Red Hot Chili Peppers star Flea and his fashion model wife Frankie Rayder list their stunning 1930s Los Angeles home for $2.97 million
Red Hot Chili Peppers star Flea (real name Michael Balzary), 55, and his fashion model wife Frankie Rayder, 43, have put their Los Angeles home up for sale for $2.97 million.
The stunning 1930s home in the Los Feliz area was purchased by the couple four years ago for $2.47 million.
The modest pad includes five bedrooms spread over 3,561 square feet while there's added luxuries including a vast lap-lane pool and spa.
For sale! Red Hot Chili Peppers star Flea (real name Michael Balzary) and his fashion model wife Frankie Rayder have put their Los Angeles home up for sale for $2.97 million
The beautiful home greets visitors with an unusual purple front door set under a stately porch. The door opens into a central entrance hall with exquisite magnesite flooring.
The foyer leads onto an ample formal living and dining room, complete with fireplaces, shining hardwood floors and original mouldings and bay windows.
In the kitchen there's every mod con with sleek black granite countertops set on antique white cabinets and high-tech appliances.
Moving on: The couple, who are parents to 13-year-old Sunny Bebop Balzary, purchased the family home four years ago for $2.47 million
Stunning: The modest pad includes five bedrooms spread over 3,561 square feet while there's added luxuries including a vast lap-lane pool and spa in the grounds
Quirky touches: The beautiful home greets visitors with an unusual purple front door set under a stately porch
Plenty of space: The front door opens onto a huge central entrance hall with exquisite magnesite flooring and open doorways to the downstairs living space
The kitchen opens out into a breakfast room that spills out through French doors to a sheltered dining terrace which features a built-in barbecue, perfect for entertaining.
Upstairs in the two storey house, the master suite includes an adjoining study as well as a private terrace, walk-in closet and luxurious bathroom with a marble double sink and classic tub, as well as a huge shower.
Outside the luxuries continue with a two-car garage and a vast lap-lane swimming pool and spa set among a grassy yard and mature landscaping.
Individual touches: The vast living room has enough space for a piano and some large artwork, set among furniture to match the house's 1930s details
Perfect for entertaining: As well as the living room, there's an elegant dining room leading off the hall, with a chic navy wall colour and bay windows letting in the light
Elegant: The main living room is decorated with the couple's eclectic art collection while Flea's vast collection of instruments are scattered around
Modern meets period: In the kitchen there's every mod con with sleek black granite countertops set on antique white cabinets and high-tech appliances
More space to lounge: As well as he main living room, the house features a less formal family room on the ground floor
Flea and his wife are pros when it comes to buying and selling real estate, with the couple still owners of a vast compound in Malibu, bought in 2006 for $9.98 million.
In 2008 they paid just shy of $4 million for another Los Feliz estate which they sold just two years later to comedian Jack Black for under $6 million.
Flea hit the headlines in February this year when he said doctors bear much of the responsibility for America's opioid crisis as he revealed that he was prescribed an excessive amount of OxyContin for a snowboarding injury in 2015.
Bringing the indoors out: The kitchen opens out into a breakfast room that spills out through French doors to a sheltered dining terrace which features a built-in barbecue, perfect for entertaining
Rocker vibe: A huge stone skull artwork hangs over the staircase which leads to the upper floor of the two storey family home
The bassist opened up about his decade-long history with drug abuse in an opinion piece for Time magazine called The Temptation of Drugs is a B***h.
The 55-year-old music-industry veteran claims that America's opioid epidemic has an alarming source: the doctors that we've been conditioned to trust more than most other people in our lives.
Today opioids are the leading cause of death for adults under 50 in the US, claiming the lives of more than 115 Americans every day.
Master suite: The main bedroom is large enough to host a cello at the foot of the bed, while multiple windows let the light in
Time for a soak: The master bedroom is adorned by a chic bathroom, with elegant double sinks and a claw-foot tub
Calming space: An office also leads off the master bedroom, with artwork again drawing the eye in the chic room
Room for all: Another bedroom with en suite is beautifully decorated with a furry rug over the polished hard wood floors
One for the kids: Flea's daughter's room is decorated with a child's tastes in mind with lilac walls and fun cat cushions
Family bathroom: Period details have been kept in the main bathroom, with blue tiles and a built-in shower
In the opinion piece he reveals that he started smoking weed at the age of 11 and went on to 'snort, shoot, pop, smoke, drop and dragon chase my way through my teens and 20s'. He got clean in 1993 at age 30.
After a snowboarding accident in February 2015, the father-of-two was shown a drug source that was very different from what he had experienced in his younger years.
'Back when I was a petty thievin' Hollywood street urchin running feral, and doing every drug in the book, the dangers were clear.
Time for a lap: A vast lap pool is the main focal point of the back yard, with the water shaded by mature landscaping
Oasis: The beautiful garden has been tended beautifully with a natural vibe and hidden terraces
'Cops busted me, drug dealers burned me, accidental overdoses happened and scary gun-toting criminals lurked in the shadows. To step into this seedy world of narcotics was obviously dangerous,' he wrote.
But in recent years amid the opioid epidemic, Balzary has a new question: 'What if your dealer was someone you'd trusted to keep you healthy since you were a kid?'
'Many who are suffering today were introduced to drugs through their healthcare providers,' he wrote.
Sunny spot: A dining area in the kitchen is perfect for breakfast with the family, with French doors leading outside
Secluded: High hedges and a gate mean the property and its garden is well secluded from the rest of the neighbourhood
Green space: A stone path dots across the lawn, with a pop of colour coming from the red dining table and chairs
Period home: The beautiful home is painted in an elegant blue-grey shade on the exterior