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Gene Simmons lists Beverly Hills mansion for $25 MILLION after renovations

Gene Simmons is back for more after relisting his Beverly Hills mansion for a whopping $25 million.

The legendary Kiss frontman and bassist added $3 million to the asking price after he put the home’s interior through extensive restorations, according to TMZ.

Simmons, 71, previously tried to sell the 16,000 square foot Benedict Canyon mansion for $22 million back in October 2020, though he put extra work into it after it failed to sell.

Higher and higher: Gene Simmons, 71, has relisted his Beverly Hills home for $25 millions after extensive renovations, according to TMZ

Handling the sale are Josh and Matt Altman of Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles fame, though neither chose to comment about the relisting.

Source with access to the home told TMZ that it is ‘almost like a miniature KISS museum.’ 

Of the mansion’s seven bedrooms, four were completely decked out in Kiss gear and memorabilia, which gave it a cluttered look that might have scared off all but the biggest fans of the legendary hard rock group, though the Kiss items weren’t part of the sale.

One bedroom previously looked more like a museum, or even a gift shop, as the walls had been covered with glass cases full of Kiss gear.

Stripped down: Source with access to the home told TMZ that it 'almost like a miniature KISS museum,' but Simmons has removed much of the memorabilia to make the home look more appearling; seen in 2019 in La

Stripped down: Source with access to the home told TMZ that it ‘almost like a miniature KISS museum,’ but Simmons has removed much of the memorabilia to make the home look more appearling; seen in 2019 in La

Merch table: One bedroom previously looked more like a museum, or even a gift shop, as the walls had been covered with glass cases full of Kiss gear

What a difference! But it now has a minimalist vibe and an actual bed

What a difference! One bedroom previously looked more like a museum, or even a gift shop, as the walls had been covered with glass cases full of Kiss gear. But it now has a minimalist vibe and an actual bed

The was even a glass table with simple chairs behind it, giving it the appearance of a merchandise table at a concert.

The room was decked out with ceiling-hung speakers to blast Kiss tunes, and the flooring-to-ceiling windows at one end of the long bedroom were framed on either side by the band’s gold and platinum records.

But after the extensive cleanup, the room achieved a peaceful, almost Zen-like quality.

Now the bedroom has an actual bed, and the removed cases allowed for luxurious natural lighting to enliven the space on a sunny day.

There’s also a pleasant seating area off to one end that would be perfect for reading a book or relaxing with friends. 

Busy look: The original setup for the home hid some of its more graceful spaces, like a staircase wall that was covered with even more gold and platinum records, as well as a Kiss surfboard

Busy look: The original setup for the home hid some of its more graceful spaces, like a staircase wall that was covered with even more gold and platinum records, as well as a Kiss surfboard

Bright: The living room area already boasted plentiful natural lighting thanks to its tall window door

Open: Simmons changed up the furniture and layout to create more space

The living room area already boasted plentiful natural lighting thanks to its tall window doors, but Simmons changed up the furniture and layout to create more space

The original setup for the home hid some of its more graceful spaces, like a staircase wall that was covered with even more gold and platinum records, as well as a Kiss surfboard.

But not all of the changes were related to the band’s memorabilia.

The living room area already boasted plentiful natural lighting thanks to its tall window doors, but Simmons changed up the furniture and layout to create more space with a minimalist vibe.

Instead of a large ottoman and multiple smaller tables, the bassist spread out to simple beige sofas with smaller footstool ottomans and a sleeker, more modern coffee table.

He also opened up the room by removing a small table and ottomans in front of one of the doors opening to the backyard, and another door opening out to a covered patio with chairs was also opened up.

