Bob Weir is “Truckin’” into a new Los Angeles home, and this cool cat cashed in some pricey chips for his stylishly compact pad. Per records, the legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Famer — best known as a founding member of the legendary band the Grateful Dead — has doled out $2.1 million, or more than $500,000 over the asking price, for revamped digs in the trendy Silver Lake community.
Nestled on a quiet cul-de-sac, with access to a “secret” staircase leading to the Silver Lake Reservoir, Weir’s newly acquired bungalow is described in marketing materials as a “modern jewel box.” Originally built way back in the 1920s, and remodeled and expanded by L.A. architect Martin Fenlon in 2019, the two-story structure includes three bedrooms and two baths in 1,655 square feet adorned with light oak hardwood floors, skylights and numerous windows offering treetop views.
Main-level highlights include a living room boasting the original Batchelder fireplace, which is complemented by a “view wall” overlooking the front yard and streetscape. The space connects to an updated kitchen sporting an eat-in peninsula, stainless appliances, a breakfast nook and floor-to-ceiling sliders opening to an al fresco dining deck. Two bedrooms and a full bath also can be found on this floor.
Occupying the entire upper level, the private master suite comes complete with a sitting area, covered deck, spacious walk-in closet, and modernized bath equipped with dual vanities, a soaking tub and turquoise-tiled shower. Though on the dainty side, at just 0.8 acres, the grounds are nicely landscaped and host a lower yard space containing a gravel lounge area with fire-pit; a one-car garage rounds out the home’s offerings.
Though the Grateful Dead disbanded in the mid-’90s, Weir went on to perform with several other groups. Today, the 74-year-old musician shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon, per The Wall Street Journal. He’s currently working on a memoir, an opera and a stage musical about Negro League baseball icon Satchel Paige; he’s also touring with Bobby Weir and Wolf Bros, a group he formed in 2018 with Don Was and Jay Lane.
In addition to his new Silver Lake residence, the Bay Area native also owns several other California properties. Among them: a house and vacant lot in Mill Valley, and places in Stinson Beach and Menlo Park.