Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins Purchases Howie Mandel’s Former Home


Story by Anne Erickson

Foos drummer scores $2.7 million home in Hidden Hills, Calif.

Longtime Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins and his wife, Alison, have purchased an estate in Hidden Hills, Calif., for $2.7 million. The couple should be plenty cozy there, considering the central house and two-bedroom guesthouse rest on over an acre of land, according to the Los Angeles Times. Interior highlights include high ceilings, a king-size granite fireplace in the living area, two master bedroom suites and five “en suite” bedrooms. The house is over 7,000 square feet in size, so it’s a doozy.

The property, which was once owned by popular TV host Howie Mandel, also includes a barn, horse amenities, a spacious lawn, mature trees and a swimming pool including a spa. The estate was listed for $3.099 million, but sold for a nice $2.7 million.

The Los Angeles Times reports that Hawkins, 40, and his wife, once Topanga residents, moved because they were seeking a bigger home. Hawkins has played drums for Foo Fighters ever since 1997, and most recently, he picked up five Grammy Awards at the 2012 ceremonies for Best Rock Album, Best Long Form Video, Best Rock Song, Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance and Best Rock Performance.

Next up, frontman Dave Grohl has stated that Foo Fighters will start recording the follow-up to 2011’s “Wasting Light” this year. “ …We’re not finished yet,” Grohl wrote on the band’s official site. “There are still more shows to play, more songs to write, more albums to record, for years to come. I mean…..If you would have told me 17 years ago that in 2012 I would be writing songs for our 8th studio album….well….. If it weren’t for you guys, we wouldn’t be here. We owe you so much.”


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