UPDATE (4/18/2012): According to news reports, Dick Clark passed away today, only few months after he put his Malibu home on the market. Clark reportedly died of a “massive heart attack” after undergoing surgery the previous night. He was 82.
Who knew that the timeless music countdown maestro Dick Clark was also a lover of architecture as art? Or, make that, architecture as cave.
Of course, those heads have to turn up, since the cavern-like structure, listed for $3.5 million, is nestled on 22 acres on top of a mountain. The 1-bedroom, 2-bathroom specialty dwelling affords some spectacular, 360-degree views of the Pacific Ocean, Boney Island, Channel Island, the Serrano Valley and the bright lights of Los Angeles.
Despite a stroke in 2004, Clark maintained quite a hold on pop culture events in the following years, hosting the New Year’s Eve special alongside Ryan Seacrest annually. And while he sold Dick Clark Productions in 2007 for $175 million to Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder, the Dick Clark brand continues to be part of some of the biggest productions in showbiz.