “Gene Simmons Family Jewels,” the rocker’s reality TV show. The program documented his out-of-makeup, at-home family life with wife Shannon Tweed and their kids. Now the family is moving on, and the mansion could possibly be considered the ultimate piece of Kiss memorabilia.
Besides Simmons’ rockin’ SoCal palace, you also clicked—again—on a Missouri home that comes with its own nine-cell jail, the Massachusetts home of a New England Patriot, and the infamous Connecticut mansion that once belonged to the now-shattered Dulos family. There’s also an old-timey Oklahoma mansion with a soda fountain and a North Carolina mansion with an indoor waterfall.
We won’t ask you to go chasing waterfalls, but we will ask you to scroll on down for a full look at this week’s 10 most popular homes.
Why it’s here: New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore seemed to anticipate a trade that never came. The Pats held onto Gilmore, but his local home base is still on the market.
The four-bedroom, 5,118-square-foot home was built in 2013. It’s airy and light and includes a finished basement with bedroom and full bathroom, custom cabinets, and a huge yard.
Why it’s here: Built in 1908, this Colonial has been well-maintained. It has three stories and 5,681 square feet of living space.
The grounds of the 5.5-acre property include mature trees and a stream. The home is highlighted by an elevator, finished basement and attic, rec room, and walk-in safe.
Why it’s here: Look at those views! Built in 1973, this waterfront home was recently remodeled.
The four-bedroom residence has heated floors throughout, three cedar decks, a flagstone patio, and views of East Grand Traverse Bay. There’s also mooring for a yacht.
Why it’s here: It has an indoor pool like no other! This five-bedroom home built in 1977 boasts a mind-blowing indoor pool with two-story waterfall and swim-up bar.
The 18-acre property includes the 10,000-square-foot main house, a detached guesthouse, as well as a private lake. For buyers looking to throw a bash, there’s a three-story entertainment hall with bar and dance floor.
Why it’s here: It’s vintage and affordable! Filled with charming details, this three-bedroom, English Tudor–style home was built in 1920.
The 1-acre property includes fountains, a wrought-iron fence, and antique stables. The home boasts four fireplaces, two staircases, and a rec room equipped with an antique soda fountain.
Why it’s here: Gorgeous and stately, this brick house comes with a dark past. It’s being sold by the estate of Jennifer and Fotis Dulos.
This is where the couple raised their five kids before Jennifer filed for divorce in 2017. In May 2019, she mysteriously vanished and has yet to be found. After being charged in Jennifer’s disappearance, Fotis attempted suicide in the home’s garage and died two days later. The home is currently in contingent status; proceeds from the sale will go to the Dulos children.
Why it’s here: Boasting city and ocean views, this luxurious five-bedroom unit in the Oak Park Grove building offers 5,116 square feet of living space and 715 square feet of outdoor terrace space. Highlights include 12-foot ceilings, custom wine wall, and high-end finishes.
Why it’s here: Bring a contractor or two. With a little vision and a lot of elbow grease, this three-story house could be transformed into something special.
Built in 1900, the 3,217-square-foot home has seven bedrooms. It’s in poor shape and being sold as is. According to the listing, it sits in an opportunity zone, which means there is potential for a neighborhood revival, someday.
Why it’s here: It’s back, thanks to a second wave of virality. Popular when it landed on the market in August, the listing with a surprise twist was shared on social media again this week.
This unassuming brick house was built in 1875 for the local sheriff. It includes a little work-from-home surprise: a 2,500-square-foot jail with nine cells and a booking room. The two-bedroom main house was extensively renovated in 2005 and features crown molding, wood floors, and updated bathrooms.
Why it’s here: Rocker Gene Simmons is leaving Southern California behind.
He’s ready to part with this breathtaking prestige property on nearly 2 acres in Beverly Hills. The 16,000-square-foot mansion was built in 2000 and has special rock star features, including a 60-foot water slide, parking for 35 cars, tennis court, and 40-foot entry foyer.
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