The once-mighty pop producer Lukasz Gottwald (aka Dr. Luke), who faced a series of high-profile lawsuits from Kesha, sparking the #FreeKesha movement, has put his mansion in the Hollywood Hills on the market for $12.8 million. Gottwald, 44, bought the house in 2008, near the height of his music career, for $4.7 million. The Los Angeles Times first spotted the listing.
Built in 1931, the Spanish-style mansion is perched on a hillside overlooking Sunset Boulevard, with a perfect view of downtown Los Angeles. The house has three levels, with walk-out balconies on each level.
On the top level, the renovated kitchen has custom gray cabinetry, greenish-blue stone countertops, a gas range with mirrored backsplash and a butcher block island. Through the kitchen is a sitting room with dramatic, black walls, a golden ceiling and a mirrored light fixture that looks like it was inspired by a ‘70s-era disco ball.
The sitting room connects to the step-down, living-dining room, with a Spanish-style fireplace and sliding glass doors that open to a balcony.
Down a spiral staircase, the second level features an infinity pool, outdoor kitchen with gas grill and lounge. The level is dominated by a jam area, with recording equipment and a mirrored ceiling.
The bottom level features the massive master bedroom, which is relatively spare. Listing photos show a king-size bed in the center of the room, with a live-edge wooden headboard. Two of the walls have floor-to-ceiling mirrors.
Gottwald churned out platinum-selling hits, including Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone,” Avril Lavigne’s “Girlfriend,” and Katy Perry’s “I Kissed a Girl.” It was a fast ascent for the musician, who started out as lead guitarist on “Saturday Night Live,” leaving the show in 2007.
In court, Kesha claimed Gottwald raped her early in her career and that her contract forced her to continue producing music with him for another decade. She ultimately dropped part of her case, which continues in New York. Gottwald countersued Kesha for defamation.
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