Accomplished rock guitarist Steve Vai has sold his home with its legendary Mothership Studio in the Hollywood Hills for $1.5 million, public records show.
The recording equipment inside the 1,400-square-foot studio, which has been used by such musicians as Ozzy Osbourne, Eddie Van Halen, The Yardbirds and Slash, was not included in the sale.
Set in the Franklin Village-Beachwood Canyon area, the studio features a live room, a booth, a microphone room, a control room, a kitchen and a lounge.
The 3,981-square-foot home has living and family rooms, a den, three bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms.
Vai, 55, is known for his technique and genre-defying style. Also a singer and songwriter, he got his start touring with Frank Zappa.
His “No Substitutions – Live in Osaka” won a best pop instrumental album Grammy in 2001. He won rock instrumental performance Grammys for “Peaches in Regalia” in 2008 and “Sofa” in 1993.
Vai bought the property for $330,000 in 1987. The house and studio had been previously listed for sale but most recently had been leased out.
Jane Kellard of Westside Estate Agency was the listing agent.