The former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist makes us 'Dream of Californication.'

We wish he’d “Give it Away,” but that would be unlikely. John Frusciante, the former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist and successful solo artist, just listed his two-bed, three-bath Venice Canals home for $2.9 million. He’s owned the property since 2009, back when he purchased it for $1.89 million, so a sale at the asking price would mean a pretty sweet slice of cash for the musician.

Facing south on Linnie Canal, the stunning light-filled cottage is known as Casa Di Gennaio. Built in the mid 1920’s, the bungalow-style home is a classic taste of Venice‘s rich architectural history. With exposed-beam ceilings, multiple sun porches, and an open floor plan, the welcoming home is perfect for entertaining friends and family. A huge built-in bay window with plenty of seating streams in light overlooking the canal. In the kitchen, stainless steel appliances and a walk-in pantry sit next to a wine fridge, while a dining area provides a great spot for gathering with guests. On the second level, the sun-drenched master retreat has a cozy reading nook and wood-burning fireplace, which leads out to a private balcony. A spacious second bedroom has a walk-in closet and an en-suite bathroom. Case Di Gennaio is within walking distance to all of Venice’s unique attractions, like the sparkling beach and boat-filled marina.

Frusciante isn’t the only Chili Peppers member with excellent taste in real estate. Lead singer Anthony Kiedis used to own a beautiful Spanish villa in the Hollywood Hills, while their drummer, Chad Smith, lived just a 6 minute drive from Frusciante in Venice.  

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