The on-the-market, off-the-market compound of actor-artist Dennis Hopper in Venice is back — redone by architect Brian Murphy and listed at $5,995,000.
Murphy renovated the main house that he designed and three two-story loft-style town houses by architect Frank Gehry. Work included the kitchens, bathrooms and landscaping.
The corrugated-steel-clad main house, built in 1987, has 4,900 square feet of living space. The town houses, built in 1981, range from 1,143 to 1,330 square feet. The 15,500-square-foot lot includes a pool house and a 1909 bungalow-style cottage of 1,355 square feet.
Hopper commissioned the industrial-style main residence as a place to display his artwork, and he lived there for more than 20 years. James Dean, with whom Hopper appeared in "Rebel Without a Cause" (1955) and "Giant" (1956), encouraged him to take up photography, which he displayed at the compound along with painting and sculpture. He appeared in more than 100 films throughout his nearly six decade career including the 1964 counterculture classic "Easy Rider," which he also directed. Hopper died in May 2010 at 74. The compound first came on the market last summer.