|Eazy-E image courtesy Wikipedia/Edward Paul Reyes. Listing images courtesy Keller Williams|
What a better time to capitalize on the success of 2015's blockbuster film, Straight Outta Compton, then to list Eazy-E's Calabasas home known as the Playhouse where all kinds of activity took place. Imagine if these walls could talk or maybe not. The party house can be purchased for $2,550,000 which hit the market on March 6, 2016. However, the realtor didnt mention it probably because it was never a well known location but my awesome research skills tracked down this location.
The home is located in the Mountain View Estates which is also home to many celebrities. Surprisingly or not, Jerry Heller (NWA Manager) lives two doors down and Dr. Dre continues to own a home that is one block west which were all purchased in 1991 on the heels of the NWA success.
The home measures 5 Beds/6 Baths on 6,250 sqft on a total lot size of 15,502 sqft built in 1990. The listing description states:
Breathtaking view home located in the prestigious guard gated community of Mountain View Estates. This spectacular estate commands unobstructed views of rolling hills and open space, as well as being luxurious, warm, and uniquely charming. Enter through exquisite wrought iron double doors that feature soaring ceilings and marble flooring. This 6,250 home sits on 0.36 acre of beautiful scenery with a pool, spa, waterfall, built in fire pit, BBQ, and bar - wonderful for entertaining outdoors during the day or in the evening. Hardwood flooring throughout second floor. 5 bedrooms (4 up, 1 down), 5.5 bathrooms. Bright and spacious chefs dream kitchen with a huge island, office nook, walk in pantry, and Viking and Sub Zero appliances. Family room boasts a full entertainer’s bar and dramatic fireplace. The luxurious master suite includes an oversized deck overlooking canyon views. Formal dining room and formal family room equipped with yet another fireplace and large picture windows looking out to the beautiful backyard. A must see!!
Eazy-E purchased this home back on January 8, 1991 for $1,175,000 which was lost to foreclosure on December 27, 1995 for $810,000 after his death on March 26 of that year. The home was sold again in 1996, 2002, 2003, 2004, and finally in 2007 for $2,290,000 to a non-famous couple that operate a welding repair shop in Northridge.
Back in 2013, TMZ incorrectly stated that Eazy's wife, Tomica Woods-Wright, lost the Calabasas home to foreclosure but that was a different home and not the infamous playhouse which TMZ quickly retracted. That home as well as other homes owned by Eazy-E can be read here.
Interested in more West Coast Gangsta Rap, you can also read about Tupac Shakur's home, Dr.Dre's homes, Ice Cube's homes, and Suge Knight's home in the SFV in addition to an article about Death Row's Can-Am Recorders in Tarzana and the influence of the West SFV in part A and B.
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