Saxophonist Kenny G has paid $2,850,000 for a four-bedroom house in Los Angeles' Studio City area.
In a Big Time Listings exclusive, we can report on the musician's purchase of the 3,916-square-foot house at 12985 Galewood Street in Studio City's Longridge Estates area. Records show that Kenny G's Malibu Realty Trust purchased the house on December 3, with the deal being recorded on December 21.
Built in 1989 and originally listed for $2,995,000, Kenny G's new house has three and a half baths, a living room with a fireplace, a gourmet kitchen with a center island and stainless steel appliances, a library/office, and a master suite with a sitting area, a fireplace, a balcony, a walk-in closet, and a lavish bath, according to listing information. Outside are a koi pond, a waterfall, a pool, a spa, a putting green and meditating gardens, according to listing information.
Check out an online listing sheet -- complete with lots and lots of photos -- here.
It's unclear what Kenny G's use is for the new Studio City home. We don't at all expect him to leave his Malibu compound, which consists of two separate lots on Grayfox Street in Malibu, one of which is on the ocean. Kenny G's Malibu Realty Trust paid $12,500,000 in 1998 to purchase his main, six-bedroom, 5,476-square-foot, Cape Cod-style house at 28761 Grayfox Street in Malibu, which sits on a 1.54-acre oceanfront lot (with two guest houses), from Albert 'Sandy' Gallin, according to public records. Then, in 2000, Kenny G acquired the adjacent, 1.06-acre lot at 28801 Grayfox Street, and eventually set about constructing an estimated $3.5 million, 3,500-square-foot retreat, which he completed in 2006, according to a June 4, 2006 'Hot Property' column by the Los Angeles Times' Ruth Ryon. The retreat has two bedrooms, four bathrooms, a nine-foot-long piano, a 16-seat dining table, a pool table, a terrace, and a bar that was designed by Rande Gerber. Outside are a tennis court and a 1,500-square-foot recording studio, Ryon reported.
Also, Kenny G's Studio City house is in an area with no shortage of celebrities. Just across the street, in fact, is the 2,408-square-foot house that actor Neil Patrick Harris purchased for $1,500,000 last March 5. We wrote about Harris' purchase on March 13, 2007.