Maybe rock and roll is dead, maybe it’s not, but I didn’t know the name of this hardcore dude before today and he’s selling a mansion like it ain’t nothin’. He’s Queens of the Stone Age guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen (with a name like that, he’s gotta be a vampire) and he recently listed his $1.799 million home just outside of Glendale, California, Variety reports.
So let’s dig into this place, shall we? The Spanish Revival home was built in 1936, with four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and nearly 3,000 square feet. It’s adorned with some astonishing tile work, a speakeasy-style den, a generous outdoor dining space, and tiki bar by a sand-lined pool. Van Leeuwen converted one room to a mini-recording studio, which will be packed up and gone, along with all the other nice shit used to decorate the place, but it’ll still be really nice if some wealthy QOTSA mega-fan wants to cash in.
I’ll often browse Variety’s real estate section to see who might pop up—sometimes it’s mansions from recognizable A-list stars, like Rihanna or former One Directioner Louis Tomlinson. Other times, I’ll ask myself, “Whom?”, when I see a listing for a guitarist I might recognize from press photos or live videos and never bothered to learn his name. This house proves he gets the last laugh.
And while Van Leeuwen’s place obviously can’t touch Tomlinson’s 9,000 square foot behemoth—Queens frontman Josh Homme is undoubtedly the Queens of the Stone Age guy—his stupid-nice abode shows that there’s still plenty of money to go around for rock and roll’s 1 percent, even if you (or I) don’t know their name.
Check it out below, via Variety: