A few new interesting homes with a celebrity connection have recently hit the market. Whether you are looking to live like a rock star or swing into the steps of your own estate, these beautiful homes will give you something to dance to.
Jim Morrison’s Apartment
The Spanish-style West Hollywood apartment complex where Doors front man Jim Morrison was said to have lived out his final years has been put up for sale. Currently owned by Cheri Woods, who has been working toward transforming the complex into a B&B, the complex has been put on the market for $2.995 million.
Reportedly, Morrison resided in the complex between mid-1969 and early 1971. After purchasing the building, Amour started working on plans to transform it into a B&B. Despite the fact that she is supposedly just “one step away” from getting approval to operate a B&B, Woods has decided to sell the property because she has been unable to obtain historical designation for the building. Apparently, the West Hollywood Historic Preservation Commission reviewed her request to transform the building into a landmark back in April 2014, but has postponed making a decision because it has asked Woods to provide additional documentation proving that Morrison once lived there.
Despite the fact that the complex has not been designated as a landmark, it comes with great stories and excellent development opportunities. Built in 1932 and named the Cheri Amour, the current building has five units. Each unit within the rent controlled building has two bedrooms. The new owner won’t have to worry about dealing with the current tenants, however, as Woods has invoked the Ellis Act, which allows landlords to evict all of their tenants in order to convert the building to another use. If the building is purchased by someone without a sentimental attachment to the Morrison connection, the land has already been zoned for up to eight condos.
Benny Goodman’s Mansion
Big Band Leader Benny Goodman’s 1928 Pacific Palisades estate has also been put on the market for $6.195 million. Famous for his contributions to swing music, Goodman was a jazz clarinetist and bandleader who achieved great success throughout his career. Known as the “King of Swing,” Goodman lead one of the most popular musical groups in the country. His bands, which were known for being integrated during a time of segregation, also helped launch many careers.
The former home of Goodman is a five-bedroom mansion that makes a statement right from the start. Boasting a tall entryway, high ceilings and winding staircase, the home features other fine details such as wrought iron detailing, hardwood and tile floors, a fully wired sound system and speakers in every room. The home also features the original windows, which run throughout the Spanish-style mansion, as well as a detached guesthouse that is currently being used as a music studio. Each of the home’s bedrooms boasts an en-suite bathroom with an extra half bathroom not attached to any bedrooms. The master bedroom also features a walk-in closet and heated floors. The home was last sold in 2006 for $4.65 million.
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