San Francisco Rocker’s Home for Sale

Billie Joe Armstrong, the lead vocalist for pop punk bank Green Day is shocking many with the décor of his newly listed San Francisco estate. While fans and foes alike might have expected an MTV Cribs-style abode from the front man famous for his penchant for heavy dark eyeliner and irreverent lyrics, Billie Joe’s home has actually been described as elegant and tastefully decorated.

The Green Day rocker is listing his five-bedroom house in Oakland’s Upper Rockridge for $4.85 million. The architectural style of the West Coast estate follows a Mediterranean theme that was originally designed in the last few years of the 20th century by Mark Becker. In addition to the 7,000 square feet of living space in the main house, other additions on the property include an outdoor pool, pool house, and naturally, a professional music studio. According to a recent article in the San Francisco Chronicle, Armstrong’s home “was built in an area of the Oakland hills that was directly impacted by the 1991 Firestorm and is on the site of Red Gate, a grandiose mansion built for one Charles Wells by Julia Morgan in 1911.”

The California estate, which is scheduled to be officially listed on the real estate market at the end of the month, does not completely disappoint ardent rock fans though, with one room reportedly decorated with fliers from Green Day’s early shows at the alternative music venue Gilman in Berkeley.