Buy Eric Clapton’s Former House for $2.5 Million, Get Clapton Guitar Recording, Too

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Fans of Eric Clapton, this deal is for you.

Not only is this piece of Venice, CA real estate the former residence of the British rock legend, it also holds a bit of Clapton musical history on tape — a similar memento to the supposed musical scrawlings left by Jim Morrison in his former home in Laurel Canyon, CA.

The current owner, Steve Meadows, purchased Clapton’s former home in 2003. While exploring the house he discovered a recording of Clapton playing guitar. He described the audio to Inman News:

“You hear him tuning up (on the tape) and he plays guitar for 12 to 14 minutes. It’s distinctive. I had never heard it before and it’s never been recorded, to my knowledge.”

And yes, that tape stays with the house, which is now for sale for $2.5 million.

In addition to an exclusive musical recording, the home boasts other unique amenities including a deluxe surround sound system that was reportedly installed by the Clapton.

The home was built as a custom-design by renowned architect, Arata Isozaki for an art collector in 1986. Isosaki’s notable works include L.A.’s Museum of Contemporary Art and the Center of Science and Industry museum in Columbus, OH. The original owner requested a large area for visiting artists to use as well as room to display a varied collection.

The 2-bedroom, 2-bath gated home includes 25-foot high ceilings, over 600-square-feet of decking, a loft bedroom and loft office, as well as full kitchen and dining room.

Meadows currently rents it out as vacation property ranging from $475 to $750 a night and the home comes equipped with bicycles, surfboards, roller skates and beach chairs.

Clapton bought the 2,850-square-foot artist’s domain in 1998 and lived there off and on until he sold it in 2003. In “Clapton: The Autobiography”, the musician wrote the the beach house was the “perfect bachelor pad.

Meadows is offering a charitable twist with this home as well. If the home is sold for more than the current list price, he will donate the additional amount paid to relief efforts in Japan. He may very well get over the listing price; Venice median home values sit at $739,800.

Agent Robert Glinert holds the listing.