Dennis Hopper's Art Compound Up For Sale
The late Dennis Hopper's art collection is headed to Christie's this fall and the place that housed it, his compound in Venice, California is about to hit the market. Coldwell Banker Previews International has announced that Dennis Hopper's home will hit the market at $6.245 million. The property is located in Venice's popular Abbot Kinney area and features an "Art Barn" and three loft-style townhouses created by architect Frank Gehry, as well as a main residence designed by Brian A. Murphy.
Hopper was an artist and photographer himself and his work is currently on display in a comprehensive exhibit at the Los Angeles MOCA. His home served as the center of his artistic output and the property was host to some of the top celebrities as well as important artists like Jasper Johns and Roy Lichtenstein, many of whom also feature in Hopper's collection.
The main house is constructed of corrugated steel, and the three townhouses are all open, loft-style spaces. The property includes the original bungalow-style cottage which was built in 1909. Overall the compound extends to over 15,550 square feet of living space. The double provenance of this being both an actor's home and a home designed by the world's preeminent starchitect makes this a highly desirable home. The property is a joint listing by Jade Mills and Jane Gavens, both with Coldwell Banker Previews International of Beverly Hills. The entire property can be bought for $6.245 million or the main residence, bungalow, lap pool and pool house are available as one listing for $3.595 million with the three townhouses being sold separately at prices ranging from $750,000 - $1,050,000.