The late Dennis Hopper's compound is for sale, and the asking price is $6.245 million for the sprawling property that encompasses 330, 334, and 326 Indiana Boulevard in Venice, California. The 15,500 square foot lot includes a Brian Murphy-designed main home (with corrugated metal exterior), three two-story condominiums designed by Frank Gehry, a pool, a pool house, a guest cottage, and a landscaped yard. Of course, for those who just want single houses instead of monuments to the industrial aesthetic, the condominiums can also be sold separately, with prices ranging from $750,000 to $1.05 million. If these smaller properties were sold on their own, the main home is a steal at $3.95 million.
Luxist notes the historical import of the property: "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..." The official listing praises the Venice community: "Close to both Abbot Kinney and Main Street, this property offers both a rich history and unlimited possibilities for a creative live and/or work space celebrating the very best of Venice."
The beloved actor, artist, photographer, and filmmaker was plagued with family infighting over his will in the months before he died. He passed away in May 2010, and RealEstalker describes the nasty aftermath:
Hopper is believed to have left the bulk of his fortune estimated at around thirty million clams, to his three adult children, his 7-year old daughter, and two grandchildren but by mid-June the family was locked in a bitter battle over Mister Hopper's estate because his estranged 5th wife Victoria Duffy-Hopper had filed for divorce just months before he died-was contesting the will claiming that a 1996 pre-nup entitled her to a one-time payout of $250,000 from his life insurance policy plus 25% of the estate that includes a modern art collection and homes in both Los Angeles and Taos, NM.
Photos by Simon Berlyn, courtesy of the official listing at Jade Mills Estates.