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Celeb R.E.: Guns N' Roses Drummer and SFV Native, Steven Adler, Calling Studio City Home

Adler picture courtesy Wikipedia/Angela George 

Images courtesy Berkshire Hathaway HomeService
Back on February 20, 2015, the always informative Lauren Beale at LA Times Hot Property revealed that former Guns N' Roses drummer and co-songwriter, Steven Adler, purchased a Studio City home on January 27, 2015 for $1,337,500. 

Adler originally started with Guns N' Roses but was later fired in 1990 due to his heroin addiction which would continue to haunt him till this day. He suffered a stroke in 1996 after taking speedball which is a cocktail of heroin and cocaine used intravenously. His story and fight has been televised on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew appearing in 2008 (2nd season) and 2011 (fifth season). Despite being fired from the band, Adler formed his own bands although less successful than GNR. 

The home measures 3 Beds/2.5 Baths on 2,724 sqft on a total lot size of 4,924 sqft built in 1942. The listing description states: 
Carmel Highlands In Studio City! This magical landmark home sits at the top of Sunswept with commanding views over the Valley and mountains beyond. Expansive frontage and 8 car off street parking. This home has been re-engineered and re-imagined by current owners to the highest standards. A unique floor plan offers a gracious entry opening to living room w vaulted ceilings, fireplace and formal dining area opening to outdoor dining deck. A true chef's kitchen showcases Viking stainless appliances, custom cabinetry and a farmhouse sink. An adjacent laundry/Costco/Hobbyist room has abundant storage and prep space. 2 master suites are featured, one with cobblestone fireplace, sitting room and vaulted ceilings overlooking the stunning views and mature oak trees. The other suite has a viewing deck, designer bath w spa/soaking tub and large custom walk in closet. Downstairs is a third bedroom or potential Media room w another spacious bath and french doors to brick patio, spa, deck and flat grassy yard shaded by mature trees. Oak floors, custom built-ins/woodwork and amazing storage all enhance this remodeled move in ready property. Truly a one of a kind home in one of Studio City's most convenient close to all locations.
One less publicized fact that I learned about Adler is that he is actually a SFV native although he was born in Cleveland, Ohio.  When his father left his mother, Deanna, she decided to move to the SFV where she married, Melvin Adler, and renamed Steven Adler whose original name was Michael Coletti. Steven didnt stay long in the SFV as he was forced to live with his grandparent's house in Hollywood at the age of 13 due to his bad behavior. Adler was born on January 22, 1965 which means he was living in the SFV up until 1978.

I tried to track down Adler's whereabouts in the SFV including schools attended and the only location I could find is his parent's house in Winnetka (shown above) which was rather surprising. The house measures 3 Beds/2 Baths on 1,500 sqft on a total lot size of 9,750 sqft. I dont know when Steve's parents purchased this house but I know they sold on February 25, 1988. 

Assuming that Adler was living in this house during his childhood, he most likely attended Limerick Avenue Elemenatary, John A Sutter or Ernest Lawrence Middle schools, and Grover Cleveland or Chatsworth High schools if he was not going to private school. What is known is that Adler did attend Fairfax High School with bandmate, Saul "Slash" Hudson. 

However, an article with the Northridge-Chatsworth Patch from April 2, 2011 interviewing Adler stated that he "spent some years in the Studio City/North Hollywood area and recalls going to Burbank Boulevard Elementary School" so my research above could be wrong. The article also states that the interview took place in Adler's backyard near Ventura Blvd but I was not able to track that location. 
Image courtesy Century 21 Hilltop
Image courtesy Team Spirit Realty
Going back to Adler's parents, after they sold the Winnetka house, they moved to the Porter Ranch Estates gated community near Tampa and Sesnon purchasing two separate homes. The first home (first picture shown above) was purchased on June 22, 1988 for $184K which measures 4 Beds/3 Baths on 1,746 sqft on a total lot size of 4,339 sqft built in 1987. They later sold on September 21, 1988 for $267K and purchased a nearby home for $237K on Sep 16, 1988 (second picture shown above) that measures 3 Beds/2 Baths on 1,934 sqft on a total lot size of 5,544 sqft built in 1988. This home was later sold on May 17, 1996 for $225K and moved to Las Vegas living in a variety of properties. Ten years later, Adler's step-dad, Melvin, passed away in 2006. And a few years later, Adler's mom, Deanna, lost her Vegas homes to foreclosure. So I wonder if mom is living with Steven now. 

Speaking of Guns N' Roses, there is a connection to the SFV with the band recording their influential debut album, Appetite for Destruction, in Winnetka's Rumbo Recorders as well as Tarzana's Can-Am Recorders. Additionally, back in 2012, Richard Fortus, who joing GNR in 2001 short sold his Woodland Hills home in 2012

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Anything and everything about the San Fernando Valley. This blog will take you back in time when the valley was covered with dirt and orange groves to a leader in the space race to its current status as America's suburb. Come along and join me on this adventure, I guarantee you have been influenced/impacted by the San Fernando Valley in one form or another even if you have never visited or heard of the SFV.

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