Stevie Nicks' former Hollywood Hills home is back on the market! Could this be the home of your Dreams? The 1920s Spanish-Moorish house on El Contento Drive has seen more than one famous resident: Vilma Banky, the legendary silent film star, once lived there. While the name might not ring as many bells in the mainstream as it used to, most will be more familiar with Steve Nicks, the rock legend and frontwoman of Fleetwood Mac who purchased the place in the late 1970s.
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Stevie Nicks' former home was built in 1927 and features four bedrooms, five bathrooms, and a guest apartment and office with a full kitchen and bath. The 3,538-square-foot home has tons of charm in the details, with hardwood and tile floors, French doors, lovely painted-beam ceilings, and arched windows and doorways. There's a clean, sunny, romantic feel to the house, and the kind of California Golden Age-appeal unique to these Spanish-style abodes built in 1920s and '30s Hollywood.
Stevie Nicks recorded numerous demos while she lived in this house, and that's not just according to Rumours. Sound engineer Tom Moncrieff confirmed this in a 2008 interview. "Stevie and I had a series of informal demo studios that we put together to record her songs," Moncreiff said.
"I think the first one was when she bought her first house after joining FM. It was in the Hollywood Hills, and we called it 'El Contento.' It had a separate apartment underneath where I lived, and we put a bunch of gear in there. Some important stuff came out of that place. I think that's where we did the 'Sara' demo."
Listen to "Sara" from Fleetwood Mac's 1979 album Tusk:
Stevie Nicks' former home is priced at $1,625,000, unless a landslide brings it down.
The listing on Trulia has more information on the house, including one very interesting feature (emphasis added):
"Perched above the street, this 1927 gem offers commanding views to the ocean from most rooms. The house is bathed in light all day from the romantic two-story living room to the very private nude pool and spa."
We can't tell from the photos what it is exactly that defines a "nude" pool, but it does make for an eye-catching description!
If you moved into Stevie Nicks' house, what's the first song you would play?
Listing: 2282 El Contento Drive (Trulia)