Venice home of lyricist Jerry Leiber lists at $10.85 million

Lauren Beale
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Venice home of rock and roll lyricist Jerry Leiber for sale at $10.85 million

The oceanfront home of rock 'n' roll lyricist Jerry Leiber is on the market in Venice at $10.85 million.

If his name doesn’t ring a bell, the song titles “Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock” and “Yakety Yak” probably will.

Leiber, who died in 2011 at 78, partnered with composer Mike Stoller as songwriters and record producers. They worked with Elvis Presley, the Coasters and the Drifters, among others, and won Grammys for “Is That All There Is?” and the “Smokey Joe’s Café” album.

The Craftsman-style house Leiber owned was built in 1935 and sits on a corner lot along the sand. A great room, a living room with a fireplace, three bedrooms and eight bathrooms are within the 4,034 square feet of living space.

The third floor contains a large lounge/creative office space with skylights. It opens to a rooftop deck.

Gregory Bega and Lindsay Rae Galbraith of Sotheby’s International Realty are the listing agents.


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