UPDATE – FEBRUARY 18, 2021: The house is off the market, having been sold in early 2021 for $2.765 million.
Smooth Jazz icon Kenny G recently put his Studio City, CA house on the market, listing the gated residence for an equally smooth $3.5 million. While most visitors to the listing want to check out the 3,916-square-foot, 4-bed/3-bath home built in 1989, we’re naturally more interested in the glimpse the listing provides of the sax player’s private studio, located on the second floor of his separate guest house.
INSIDE KENNY G’S HOME STUDIO
G put the house, located in Longridge Estates, on the market before, having listed it for $4 million in late 2018 and then $3.7m in 2019. As a result, the studio space is devoid of equipment at this point, though outboard-gear credenzas sit adjacent to an empty space beneath a window where a console once resided. A relatively spacious iso room sits off to the side; the listing photo has a mic boom photoshopped in to explain the room’s use. Another shot of the control/live room has a drum set photoshopped in to indicate where a kit might live. The studio itself has a vaulted ceiling, its own bathroom and has duly been soundproofed.
Meanwhile, the main house looks exactly the way you’d expect Kenny G’s home to look—lots of white, an open floorplan with a massive fireplace, and an inviting, skylighted kitchen to die for. The master suite includes a sitting area, fireplace, balcony, walk-in closet, sauna and well-appointed bathroom. Outside, you get a putting green, pond, waterfall, lap pool and more, all situated on a half-acre property.
Having sold 75 million records across his career, the 16-time Grammy nominee won’t go homeless when the house is sold. G bought the house in December, 2007 for $2.85 million, but has long maintained an estate in Malibu that he bought around the turn of the millennium for an estimated $15.5 million.