Back in the early 1940s, fresh off the success of classic crime novels The Big Sleep and The Long Goodbye, author Raymond Chandler and his wife, Cissy, shacked up in this very pleasant Spanish-style home in Brentwood.
The sunny two-bedroom, two and a half-bath residence is a far cry from the sleazy nightclubs and criminal hideouts frequented by Chandler’s gritty protagonist, Phillip Marlowe, but perhaps the connection to one of Southern California’s most iconic writers helped it sell for more than $100,000 over its $2.4 million asking price when it was snapped up in 2014.
The buyer? None other than Fleetwood Mac bassist John McVie, as the LA Times reported following the sale.
Just a little under three years later, the musician has put the home back on the market and looks to be hoping for a small profit. It’s now listed for just under $3 million.
The home sits on a 7,440-square-foot lot with lush vegetation and well-landscaped outdoor space. A recently constructed guest house features a glassy, modern design with concrete floors and built-in shelving.
The main house was constructed in 1927 and includes hardwood floors, wide windows, arched entryways, and a tiled living room fireplace. Bot a bedroom and a tile-floored parlor leads directly out to a large patio with space for outdoor dining.
Other features of the property include a remodeled kitchen, solar panels, and a detached two-car garage.
McVie, meanwhile, may be moving on to a French-inspired residence he purchased earlier this year in the nearby, guard-gated community of Brentwood Circle.
The home is listed by Marcie Hartley of Hilton & Hyland.