Musician and vocalist Gerald Casale, who co-founded the new wave band Devo, has paid $2,000,000 for a modernist, Richard Neutra-designed, single-family house in Los Angeles' Hollywood Hills.
In a Big Time Listings exclusive, we can report on the purchase by Casale, who turns 60 this year. Records show that Casale purchased the 1,732-square-foot house, which is known as the Josef Kun residence, on January 15, with the deal being recorded on January 29.
Built in 1935 or 1936 (depending upon which source one consults) and originally listed for $2,295,000, the modernist-style house, at 7960 Fareholm Drive in the Hollywood Hills, has walls of glass, a rooftop deck at the entry foyer, a formal living room and dining room with a large wraparound deck, two lower-level guest suites with private baths, and city and ocean views, according to listing information. The number of bedrooms in the house is up for debate; listing information says there are two bedrooms, while public records say there are three. Outside on the 0.13-acre property is a professionally terraced yard with exotic trees and tranquil gardens, according to public records and listing information.
If Casale's street name sounds familiar, that's because we've written about it two other times. Former pro quarterback Cade McNown previously owned a house at 7933 Fareholm Drive before selling it for $3,499,000, as we wrote about on June 26, and Kanye West currently owns a house at 7882 Fareholm Drive, which we've written about on several occasions.
Casale has owned several other properties in the Los Angeles area over the years. He currently owns a 2,906-square-foot house in Santa Monica, and a 4,900-square-foot recording studio/commercial building in Hollywood, according to public records.
Check out an online listing sheet for Casale's new house â€“ complete with photos â€“ here.