FOR THE RECORD: Marvin’s Magic Mountain. The Home of composer Marvin Hamlisch.
Video: Marvin’s Magic Mountain
Musical prodigy and one of Broadway and Hollywood’s all-time most celebrated and talented composers, Marvin Hamlisch, left some wonderful scores and memories when he tragically passed away too young just a few years ago. But he had one creative project that, until now, was known only to his family, friends and close collaborators — his house. Every inch of this exquisite home was carefully planned or commissioned by Mr. Hamlisch — it must have been a labor of love. It was his composition, his magnum opus in property.
And sometimes, when white clouds softly blanket the valley below and all that can be seen are the surrounding hilltops, this place becomes ethereal.
But come inside this house of peace, serenity and revival. Poggenpohl and Porsche helped out in the kitchen. The paint shades are calming greys. All is comfortable, soft and inviting — not too large or too small.
Marvin’s Magic Mountain. The home of Composer Marvin Hamlisch (Piano room with Awards: Pulitzer Prize, Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Golden Globes, Tony awards.
There are areas for solitary relaxation and spaces for warm conversation and convivial dining — inside and out. And of course there’s an area for music.
From just about everywhere are the views.
I was especially lucky when I visited the house that the Hamlisches came to call Magic Mountain. I had the great, great pleasure to be escorted round by Mrs. Hamlisch — surely her husband’s main inspiration for this house. It was a space they developed together, coming to value and love this wonderful home in its commanding position. They also came to love their neighbours — a delightful and eclectic mix of friendly and leading musicians, actors, business people and creatives. This little piece of paradise at the top of this hill it is just about as close to heaven at home as one can get.- Nick Churton
“Marvin always said that he was the luckiest man in the world to live here.” There was, he felt, something magical about this place, and indeed he and Blair began to refer to their hilltop home affectionately as Marvin’s Magic Mountain.”
It is with great sadness I say goodbye… Marvin LOVED his home and wanted to share it with the world. Now we share it with you.” Marvin’s Magic mountain” — Terre blair Hamlisch
Enjoy Marvin’s Magic Mountain:
Video: The home of Composer Marvin Hamlisch (1944–2012) “Marvin’s Magic Mountain”
Source: Article by Nick Churton