Joe Simpson, the former manager of his two pop star daughters, Jessica and Ashlee Simpson, is moving on from his Malibu, CA, mansion.
The 5,430-square-foot hillside home is on the market for $4.5 million.
Simpson picked up the contemporary home in 2015 for $3,758,000. TMZ dubbed the place his “bachelor pad,” because the purchase followed on the heels of his split from his wife, Tina Ann Simpson.
On occasion, the Malibu home served as a backdrop for his posts on social media, for example when he bought a flashy sports car in 2017.
Another example: showing off a pic of the beach near his house. In 2018, he posted a photo of the home to let followers know he had escaped unscathed from the Woolsey fire, which had ravaged the area.
He posted, “Home sweet home. Safe!!!!! So happy…. Thanks for the many people that asked.”
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His days as an avid overseer of his daughters’ music and reality TV careers are over, and Simpson is now working as a photographer. His photogenic abode offered plenty of room to host his famous daughters and his grandkids if they stopped in for a visit.
Built in 1992, the home features four bedrooms, six bathrooms, and canyon views out to the ocean. It also overlooks a neighborhood park with a trail down to the beach.
Inside, the open floor plan includes soaring ceilings, wide-plank oak floors, and large rooms that open out to multiple decks.
The living area has a fireplace and walls of glass, and the chef’s eat-in kitchen includes custom cabinets and opens out to the main living space.
In addition, the main bedroom includes ocean views, a spalike bath, two huge closets, a fireplace, and a private patio with a bar and eight-person spa. This level also features two more bedroom suites.
A guest suite, with a separate entrance from a terraced gardens, offers more space to host family and friends. Additional rooms can be used for a home office, studio, or gym. An elevator accesses all levels of the home, including the roof deck.
The nearly half-acre parcel is actually two lots that are legally combined, according to the listing details. The second lot has expansion plans for a pool, entertainment kitchen, and additional parking, should the next owner choose to build out the space.
Joe Simpson acted as his daughter Jessica’s manager until she fired him in 2012, at around the time he separated from her mother. Although they did go through a “rocky patch,” according to People magazine, Jessica and her father have since reconciled.
He’s served as producer on multiple TV projects, most notably “Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica,” which starred Jessica Simpson and her husband at the time, Nick Lachey.
Jory Burton with Sotheby’s International Realty-Beverly Hills Brokerage holds the listing.
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