John McEuen is selling Hollywood Hills home

John McEuen

of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band has placed his Hollywood Hills home on the market at $1,269,000.


The 2,597-square-foot Mediterranean has the main living spaces on the top level, most of the bedrooms on the middle level and a bottom floor with about 1,000 additional square feet of space and a separate entrance. "A perfect studio and office … away from the rest of the house but still in it," McEuen said of the space, which has 11-foot ceilings.

A founding member of the band, now in it 45th year, McEuen has recorded more than 45 albums. He displayed platinum and gold discs in the home's studio. More recently, two film scores and three CD projects were mixed there. McEuen also produced his six-year running Sirius/XM radio show from the studio.

"With my performance schedule of an average of 120 cities a year, this home's proximity to show business made it ideal for easy connection to 'the business' when off the road — 10 to 15 minutes from agents, studios, Burbank airport," he said. "Its hillside location is just what I always dreamed of: in the hills, secure, fantastic views, lots of parking, a feeling of privacy, yet in the middle of it all."

McEuen, 65, is selling because he is relocating to

New York City

. He purchased the four-bedroom, five-bathroom house in 1999 for $631,000, according to public records.

Rodney Johnson of Prudential California Realty is the listing agent.