Ray Charles’ Former Midcentury Modern Lists in Beverly Hills
The former home of Emmy Award-winning songwriter Ray Charles, not to be confused with the famous crooner of the same name, has hit the market in Beverly Hills. Sometimes referred to as the “other Ray Charles,” the late lyricist was a more behind-the-scenes force in the music world working with stars like Peter Como, Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, and Julie Andrews. Now the midcentury modern that may have inspired Charles throughout his noteworthy career is up for grabs asking $10.795 million.
Remodeled, updated, yet thoughtfully preserved, this Beverly Hills home is a gem for anyone seeking retro-glam digs with today’s luxuries. Perched above LA, the sleek pad offers views of the Pacific Ocean and the city through floor-to-ceiling glass doors. Opening breezily to the stunning pool and expansive patio, indoor/outdoor living here is sublime.
Also known for singing the beloved Three’s Company theme song, Charles had a home that mirrored the name of the sitcom funny enough. With three bedrooms and four and a half baths, it’s the perfect size for a cool LA getaway. All these alluring features spurred soccer player Robbie Keane to rent the house in 2016 and it may entice another notable figure now that it’s seeking a buyer.
Brent Watson and Marco Salari of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage have the listing, which the LA Times first reported is for sale.