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Audiophiles, get ready. Kirk Hammett, Metallica’s lead guitarist, is selling his dream home in San Francisco’s Sea Cliff neighborhood for a cool $16 million. The Spanish Colonial looker at 320 Sea Cliff Avenue is currently one of the most expensive publicly listed homes in the city.

Located in the northwestern corner of the 7×7 city and known for its perpetually foggy weather, ginormous mansions and pretty coastal views, Sea Cliff is the perfect getaway from the foot traffic of San Francisco’s more central areas. It’s favored by the rich and famous, and makes for a great city hike if you’re into potentially ogling celebrities.

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Hanmett’s private gated estate fits right into the neighborhood. Built in 1926, it comes with a slew of features not found in the average American home, including a courtyard entryway and a bronze mermaid fountain. It’s also got a sunken sun room, a grand spiral staircase crowned by a wrought-iron chandelier and French doors that open up to a multi-level oceanfront flagstone patio. Of course, the coastal views are part of what the lucky buyer will be shelling out for (pun intended), and as the photos above show they’re definitely worth every penny. 

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No word yet on where Hammett may be relocating, but it seems clear that wherever he goes Metallica won’t forget its San Francisco roots. The Bay Area-based mega rock band recently played a benefit show for the Alameda County Community Food Bank, and donated a signed guitar to a silent auction aimed at raising money for those affected by the tragic West Oakland Ghost Ship warehouse fire

Click here to see a drone’s eye view of the Hammett’s majestic. Elitists need not apply

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