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Published on April 24, 2024
99 Brighton Ave: Bolinas Beach House with Jefferson Airplane History Lists for $15M, Boasting Guitar-Shaped PoolSource: Applegarth+ Warrin / Golden Gate Sotheby's

A slice of rock-n-roll history is up for grabs as the former Bolinas beach house of Jefferson Airplane's Grace Slick and Paul Kantner lists for a cool $14.99 million with Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty, with its illustrious past spanning from a 1920s hotspot for San Francisco's elite to a 1970s rock star hideaway.

Source (All Images): Applegarth+ Warrin / Golden Gate Sotheby's

Perched on nearly three-quarters of an acre at 99 Brighton Ave, the oceanfront residence features a unique guitar-shaped pool designed by Slick herself and a home that has opened its doors to icons like Jerry Garcia, renowned for its epic jam sessions and the creative refuge it provided.

The 4,000-square-foot house boasts 400 feet of pristine beach frontage, offering panoramic views from Stinson Beach to the silhouetted skyline of San Francisco, and a lengthy roster of notable neighbors, including Joel Coen and Frances McDormand, as detailed by a listing on Zillow.

The current owners, Mark Talucci, chairman and co-founder of the Sak Group, and his wife Keri, the brand’s chief sustainability officer, have invested considerably in the property since they took ownership in 1998, conducting extensive renovations in three phases yet maintaining the original Douglas fir floors and the structure's historical integrity, as Talucci conveyed to Mansion Global.

The gated estate includes a two-car garage, a motor court, and an expansive patio and deck surrounding the iconic swimming pool, reflecting its layered history as a bathhouse, tea house, and once even a casino before its transformation into a private sanctuary.

The Bolinas home's interior features a seamless open floor plan with a chef’s kitchen, living, and dining areas, highlighted by painted-white vaulted ceilings and large windows framing endless ocean views. According to the Zillow listing, the family room holds a special place in music history as the rehearsal space where Jefferson Airplane and members of the Grateful Dead composed and played. It's a sanctuary that has witnessed the creation of timeless music.

The property comes complete with modern luxuries, such as a hot tub and sauna, making it a rare find in the exclusive, elusive Bolinas, known for its unmarked paths and desire for privacy.

Source (All Images): Applegarth+ Warrin / Golden Gate Sotheby's