Eric Clapton’s Former Venice Beach Pad Hits Market for $5.2M

Eric Clapton’s Former Venice Beach Pad Hits Market for $5.2M

Published: August 11, 2016 | By: American Luxury Staff

America’s only private residence by Arata Isozaki, architect of Los Angeles’ Museum of Contemporary Art and Barcelona’s Olympic Stadium, has hit the market with an asking price of $5.195 million, and Isozaki isn’t even the biggest name associated with the Venice Beach home. Commissioned by dancer and art collector Teresa Bjornson in the eighties, the unique two-bedroom, two-bath was owned by guitar god Eric Clapton from 1998 to 2003.

The 2,112-square-foot contemporary includes enormous, triangular skylights in the thirty-foot ceilings, a large loft currently set up as a home office, blonde hardwood floors and solid teak front and back decks. Glass-clad French front doors open to an enormous open-plan grand room with furniture by German contemporary artist Klaus Rinke, and columned pony walls separate the kitchen from a formal dining room topped by a modern rectangular lighting fixture. Contemporary white built-in cabinetry offers plenty of storage space, while a 600-square-foot patio and parking for four cars make the home perfect for intimate get-togethers.

Isozaki’s reputation for bold, exaggerated styling and inventive detail is on full display in the one-of-a-kind home. The Kenzo Tange-schooled architect is frequently associated with Japan’s Metabolist movement, which delineated itself from Western post-war building trends by emphasizing the harmonious interaction of natural and designed space, a forebear to current movements like new urbanism and organic modern architecture.

Clapton should need no introduction: the British musician made a name for himself as the world’s premier rock guitarist during his ‘60s stint in Cream before going on to a successful solo career. His “Blackie” Stratocaster hybrid was at one time the most expensive guitar ever sold at auction, fetching $959,500 at Christie’s in 2004.










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