Mike Dirnt, bassist for the band Green Day, is ready to beat it out of two coastal California neighborhoods. He’s put homes in Newport Beach and Montecito on the market for $3.8 million and $4.8 million, respectively.
The Newport property, built in 1967 and recently updated, sits on a corner lot and is half a block from the beach.
The Cape Cod-inspired house has 2,500 square feet of living space that includes five bedrooms, four bathrooms, upper and lower kitchens and three separate living areas. Custom wood finishes, tongue-and-groove ceilings and shiplap siding give the interior a nautical vibe.
Wraparound balconies and a rooftop deck make the most of sweeping ocean views.
Up the coastline, the Montecito house lies in a gated enclave and has an oceanfront seat on Miramar Beach. The slender three-story is the tallest in the community and has glass doors and balconies on each floor.
The 1,186 square feet of ship-like interiors feature teak and Brazilian hardwood floors, teak cabinetry, two updated kitchens, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Retractable stairs on the top floor lead to an ocean-view lookout.
A connection through times: A Pasadena home designed by and built for Franklin Otis Booth Jr., a former L.A. Times executive and great-grandson of Times Mirror Co. founder Gen. Harrison Gray Otis, has come on the market for $2.995 million.
Booth, who was also an engineer, a philanthropist and an investor, died in 2008 at age 84.
The hacienda-style house, built in 1949, was completely renovated and restored by its current owners, according to listing agent Brent Chang of Compass.
Built-ins in the library were reproduced using reclaimed oak, and three fireplaces were rebuilt. The kitchen was updated with a wine cooler, an eight-burner range and a marble-topped island. There are three bedrooms and three bathrooms in 3,321 square feet plus a 323-square-foot casita. Drought-tolerant landscaping fills out the front and rear of the property. Also on the grounds is a swimming pool surrounded in brick.
At $100 million, it’s still only no. 4: Opus, the latest home built on speculation by film producer turned developer Nile Niami, has hit the market in the Trousdale section of Beverly Hills at $100 million.
Set behind gold gates on an acre of grounds, the 20,500-square-foot spread is equipped with two stocked bars, a filled champagne vault and a collection of contemporary artwork valued at more than $2 million. A gold-colored Lamborghini Aventador roadster and matching Rolls-Royce Dawn highlight a gilded car museum.
At $100 million, the home ranks as the fourth-most expensive, publicly listed property in L.A. County, according to the MLS.