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Inside drummer, Tommy Lee’s tropical new home – purchased for $4.15 million

The plant-filled paradise is complete with a greenhouse-style garden room and a Japanese-inspired kitchen

Tommy Lee’s home
(Image credit: Mike McNamara, ZenHouse)

Drummer, Tommy Lee, has just purchased a new house in the Contra Costa County city of Brentwood, California, for $4.15 million.

The musician is best recognized as the founding member and drummer of the heavy metal band Mötley Crüe, though he also founded rap-metal band Methods of Mayhem. Tommy has also pursued a solo music career and has made TV show appearances, including the NBC show Tommy Lee Goes to College

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Tommy Lee’s home

(Image credit: Mike McNamara, ZenHouse)

Tommy’s new home acts as a juxtaposition to his heavy rock-n-roll career and lifestyle, as the property is a tropical sanctuary – inspired by Japanese modernity. The architecturally crafted home was curated to exhibit a Zen-like indoor-outdoor living space throughout its entire 4,266 square feet.

Tommy Lee’s home

(Image credit: Mike McNamara, ZenHouse)

Situated amid a stunning canyon in the northern part of the San Francisco Bay Area, this four-bedroom home accentuates the beauty of its surrounding environment through its spacious open floorplan living. This living, dining, and kitchen area flows into a large pool with waterfalls, a dining deck fire pit, a barbecue island, and a secret greenhouse-style garden room. The property pays homage to unique international design – through its antique Japanese tansu custom cabinetry in the kitchen area and Brazilian mahogany countertops.

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Tommy Lee’s home

(Image credit: Mike McNamara, ZenHouse)

The luxe flow between the interior and exterior spaces continues into the serene master bedroom, which boasts double-height ceilings and a large window wall that drenches the room in the golden Californian sunshine. The bedroom also leads onto a tranquil garden courtyard, dual baths, and custom closets, fit for a rockstar, of course.

Tommy Lee’s home

(Image credit: Mike McNamara, ZenHouse)

However, perhaps the crowning jewel of the home is a secret spiral staircase, learning from the bedroom-office space to a vast yoga and art room. The floor leads onto a balcony that looks down onto the kaleidoscopic maze below. Amongst this extraordinary garden is an array of sun-glazed plants, ferns, and bamboo. 

Tommy Lee’s home

(Image credit: Mike McNamara, ZenHouse)

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The fairytale garden also boasts magical pathways that lead to a Koi pond with waterfalls, a herb garden – and the pièce de résistance – an authentic Japanese teahouse. Yes, really. It’s becoming increasingly clear why Tommy Lee fell for this fun-filled but therapeutic sanctuary. 

Tommy Lee’s home

(Image credit: Mike McNamara, ZenHouse )

Emil Hartoonian and Nicholas Siegfried of The Agency represented Lee, while Marco Rufo of The Agency held the listing.  

Megan Slack
Megan Slack

Megan is a News Writer across Future Plc's Homes titles. She has a background in national newspapers in the UK and has experience in fashion and travel journalism, which she previously practised whilst living in Paris and New York City. Her adoration for these fashion capitals means she particularly enjoys writing about upcoming styles and trends for Homes & Gardens. Megan also loves discovering vintage pieces in her spare time, meaning her decor is largely influenced by the beauty of the jazz age.