Ken Jordan's House: The Crystal Method DJ Unloads a Sweet Mansion

By on August 25, 2013 in ArticlesCelebrity Homes

It's always interesting to learn how musicians find their way to fame.  Ken Jordan's road to fame began in a grocery store.  One half of the Grammy-nominated duo known as The Crystal Method, Ken Jordan met future collaborator, Scott Kirkland, at the grocery store in Las Vegas where they both lived.  Mr. Jordan was working as a local DJ and serving as a radio program director at the University of Nevada – Las Vegas.  After teaching Scott Kirkland how to DJ, he relocated to Los Angeles to work for a producer, and Scott took over his DJing duties in Las Vegas.  Eventually, Scott moved to Los Angeles, and the pair formed what became The Crystal Method.  The pair purchased a home together, directly underneath the Los Angeles Overpass, and began making plans to use the fallout shelter that came with the house as a studio.  Eventually, they built the studio in the house and began recording.  Their first few tracks caught the attention of British DJ Justin King, and they released multiple singles under his City of Angels label.  They subsequently signed with Outpost Recordings, and released their debut album, "Vegas", in 1997.  The album was a massive hit and has since been certified Platinum.  Since then, they have released three more studio albums, and their music has been featured on various film and television soundtracks, and in video games and commercials.  The end result is that both artists have become quite well off, and the little house under the Los Angeles Overpass has been replaced by rather more opulent digs.  This past month, Ken Jordan unloaded his stunning home in Encino.   The beautiful property is a clear sign of how far The Crystal Method has come.

Ken Jordan's House

Ken Jordan's House

Ken Jordan's House

Ken Jordan's House

Ken Jordan's House

Ken Jordan's House

Ken Jordan's house in Encino is spread out over 3,368 square feet and has four bedrooms.  The ultra-modern home was originally built in 1964, and there are still elements of midcentury modern styling set against major modern amenities like solar panels.  Ken Jordan's house features multiple fireplaces, floor-to-ceiling windows, and gorgeous terrazzo and pebble floors.  Outside of Ken Jordan's house there is a beautiful pool, a large wrap-around terrace, and stunning views of the surrounding area.  He put the house on the market for $1.549 million back in March, but it sold for $1.65 million.  It's not everyday that the price on a property gets driven up during a sale, so apparently Mr. Jordan is living under a charmed star.

Articles Written by Paula Wilson
Paula Wilson is a writer, director, production manager, and former professional dancer, originally from North America, who has worked as a performer or director in ten countries and sixteen states. When not writing for CNW, she serves as the Artistic Director of The International Partner Dance Intensive (www.tipdi.com). Follow her on Google+.
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