Chili Peppers' Flea Sells L.A. "Castle" For $3 Million

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are currently on the European stint of their world tour, yet bassist Flea still managed to take care of some real-estate business back home in Los Angeles.

While away, Flea has sold his palace-like home in the L.A. neighborhood of Los Feliz for an estimated $3 million to John Getty, son of Getty Petroleum heir Gordon Getty, according to "The Los Angeles Times."

The Chili Peppers' bassist purchased the 5,500-square foot house back in 1996 and had a sports court and tropical garden landscaped onto the property. The house itself features five bedrooms, stone columns, and a circular gallery. Because of its construction, it has come to be known as "The Castle" by Los Feliz residents.

In past years, the Castle has been home to the likes of Bob Dylan and Andy Warhol, both of whom rented out rooms in the estate when it was owned by actor John Phillip Law during the 1960s.

Meanwhile, the Red Hot Chili Peppers are set to play the Spektrum

in Oslo, Norway Monday night and will continue on their European tour through a November 22 date in Lisbon, Portugal. The band will then take a break for the holidays before heading for a run through Japan and Australia in January and February.