By Ann Brenoff
January 29, 2009
The 8,679-square-foot Mediterranean has six bedrooms and 6 1/2 bathrooms and sits on top of a summit overlooking the city. The master suite occupies the whole west wing of the home; the master bathroom has a step-up spa tub. There are stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, which also has a wine refrigerator and granite countertops.
But the home's room de résistance is the private screening room, which resembles a theater -- right down to the curtained movie screen and doorways and the velvet-covered nightclub booths in the refreshment area. There is also a pool, a spa and an outdoor living room.
Duritz helped found the Counting Crows in 1991. The group is scheduled to tour New Zealand and Australia in March and Europe in May.
The band's 1993 debut release, "August and Everything After" included the hit single "Mr. Jones." Later albums include "Recovering the Satellites" (1996), "Across a Wire: Live in NY" (1998), "This Desert Life" (1999) and "Hard Candy" (2002), which featured the band's version of Joni Mitchell's "Big Yellow Taxi." The band's most recent success was the song "Accidentally in Love," featured on the "Shrek 2" soundtrack (2004) and nominated for a Grammy Award, a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award.
Bachir Oueida of Nelson Shelton & Associates has the listing, according to the Multiple Listing Service.
FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this story mistakenly stated that Duritz is the current owner of the home.
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