Nickelback Bassist Mike Kroeger Buys $3.8 Million Hollywood Home
One of the founding members of the highly successful but often derided Canadian rock band, Kroeger will have his privacy, since the 4,568-square-foot Los Angles home sits behind a vine-encrusted wall and hedgerow.
The property features a two-story, four-bedroom and three-and-a-half-bath main house, along with detached pool and guest houses. Built in 1935 as a model for the Outpost Estates neighborhood, Dracula star Bela Lugosi was the first to call it home — where, rumors suggest, he let his pet panther roam free — before Hollywood agent Ed Limato occupied the half-acre in the '80s and '90s. The most recent owner, who sold it to Kroeger, was former Google CIO Douglas Merrill. The entrepreneur purchased it a decade ago for $2.8 million.
Once through a gargoyle-topped entrance, the home boasts an entrance gallery with a switchback staircase and wrought-iron railing, a study off the of staircase landing, a living room with dark wood floors, a carved fireplace with a black marble hearth and French doors that open to a terrace and pool.
The dining room opens to a loggia, and there's a '30s-style black-and-white kitchen with a double-wide island, fireplace and dining booth. Outside there's a pool and spa.
The neighborhood is home to many entertainment industry elites, including Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy, Charlize Theron, Kyle MacLachlan and Johnny Galecki.