Offbeat

By Lauren Fruen


THE lake house of rocker Tom Petty has gone on the market after the singer’s untimely death aged 66 last month.

The home – close to Malibu – has gone up for sale for just under $6 million.

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Rock star Petty – famous for iconic hits Free Fallin and American Girl – died of cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu.

He bought the lake house back in 2007 but it was not the family’s primary residence.

The great room walls are solid stone and nearly two feet thick providing “astounding” acoustics, according to listing agent Dana Sparks.

Tom’s grand piano resides in the great room. The master suite commands the entire third floor overlooking the lake.

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Listed by Compass it is understood when Tom and his wife, Dana, came to the lake they often boated and Tom liked to fish.

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers finished their 40th anniversary tour at the Hollywood Bowl earlier this year after a run of 53 shows across 24 states.

The band played their first UK concert in 18 years when they closed the British Summertime festival in London this summer.

Previous owners of the home also include author Francis Meehan and composer Ralph Carmichael.

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An island on the lake has a plaque thanking Francis for inspiring his neighbors with inspirational speeches.  His book “I Live in a Stone House” was published in the 50’s.

Carmichael worked with Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, and Nat King Cole.

The home is close to Westlake Village, Sherwood Country Club and nine miles from the Pacific Ocean.

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The adjacent property is also on the market and provide the ability to purchase two adjacent lake front properties.