Rock Star Luxury for Rent
Pop-punk star Travis Barker, made famous as the drummer for Blink-182, bought his second luxury property in the prestigious and guard-gated Calabasas, California community just under two years ago for a little over $2.8 million. After a small and mostly cosmetic renovation, the updated residence has become available as a high-end rental at $27,500 per month (drums not included). He also owns a considerably larger mansion in another, more illustrious part of the same Calabasas community that he bought for $9.5 million back in 2007.
The 43-year-old heavily-tattooed musician, who has been deemed one of the top 100 greatest drummers of all time, has also founded a clothing line, released a memoir, and was briefly a reality TV star in Meet the Barkers. With such widespread personal fame surrounding the owner, we should expect this rental to be booked before you can blink. Let’s take a tour and see what Travis Barker’s newest California home has in-store for potential renters.
This House Is Definitely Not About All the Small Things
Fans might be less than pleased at the well-appointed yet sedate style of this iconic punk musician’s home. There’s no hint of the skater design style seen in his clothing line Famous Stars & Straps, and not a single drum kit in sight!
Instead, the expansive neo-Italian villa sits on a little over one-third of an acre corner lot on a private cul-de-sac. Built in 2006, the immaculate property is almost 7,200 square feet and includes no less than six bedrooms and seven bathrooms!
Upon entering from the perfectly landscaped courtyard, the home appears to be surprisingly subdued. The decor is characterized by entirely white walls interspersed with large black and white art pieces, minimalist contemporary furnishings, and mostly beige flooring throughout.
Overall, this pet-friendly home was designed to please any potential renter, with its custom Italian finishes, vaulted cathedral ceilings, and elegant living spaces.
Take Off Your Pants and… Stay Awhile
The main level of the home includes a double-height formal sitting room with a large fireplace and open switchback staircase. The connected second dining room has a glitzy chandelier and table seating for eight to sit and enjoy the patio view.
Cooks will be happy to note the newly renovated kitchen has freshly painted dark grey-blue Shaker-style cabinetry and white solid-surface countertops. A chef’s delight, it is equipped with double ovens and a huge six-burner range in the center island.
The kitchen area then flows into a cozy well-lit breakfast nook. To the right of the breakfast nook is a large family room equipped with a subtle corner fireplace, a sleek built-in media center, and a couch big enough for seven or more.
Ready For The Rock Show
All main floor living spaces open out through French doors to the backyard of an entertainer’s dreams. There, several shaded patios look out over extensive terracing, a pebble-tiled swimming pool, spa, and a fire pit surrounded by built-in benches. You’ll be able to keep the party going no matter the weather with the built-in BBQ, bar, and seating area under a covered trellis.
Upper Level Living
The second level is where the home’s bedrooms and a shared den are located, and just like the main level, they all offer beautiful views of the lush landscaping surrounding the property. The master bedroom suite is a true sanctuary offering a private sitting room, private balcony, and custom walk-in closet with floor-to-ceiling shoe shelves.
A spacious master bathroom features a soaking spa tub, oversized shower, and dual vanities. The guest bedrooms are comfortably designed with a few having use of small balconies, and one even has a bunk bed for the kids. The simple upstairs den offers a small media center and L-shaped couch for easy relaxing. Additional features include first floor laundry room and large bonus room.
If you’re ready to live like a rock star in the quiet Calabasas suburbs just northwest of Los Angeles, this is the perfect opportunity to get in on a rental property with a rock ‘n roll pedigree!