SOURCE: Chastain, Inc.

March 29, 2011 10:15 ET

Sale of Eric Clapton's Venice Beach, CA Home to Benefit Relief Efforts in Japan

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - March 29, 2011) - The only private residence designed by MOCA's celebrated Japanese architect, Arata Isozaki, will hit the market at $2.5 mil. Sale includes a never released, solo recording Clapton left behind.

The current owner, a volunteer in Sri Lanka after the 2004 Tsunami, will donate funds over the market price to current relief efforts in Japan.

Described in Clapton's New York Times bestseller, Clapton: The Autobiography, the property boasts thirty-foot ceilings with giant triangular skylights and solid teak decks.

Owned by Mr. Clapton for five years until 2003, the three thousand square foot structure along the sands of Venice Beach, CA includes the musician's sound system and custom furnishings by Getty Museum artisan Ronald Bennett that have been a part of the property since Isozaki built the home in 1987.

Shortly after purchasing the home from Mr. Clapton, the current owner discovered a digital tape Eric had left in the sound system. The twelve-minute solo classical guitar instrumental has never been professionally recorded or released. The owner says the tape, "Stays with the house. It's part of the home's history."

More than a rock star, Eric Clapton is an icon, a living embodiment of the history of rock music. His original "Blackie" was the most expensive guitar ever to be sold at auction. The Fender guitar fetched $959,500 at Christie's in 2004 from the Los Angeles-based "Guitar Center."

Educated in Japan, the home's equally iconic designer, Arata Isozaki, is known for using bold, exaggerated forms and inventive detailing. The award-winning architect is identified with the imaginative, Japanese New Wave movement known as Metabolism. According to Architectural Record, Isozaki's design of the home complements other esteemed architectural works in Venice by the likes of Frank Gehry and Frederick Fisher.

Cool. How often does the opportunity come along to own a unique piece of history created by the Mozarts of our time... and feel good about doing it?


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