Tom Petty fans can purchase a one-of-a-kind piece of the rocker’s history, as long as they happen to have a small fortune. The late legend’s former hillside home is on the market for $4.9 million.
The gated, three-story retreat features many impressive highlights, including a recording studio, stone fireplace, wine cellar, gym and massage room. The house boasts six bedrooms, eight full bathrooms and two half-baths, with ample natural lighting throughout, thanks to an abundance of windows and skylights.
Outside, the tree-filled property features gorgeous landscaping, a gazebo, a patio, a cabana, a fire pit and multiple decks. There is also a pool and spa, complete with cascading waterfall. More details can be found at the home’s official listing.
Petty previously had a different house at the same location. That residence was destroyed by an arsonist in 1987; the rocker and his family had to flee the flames. The traumatic experience inspired “I Won’t Back Down,” the song’s defiant lyrics reflecting Petty’s feelings toward his attacker.
A different classic comes to mind when looking at the current house for sale. The property is situated in the San Fernando Valley, close to Reseda and less than a mile from Ventura Boulevard. Though there isn’t a freeway running through the yard, the 101 isn’t far away. Coincidence or not, the home was completed in 1989, the same year Petty released his hugely successful hit song “Free Fallin’,” which references many of these locations.
Petty died in 2017 at the age of 66, leaving behind a legacy as one of the most revered, and commercially successful, artists of all time. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer sold more than 80 million albums, earned three Grammy Awards and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His many hit songs include “Runnin’ Down a Dream,” “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” and “American Girl.”
Scroll through the pictures below to see more of Petty’s former estate. Note that the images capture the home as it currently appears, not what it looked like when Petty lived there. As such, the instruments and platinum records on the walls do not belong to Petty, but are instead the property of the home’s current owner, music-industry veteran Randy Spendlove.