Source: IMDb

Source: IMDb

The listing for 965 Mandalay Beach Rd describes the beachfront home as “perfect for entertaining,” which could also mean perfect for jamming as the sleek residence is owned by longtime rocker Dave Grohl.

The Foo Fighter frontman picked up the Oxnard, CA home in 2006, likely as a vacation spot, for $3.78 million; he also owns two other properties in Sherman Oaks and Encino. After 7 years of ownership, the multi-talented musician is ready to dump the beach property, offering it for less than his purchase price at $3.25 million.

While many celebrities prefer to go south of LA to Malibu for their beachfront homes, Grohl chose to go north to Oxnard. Not only is Oxnard more affordable than Malibu, with the median home value at $317,000 compared with Malibu’s median value of $1.92 million, it’s a quieter and less star-studded area.

Built in 2005, Grohl’s home has 3,088 square feet of living space with 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Typical of many beachfront properties, the home has an indoor-outdoor vibe, with huge, window-filled living spaces, many of which opening out to patios and the second-floor deck.

The Grammy winner has been in bands since 1984, performing with a number of groups before becoming the drummer in Nirvana in the early ’90s. Following Kurt Cobain’s death, Grohl drummed occasionally for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers before forming Foo Fighters. Most recently he’s been seen promoting his documentary “Sound City,” which chronicles the fabled Van Nuys, CA recording studio of the same name, and inducting Rush into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The property is listed by Gersh Gershunoff of The Agency.


Erika Riggsa real estate writer for Zillow Blog, covers celebrity real estate, unusual properties and home design trends. Read more of her work here

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