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Whitesnake’s David Coverdale lists Lake Tahoe retreat with sweet views, good vibes

The Whitesnake founder customized the Lake Tahoe estate with a “rockers lounge,” complete with a theater room, a wet bar and a cocktail lounge.
(Chase International)

It’s the end of the tour in Lake Tahoe for David Coverdale. The rock icon of Deep Purple and Whitesnake fame has listed his estate in the area after decades of ownership for $9.85 million.

Found in Incline Village, a community on the north shore, the gated residence features high ceilings with exposed beams, wood and stone accents, three fireplaces, four bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms. The master suite features a step-up spa tub, multiple walk-in closets and a private deck.

The rocker’s stamp on the three-story house is evidenced throughout, but particularly in the lower-level “rockers lounge.” The customized space, featuring a theater with custom seating and a 135-foot screen, a wet bar and a cocktail lounge, is punctuated by zebra-patterned fabrics, neon lighting and a treasure trove of rock memorabilia.


Elsewhere, a Roman-inspired wellness area holds an indoor heated swimming pool, a spa, an infrared sauna and separate massage and exercise rooms. There’s also a salon for those big hair days.

Wide decks span the length of the upper levels to extend the living space outdoors. The more than one-acre site includes a sloping backyard studded with mature trees, a fire pit and a waterfall-fed pond.

Views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Mountains are on full display.

“Every day for over 30 years, my family and I have loved and embraced our home,” Coverdale said of the property in a statement. “The stunning views from every window, the peace and tranquility, and the privacy…far away from the three-ring circus of the music business, yet a mere hours’ flight away from Los Angeles when work calls.”


Coverdale, 67, gained fame as the lead singer of Deep Purple in the 1970s before founding the Whitesnake later that decade. The latter hard rock band, known for its members’ big hair and flamboyant style, has hits that include “Here I Go Again’ and “This Is Love.”

In 2016, Coverdale was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Deep Purple.

Kerry Donovan of Chase International holds the listing. | Twitter: @LATHotProperty

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