John Frusciante’s Former Hollywood House Has Been Sold
A Midcentury house in the Hollywood Hills that was once owned by former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante has been sold. The sale price is not known, but it had been listed at $1.7 million.
The news comes from the Los Angeles Times, which doesn't note when Frusciante lived there. It does note that actor Norman Reedus, who plays Daryl Dixon on The Walking Dead, and supermodel Helena Christensen -- the woman in Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game" video -- had rented the home during their relationship.
The property, located below the famous Hollywood sign, has three bedrooms and two bathrooms in its 1,437 square feet. But its relatively small footprint is masked through vaulted ceilings, clerestories and skylights that bring in plenty of natural light. It has an open concept living space with hardwood floors throughout. Sliding glass doors lead to the outdoor area, which contains a dining space and a tiled patio surrounding a swimming pool and fire pit, with views of downtown Los Angeles and Griffith Park.
Earlier this year, Frusciante, who was the Chili Peppers' guitarist from 1988-92 and 1998-2009, sold a bungalow in Venice, Callif., for $2.8 million. That nearly 100-year-old home, known as the Casa di Gennaio and fronting the town's canal, had been on the market for a month.