Jerry Leiber's beachfront Craftsman sells in Venice

Lauren Beale
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Longtime beach home of lyricist who penned Elvis hits sells for $8.9 million

The oceanfront home in Venice where late rock 'n' roll lyricist Jerry Leiber took out the papers and the trash has sold for $9.8 million.

The Craftsman-style house sits on a corner lot along the sand. The double lot includes a garden and lawn – a noteworthy amenity in the high-density beach city.

A living room with a fireplace and stained glass fixtures, three bedrooms and four bathrooms are within the 4,034 square feet of living space.

The third floor of the home, which was built in 1935, contains a large lounge/office with skylights that opens to a deck.

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 Cafe" album.

Among his song titles were “Yakety Yak,”  “Hound Dog” and “Jailhouse Rock.”

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

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