If you’ve ever wanted to live in a California hacienda redolent with visual representation of local history, then here’s the adobe house for you. Eric Burdon of the 60s British rock group The Animals is selling his 4 bedroom 3 bath 3,120 square foot house on two and half acres in 7423 Juniper Road in Joshua Tree CA for $888,888.
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It’s About The Desert
People see California in their mind’s eye as laden with tropical palm trees, swimming pools, tans, beaches, and surf. What they don’t consider is that a portion of the state is desert. Forget the movies’ version with skulls bleached white by the sun or tall, spiny cactus with birds perched on top.
Instead, picture a peaceful sandscape with no traffic, hustle and bustle, or noise. This house is unique due to its sound studio. Of course, a singer needs one inside his house. Just think of the acoustics! For inspiration, just gaze upon the retro concert posters on the walls.
The walls are painted gray with ceilings in white with tile and hardwood floors throughout the house. Can lighting and ceiling fans provide light in addition to the plethora of windows throughout the house? Desert views may be seen from any window in the house.
The combination studio and office feature light hardwood floors, ceiling beams, ceiling fan, and white furniture that contrasts well. The kitchen is very large, done in light wood cabinetry with a gigantic island in the center of the tiled floor. The island features a wine rack and wine fridge, cabinets around the island, and a sink. The appliances are chrome. There is plenty of space on the tan stone countertops for preparing food.
The living room is a thing of beauty sporting tile floors, a wood accent wall, corner fireplace, shutters on the inside of the windows, and comfortable leather furnishings. A flat-screen TV is mounted on the wood accent wall.
Light hardwood floors contrast the gray walls of the bedrooms. French doors lead into the bathrooms. The bedrooms are very well lit with natural light while ceiling fans provide specific lighting. The bedrooms are huge with beautiful wood furnishings.
The Outside Of The Hacienda
A wood walkway leads visitors to the covered front elevation of the adobe house. Planted with succulents and desert plantings, the surroundings are spare and beautiful.
However, if you’re getting an impression of brown sand and red adobe walls, then cast your eyes upon the back of the house. It features a tile sun deck facing a cobalt blue saltwater pool. You’ll also see pure blue sky reflected in the many windows. Here is where you will see amazing desert landscapes with dunes and mesas in the distance.
About Eric Burdon
You might remember the lead singer of The Animals as belting out We Gotta Get Out of this Place, Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood, and House of the Rising Sun. However, a lot of people aren’t aware Eric Burdon is an actor as well. He has endeavored to escape films casting him as a singer and found his way into films via German movies. He has been married three times and has one daughter.
What I find intriguing about Eric Burdon’s house are the spacious rooms. The light gray paint and light wood floors give the impression of even more space. The quiet of his desert abode appeals to me, too.