10 Rooms in Jerry Garcia's Estate That Can Only Be Described With Lyrics
He hadn't lived there since the '70s, but the aura of the Grateful Dead's frontman still pervades this amazing beachfront estate.
If the San Francisco Bay Area had a patron saint, its name would be Jerry. In its heyday, the Grateful Dead amounted to a major economic and cultural force in the area, not just for the shows (and the musicians, bookers and crew members who made them happen), but for the tourists and memorabilia as well. The band grew out of the idiosyncratic spirit of the area and, in return, added to the local mythos. The band's archive of art, recordings and fan mail is a major presence at UC Santa Cruz.
Garcia died in 1995, but the rest of the band performs in various forms, and the undying love of Deadheads is as ever-present as the fog. So it's no surprise that this Stinson Beach estate has attracted its share of attention.
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There's a lot to love here. Garcia dubbed it "Sans Souci," the French way of saying "no worries, man," and it seems the home's residents would indeed find it very difficult to worry about anything beyond repeated application of sunblock. The main residence — which is newly built, so don't bother to hunt for hidden stashes — has 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. A remodeled carriage house has an additional bedroom and bath, and Jerry's original recording studio also sports a w.c. It's almost 2800 square feet of beach-adjacent peace where you can roll away the dew (whatever that may mean, it's never made much sense).
It's been a while since Jerry lived here, and a lot has been done since then. Nevertheless, we found undeniably hippie-friendly touches and potential places to sing Grateful Dead lyrics all over the house and have gathered them in the gallery above for your perusal. You may want to gather some Doritos and brownies.