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Rock Artist's House Needs Somebody New to Love It

November 23, 2000|RUTH RYON | TIMES STAFF WRITER

Jack Casady, the legendary bass player who was one of the founding members of the bands Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna, has put one of his two Westside homes on the market at just under $2 million.

Casady, 56, played the bass like a lead guitar in such Airplane hits as "Somebody to Love" (1967). The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer still plays with Hot Tuna, the blues band that he and Airplane guitarist Jorma Kaukonen formed in 1969 as a side project. Casady also designs bass instruments and teaches music.

The Cape Cod-style home that Casady and his wife, British architectural designer Diana Quine, listed is in the Beverly Glen area. It includes a three-bedroom, 2,800-square-foot main house plus a guest house and a garden.

Designed and rebuilt by Quine from an existing house, the home has many skylights and windows.

The couple had planned to make the home their permanent residence, and Casady used the guest house for a while as a recording studio, but then Quine inherited a larger home in Holmby Hills, where they live now.

June Davies at Hilton & Hyland, Beverly Hills, has the listing.

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Michael Gleason, a writer on the series "Charmed" and an executive producer of Dick Van Dyke's "Diagnosis Murder," has listed his Encino home at just under $1.9 million.

Gleason, also a writer and executive producer of the '80s series "Remington Steele" (starring Pierce Brosnan), wants to scale down now that his family has grown. He has owned his Encino home since 1989.

The Tudor-style home, on more than an acre behind gates, has five bedrooms and a den in about 9,000 square feet. The house also has a tennis court and valley views.

Jim Pascucci and Ron Green have the listing at Re/Max Centre Estates in Calabasas.

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Environmental designer Casey Coates-Danson, actor Ted Danson's wife of 15 years until they separated in 1993, has sold her Westside home of more than 15 years for about its $3.2-million asking price.

Coates-Danson, who designed the house she sold, relocated in the same neighborhood.

The Mediterranean-style house has four bedrooms in about 6,000 square feet. The home also has a master suite with a study, a guest house, a screening room, a gym, a pool and a spa.

Barbara Tenenbaum of Fred Sands Estates, Beverly Hills, had the listing, other sources said.

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Hot Property runs Thursdays inSoCal Living and Sundays in Real Estate. Ryon may be reached at ruth.ryon@latimes.com.

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