Lindsey Buckingham & Wife Are ‘Macs’ of LA Home Buying, Building, Decorating
Fleetwood Mac never dies, which is good for fans of the band that set music history milestones for most records sold and most intra-band breakups. And now just three months ahead of a huge Fleetwood Mac world tour, there’s word that frontman and solo artist Lindsey Buckingham has bought another Los Angeles area home.
The 1920s Spanish colonial had been on and off the market for a year. It has 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in just under 3,000 square feet. The 0.82-acre lot sits slightly north of Sunset Boulevard and is close to properties owned by the likes of Betty White, Maria Shriver, Ricki Lake and Arianna Huffington.
It’s unclear whether the couple will be downsizing, but they have clearly enjoyed making nice homes in the Los Angeles area. In 2004, Town & Country magazine featured the home that Buckingham had owned for 19 years and decided to renovate only after a potential buyer for the place had plans to demolish it.
In 2007, the Buckinghams and their three children moved to a much bigger home that Kristen, a photographer and designer, had built by architect Kevin A. Clark. The home borrows distinctly from legendary Hollywood architect Wallace Neff, whose 1920s homes are staples of the Hollywood area look and lore. The home was featured in Elle Decor in 2008, complete with a slideshow that definitely makes it known that Kristen and Lindsey Buckingham are as consummate home builders and homemakers as they are artists.
It’s tough to imagine the Buckinghams moving out of that fantastic custom-built property, but given what we know about the couple’s ability to transform older L.A. homes, maybe the new purchase will turn into another stellar renovation project. If so, the “after” pictures will be worth the wait.