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Musician Bill Champlin’s Sherman Oaks home and studio record a sale

Musician Bill Champlin’s Sherman Oaks home and studio record a sale
The studio was custom built in a detached guesthouse. (Chad Jones Photography)

Former Chicago band member and songwriter Bill Champlin has sold his home in Sherman Oaks for $1.4 million. And, yes, it included a recording studio.

Listing details describe the home, built in 1940 and renovated, as country English in style. Beamed and gently vaulted ceilings add character to the main living areas.

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The playfully decorated custom-built studio is in a separate guest house with work and lounging space, a bathroom and a kitchen.

The 2,640 square feet of overall living space includes living and family rooms with fireplaces, a formal dining room, an updated kitchen, four bedrooms and three bathrooms. The master suite has French doors that open to a kidney-shaped swimming pool and patio area.

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A horseshoe driveway with two gated entrances fronts the quarter-acre property.

Champlin, 71, won Grammys as a co-writer for best rhythm and blues song for the Earth, Wind & Fire hit “After the Love Has Gone” and for the George Benson song “Turn Your Love Around.”

He joined Chicago in 1981 and appeared on eight of the band’s albums, leaving the group in 2009 to pursue his solo career. His latest studio album is last year’s “Bleeding Secrets.”

The house previously changed hands a decade ago for about $1.26 million, records show.

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Joey and Jeanne Valvo of Core Real Estate Group were the listing agents. Billy Wynn of Re/Max Olson Estates represented the buyer.

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