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Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann snares romantic Malibu retreat

Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann snares romantic Malibu retreat
Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann has landed in Malibu's Point Dume, where he paid $4.9 million for a remodeled Spanish-style home. (Realtor.com)

This ocean-view home in Malibu has a new look and a new owner: Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann.

He bought the turnkey retreat, which sits on Point Dume, through a Hawaiian entity for $4.9 million, records show. That’s a nearly $2-million jump from when it last traded hands four years ago.

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Back then, the single-story house featured a Spanish design both inside and out. The exterior still sports white stucco and clay tile, but the living spaces have been swapped for a more modern feel.

Through a double-door entry wrapped in wrought iron, the home opens to a post-and-beam interior with herringbone wood floors. Within 3,241 square feet of living space are four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a dining area and an indoor-outdoor living room with a custom fireplace.

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The center-island kitchen offers tile backsplashes and a farmhouse sink. Pocketing doors expand the living space outside, where patios descend to a swimming pool, a spa and a fire pit.

In the master suite bathroom, a freestanding tub takes in the yard through an oversized window. The bedroom, set under vaulted ceilings, includes a fireplace and sliding glass doors.

Mark S. Gruskin and Ignacio Rodriguez Diaz of Westside Estate Agency held the listing. Lily Harfouche of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage represented the buyer.

Kreutzmann, whose full name is William Kreutzmann Jr., co-founded the Grateful Dead in the ’60s and stayed with the band for all of its 50-year career. Their hits include “Touch of Grey,” “Casey Jones” and “Ripple,” and they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.

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