A glimpse inside Dennis Hopper’s $6.245 million Venice Beach home

Photo by: Jade Mills Estates
The classic white picket fence is a nod to tradition in front of Hopper's asymmetrical, metal-clad abode.-
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Thu, Oct 6, 2011 2:41 PM EDT

Following his death in May of this year, Dennis Hopper's mega-compound in Venice Beach, California is on the market, and it's every bit as unusual and iconoclastic as one might expect from the actor, director, and artist. As Huffington Post reports, the main home on the 15,500 square foot lot has an industrial-looking corrugated metal exterior, and beyond that there are three two-story townhouse condominiums on the property designed by famed architect Frank Gehry, plus a pool, pool house, and bungalow-style guest cottage-all yours for $6.245 million.

[Photos: See Hopper over the years]

The house-which Hopper supposedly used to entertain his celebrity and artist pals like Jasper Johns and Roy Lichtenstein-features an open, loft-like floorplan, with soaring ceilings, exposed wood beams, and concrete floors that add to the masculine feel of the space. The furnishings are relatively few and far between, though not entirely minimalist: next to streamlined midcentury pieces there are also a number of exotic, elaborate-looking goods that look like they could have been picked up on Hopper's travels (ornate Oriental rugs, earthy-looking carved wood tables).

And if all that space is too much for you, fear not: the main house and pool can be purchased separately (for $3.95 million!) while the condos range in price from $750,000 to $1.05 million. For more information and photos, check out the official listing at Jade Mills Estates.

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