Nothing is “doing well” like a $9.5 million Los Angeles mansion.
Dave Keening, co-founder and guitarist of The Killers – known for hits like “Mr. Brightside” – rejoined Mitt Romney’s favorite rock band this spring after a four-year solo career.
According to Dirt, while he’s planning a seventh and eighth album with co-founder Brandon Flowers, 40, the 45-year-old ax-slinger is celebrating with a six-bedroom, eight-bathroom Mediterranean mansion.
The Top 40 radio staple of the 2000s bought its new 8,385-square-foot home from Joel Simkhai, 37, the 37-year-old founder of Grindr, the popular dating app for gay, bi, trans and queer people.
The mansion also represented a significant step forward for Simkhai at the time: he purchased the mansion before selling it to Grindr for $245 million (in two transactions) and relinquishing his role in the company, which had recently moved to $600 million. was sold for more.
But Simkhai has since turned a $13 million Los Angeles home—plus he recently collected $29.5 million on a New York City penthouse—ditching to catch his initial post-Grinders.
Keening swooped in in August and closed the sale for $9.57 million. This was a $1 million loss for Simkhai, who spent $10.5 million on the property in December 2017.
Inside, the house has a soaring, two-story foyer, wood-beamed ceilings, four fireplaces, and arched doorways. The dining room has an embossed tin ceiling panel.
There is also a wine lounge, a family room and a gourmet kitchen with an island and a breakfast room. Plus, according to Realtor.com, there’s a media room, a studio, an entertainment room.
The gated 0.37-acre lot features a private garden, a motor court, an infinity-edge pool and hot tub, two garages, and maid’s quarters.
The house, built in 1989, was remodeled in 2017 before the purchase of Simkhai.
Jori Burton had a listing with Sotheby’s International Realty, Beverly Hills Brokerage. Bonnie Bryant represented Keening with a compass.
Real estate records show that the house is now owned by the La Presa Outpost MBTI Trust, of which Keening is reportedly a beneficiary.
Keening previously flipped a house he sold for $5.2 million to BuzzFeed CEO Joanna Peretti in January 2020. He also has homes near San Diego and Las Vegas.