It may not be a mansion, but Eric Clapton’s former beach house is on the market and offers a truly unique experience for anyone looking for a new home. The property is located in Venice, CA, an area that has recently seen the revitalization and a newfound interest thanks to Google and Snapchat taking up residence in the area.
This property is steps away from the beach and offers the only home in the United States that was designed by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki, who also designed the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. The furniture has also been widely acclaimed, designed by Klaus Rinke. The new owner can walk to art galleries, bars, restaurants, and a Farmers Market all on the pier and boardwalk that have been the backdrop for many movies and television shows.
The beach house has been reduced in price from $5.195 million to $4.75 million and is 2,920 square feet. It has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a sleeping loft, a great room, kitchen, and formal dining room.
Step into this house and gaze up at the 30-foot ceilings that are present in the great room and the 20-foot ceilings in the primary bedroom. The second floor looks down on the first floor and there is a neat loft that can be reached by a ladder. This house relishes in the sunshine. It is white and bright and full of windows with a very unique ceiling.
The primary bedroom is not only a place to sleep, but also offers personal living space as well as a grand black piano and a study. The home office is a great space to work in and also offers high ceilings. The kitchen in the home is L-shaped and includes a Garland professional range. There is also a formal dining room with room for 10 or more guests.
The home is secured by several gates and offers an impressive 600 square foot outdoor patio. Large umbrellas cover lounge chairs as well as an outdoor dining set. French doors lead into the home from the deck and there is also a gate off the deck to leave the property. This set-up makes this outdoor space great for entertaining. Plus, the beach is only a few steps away.
Eric Clapton, legendary vocalist and guitarist, owned this home from the late 1990s until 2004. Eric Clapton has been touring for more than 50 years and has played more than 3,000 concerts. He has received many awards and accolades, including Best International Musician, 18 Grammy Awards, and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as well as the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
He published an autobiography in October 2007, titled Clapton. Eric Clapton struggled with and has overcome addiction in his life and has opened the Crossroads Centre. this facility is located on Antigua and helps provide addiction treatment for the poorest of the Caribbean. He is still touring and has recently rescheduled his 2020 tour to 2021.
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