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Party's Over in Las Vegas for KISS Rocker Gene Simmons

Barron's logo Barron's 3/24/2023 Liz Lucking
Gene Simmons has sold his Las Vegas home. © IS LUXURY/FORBES GLOBAL PROPERTIES Gene Simmons has sold his Las Vegas home.

Rock-n-rolling all night and partying every day has come to end at KISS rocker Gene Simmons’s Las Vegas home.

The rock icon sold the glitzy Sin City mansion and a half-acre neighboring lot for $11 million this week. 

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Mr. Simmons hadn’t quite owned the home for two years, acquiring it in May 2021 for $8.2 million and the adjacent parcel—where he planted more than 100 trees—for another $2.6 million for a total of $10.8 million, making his returns a relatively diminutive $200,000, records with PropertyShark show. 

The bassist and singer with “The Demon” stage persona moved to Nevada for the tax benefits, but his family was less keen on the idea, he told TMZ, which first reported the sale.

“My family doesn’t want to go there,” said the rocker, who’s married to actress Shannon Tweed. “They’re not going to put up with the heat, and down the street there’s strippers and stuff like that. They don’t want to deal with any of that.” 

The almost 11,000-square-foot modern spread, set within a guard-gated community, is entered through a private courtyard over a pathway that crosses a koi pond. Inside, disappearing walls of glass are paired with natural stone, wood accents and unfinished concrete details, according to the listing. 

“We are very happy for all involved in the sale of this beautiful property. It was a pleasure to work for our client, and to have had the opportunity to market such a unique and spectacular home,” said Evangelina Duke-Petroni of IS LUXURY/Forbes Global Properties, who had the listing with her colleague Ivan Sher.

“Ultimately, the unparalleled views and privacy the property has to offer” attracted a buyer, she added. 

Built in 2016, the home also boasts six bedrooms, a statement staircase, an elevator, a bar, an 11-car garage and an infinity-edge pool.

Mr. Simmons, 73, first listed the property in October 2021 for $14.95 million, listing records show. The shock-rocker founded KISS in the 1970s with Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014. 

His representative did not immediately respond to a request for comment. 

This article originally appeared on Mansion Global.


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