Rock And Roll Real Estate
I saw an article today about the Pink Floyd house going up for sale…
The north London home where Syd Barrett, Roger Waters and Nick Mason formed Pink Floyd has come up for sale for the first time since they lodged there in the Sixties.
The three-storey house, which has barely been altered since then, is being auctioned on September 20 with a guide price of £1.2 million and needs total refurbishment.
It was at the property — in Stanhope Gardens, Highgate — that the young musicians developed the psychedelic sound and look that was to propel them to superstardom.
I thought it was pretty neat because, I was in to the Floyd back in the day (just so you know kids, I was feedbacking along with “Interstellar Overdrive” long before anyone was hollerin’ “How can you have any pudding if you don’t eat yer meat?”).
And, it was sort of curious because, just yesterday, I was at the Captain Beefheart site reading about the infamous Trout house…
I had a lot of magical experiences there and always have loved that yard, because it was more like being in a national park. It was completely untrimmed and so everything just grew everywhere. The twin eucalyptus trees that were beside the kitchen door died (the ones that Don sent for the tree surgeons to look at.) Those trees were Gigantic! When you stood to the north of the house looking at the right side of the house, the trees absolutely dwarfed the house and had they fallen, would have probably crushed the place. -John French
It sold a couple of years ago for a little north of $330,000 by the way (quite the bargain!).
It occurred to me that band communal living was quite the rage in that era and I wondered whatever became of Big Pink? Turns out the dwelling has it’s own website!
BIG PINK has been owned by Don and Susan LaSala since 1998. We consider ourselves to be conscious stewards of this special place, preserving the house and endeavor to keep the surrounding land pristine as when its peacefulness was inspirational to certain road weary musicians.
Nice! But, how’s the basement looking?
And, all this led to looking in to a couple of others. A nice article on the Sun Ra house in Philadelphia…
…and, the Allman Brothers Big House which, is now a museum with space you can rent for your next wedding reception or acid party…
All in all, some nice real estate and I’m sure there are others out there that didn’t come to mind.