Terrace In Heaven: Eric Clapton’s Californian Home For Sale

SLIDESHOW: The architectural masterpiece is located just a short stroll away from California’s famous Venice Beach.

The handsome home once owned by celebrated musician Eric Clapton was built by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki, designer of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.

The one-time bachelor pad of rock star Eric Clapton in Los Angeles returns to the market for nearly US$5.5million — a five percent increase in price from its past listing six months ago.

“Situated one block from the mellow end of [California’s] Venice Beach, it made a perfect bachelor pad and I loved it,” Clapton wrote in his autobiography. But after getting serious with future wife Melia McEnery and “giving in to homesickness”, the couple decided to head back to England.

Bought by Clapton in the late 1990s, the three-bedroom property was sold in 2004. It features a grand room with 30ft-tall ceilings, triangular skylights, custom furnishings and, apparently, the sound system Clapton installed.

Current owner Stephen Meadows claims there was an unreleased 12-minute solo classical guitar instrumental recording Clapton left in the stereo when he sold the property for about US$1.5 million, according to public records. The recording will be included with the current sale. “It’s part of the home’s history,” Meadows said.

The retired architect and actor has been trying to sell the modern house for a couple of years now. Meadows first put it on the market in 2011 for US$2.5 million, saying he would donate funds over the market price to relief efforts in Japan. After the house failed to sell, he re-listed it several times before taking it off the market in December 2016. It was put up for sale at US$4.75 million at that time.

The current listing managed by Douglas Elliman Real Estate says the almost 3,000-square-foot house was designed by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki, who also designed the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. There is also a 600-square-foot solid-teak patio for outdoor dining and entertaining.

The second floor looks out over the grand room and features an office space, kitchen, dining room and master bedroom.

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