Thursday, February 16, 2017

Attn. Deadheads: For Sale--Jerry Garcia's Stinson Beach Place

From Curbed:

Standing on Stinson Beach, the sea will part before you
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jerry Garcia’s house at 18 Ave Farralone, Stinson Beach in Marin County is for sale again, asking $4.35 million, down a bit from its previous listing asking nearly $4.6 million last June. 
That listing failed to secure a buyer, but maybe this time they’ll try just a little but harder, try just a little bit more. 
Compared to the remarkable refinement of Dead bassist Phil Lesh’s own North Bay home that listed last April, Garcia’s onetime crash pad looks a bit more humble and even a bit retro, which we suppose means the decor was built to last. 
Not many of them, though; Stinson Beach has a population of about 630. Love is like an April rain that makes the harvest grow, but most of what’s growing here is cypress and redwoods on an acre overlooking the sweet calm face of the sea.
Back in 2013 this retreat, which Garcia reportedly nicknamed "Sans Souci" (roughly, "No worries") sold for $3.6 million. 
Note that Garcia and his wife paid $20,000 for it in 1971, the equivalent of about $118,000 today, proving once again that it costs a lot to win and even more to lose....
The house is past the left end of the bridge, beyond the Marin headlands and up the coast. Nice hood.