John McVie buys Raymond Chandler haunt in Brentwood

Lauren Beale
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John McVie @fleetwoodmac buys writer Raymond Chandler's former Brentwood home

Turns out the buyer of the Brentwood property that was briefly home to novelist-screenwriter Raymond Chandler was bassist John McVie of Fleetwood Mac fame.

The Spanish-style house sold last year for $2.535 million -- close to 6% above the $2.395-million asking price.

Built in 1927, the 2,150-square-foot single-story retains such design features as a red-tile roof, interior arches and tile surrounding the wood-burning fireplace in the living room. There are French doors, two bedrooms and three bathrooms.

A guesthouse, ideal for studio space, has heated concrete floors, a vaulted ceiling and solar panels.

McVie, 69, joined Fleetwood Mac in the late 1960s and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the band some three decades later. They continue to tour. Among their enduring hit songs are “Dreams,” “Go Your Own Way,” “Rhiannon” and “Don’t Stop.”

Chandler, who died in 1959 at 70, wrote detective mysteries. Many of his novels, including “The Big Sleep,” “Farewell, My Lovely” and “The Long Goodbye,” were made into movies. He moved frequently and lived in the Brentwood house only a short time in 1942 while working on “The High Window.”

The property previously sold for in 1995 for $612,000.

Scott Behrle of Deasy Penner & Partners was the listing agent. Marcie Hartley and Brooke Kaufman of Hilton & Hyland, an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, represented McVie.

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