Ask the average person on the street about the band, Genesis, nowadays, and they will most likely reference the group's "soft rock" hits from the 80s and 90s. Originally, Genesis was part of the latter end of the British Invasion, and rode a wave of progressive rock hits into the United States in the late 60s and early 70s. Mike Rutherford was one of the founding members of the group, playing bass, rhythm guitar, lead guitar, and singing backup. As the band's lineup changed repeatedly over the years, Mr. Rutherford remained with the group. Whenever the band decided to take a break, he would record a solo album. The end result, is that he has managed to enjoy a successful music career for almost fifty years. In addition to his work with his Genesis, he also formed the band, Mike + The Mechanics in 1985. The group released multiple hits, before disbanding in 2004. Recently, Mr. Rutherford has returned to performing and touring with a vengeance. Genesis reunited for a 20-city tour in 2007, and in 2010, he resurrected Mike + The Mechanics with a new group of bandmates, and has been touring ever since. Apparently, all of this change and travel made it unnecessary to own as many properties as he had in his portfolio. Earlier this week, he put his stunning loft in Manhattan on the market.
Mike Rutherford's house has seven bedrooms and three and half bathrooms. He purchased the loft on Bond Street in 2008 for just over $5 million dollars, and then renovated it extensively. It now features such luxury touches as a state-of-the-art Miele kitchen, floor-to-ceiling windows, an open-plan living room space, a library, and spa-like bathrooms. Mike Rutherford's house is on the market for $7.995 million, but the stunning views, swanky location, and beautiful renovation work make the price tag appropriate. Whether some Genesis or Mike + The Mechanics fan chooses to drop a handful of millions on Mike Rutherford's house remains to be seen. No matter who buys it, the success of the loft's previous owner, will most definitely have an influence on its sale.