You can now check out an almost 20-minute video tour of Gene Simmons’ nearly 11,000-square-foot estate in Henderson, Nevada courtesy of real estate broker Ryan Serhant below.
The nearly 11,000-square-foot estate in Henderson’s Ascaya luxury community is currently on the market for $13.5 million.
Just five months after buying the property, the KISS bassist put it back on the market after some upgrades, for $14.95 million, which was cut down by $1.5 million a month later.
Speaking to TMZ about selling the home so soon after purchasing it, Gene said: “First I bought it because Mr. Biden [U.S. president Joe Biden] and Mr. Newsom [California governor Gavin Newsom] are looking to raise taxes to the point where if I work really hard to earn a legal dollar, I may get to keep 35 cents. So, California has become untenable. So I’d rather leave the money to my family and to charity and so on, so I wanted to move to Las Vegas. No income tax, no state tax, no local tax, no inheritance tax, beautiful place, great. Except for one thing — my family doesn’t wanna go there. They’re not gonna put up with the heat, and down the street, there’s strippers and stuff like that. They don’t wanna deal with any of that.”
He continued: “I bought [the house] for 8.6 [million], then I bought the property next door for 2.4 [million] and planted 137 trees. So, guys, I can this for 25 or 30 million, but I’m blessed. I’d like to meet the person that’s gonna wind up buying the place because I don’t wanna just hand it over to some knucklehead. I want you to enjoy it and have a good life.”
According to Simmons, his wife and their two adult children prefer to stay at the family’s other homes located in Whistler, British Columbia, Malibu and two in L.A. that Gene bought for his two kids.