Beacon Avenue Bandhouse is in Escrow

As reported last week,the legendary Beacon Avenue bandhouse,where much of The Beacon Street Collection and Tragic Kingdom were written,where Tom,Eric Stefani,Adrian and longtime friend Eric Keyes lived in the early 1990’s,and which can be seen in the Just A Girl and Trapped In A Box videos,has been put up for sale by its owner,a Stefani cousin.Now,according to the OC Register,the house is in escrow after a prospective owner placed an offer on it during an open houe over the weekend.It’s a little disheartening to think the new owner claims he doesn’t know anything about No Doubt or Gwen,but good luck to him as he purchases a piece a No Doubt history.

An Anaheim home in singer Gwen Stefani’s family – and the site of some of her group No Doubt’s recordings and music videos – is in escrow after a buyer grabbed it at an open house Saturday.

The 1,213-square-foot, 3-bedroom 2-bath house at 1173 W. Beacon Ave. is where songs in No Doubt’s “Beacon Street Collection” were recorded, said Patrick Sharples, the home’s current owner and Gwen Stefani’s cousin. The band’s “Trapped in a Box” video and part of the “Just a Girl” video also were shot there.

The ranch-style house had been owned by Stefani’s grandparents and eventually her parents. Her brother Eric Stefani, who formed the band and wrote much of its music before leaving No Doubt in the mid-’90s, lived in the home for about a decade, Sharples said.

The listing states: ”You have an opportunity to own a piece of Anaheim and Orange County History. The ‘Beacon Street’ house is famously known because a local band known as No Doubt recorded an album and 2 videos at this home.”

The buyer, however, was unaware of the group. “We told them about it,” said Realtor Chuck Ohlwine with First Team Real Estate, who has the listing. “But it didn’t seem to faze them at all. They don’t know anything about Gwen Stefani and No Doubt.”

The house, on a 6,990-square- foot lot and within walking distance of Disneyland, is being offered as a short sale for $325,000. ballparks what it considers nearby similar listings at $280,000 to $384,900.

Ohlwine said he put up 115 open house signs for miles around the home, which wasn’t available for viewing before Saturday’s open house. He said he had a big turnout and multiple offers, but wouldn’t call it a bidding war because there was no back and forth; they just went with the top offer. “We had the right buyer by 11:20 a.m.,” he said.

The home had been on the market 18 days.

We’ll see what it sells for. .

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