Thursday, May 17, 2012

Dick Clark's rockin' cave

"America's oldest teenager" Dick Clark (1929-2012) had a really cool little hideaway on 22 acres adjacent to California's Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and overlooking the Pacific Ocean (images above, more photos here). Shortly before his death earlier this year, the TV host and his wife Kari decided to sell the unusual home, one of at least 3 they owned in Malibu, and listed it with Coldwell Banker for $3.5 million. The retreat, which has been likened to the Flintstones' residence, was built to blend into the landscape to alleviate the park's concerns about development. "I came up with the idea that if the house looked like a rock formation, the park conservancy would let us build on top. They liked the concept," said Beverly Hills architect Phillip Jon Brown. The vaulted ceilings and expansive use of glass in the design allows 360° views that stretch out to sea as far as the Channel Islands, and inland toward the Boney Mountains, Serrano Valley, and Hollywood. The house has living and dining rooms, intimate seating areas, a wood-burning fireplace, stone floors, 2 bathrooms, 1 bedroom, and other amenities. The listing does not mention square footage - I guess it's too hard to measure!

Thanks, Sandra!
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