An oceanfront retreat on Northern California’s coast once owned by Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann is on the market for $4.75 million.
The current owners bought the Mendocino County getaway from Kreutzmann in the early 2000s. They proceeded to buy up neighboring land and added a second house to the property, while also updating the original residence. The oceanfront escape along Highway 1 now encompasses almost 5 acres.
The owners don’t use the place much anymore, and have decided to let another family enjoy it, according to listing agent James Eldridge of Mendo Sotheby’s International Realty.
This leaves Deadheads everywhere an opportunity to take the “golden road” to this pedigreed property. Kreutzmann, 73, was born in Palo Alto, CA, and played for the Dead for its entire 30-year run. The drummer still performs with various offshoots of the Dead legacy.
While each home has its own address and formal entry, they’re linked by an elevated, enclosed breezeway.
But a new owner could redesign the second floor and separate the two buildings. In fact, the flexible space allows for multiple options.
The new owner could choose to stay in one home while renting out the other. Or two families could even go in on the purchase, with a house for each. Or it could simply work as a comfortable compound for extended family and friends.
The 6,000-square-foot property has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and two bonus rooms. Along with a formal entry, each dwelling includes a staircase, second-story living area, chef’s kitchen, living and dining areas, and dramatic ocean views.
“It’s certainly a vacation home,” Eldridge says. The San Francisco Bay Area locale is definitely a draw. “It’s about three hours from Silicon Valley. It tends to be a vacation destination.”
The gated compound also comes with a three-car garage and an elevator. A property management company currently maintains the property. Smart home systems allow the owner to remotely monitor heating and security.
“It could be a vacation rental or a long-term rental,” Eldridge says. “It’s extremely versatile. You can use the property in any way you can think of.”
Whoa. It sounds like the ultimate opportunity for a buyer who’s open to expanding their mind.