Secluded: The renovated home will likely appeal to anyone looking for privacy, as its cut-off from the rest of the neighborhood by abundant tress and greenery

Secluded: The renovated home will likely appeal to anyone looking for privacy, as its cut-off from the rest of the neighborhood by abundant tress and greenery

Recreation: The two-acre property includes a long pool with a 60-foot water slide to cool down in on a hot day, and tennis fans will be able to play a match on its tennis court

Recreation: The two-acre property includes a long pool with a 60-foot water slide to cool down in on a hot day, and tennis fans will be able to play a match on its tennis court

Plenty of space: There's also a large driveway court at the front entrance with space for 35 cars, so throwing a big party won't be an obstacle

Plenty of space: There’s also a large driveway court at the front entrance with space for 35 cars, so throwing a big party won’t be an obstacle

Cheaper venue: Simmons is moving to Washington, near Mount Rainier, to avoid California's taxes

Cheaper venue: Simmons is moving to Washington, near Mount Rainier, to avoid California’s taxes

The renovated home will likely appeal to anyone looking for privacy, as its cut-off from the rest of the neighborhood by abundant tress and greenery.

The two-acre property includes a long pool with a 60-foot water slide to cool down in on a hot day, and tennis fans will be able to play a match on its tennis court.

There’s also a large driveway court at the front entrance with space for 35 cars, so throwing a big party won’t be an obstacle.

Simmons, who hails from New York, is moving to a 24-acre estate in Washington, near Mount Rainier, 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.’

Protest: 'California and Beverly Hills have been treating folks that create jobs badly and the tax rates are unacceptable,' Simmons told The Wall Street Journal

Protest: ‘California and Beverly Hills have been treating folks that create jobs badly and the tax rates are unacceptable,’ Simmons told The Wall Street Journal

Fed up: 'I work hard and pay my taxes and I don’t want to cry the Beverly Hills blues but enough is enough,' he continued

Fed up: ‘I work hard and pay my taxes and I don’t want to cry the Beverly Hills blues but enough is enough,’ he continued

Opened up: Now that his Kiss items have been moved out to his new home, Simmons' bedrooms benefit from a clean design

Opened up: Now that his Kiss items have been moved out to his new home, Simmons’ bedrooms benefit from a clean design

Now that his Kiss items have been moved out to his new home, Simmons’ bedrooms benefit from a clean design.

They include glass patio doors for bright mornings, along with balconies to admire the hills surrounding the property.

Simmons’ mansion boasts plenty of spaces for play and entertaining, including a billiards room with a large bar with gorgeous dark wood to make a cocktail at the end of the day.

Playing around: Simmons' mansion boasts plenty of spaces for play and entertaining, including a billiards room with a large bar with gorgeous dark wood

Playing around: Simmons’ mansion boasts plenty of spaces for play and entertaining, including a billiards room with a large bar with gorgeous dark wood

Gorgeous: A lovely sunroom surrounded by windowed doors makes an ideal breakfast or lunch spot

Gorgeous: A lovely sunroom surrounded by windowed doors makes an ideal breakfast or lunch spot

Classy: A modest dining room is perfect for fancier dining

Classy: A modest dining room is perfect for fancier dining

Inviting: The kitchen is enlivened with warm granite countertops and has an irregularly shaped island for a quick snack

Inviting: The kitchen is enlivened with warm granite countertops and has an irregularly shaped island for a quick snack

A lovely sunroom surrounded by windowed doors makes an ideal breakfast or lunch spot, while a modest dining room is perfect for fancier dining.

The kitchen is enlivened with warm granite countertops and has an irregularly shaped island for a quick snack.

The next owner will be able to luxuriate in the mansions wide-open spaces thanks to its high vaulted ceilings.

One of the sitting areas features an open second level, while floor-to-ceiling windows reach all the way to the upper level.

Towering: The next owner will be able to luxuriate in the mansions wide-open spaces thanks to its high vaulted ceilings

Towering: The next owner will be able to luxuriate in the mansions wide-open spaces thanks to its high vaulted ceilings

Wide-open: One of the sitting areas features an open second level, while floor-to-ceiling windows reach all the way to the upper level

Wide-open: One of the sitting areas features an open second level, while floor-to-ceiling windows reach all the way to the upper level


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