Dave Keuning buys $9.5 million LA mansion from Grindr founder

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Nothing says “doing just fine” like a $9.5 million Los Angeles mansion.

The Killers co-founder and guitarist Dave Keuning — known for hits like “Mr. Brightside” — rejoined Mitt Romney’s favorite rock band this spring after a four-year solo career.

As he plans a seventh and eighth album with co-founder Brandon Flowers, 40, the 45-year-old axe-slinger is celebrating with a six-bedroom, eight-bathroom Mediterranean mansion, according to Dirt.

The 2000s-era Top 40 radio staple bought his new 8,385-square-foot home from Joel Simkhai, the 37-year-old founder of Grindr, the popular dating app for gay, bi, trans and queer people.

The mansion represented a significant step for Simkhai at the time, too: he bought the mansion days before selling off Grindr for a combined $245 million (in two transactions) and relinquishing his role at the company, which more recently sold for over $600 million.

The Mediterranean mansion sold for $9.5 million.
The Mediterranean mansion sold for $9.5 million.
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Oversized glass front doors open to the foyer.
Oversized glass front doors open to the foyer.
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The foyer has an arched doorway.
The foyer has an arched doorway.
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But Simkhai has since traded up to an even bigger $13 million Los Angeles home — plus he recently collected $29.5 million on a New York City penthouse — leaving his initial post-Grindr digs up for grabs.

Keuning swooped in and closed the sale in August for $9.57 million. It was a $1 million loss for Simkhai, who spent $10.5 million on the property in December 2017.

Inside, the house has a soaring, two-story foyer, wood-beamed ceilings, four fireplaces and arched doorways. The dining room has embossed tin ceiling panels.

The living room has a fireplace and beamed ceilings.
The living room has a fireplace and beamed ceilings.
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There is a gourmet kitchen with an island and a breakfast room.
There is a gourmet kitchen with an island and a breakfast room.
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The dining room has an embossed tin roof.
The dining room has an embossed tin roof.
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There is a wine lounge, a family room and a gourmet kitchen with an island and a breakfast room. Plus, there is a media room, a studio, a recreation room, according to Realtor.com.

The gated 0.37-acre lot has a private garden, a motor court, an infinity-edge pool and hot tub, two garages and maid’s quarters.

The house, built in 1989, was remodeled in 2017 before Simkhai’s purchase.

This bedroom has peaked, beamed ceilings.
This bedroom has peaked, beamed ceilings.

Doors from the bedroom open outside.
Doors from the bedroom open outside.

A bathroom with marble and gold finishes is pictured.
A bathroom with marble and gold finishes is pictured.
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The wine lounge is pictured.
The wine lounge is pictured.
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Jory Burton with Sotheby’s International Realty, Beverly Hills Brokerage had the listing. Boni Bryant with Compass represented Keuning.

Real estate records show that the house is now owned by the La Presa Outpost MBTI Trust, of which Keuning is reportedly the beneficiary.

Keuning previously flipped a house he sold to Buzzfeed CEO Jonah Peretti for $5.2 million in January 2020. He also has homes near San Diego and Las Vegas.

The gated 0.37-acre lot has an infinity-edge pool and a hot tub.
The gated 0.37-acre lot has an infinity-edge pool and a hot tub.

There is a private garden, a motor court, two garages and maid's quarters.
There is a private garden, a motor court, two garages and maid’s quarters.

A balcony overlooks the pool.
A balcony overlooks the pool.

The infinity-edge pool offers sweeping views.
The infinity-edge pool offers sweeping views.

The pool is pictured at night.
The pool is pictured at night.

An outdoor lounge area is pictured.
An outdoor lounge area is pictured.



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