Both Jack London and Danny Glover have called the former Spreckels Mansion home. And at one point in the 1960’s, the ballroom atop the 8,400-square-foot pad at 737 Buena Vista Avenue West had been converted into “Buena Vista Studios,” a studio in which the Grateful Dead recorded a few of their first demo tracks.
Purchased by Glover for $1,550,000 in 1990, the mansion was granted to Glover’s ex-wife in 2003. And last week, the Spreckels Mansion quietly sold to a buyer hidden behind an LLC (“737 Buena Vista”) for $10,000,000.
Designed by Edward Vogel and built for Richard Spreckels in 1897, the mansion had been offered for rent in 2009 for $14,000 a month.
UPDATE: Considering Mr. Nash was kind enough to weigh in on our post about his former gate next door, we probably should have caught our earlier mistake identifying 737 Buena Vista Avenue as one of his previous homes. Since corrected above.