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Buy Hit Songwriter Jerry Leiber's Venice Cottage For $10.85MM

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Jerry Leiber, the "words half" of the songwriting team of Leiber and Stoller, helped write a good deal of the most memorable songs from the 1950s and '60s, including Elvis Presley's "Hound Dog" (their first number-one hit), Ben E. King's "Stand By Me," and hit after hit for the Coasters ("Yakety Yak," "Charlie Brown"). The man's style was solid, and that brings us to his home. Leiber, who died in *2011, bought this 1935 Venice beach house in the early 1990s and set to renovating the 4,000-square-foot space, incorporating elements inspired by Arts & Crafts masters Greene & Greene and stained glass by Frank Lloyd Wright, says the Wall Street Journal. The three-story residence includes a third-floor study, three bedrooms, a lovely garden, and multiple ocean-view decks. It's asking $10.85 million.

· 4 26th Avenue, Venice CA [Redfin]
· Jerry Leiber's House in Venice, Calif., Hits the Market [WSJ]