Home of Sacramento icon Russ Solomon up for sale

Home of Sacramento icon Russ Solomon up for sale


NEIGHBORHOOD HITS THE MARKET. DEIRDRE: PEOPLE USED TO SAY
GOING INTO TOWER RECORDS WAS
LIKE GOING INTO A MUSEUM OF
MUSIC. WALKING INTO SOLOMON’S HOME IS
LIKE WALKING INTO A MUSEUM,
PERIOD.>>HE HAS SUCH AN INCREDIBLE OUR
COLLECTION IN THE HOME WAS
DESIGNED AROUND THE COLLECTION. DEIRDRE: THE ART IS EVERYWHERE
AND I MEAN EVERYWHERE.>>ALL OF THE WINDOWS WERE
DESIGNED SO THERE IS NO NATURAL
SUNLIGHT THAT HITS THE ARTWORK. DEIRDRE: IT DOESN’T STOP INSIDE,
DOES IT?>>IT CERTAINLY DOESN’T. DEIRDRE: OUTSIDE IT HAS AN EYE
ON YOU AS YOU GAZE AT POOLS FOR
LOUNGING AND LAPPING. A GUESTHOUSE AS TO THE 4000
SQUARE FEET OF THE MAIN HOUSE. DUKE ELLINGTON, BILLY JOEL. EACH ROOM IS A COURSE OF
CURIOSITY FOR A HIGH SCHOOL
DROPOUT TURNED MILLIONAIRE THAT
NEVER STOPPED EDUCATING HIMSELF.>>HIS WIFE SAID HE READ ALL OF
THESE BOOKS AT LEAST ONCE.>>MY DAD DECIDED TO PUT RECORDS
IN THE STORE AND NO ONE ELSE
WOULD RUN IT SO I WAS APPOINTED
PETER DEIRDRE: — SO I WAS
APPOINTED. DEIRDRE: HE STARTED WITH A
$5,000 LOAN FROM HIS DAD AND THE
BUSINESS EXPLODED HE STARTED IN
SAN FRANCISCO.>>EVERYBODY SHOWED UP. IT WAS EXCITING. DEIRDRE: UNTIL IT WASN’T. HIS EMPIRE DID $1 BILLION IN
SALES BY THE EARLY 90’S, BUT
THEN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY CHANGED
AND SOLOMON SURROUNDED HIMSELF
WITH THE KIND OF ARE YOU CAN’T
DOWNLOAD OR PIRATE. USUALLY WHEN YOU SELL A HOUSE
THESE DAYS, THE ADVICE FROM AGES
IS TO DEPERSONALIZE THE HOME SO
A BUYER CAN IMAGINE THE FAMILY
LIVING THERE. HERE THAT WAS NOT EVEN AN
OPTION.>>WE EXPECT THERE WILL BE A LOT
OF ACTIVITY. DEIRDRE: THE ASKING PRICE?>>$2,450,000. DEIRDRE: AS FOR THE ART?>>EVERYTHING IS NEGOTIABLE. CERTAINLY IF SOMEONE WAS
INTERESTED IN PURCHASING ART IN
ADDITION TO THE HOME, YES. DEIRDRE: PLANNING ON TOURING THE
HOME? IT’S A LITTLE LIKE GOING INTO
TOWER RECORDS WAS BACK IN THE
DAY. YOU WILL NEED SOME TIME TO