In downtown Rochester, NY, in the East End Cultural District, there sits a very large, very cool, single-family home with some rock ‘n’ roll history.

“The house was erected on the site where Metallica did their first album,” says listing agent Tim Tompkins, with Howard Hanna–Rochester Main.

Previously, the site was known as Music America Studios, where Metallica recorded “Kill ‘Em All” in 1983.

The contemporary building has four stories.

(Andy Olenick)

The large kitchen with a curved island is ideal for large gatherings.

(Andy Olenick)

The current owner bought the property in 2008, tore down the studios, and custom-built the 10,175-square-foot contemporary in 2010.

The sleek space is now listed for $3.4 million.

Artistic and industrial

“It’s four different levels, with all kinds of porches, or decks or patios, including a sand beach on the very top level,” Tompkins says. The home is “aesthetically pleasing artistically and has industrial flairs and finishes.”

There are only two bedrooms.

(Andy Olenick)

A second kitchen upstairs

(Andy Olenick)

Despite its extensive square footage, the home has only two bedrooms.

“They designed it to have guests for the evening, not overnight,” Tompkins says with a laugh. “It’s a house designed for two people, but two people that love to entertain.”

There are also two kitchens, one on the lower level and the other upstairs in the residential space. Tompkins says the owners are foodies and there’s even a room for curing meat.

The lower level is designed for hosting parties.

(Andy Olenick)

A private art gallery

(Andy Olenick)

The lower levels house the kitchen and dining area, a wet bar, wine room, fitness area, media room, and adjacent art gallery.

“When they have large gatherings, that is open and people mill around with a drink in their hands and look at his art collection,” Tompkins explains.

Outdoor kitchen

(Andy Olenick)

Outdoor sitting area with a fountain and a fire pit

(Andy Olenick)

The upper levels feature living spaces, two bedroom suites, and outdoor access.

“It’s right in the heart of the cultural district, and that’s one reason why they built this home there,” he says. “There are many fine restaurants and art galleries within walking distance.”

Perhaps the property could return to its musical roots: Tompkins notes that the property could be sold for commercial use and turned into business space downstairs with residential quarters upstairs.

Source link