Bolinas beach house once owned by Grace Slick lists for $15M

Jefferson Airplane singer had guitar-shaped pool, jams with Jerry Garcia, David Crosby

Bolinas Beach House Once Owned by Grace Slick Lists for $15M
Grace Slick and 99 Brighton Avenue (Getty, VRBO)

A Bolinas beach house where former owner Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane once jammed with her band has listed for $15 million.

Handbag entrepreneur Mark Talucci has listed the 4,100-square-foot beach house with its guitar-shaped pool at 99 Brighton Avenue, just west of the inlet to Bolinas Lagoon, in the unincorporated enclave north of San Francisco, SFGate reported.

The rock-and-roll hideaway on Bolinas Bay was once owned by Slick, a frontwoman for the psychedelic band behind such hits as “White Rabbit” and “Somebody to Love.”

The two-story, brown-shingled home saw a passing wave of musicians and artists, including Jerry Garcia and David Crosby, who would jam with Slick late into the night on a practice stage in its spacious family room, according to listing agents Kara and Paul Warrin of Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty.

The four-bedroom, four-bathroom house sits on 0.7 acres and includes a hot tub, sauna, two-car garage and 400 feet of sandy beach, with views of San Francisco 13 miles away.

Among its highlights is the elaborately tiled, “guitar-shaped pool” — which, designed by Slick during her psychedelic period, lacks a guitar neck. A stone dolphin leaps from its body. 

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Slick and her bandmate and longtime partner Paul Kantner bought the home in 1970 after the band left their notorious San Francisco mansion at 2400 Fulton Street, according to SFGate.

Talucci, the Mexican-born and Brazil-raised CEO of New York-based The Sack Brand Group, bought the Slick beach house in 1987 for $375,000, or $91 per square foot. 

If he can fetch his $14.995 million asking price, it would equal $3,657 per square foot.

The home has been listed for rent on Vrbo, but judging by the comments, no one knew it had been owned by Slick, or felt the groove of its many midnight jams. 

— Dana Bartholomew

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