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Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann's former California home can be yours for $4 million

Want to own the former home of a rock 'n' roll legend? Then Truckin' takes you to Mendocino, California, where you can buy an oceanfront property that once belonged to Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann. The musician, who played with the band for the entirety of its 30-year history from 1965 to 1995, sold the home to a family living in California in 2001.

“When my parents bought the house, it was a two-bedroom, one-bath coastal cottage,” says Brian Temple, the home's current owner. “Although the house had a lot of charm and intrigue, my father saw the future potential of the place. There was a vacant lot next door that my parents immediately bought, and over the course of ten years they worked on their dream project. Eventually they remodeled and expanded the original house, built a second house next door, and later connected the two by a skybridge. It is the most beautiful place I know.”

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Mendocino California Grateful Dead Drummer House Living Area Kitchen Dining Room

A quirky lamp enlivens the relaxed, open living space.

Although it has been on the market on and off for several years, with prices reduced in between, it is currently being offered by Jim Eldridge of Mendo Sotheby's International Realty for $4 million. The two homes are on five contiguous acres and are being offered together but have different addresses. Together, the homes have approximately 6,200 square feet of space and a total of four bedrooms and four bathrooms. Each of the self-contained buildings has its own kitchen, living and dining areas, but are connected by an enclosed walkway. This is an ideal solution as a multi-generational home or vacation home for those who enjoy entertaining but also want to maintain a little privacy.

Completed in 2010, the homes are perched on a cliff at the edge of a steep, rocky coastline. The incredible location offers panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and Mendocino Village.

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The clifftop location offers spectacular views of the sea and the coast.

The wood-clad home on the north end of the property combines relaxed California cool with rustic design. The shingle-style home is crafted from wood and stone, with vaulted wood-beam ceilings and a fireplace set into a hand-stacked stone wall. Oversized windows offer uninterrupted ocean views, and to maximize the connection to the outside world, the open living area connects to a deck that runs the length of the home and faces the ocean.

Charming and understated, there are two en-suite bedrooms in each home, with the option to convert the bonus rooms into additional bedrooms or rec rooms. Other highlights throughout the home and property include a game room, three-car garage, elevator in the south house, and upper-floor terraces with even more gorgeous ocean views. Just three hours from Silicon Valley, it's a scenic coastal getaway with nearby access to Mendocino Village.

The appeal of this property lies in the outdoor spaces. The gated property features a large manicured lawn, immaculate landscaping and plenty of outdoor patios. There are also walking paths along the cliff and nearby access to the beach below.

Click here to see more photos of Bill Kreutzmann's former home.

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Mendocino, California, Grateful Dead Drummer House, exterior view

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