Very-70s Home Once Belonging To Ike And Tina Turner Goes On The Market
Do you miss 8-tracks and Jefferson Starship? If so, this home might be right up your alley.
The View Park residence, listed at $999,000, once belonged to Ike and Tina Turner, who sold it in 1977. There are the gaudy "chandeliers," the candy-colored carpets, the casino-inspired wallpapers, and the bed that sits squarely on top of a two-step platform.
On the home's listing page, agent Ken Conant encourages us to "[restore] this Mid-Century Modern home," but why would we do that? What's the point of buying a veritable time capsule if you're going to put a "malm" in it?
For the curious, the home has 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and a rock fountain in the living room. The current owner told Curbed that she kept most of it intact, including some of the furniture. There's no A/C or central air, however. But with all the figurative cool surrounding the house, you won't have to worry about breaking a sweat in the summer heat.
There's the history, too. Ike and Tina Turner were among the most successful musical duos in the 60s and early 70s, turning out hits like "Come Together," "I Want to Take You Higher," and a cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Proud Mary." They moved to L.A. in 1962 and continued to ride on the wave of success. They toured with the Rolling Stones and brought down the house on The Ed Sullivan Show. Unfortunately, the pair's tumultuous relationship got as much attention as their songs. Ike descended into a haze of drugs and alcohol and abused Tina. The two eventually divorced in 1976. In 1992, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted them both, though neither showed up to accept the honor (in their place, John Fogerty and Chaka Khan teamed up to perform "Proud Mary"). Ike died of a cocaine overdose in 2007. Tina moved to Switzerland in 1995 and, in 2013, formally relinquished her U.S. citizenship.
Ike and Tina's beleaguered relationship was captured in the 1993 movie What's Love Got To Do With It, with Angela Bassett playing Tina and Laurence Fishburne playing Ike. Conant says that the View Park home was featured in the movie. You can see the living room being used in this scene—including that rock fountain: