Jerry Garcia's Marin County house goes up for sale

Would-be home buyers now have a chance to taste the high life, Grateful Dead-style: Jerry Garcia's house in Nicasio is for sale. Full Story
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Since: Feb 08

Hana, HI

#1 Sep 20, 2010
Nice pad ! It's good to see Gerry come out of poverty from the old days.
It must have been their last album "In the Dark" that made him rich.
I do wonder about what the real estate people are saying about being able to see the Pacific ocean though. Where is it ? Some secret part of Nicasio that I have never been.
Mt. Tam and Elephant Mtn. block the views of the ocean from just about everywhere in and around Nicasio. Maybe it is up on Elephant Mtn., but for sure it is not higher than Mt. Tam and Bolinas ridge.
And Gerry was born with the name Gerome, if I remember correctly, and he used to spell his name Gerry.
contractor

San Rafael, CA

#3 Sep 20, 2010
The long strange trip ends in the paradise of West Marin...weird.
little guy

San Rafael, CA

#4 Sep 20, 2010
Actually, I think it is a pretty boring design. I'd expect it to be the home of a banker or developer not Jerry Garcia. I'd think he go for something more dramatic with artistic flair and craftsmanship. Maybe we never knew the "inner" Jerry. Perhaps he was just a banker in hippie clothing.
Press 6 for English

Petaluma, CA

#6 Sep 20, 2010
Who would want to buy Jerry Garcia's old used toilet? Ugggghhh.
Rich kids

Mill Valley, CA

#7 Sep 20, 2010
It's the type of house that all of the goofy deadheads were raised.

Rich people pretending to be poor and discriminated against ... they will survive
Johhny Jim

AOL

#8 Sep 20, 2010
They are pricing this as though it was in 2006.
Peter Pud

Los Gatos, CA

#9 Sep 21, 2010
I think the guy was an amazing artist and guitar player. But the dude was just a normal guy with all the faults of mortal men.
Near the end he was scoring heroin in the mission and would be spotted eating a hot dogs and a big gulp at the Mill Valley 7-11 by the freeway early in the morning.
He wasn't some mystical shaman, that grew organic vegetables and made his own salves.
Honestly I liked him better that way. That's way more rock n' roll.
stay out

San Leandro, CA

#10 Sep 21, 2010
Peter Pud wrote:
I think the guy was an amazing artist and guitar player. But the dude was just a normal guy with all the faults of mortal men.
Near the end he was scoring heroin in the mission and would be spotted eating a hot dogs and a big gulp at the Mill Valley 7-11 by the freeway early in the morning.
He wasn't some mystical shaman, that grew organic vegetables and made his own salves.
Honestly I liked him better that way. That's way more rock n' roll.
His biggest mistake was detoxing in a clinic that didn't have a MD
on staff. If he was detoxed correctly--he'd still be alive.
Note to any on addicted to benzo's, opiates, or alcohol; TAPER.
Dopethrone

San Rafael, CA

#11 Sep 21, 2010
Rich Marin hippies.. oxymoron.

"we're not hippies, we're slippies, like the manson family"
steph

Sausalito, CA

#12 Sep 21, 2010
Johhny Jim wrote:
They are pricing this as though it was in 2006.
but it IS on 11 acres, thus driving the price up a bit.
Hmmm

San Francisco, CA

#13 Sep 21, 2010
He lived behind a gate ... wonder if he willingly let people hike and bike across his private property? Probably not.

Where was the outrage toward Jerr, er, Gerry????

