This Secluded Concrete Fortress Near L.A. Could Be Yours for $1.89M

Perched in the Tehachapi Mountains, the 80-acre compound boasts dramatic views and celebrity ties.
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The sprawling estate of the late Slash Records founder, Bob Biggs, is now seeking a new buyer. Sited in the Tehachapi Mountains, about two hours outside of L.A., the property is nestled at the base of Tomo-Kahni State Historic Park, and it offers 360-degree views of the surrounding desert.

Tucked away in the Tehachapi Mountains is the former home of Bob Biggs, the late founder of the indie-punk label Slash Records. The compound, which was built in 2003, sits on 80 acres and includes a main residence, a professional artist’s studio, and a stable.

Santa Monica–based architect Carl Day, AIA, designed the fortress-like home as a private, self-contained retreat. Today, it’s equipped for off-grid living with solar panels, a water well, and large concrete walls with custom metal shutters for fire protection.

Biggs, who died in 2020 at age 74, built the compound when he moved to the area in the early 2000s. The "modern-day concrete fortress" includes a 4,000-square-foot main residence, a 2,600-square-foot artist’s studio, and a six-stall horse barn. Completed in 2003, the project was designed and constructed by local architect Carl Day, AIA.

A large atrium serves as the main entry to the 4,000-square-foot residence. Here, natural light illuminates the striking medley of materials, including wood, stone, glass, and cement.

Polished cement floors continue into the light-filled, two-story living room. Metal stairs lead to the second floor, which features an open walkway overlooking the area below.

Seeking to strengthen the home’s connection with nature, Day integrated floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the interior of the dwelling, as well as expansive skylights. In the large atrium near the main entrance, wood and natural stone mingle with lush greenery, while the open layout leads to the nearby kitchen and two-story living room. In total, the residence offers three bedrooms and three baths.

Sliding glass doors flank both sides of the kitchen, allowing plenty of natural light and fresh air to sweep through the space.

A large island anchors the open kitchen, offering plenty of space for meal prepping. 

Designed with privacy and self-sufficiency in mind, the compound is fitted with solar panels, a water well, and concrete walls with custom metal shutters for fire protection. Keep scrolling to see more of the property, currently listed for $1,895,000.

Another view of the atrium, which connects directly to the kitchen. 

A peek into one of the home’s three bathrooms. 

A wraparound deck provides postcard-worthy views of the surrounding mountains.

Solar panels top the 2,600-square-foot artist’s studio, located steps away from the six-stall horse barn, and a short walk from the main residence.

The compound is set on 80 acres of gently rolling hills and flatlands. Nestled at the base of Tomo-Kahni State Historic Park, the property is located near the celebrated wine region of Tehachapi and is less than a two-hour drive from L.A. 

11358 Greene Road in Tehachapi, California, is currently listed for $1,895,000 by Gregory Moesser of Sotheby's International Realty.

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