Foster The People Frontman Buys From Soap Star in Hollywood Hills
The frontman of successful indie band Foster The People has also been fostering a love for real estate.
Mark Foster — lead singer for the band’s popular song “Pumped up Kicks” and debut album “Torches” — has picked up a 1970s ranch-style home in Hollywood Hills. According to the Real Estalker blog, Foster bought it from “General Hospital” soap star Maurice Benard. Property records show Foster paid $2.155 million for the home, a steal compared to the original ask of $3.599 million in 2008.
Benard and his wife have had the home on and off the market since 2008, with records showing a pending sale last year. That deal fell through, however, leading the way for another price cut and Foster’s offer.
The Benards picked up the home for just $420,000 in 1997 and completed a kitchen overhaul — adding granite, high-end appliances and new cabinetry — as well as updates to the baths and a new custom home theater.
Measuring 4,637 square feet, the 3-bed home is built in a traditional ’70s style with wood-paneled, angled ceilings and big windows. Sitting on over 1.2 acres, the home has mature landscaping, which frames an unobstructed views of the city skyline.