The former home of Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash (real name Saul Hudson) is on the market for $8 million. The guitarist sold the home in 1994 to the current owner.
The home is brokered by RealOpen, Selling Sunset star Christine Quinn and her tech entrepreneur husband’s new real estate agency, along with Deasy Penner and Kevin Gerdes. RealOpen launched earlier this summer and allows anyone anywhere to buy or sell homes safely with cryptocurrency (or the cash equivalent). While this home, located on Java Drive in Beverly Hills, can be purchased using cash, RealOpen is partnering with Penner to facilitate a cryptocurrency transaction, should a future buyer be interested in purchasing that way.
The 5,030-square-foot home is set behind a private gate and opens onto a driveway with a carport and a circular motor court. It was first built in 1964 but was taken down to the studs and rebuilt with exquisite detail. Its gorgeous open concept layout features a formal living room with a fireplace, chef’s kitchen, dining area, and wine pantry, all flooded with natural light thanks to the glass windows that line the rear of the home. Views over Los Angeles abound and include vistas of the city lights and Pacific Ocean in the distance. The second level is accessed via a floating staircase and overlooks double-height glass windows that face south towards the views, and there’s a balcony that spans across the entire second floor.
There are four bedrooms and six bathrooms, and the primary suite’s bathroom opens onto a balcony via sliding glass doors. There’s a free-standing soaking tub that overlooks the surrounding area. The second level also has a spiral staircase that leads to the spacious outdoor pool deck. The teak pool deck has a pool, spa, outdoor kitchen, and an outdoor shower and half bathroom. Other amenities include a private gym, putting green, and even has the original recording studio where Guns N’ Roses recorded their biggest hits.
“This private oasis also has a chicken coop, yoga deck, garden area, and movie theater,” says Christine Quinn, founder and CMO of RealOpen.
“The compound offers the ultimate Los Angeles lifestyle with unobstructed 180-degree views.”
Buying homes with cryptocurrency has long been explored in the real estate world, but many are intimidated by the uncertainty and security of performing such a large transaction. Especially in Los Angeles, purchasing assets with crypto is becoming more commonplace.
“Luxury real estate in Beverly Hills continues to be on the rise as high-net-worth buyers seek desirable properties that they can purchase with a compelling combination of cryptocurrency assets and cash,” Quinn tells Forbes.
“This beautiful property will sell quickly in this market as buyers and sellers flock to RealOpen’s proven, safe way to buy coveted luxury homes with diversified crypto assets. We are thrilled to see this trend take off and believe it will continue well into the future.”
In 2017, Slash sold his Mediterranean-style Beverly Hills mansion to Big Sean, which Big Sean then flipped for $12.5 million.