A Home with a Musical Past Lists for $27.9 Million

A Home with a Musical Past Lists for $27.9 Million

  • Architectural Digest
  • 02/8/24
Eagle-eyed music fans may recognize this Los Angeles house—its likeness once graced the interior gatefold of George Harrison’s second solo album. Both Harrison and Ringo Starr appear in the picture, alongside other musicians Harrison worked with on the album, as well as entertainment attorney Abe Somer, the home’s owner. 
Somer was a fixture of the ’60s and ’70s music scene in particular, with a client list that included the Rolling Stones, the Mamas & the Papas, the Beach Boys, and the Doors along with the Beatles. Somer passed away in 2023, and his widow and daughter are now selling the legendary property that has been in their family for over 50 years. The estate is currently being offered at $27.9 million. 

The 1927-built primary structure has been well maintained in its original style both inside and out, save for the tastefully renovated, more contemporary-leaning kitchen and bathrooms. Leaded-glass windows, wood paneled ceilings, and built-in bookshelves and cabinetry appear throughout, all in immaculate condition. Additional structures, both in the same style, include a pool house with a kitchenette and lounge area and a carriage house with a grand double height library and guest suite.

Located in the desirable neighborhood of the Bird Streets, the nearly two acre property features grounds designed by Mark Rios in the style of an English estate. An oval lily pond, brick pathways, koi ponds, and waterfalls add tranquility to the grounds. A tennis court accompanied by a viewing pavilion, plus a fenced in pool, layer on even more appeal.


Richard Ehrlich of Carolwood Estates holds the listing.


Story Courtesy of Architectural Digest

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