It might not look like much at first, but this four-bedroom ranch house—dubbed Shangri-La Ranch—has quite an illustrious past. Given its name by an actress in Frank Capra's Lost Horizons, the house was allegedly a bordello before being used as a filming location for Mr. Ed. The rock gods started showing up when record producer Rob Fraboni turned the house into a music studio in the '70s. Since then a laundry list of stars have recorded albums on the property, including Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Pete Townshend, The Band, Jackson Browne, Keith Richards, Weezer, Metallica, Tom Waits, and Crosby Stills & Nash. Phew! For a time, Bob Dylan was living in a tent in the rose garden. The current owner, a new-wave guitarist, is selling the hallowed house for $4.1M, and is planning on selling the recording equipment as well, possibly shuttering the legendary studio for good.
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