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Red Hot Chili Peppers: Flea's home 'burnt to a crisp"

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By the end of yesterday morning, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Michael Balzary, popularly known as Flea, sent a text message saying his home "had burnt to a crisp," according to the LA Times.

Michael Balzary, a.k.a. Flea, had purchased a home for more than $10 million in Malibu last year, but the house that burned was another he owned in the hills west of Corral Canyon. That French country-style home is listed for sale for $4.8 million on the website of real estate firm Pritchett-Rapf & Associates. The listing includes this description: "Set in a botanical paradise, this private 2.4 acre compound also features a newly refinished pool and spa, private alcoves and pathways throughout the grounds."

It's nice to have have a back up house or two. As terrible as it is to lose a home, we thank the gods that it was not what Flea has made home to many kids -- The Silverlake Conservatory of Music.

Previously on LAist with the Red Hot Chili Peppers
- Flea’s Circus: Silverlake Music Conservatory Throws Hullabaloo Fundraiser
- Californication Sued by The Red Hot Chili Peppers
- A Year Ago The Chili Peppers Played The Roxy

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Photo (not of Flea's home, but of yesterdays aftermath) by Jonathan Alcorn/Sundogg via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr