SELLER: Kid Rock
LOCATION: Malibu, CA
SIZE: 8,305 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms
YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: After two long years on and off the market Kid Rock — real name Robert Ritchie — has re-listed his Bali-inspired estate on Malibu’s celeb-favored Point Dume for the fourth time with a new and reduced asking price of $12.495 million. The current asking price may still be $895,000 more than the $11.6 million the five-time Grammy nominee paid for the 1.54-acre spread in October of 2006 but it’s also $955,000 less than the original asking price for the property when it popped up on the open market in September 2013 at $13.45 million.
Current listing details show tropically landscaped estate, behind gates at the tail end of barely there cul-de-sac, includes a huge but hardly gargantuan 8,305-square-foot main house with five bedrooms and five bathrooms plus a poolside guesthouse. Carved wood doors open to an airy, open plan living space that includes a black and white tile floored entry, a spacious, high-ceiled, and fireplace warmed living room that doubles as a screening room, and an organically sleek stainless steel and wood kitchen that opens over a bi-level island to a commodious dining area that also has a fireplace. Each of the four guest bedrooms has private access to a bathroom and the master suite is complete with two walk-in closets, a third fireplace, and a private veranda. Other creature comforts include and office, exercise room, and a lower level family room with yet another fireplace. The living and dining rooms open through a series of wood-framed doors to a partially covered terrace that overlooks a jungle-like garden while shaded verandas on another side of the house step down to a swimming pool with outdoor shower and vine-shaded lounge area.
Besides the Malibu spread he can’t seem to sell even at ever lower prices, the politically outspoken rapper/southern rock revivalist — he told Fox News’ Megyn Kelly he’s got a yen for Dr. Ben Carson as the Republican presidential nomination — also owns a townhouse type residence in a gated development just outside of downtown Nashville, TN, that’s he’s quietly had on the market since June at $799,000, a tetch less than the $824,900 he paid for the place in 2005. Online marketing materials for the three-story, used brick townhouse show it has three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms in 3,050-square-feet. There are open plan living spaces, a total of three fireplaces, an attached two-car garage, a paneled elevator, a private courtyard, and a roof terrace with a through the telephone wires and over the treetops view.
Mister Rock/Ritchie additionally owns a big spread about an hour by car outside Detroit in Clarkston, MI, he’s had since 2000 as well as an 5,429-square-foot ocean front contemporary in Jupiter, FL, he scooped up in February 2012 for $3,225,000.