The House the Alto Saxophone Built
Grammy award winners, especially those who built their career on smooth jazz (and especially those who play the soprano saxophone), are an exceedingly rare breed. Kenneth Bruce Gorelick, who is much better known as Kenny G, is all of those things. The artist initially rose to saxophone fame with his 1986 hit album Duotones. It was a commercial success, even if most serious jazz players thumbed their nose at it.
But with sales in excess of seventy-five million records over the course of his career, Kenny G can afford to weather a little criticism. And, if you can afford the nearly four million dollar price tag, you can buy the famous sax man’s home in the Los Angeles suburb of Studio City. Kenny G. has put his farmhouse and personal recording studio and guesthouse on the LA real estate market for $3.995 million.
Four Thousand Smooth Square Feet
The home itself features four bedrooms and three baths in an open floor plan, a gourmet kitchen complete with professional level appliances, a home office that doubles as a library, and even more – in just under four-thousand square feet of interior living space.
From a very inviting entry, the floor plan of the home opens into a large, spacious formal living room, complete with a massive fireplace and formal dining room. The home is practically ideal for entertaining small to medium groups of people in excellent style. Beyond the home’s chef-grade kitchen that comes complete with an island, French doors open into a cozy family room with a fireplace of its own, and lovely views of the estate’s grounds beyond.
The home is beautifully styled, with interiors that are crafted from extremely high-end materials. Rich hardwood and flagstone floors, marble bathrooms, a sauna, well-crafted built in cabinets and display shelves, open-beam ceilings, skylights, French doors, and many other exquisite details await the right buyer throughout this home.
Living in the Key of G
The home is situated in a gated community called the Longridge Estates. Though the property sits within a gated community, it truly does feel like a farmhouse, with tons of mature landscaping and perfect attention to detail in its exterior living spaces. The property offers the right buyer a feeling of privacy, convenience to the greater Los Angeles area, and terrific natural light – both in the home, as well as throughout all the exterior spaces.
The estate includes a small pond, an in-ground outdoor pool with a waterfall, a spa, and a putting green. Also on the property there is resides Kenny G’s personal recording studio and a guest house that could double as a mother-in-law cottage for full-time staff, a caretaker, or an actual mother in law.
Residing in Duotones
Without the home’s additional layer of status as the former home of one of the world’s top-selling recording artists of all time, and perhaps despite your love or lack of love for smooth jazz played on a soprano sax, the home itself is a stunner. Given its level of construction quality and rich appointments (not to mention its location in an exclusive gated Studio City community), the property is well worth the asking price of just under four million.
For the right buyer – someone completely in love with that one song that no one seems to remember the name of – this home could be an absolutely amazing place to live.