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Eric Clapton’s Former California Estate Hits Market for $5.5 Million

Guitar icon's one-of-a-kind home designed by MOCA architect Arata Isozaki.

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As you’ve found out on RCL, Eric Clapton isn’t just a guitar god—the fellow who barnstormed through bands like the Yardbirds, Cream, Blind Faith, and Derek and the Dominos before going solo and selling more than 130 million records.

He’s also got an eye for tying his pounds up in assets, whether it be flashy cars or priceless paintings. Or better yet, the roof over his head (or former one, for that matter).

Douglas Elliman Real Estate is currently listing one such estate in Venice, California. The 2,946-square-foot abode features three bedrooms and two baths, and was designed by architect Arata Isozaki, the talent behind the MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art).

The gated, private residence has its own 600-square-foot patio; a grand room with 30-foot-high ceilings; and a family room/guest bedroom that includes a wet bar.

On the second floor, there’s a large office space, kitchen, and dining room (there’s a lofted bedroom that overlooks the latter two rooms). And the master bedroom—where one might play “Layla” loudly prior to turning in for the night—has 20-foot-high ceilings.

Eric Clapton's former home 16 Paloma Avenue
(Juliette Hohnen/The Altman Brothers)
Eric Clapton's former home 16 Paloma Avenue
(Juliette Hohnen/The Altman Brothers)
Eric Clapton's former home 16 Paloma Avenue
(Juliette Hohnen/The Altman Brothers)
Eric Clapton's former home 16 Paloma Avenue
(Juliette Hohnen/The Altman Brothers)
Eric Clapton's former home 16 Paloma Avenue
(Juliette Hohnen/The Altman Brothers)
Eric Clapton's former home 16 Paloma Avenue
(Juliette Hohnen/The Altman Brothers)
Eric Clapton's former home 16 Paloma Avenue
(Juliette Hohnen/The Altman Brothers)
Eric Clapton's former home 16 Paloma Avenue
(Juliette Hohnen/The Altman Brothers)
Eric Clapton's former home 16 Paloma Avenue
(Juliette Hohnen/The Altman Brothers)