;-)
long time novato

AOL

#14 Sep 21, 2010
Honestly...It's not his house. Hasn't been since 1995-15 years ago. Looks nothing like when Garcia use to live there. Please!!!!
offgrid

United States

#15 Sep 21, 2010
I've spent a lot of time in this sweet house. It's gorgeous, and even understated for someone of jerry's wealth and stature. You can see the pacific just barely out the tomales bay corridoor , as well as 4 bays and I believe 7 bridges. There's a zipline leading over the olympic size pool. The jacuzzi attached to the pool easily seats 12 or 15.
Honest realtor

AOL

#16 Sep 21, 2010
offgrid wrote:
I've spent a lot of time in this sweet house. It's gorgeous, and even understated for someone of jerry's wealth and stature. You can see the pacific just barely out the tomales bay corridoor , as well as 4 bays and I believe 7 bridges. There's a zipline leading over the olympic size pool. The jacuzzi attached to the pool easily seats 12 or 15.
Was your time spent there when Garcia owned it or the current owners? Wasn't it very dated when Garcia was there. I heard the current owner has extensivley remodeled it!
offgrid

United States

#17 Sep 21, 2010
My time there, not with jerry, (i wish). There have been at least 2 owners since then. It was probably starting to become dated interior wise after jerry. The surfaces inside while adequate, were not oppulent high high end, but nice. Not sure about any recent remodeling. Since it's massive square footage (by marin standards) , a really high end remodel could blow through a 10 or 15 million dollar budget very quickly. I doubt that kind of remodel has happened.

Since: Feb 08

Hana, HI

#18 Sep 21, 2010
offgrid wrote:
I've spent a lot of time in this sweet house. It's gorgeous, and even understated for someone of jerry's wealth and stature. You can see the pacific just barely out the tomales bay corridoor , as well as 4 bays and I believe 7 bridges. There's a zipline leading over the olympic size pool. The jacuzzi attached to the pool easily seats 12 or 15.
I am curious about being able to see the Pacific ocean "just barely" out the Tomales bay corridor.
Tell us, is that the house that is visible from the road along the west side of Lake Nicasio ? The one that is part way up on Elephant Mtn. I just can't imagine where else it could be if it is actually in or around Nicasio, maybe way up on Big Rock but I didn't think there were any houses up there.
Gerry was not always rich, I remember back in the 70's when he had a funky house up in Madrone Canyon in Larkspur near where I lived, and also he used to live up on the hill in Stinson Beach at Mountain Girl's house near where I lived. I used to see him all the time in Larkspur and Stinson Beach. He did have a cool little Volvo sportwagon (made by Jensen), but he never once gave me a ride when I was hitch hiking over the hill.
I don't think the Grateful Dead made a whole lot of money back in their heyday, but Bill Graham did off of their music.
Oh Really

Mill Valley, CA

#19 Sep 21, 2010
offgrid wrote:
My time there, not with jerry,(i wish). There have been at least 2 owners since then. It was probably starting to become dated interior wise after jerry. The surfaces inside while adequate, were not oppulent high high end, but nice. Not sure about any recent remodeling. Since it's massive square footage (by marin standards), a really high end remodel could blow through a 10 or 15 million dollar budget very quickly. I doubt that kind of remodel has happened.
Was the view better when you were high on LSD?
Mr Entitled

San Francisco, CA

#20 Sep 21, 2010
I want to hike on this private property. How about the rest of you???

I'm sure it was a "historical ranch" at some point in the past and the owners didn't mind hikers on the land. Where's my easement? Where's my trail? Where's the outrage?

Oh, that's right ... that's reserved for that other Marin Co. Rock-n-Roller.

Since: Feb 08

Hana, HI

#21 Sep 21, 2010
Mr Entitled wrote:
I want to hike on this private property. How about the rest of you???
I'm sure it was a "historical ranch" at some point in the past and the owners didn't mind hikers on the land. Where's my easement? Where's my trail? Where's the outrage?
Oh, that's right ... that's reserved for that other Marin Co. Rock-n-Roller.
Marin County has more publicly accessible open space per capita by far than any other county in the greater bay area to hike on. And I'm not talking about private ranchland either that is open space but not open to the public. Not to mention all the Federal, State and County parks to hike in. There is no need to hike on peoples private property in Marin unless you are up to no good.
So Ironic

San Anselmo, CA

#22 Sep 21, 2010
On the outside Jerry was a hippy but deep inside he was really a Republican. Isn't that IRONIC!! If you think about it, by definition you are a republican if you hate gov't buerarcracy and high taxes. That would make most people Republicans and not democrats. As they say, we all die Republicans (fighting to keep gov't out of our money!).

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