A 1,500-square-foot artist’s studio, a solar-heated pool and an organic garden.
Those amenities and more await the buyer of former Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia’s estate north of San Francisco, on the market for $3,995,000. The recent news item on Garcia’s 11-acre estate going up for sale made me wonder what’s available for someone with deep pockets and an interest in living in the former home of a celebrity. Turns out Garcia’s place is somewhat modest next to some other offerings on the market.
A quick sampling:
— Golfer Greg Norman’s estate in Jupiter Island, Fla., listed No. 8 on the “Top 10 Most Expensive Homes for Sale on Zillow.”
Offering price: $65 million
Key features: 172 feet on the ocean and 370 feet on the Intracoastal Waterway; six buildings, including a main house overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway, and a garage with space for 17 cars.
Key features: overlooks Keawakapu Beach; 6,150-square-foot main residence with two master suites, library, media room, chef’s kitchen and butler’s pantry.
— Michael Jackson’s Las Vegas Wonderland Home in Las Vegas, also listed among celebrity homes on dupontRegistry.com.
Offering price: $16.5 million
Key features: 10-acre compound with five buildings, 50 total rooms and 21,000 square feet of living space; main residence has five stone fireplaces, an elevator, a 5,000-bottle wine cellar and tasting room, and gym with sauna.
— Christie Brinkley’s waterfront home in Sag Harbor, N.Y., described in The Wall Street Journal.
Offering price: $15.75 million
Key features: five-bedroom waterfront home dates to 1843; house has 5,500 square feet, with four fireplaces, a pool, beach and views of the harbor and the surrounding bay.
Tom Fetters is a copy editor at The Daily Reporter. He once ate Cherry Garcia ice cream.