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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.

Marvin's Magic Mountain. The home of Composer Marvin Hamlisch

Marvin’s Magic Mountain. The home of Composer Marvin Hamlisch

Marvin's Magic Mountain. The home of Composer Marvin Hamlisch

Marvin’s Magic Mountain. The home of Composer Marvin Hamlisch (Friends on front of Marvin’s Piano Room)

And sometimes, when white clouds softly blanket the valley below and all that can be seen are the surrounding hilltops, this place becomes ethereal.

 

Marvin's Magic Mountain. The home of Composer Marvin Hamlisch

Marvin’s Magic Mountain. The home of Composer Marvin Hamlisch

Marvin's Magic Mountain. The home of Composer Marvin Hamlisch

Marvin’s Magic Mountain. The home of Composer Marvin Hamlisch

Marvin's Magic Mountain. The home of Composer Marvin Hamlisch

Marvin’s Magic Mountain. The home of Composer Marvin Hamlisch

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

Marvin’s Magic Mountain. The home of Composer Marvin Hamlisch

 

Marvin’s Magic Mountain. The home of Composer Marvin Hamlisch (Piano room with Awards: Pulitzer Prize, Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Golden Globes, Tony awards.

(The awards were given to the Library of Congress along with Marvin Hamlisch Papers. Now on Display at the music room, Music Department at the Library of Congress. read more…)

 

Marvin's Magic Mountain. The home of Composer Marvin Hamlisch (Awards: Pulitzer Prize, Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony awards)

Marvin’s Magic Mountain. The home of Composer Marvin Hamlisch (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.

Marvin's Magic Mountain. The home of Composer Marvin Hamlisch (Marvin's Piano Room)

Marvin’s Magic Mountain. The home of Composer Marvin Hamlisch (Marvin’s Piano Room)

From just about everywhere are the views.

Marvin's Magic Mountain. The home of Composer Marvin Hamlisch

Marvin’s Magic Mountain. The home of Composer Marvin Hamlisch

Marvin's Magic Mountain. The home of Composer Marvin Hamlisch

Marvin’s Magic Mountain. The home of Composer Marvin Hamlisch

Marvin's Magic Mountain. The home of Composer Marvin Hamlisch

Marvin’s Magic Mountain. The home of Composer Marvin Hamlisch

Marvin's Magic Mountain. The home of Composer Marvin Hamlisch

Marvin’s Magic Mountain. The home of Composer Marvin Hamlisch

Marvin's Magic Mountain. The home of Composer Marvin Hamlisch

Marvin’s Magic Mountain. The home of Composer Marvin Hamlisch

 

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.”

Marvin's Magic Mountain. The home of Composer Marvin Hamlisch

Marvin’s Magic Mountain. The home of Composer Marvin Hamlisch

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

Source: Team Marvin Hamlisch / The Music of Marvin Hamlisch


 

13 comments

  1. Terre, yes thanks for sharing. The house and property are gorgeous but hearing the beautiful piano playing made me realize how much I miss hearing it. Growing up with my mother playing her Steinway Grand everyday. Now it sits in my living room. Music and the piano are part of our souls.

  2. The views are so inspirational, it is no wonder the Chief loved this place! Terre, you were also his inspiration, so I know this is an emotional time for you. Sending hugs and love.

  3. Terre,

    Thank you so much for sharing these. I keep looking at them and so many memories come rushing back… You opened your house and your heart to us and I will always cherish the time I spent there! You are the BEST!!

    Love,

    Ernie

  4. It was a great privilege to be a guest in this magnificent home. My wife and I will always remember it every time we think of the man we and so many others ;oved (and Terre, too)