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Chicago drummer Tris Imboden offers up retreat in Malibu’s Paradise Cove

Tris Imboden’s Malibu retreat
Drummer Tris Imoden has offered up his Malibu home, found on a bluff overlooking Paradise Cove, for $3.495 million.
(Andres Sandoval)

Drummer Tris Imboden, known for his work with rock band Chicago and Neil Diamond, has posted a ‘For Sale’ sign outside his breezy abode in Malibu. It’s listed for $3.495 million.

The one-story retreat takes in ocean views from a bluff atop Paradise Cove. Skylights and French doors brighten the 1,650-square-foot floor plan, which holds three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Throughout the interior, living spaces are splashed with custom tile. The kitchen is adorned in teal-and-wood finishes, and the coastal vibes continue in the dining room, which is topped by a leafy chandelier.


Other highlights include a bright living room with a fireplace, a master bathroom with a wall of mirrors, a spa and a secluded patio that spans the home’s backside. The landscaped grounds are filled with a mix of lime, guava, orange and persimmon trees.

Ren Smith of Pacific Union International, along with Kirk Murray and David Carter of Pritchett-Rapf Realtors, hold the listing.

Imboden, 66, specializes in jazz and rock percussion. He’s played with Chicago since 1990 – a stretch where the band has released 13 albums – and also boasts collaborations with Kenny Loggins, Richard Marx, Steve Vai and Roger Daltry.


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