The former home of the legendary guitarist of the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia, in Stinson Bay is back on the market for a whopping $4.35 million. The house, affectionately named “Sans Souci” (which is French for “without worry), belonged to Garcia and his family for seven years in the 70’s and hosted a rotating cast of characters through its halls, including David Grisman, Peter Rowan, and Bob Dylan to name a few. While when Jerry was living there, the house had, predictably, a more laissez-faire vibe with farm animals roaming the land, however, now, the estate is more luxurious to fit its new price tag.
The estate has a four-bedroom house, a pool, garage, and guest quarters, all fairly standard fare for luxury homes in the area. However, one relic from the house’s bohemian past is the custom-made door commissioned by Jerry that originally led to his recording studio. As Carolyn “Mountain Girl” Garcia, Jerry’s wife at the time, has noted about the studio in the past, “We put a huge amount of effort into it, but it was too far away from town and too close to the ocean,” she explained. “Unfortunately the ocean air had a tendency to monkey with the electrical connections in the recording equipment, so it was a frustration. We really never did use it.”
Originally purchased by Garcia for $60,000 in the early 70s, Jerry used the $20,000 cash advance from Warner Brothers for his first solo album as a down payment to secure the home. Now, somewhat ironically, $20,000 barely covers the monthly mortgage payment on Sans Souci’s new price tag. If you’ve got the means, check it out for yourself because according to the realtor, there’s a lot of interest in Jerry’s old pad.