Lady Gaga is an odd bird, to be sure. So it makes total sense that she might have purchased the home of a musician who was even more eccentric than her: Frank Zappa.
The home, located at 7885 Woodrow Wilson Drive in Los Angeles, was bought by Zappa in the mid-1970s for around $75,000, and it's where this music legend lived and worked until his death in 1993. In June, it was listed for $5.49 million, but sold for a bit less at $5.25 million.
According to Variety, "though the buyer's identity is shielded behind an inscrutable trust, word on the celebrity real estate street is that the beneficiary is none other than modern-day music industry iconoclast Lady Gaga."
Is Gaga looking to absorb some of Zappa's freaky/creative juju? If so, this house appears to have plenty to go around.
Case in point: According to the listing, the 6,759-square-foot, six-bedroom, seven-bathroom Tudor-style mansion has not only a swimming pool, rooftop tennis court, greenhouse, and two detached guesthouses, but also "many one-of-a-kind embellishments."
Like? An elaborate dragon mural in the dining room, for instance. And porthole windows and doors salvaged from vintage submarines. For good measure there's also a double-decker art gallery and -- last but definitely not least -- Zappa's infamous recording studio known as the Utility Muffin Research Kitchen.
It's no wonder Gaga reportedly went gaga for this eclectic, iconoclastic pad. Naturally, this isn't her only West Coast property. In 2014, the Fame Monster reportedly coughed up $23 million for a Mediterranean-style mansion in Malibu complete with an eight-stall stable and two-lane bowling alley.
So what plans might Gaga have for Zappa's digs? The home's listing agent, Branden Williams at Hilton & Hyland, couldn't be reached for comment. But given that this place is a living shrine to rock 'n' roll history, we certainly expect that she'd try to preserve as much of the eclectic motif as possible.
"You feel the history in the house," the previous listing agent, Rayni Williams, told us. "The studio is the original that Zappa used. It is filled with memorabilia -- you know he sat there with other artists. You can feel the rock and roll."