Heavy metal musician Jason Newsted is strumming a goodbye tune to his Walnut Creek, CA, home. The former Metallica member has listed his modern farmhouse in the Bay Area for $2.89 million.
And you don’t have to be a head banger to appreciate this rockin’ five-bedroom home—the melodious mansion has been updated with custom touches.
Inside the spacious place, you’ll find hardwood floors, designer fixtures, and custom moldings. The current decor also shines—bold hues and floral motifs run throughout the interior spaces.
The new, cool kitchen features bright Moroccan tile and high-end Elise appliances. The kitchen opens out to a casual dining nook that looks out to the patio. In addition, the 6,720-square-foot spread features a living room, formal dining room, and family room.
Upstairs, the master suite comes with a balcony, fireplace, and updated bathroom. On the third floor, find a bonus room that could be used as an office, workout space, or media room. A finished basement on the lower level completes the layout.
Outside, the picturesque yard is perfect for entertaining, with a patio, wraparound porch, and spacious lawn. Plus, there’s a dog run.
A studio sits above the detached, three-car garage and can be put to a wide variety of uses.
Newsted, a fixture on the metal music scene in the Bay Area, played bass for Metallica from 1986 until 2001. After his departure from the group, he continued to rock out with Echobrain, Ozzy Osbourne, and Voivod. He also fronted the band Newsted from 2012 to 2014. The 56-year-old is also the founder of Chophouse Records studio and label.
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