The late heavy metal drummer from Pantera’s party house in Arlington has been sold to an anonymous buyer according to a Dallas Morning News article from February 11.
“A new buyer has nabbed a piece of rock-and-roll history — and fascinating piece of real estate — in Arlington.
The hilltop home once owned by the late heavy metal drummer Vinnie Paul, co-founder of the band Pantera, sold this week.
Realtor Chris Johnston, co-owner of Texas Best Home Buyers, said interest in the home skyrocketed after The Dallas Morning News published an article about the property earlier this month.
The buyer wants to remain anonymous, Johnston said, adding that the home sold for a little under the asking price of $750,000. He declined to give the exact price tag.”
This house however, wasn’t just like any other house as Paul specifically designed and built it to be a party house equipped with game rooms, safe rooms, pools with waterfalls and boasted grand views in Texas according to a Blabbermouth article from February 4 which reports,
“Vinnie Paul designed the 3,784-square-foot home, which sits on 1.5 acres and offers expansive views of Arlington, downtown Fort Worth and Las Colinas.
“I’ve been in real estate a long time, and I’ve never seen anything like this house,” Johnston said. “It was not built to be a family home. It was meant to be a party house.”
The secluded hilltop house, which was completed in 1995, features 40-plus-foot ceilings, four bedrooms, four and a half baths, two game rooms and a secret/safe room. The home has four newer, over-sized Lennox Elite AC units and a gas-operated Generac generator. The backyard features a large pool with waterfall and a spa that spills into the pool. Two fire pits are on each end of the waterfall.”
And because of its specific purpose and design, this house became a home to many parties that featured different groups of celebrities and well-known athletes according to a Dallas Dirt article from February 9. They say,
“He wanted a party house, and that’s what he built,” Johnston said.
Like that time in 1999 when Dallas Stars hockey player Guy Carbonneau (Paul was a Stars fan and wrote a song for the team) attempted to heave the Stanley Cup into the swimming pool from a balcony: The cup, which weighs 37 pounds, landed short and hit concrete, producing a three-inch dent in the trophy that had to be pounded out. It’s Johnston’s favorite story about Paul
Or that time when Paul and his brother opened a gentlemen’s club that was popular with athletes and visiting musicians and the party would sometimes continue after-hours at Paul’s house.”
Vinnie Paul passed away in 2018 at the age of 54, leaving the estate to his girlfriend, friends, manager and staff members.