The name George Duke Le Gonks West may not ring any bells, but chances are he’s rung yours.
The famed jazz legend is known for hosting an in-home recording studio that produced hits like Jeffrey Osborne’s “On the Wings of Love” and Deniece Williams’ “Let’s Hear It for the Boy” and more. Duke also made about 30 solo albums and collaborated with Al Jarreau, Stevie Wonder and Frank Zappa, among other musicians.
That’s what made his property, a Hollywood Hills estate (complete with the aforementioned recording studio) such a perfect match for Teles’ own Steven Dubin. The agent has over 25 years of writing and producing music under his belt, and likes to quote Goethe, saying “Music is liquid architecture; Architecture is frozen music.” Naturally, Dubin was a natural fit to rep the buyer, recently featured in the LA Times as a “hot property.”
The house itself is a 1925 construction sitting on a third of an acre. The main structure is characterized by coved ceilings, inlaid wood floor accents, stained-glass windows, archways and wrought-iron gates and railings. The recording studio alone is expansive enough – over 1400 square feet. The living areas make up more than 3400 square feet and are comprised of a living room with a fireplace and balcony, a media/theater room with a bar, a formal dining room, a kitchen with a breakfast nook, as well as three bedrooms and three bathrooms.
We’ve put the spotlight on Dubin before. We recently profiled him in this blog for repping 2210 Astral Drive, a museum architect designed property owned by the curator emeritus at the LACMA. Steven brought his appreciation for art to representing that home as well.
That’s just part of what makes Dubin a “hot property” himself. His deep knowledge of the market, and his ability to combine those with his personal passions are just part of what makes him such a valuable agent to Teles – and such a great representative of what we prize here.