Does anyone love the Beach Boys as much as I do? I spent many years listening to their music, dancing with my first boyfriend to “Little Surfer Girl,” and I always daydreamed about living the beach / surfer life! As we enter the last month of summer, it seems only appropriate to discover that Beach Boy icon Brian Wilson’s former home is for sale by Coldwell Banker agent, Betty Theisen Placek, where someone will be able to live the “good vibrations” all year long! Located in St. Charles, just outside of Chicago, the home is now on the market for $1.49 million. While it’s not on the beaches of Kokomo, it is a fabulous listing with a bit of musical history to top it off.
According to the Chicago Daily Herald, Brian actually wrote and recorded most of his 1998 “Imagination” album in the home. He had a custom underground music studio built so he could have “fun, fun, fun” without bothering his neighbors, and the Daily Herald also reported that a slew of famous musicians have spent the night within these walls, including Paul McCartney, Sean Lennon and Eagles band member Joe Walsh.
The space itself is absolutely gorgeous, with 6527 square feet of living space, nine fire places, five bedrooms and six baths, and not one, but two, master suites. In addition to the media room, it also has a gym, gardens, pond and a pool.
While I’m currently a California Girl, I must say that if I was living in the Chicago suburbs I would have to check the home out for myself. Wouldn’t it be nice?