Guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer, who co-founded the metal band Korn in Bakersfield in the early ’90s, is making a move in Beverly Hills. He just listed his Hamptons-style home of five years for $5.495 million.
Records show Shaffer paid $3.425 million for the house in 2016 and modernized both the exterior and interior, adding a glass garage door and swapping tan living spaces for a clean black-and-white color palette.
Gated and hedged, the property makes the most of its space with a motor court in front and a swimming pool out back. Inside, six bedrooms, five bathrooms, a media room, office and eat-in kitchen are spread across just over 5,000 square feet.
The front door.
The dining room.
The media room.
The back of the Hamptons-style traditional house.
There are primary suites on both floors; the top one opens to a private balcony, and the bottom opens directly to the backyard, where a thin stretch of lawn separates a dining patio from the swimming pool and spa.
Shaffer has served as Korn’s guitarist for the last three decades, during which the prolific nu metal band has released 13 studio albums, won two Grammy out of eight nominations and sold more than 40 million records. He also released an album with his side project, the alternative metal band Fear and the Nervous System.
Jonah Wilson of Hilton & Hyland holds the listing.