Munky Business: Korn’s James Shaffer Lists Beverly Hills Home For Sale

Korn guitarist James Shaffer is asking $5.495 million for his Beverly Hills-area home of about five years (HILTON & HYLAND).

James Shaffer, guitarist for Grammy-winning rock band Korn, has listed his Beverly Hills home for $5.495 million.

Built in 1978, the traditional Hamptons-inspired home was recently renovated, according to the listing with Jonah Wilson of Beverly Hills-based brokerage Hilton & Hyland. Set on lower Deep Canyon Drive, the gated and hedged property includes a pool and spa and a three-car garage.

front entry at james shaffer korn guitarist beverly hills house 2833 deep canyon

Dark-hued shutters and a matching front door create visual contrast against the home’s classic white front (HILTON & HYLAND).

The six-bedroom, five-bathroom home includes an eat-in kitchen, formal dining with fireplace, family room, a master suite with a terrace that takes up the entire second floor and a secondary master suite on the ground floor with a fireplace.

living room inside james shaffer korn guitarist beverly hills house 2833 deep canyon

Coffered ceilings top the living room, which opens directly onto covered patio space (HILTON & HYLAND).

Shaffer bought the home in 2016 for $3.425 million, according to the Los Angeles Times. He listed it for sale in February for $6.25 million, cutting the price to $5.9 million in March before landing on the latest asking price.

living room piano james shaffer korn guitarist house 2833 Deep Canyon Dr beverly hills

The light and dark contrasts continue throughout the 5,093-square-foot house (HILTON & HYLAND).

Shaffer, who goes by the stage name Munky, formed Korn in 1993 in Bakersfield, California, with two other members of the funk metal band L.A.P.D. Korn, classified as nu-metal, has since released 13 albums, selling more than 40 million records and winning two Grammy awards.

james shaffer beverly hills inside dining room 2833 deep canyon 90210 korn

The formal dining room features an eye-catching chandelier and a massive marble-clad fireplace (HILTON & HYLAND).

In 2008, Shaffer began working on an album for a side project called Fear And The Nervous System with musicians from Faith No More and Bad Religion. They released their eponymous album in 2012.

james shaffer korn kitchen beverly hills house 2833 deep canyon 90210

The updated chef’s kitchen pairs a broad island with high-end appliances and custom cabinetry (HILTON & HYLAND).

In a segment prior to the band’s April livestream show, “Korn: Monumental,” Shaffer said he was able to spend more time with his family during the pandemic.

james shaffer primary bedroom suite beverly hills house 2833 deep canyon dr

The primary bedroom suite has space for a sitting area and sliding glass doors that open to a balcony overlooking the backyard (HILTON & HYLAND).

However, it looks like Shaffer and Korn will be taking to the road once again: the band recently announced a 28-show U.S. tour starting in August as well as a performance at Kentucky’s Louder Than Life Festival, along with metal acts Metallica, Nine Inch Nails, Jane’s Addiction and Judas Priest. A planned 2020 tour with Faith No More was canceled due to the pandemic.

james shaffer korn guitarist beverly hills bedroom and bathroom 2833 deep canyon

The primary bathroom features a large open-air shower and a dressing room (HILTON & HYLAND).

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I’ve been working as a journalist in the New York metro area for more than a decade and have developed a specialization in luxury real estate, writing about everything from the post-recession housing market in Fairfield County, Connecticut, to the third-home market in the Hamptons. I’m currently also a regular contributor to Newsday and Hamptons Cottages & Gardens. If you spot me in my Brooklyn neighborhood and I’m not knitting, I’m probably admiring the beautiful Victorians that surround my apartment building (and trying to figure out what they would sell for).