Since the late 1960s, Sir Rod Stewart and his raspy-voiced anthems have sat at the heart of the canon of English-language rock. And for more than 30 of those years, whether he was belting out “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy” in Seoul or “Have I Told You Lately” in London, he called the same nine-bedroom, 12-bath villa in Los Angeles home.
Now, the singer-songwriter is sailing on from his butter-yellow mansion. He has listed the property, which stretches 28,000 square feet and sits on three manicured acres, for $80 million.
Mr. Stewart, 78, purchased the home’s lot for just over $12 million in 1991. Richard Landry, the architect known for dreaming up over-the-top mansions, was enlisted to custom design the home, and its exterior is the epitome of 1990s maximalism. Mr. Stewart’s eight children grew up there.
“Some of my favorite memories to this day are playing football on the pitch every Tuesday,” said Sean Stewart, Mr. Stewart’s oldest son, using the British term for soccer. “And watching movies in the theater with my dad.”
Now, as Mr. Stewart wraps up his residency in Las Vegas, gears up for a North American tour in 2024 and spends more time in both his native Britain and at another home in Palm Beach, Fla., he is ready to move on, those close to the star say.
“The whole family lived there for 30 years. The children grew up there, and he’s got grandchildren already. He’s touring, and he lives in Europe a lot of the time,” said Tomer Fridman, a real estate agent with the Fridman Group at Compass, who is representing Mr. Stewart in the sale. “He built a whole life there, and it’s just time.”
The estate is in Beverly Park, a small, hyper-exclusive neighborhood within Beverly Hills that is packed with both celebrities and some of the highest-priced real estate in Los Angeles. Denzel Washington, Justin Bieber, and Barry Bonds are neighbors, as is Adele, who moved there in June. She bought her Beverly Park home from Sylvester Stallone and paid $58 million; Mr. Fridman represented the seller).
The house, which marries the architecture of an English country estate with the Baroque flair of Versailles, can be reached after crossing through double gates and navigating a winding private driveway. A circular fountain, complete with sculptures and elaborate landscaping, sits in front of the main house; just to the side is the property’s guesthouse, which is its own sprawling 4,500 square feet.
“That would be a main house anywhere else. But in Beverly Park, that’s a guesthouse,” said Mr. Fridman. “It’s an immense property.”
The three-story main house includes a tearoom, a dining room that can fit more than 20 guests, two full-size gyms and an indoor speakeasy done up with green wood paneling and Brèche de Vendôme marble. The interiors are a fusion of Baroque and Rococo elements, with ornamental medallion moldings on the ceilings, curved wrought iron, gilded mirrors and rich tapestries.
The grand entry foyer has marble floors and Corinthian columns; the formal living room, library, movie theater and eat-in kitchen are a colorful hodgepodge of crystal chandeliers, egg-and-dart molding, Regency furniture, sculpted busts and Pre-Raphaelite paintings.
Mr. Stewart is open to potentially selling the home furnished, although his art is not for sale. The $80 million price tag is for an unfurnished home.
On the grounds, visitors will find a full-size soccer field (Mr. Stewart, who was born and raised in London, has Scottish ancestry and is a die-hard fan of the Celtic Football Club) as well as a resort-style pool with a terrace and hot tub.