Brian Wilson is an American musician best known for his tenure as the leader and chief songwriter of the Beach Boys. In addition to providing the Beach Boys with many of their vocals, he also played bass and keyboards, and he served as the band’s producer and arranger. Some of his hit songs include “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “California Girls,” and “Surfin’ USA.”
Today, Wilson lives in California, but he can certainly be counted on to send some “Good Vibrations” of his own to whoever purchases his Chicago home.
According to Benz “Wilson wrote and recorded most of his 1998 album, Imagination, in the house, and the lucky new owners of the house will be able to utilize Wilson’s custom-built underground studio.”
“The exterior of the St. Charles house looks bland and cookie-cutter, but inside, there’s 6,527 feet of living spaces, five bedrooms, six bathrooms, and nine fireplaces, which,” Benz jokes, “is the minimum number necessary to survive the harsh Illinois winter.”
On top of all that, the home boasts a media room, a gym, gardens, a pond and a pool. And the landscape surrounding the home is also absolutely lovely.
In addition to appreciating the aforementioned amenities, the new owners of Wilson’s home will enjoy knowing that musical luminaries like Paul McCartney of The Beatles and Joe Walsh of the Eagles have visited Wilson’s former home on at least one occasion.
Located in the St. Charles suburb, only a short distance away from Chicago, the home is being sold for a cool $1.49 million.