By Lisa Johnson Mandell
The co-founder and bassist of Mötley Crüe, Nikki Sixx, has been living a relatively quiet life for the last several years in a gorgeous home in Westlake Village, CA.
However, he’ll no longer be the rocker-in-residence in this quiet Southern California suburb if he has his way — he has recently put his Mediterranean-style mansion on the market for $5.7 million.
Sixx purchased the 10,300-square-foot home in 2015 for $4,125,000, and proceeded to make it his own. However, his makeover isn’t exactly what you might expect from the legendary rocker.
The listing agent, Emil Hartoonian of The Agency, describes it this way: “This home is special in many ways. … [It has] a storybook presence, scaled with magnificent grandeur and flow. The home is a perfect haven for comfort, retreat, and inspiration.”
With its arched windows and doorways, coffered ceilings, crystal chandeliers, as well as inlaid wood and marble flooring, the rocker’s estate is quite elegant.
The home does have nods to the rocker’s background.
“The private theater and lounge are the pure essence of rock,” says Hartoonian. “It’s tailored to the owner’s style and function, while paying homage to distinguished rock history.”
The homage to rock history, though, doesn’t mean that this lower-level entertainment area is all about the pure debauchery often associated with the Crüe. This dedicated movie theater has a posh club vibe, thanks to its lush velvet recliners, tasteful animal-print carpeting, and stately office/studio and game areas.
With five bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms, there’s plenty of room in the home to accommodate a large family or many guests—without the concern of prying eyes. It sits on a 1.2-acre lot behind the guarded gates of North Ranch Country Club Estates.
The grounds include a pool and spa with multiple fountains, a substantial Mediterranean-style cabana with a fire pit, lush lawns, meticulously manicured box hedges and rosebushes, plus mature landscaping almost everywhere you look.
The main living spaces have a multitude of luxe features. The high-ceilinged master suite boasts a formal entry, a private living room with a fireplace, a spalike bath, and an enormous walk-in closet.
The grand, two-story entry hall, the traditional style billiard-room, and the floral-draped dining room are also impressive.
Sixx, 61, founded Mötley Crüe in 1981, with its long-term drummer, Tommy Lee. At present, he’s making his home sweet home in Wyoming, after living in the Los Angeles area for 40 years.
As he puts it on his Facebook page , “Being relocated in Wyoming most of the time, I am feeling reconnected to some new creativity already. Right now, I am here to reset, restart and recreate. I am working on a book, a musical and awaiting a world tour with @motleycrue…”