Dennis Hopper's L.A. home on market for $6 million

LOS ANGELES Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:03pm EDT

The home of late actor Dennis Hopper is seen in an undated handout photo. REUTERS/Handout

The home of late actor Dennis Hopper is seen in an undated handout photo.

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The residential compound that late actor Dennis Hopper built in a gritty neighborhood of Venice beach in Los Angeles has gone on the market for $6.245 million, its Realtor said on Wednesday.

The 15,500-square-foot (1,440 square meter) property consists of a barn-style main house, three townhouses designed by architect Frank Gehry, a hundred-year-old cottage, a lap pool and a pool house.

"With its undulating aluminum and steel exterior, the main residence is an ode to the industrial look," said Jade Mills of Beverly Hills-based Coldwell Banker Previews International, who has the listing with Jane Gavens. "This property represents a truly rare find. It is an artist's 'dream-come-true' with its light-filled interiors and its artistic heritage."

Hopper, the star and director of the cult film "Easy Rider," displayed his vast art collection at the compound and entertained his Hollywood pals there despite its location in a gang-infested neighborhood. The area has since been gentrified.

Hopper died of cancer at home on May 29, aged 74.

The 4,900 square feet (455 square meters) main house, completed in 1987 by architect Brian Murphy, can be bought -- along with the 1,355 square-foot (126 square meter) cottage, the pool and the pool house -- for $3.95 million.

The three townhouses, built in 1981, range in size from 1,143 to 1,330 square feet (106-123 square meters), and can be bought for $750,000 to $1.05 million each.

(Reporting by Dean Goodman; Editing by John O'Callaghan)

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