Slash Records was one of the first and most successful punk labels of all time, home to Misfits and Faith No More. But the label’s legendary founder Bob Biggs lived a surprisingly rural life at this remote California property at the foothills of Tomo-Kahni State Historic Park.
The rural hideaway sits within the Tehachapi wine region and has been likened to a ‘modern-day concrete “fortress”‘ for its bunker-like set-up. It includes a 4,000-sq-ft house, stables and an artist’s studio.
Biggs, who died earlier this year, enlisted architect Carl Day to design the California property in the early 2000s, and it’s now listed with Sotheby’s International Realty for $2m.
A concrete and corrugated steel atrium sits at the heart of the three-bedroom rural retreat, flooded with natural light thanks to large banks of overhead windows. Polished concrete floors run throughout the home, offset by wooden window frames and a bright orange kitchen. Natural stone fireplaces are on hand for cold evenings, and Biggs also installed solar panels and a water well for extra self-sufficiency.
The 80-acre estate includes a six-stall horse barn and a separate artist’s studio measuring just under 3,000-sq-ft.