Metallica lead guitarist Kirk Hammett has reduced the price of his San Francisco home, shredding it from $13 million to $11.9 million. The home, located in an exclusive enclave by the beach, first came on the market last year.
The San Francisco Bay Area native purchased the gated estate in 2010 for $8 million, according to property records.
Perched on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Sea Cliff property offers views of China Beach, a picturesque hiking trail above the coast, Lands End, and the Marin Headlands across the water. The spacious home features vintage details, enormous windows, and huge terraces that overlook the beach.
“All three levels have the most magnificent views,” listing agent Mark Levinson says. “It’s an unbelievable spot.”
While the home might not be what you’d expect in a metal musician’s digs—it totally rocks, trust us.
Built in 1926, the 5,200-square foot home has four bedrooms, 4.5 baths, formal living and dining rooms, an updated kitchen with granite counters with a breakfast nook and lounge area, and a large family room with a media center. Best of all? It has an “exquisite” ocean-view terrace, a perfect spot to enjoy the vistas solo or entertain friends when the sun is out.
The family room offers clues of its famous resident, with a guitar on display, as well as some of the rocker’s cool collection of horror movie posters.
Another big selling point? Parking in the neighborhood is tight, but this place has a two-car garage.
This is the second home Hammett has put on the market in the past couple of years. He sold a 1922 neoclassical beauty next door for $12.8 million last year.
The home next door initially came on the market in 2016 for $16 million. It was relisted in 2017 for $14 million and topped the realtor.com® most popular homes list. Hammett bought the home in 2005 for $5.7 million, meaning the rocker more than doubled his money on the sale last spring.
A lowered price will likely help move this property as well, so long as the rocker isn’t in a rush to get the home off his hands and “fade to black.”