What's love got to do with it? Apparently, not much as Rock and Roll Hall of Fame couple Ike and Tina Turner's time capsule house sold for less than asking price in Los Angeles. The duo enjoyed several hit songs together in the 1970's, but their tumultuous marriage overshadowed the good times shared in their unbelievably preserved Mid-Century Modern home in the View Park area of Los Angeles. The 2,900 square foot home they once owned, sold for $870,000 according to real estate website Redfin. Originally, the home was listed for $999,000.
The four-bedroom, two and a half bath house looks as if the couple just walked out the door, leaving a time capsule of 1970's décor. Red carpeting runs throughout the bedrooms, the office is enshrined in orange and brown striped wall paper and all rooms lead to an indoor waterfall and pond.
It's not clear whether some of the furniture was, in fact, owned by the couple who left the house in 1977, but the ambiance definitely transports visitors to an era when the couple lived there together.
Another claim to fame for the home, according to Redfin listing agent Ken Conant, is that it was featured in the 1993 movie, "What's Love Got to Do With It." The Turners, in a very troubled marriage behind the scenes, were celebrated as one of the hottest stage acts at the time. They were married from 1962 to 1978, and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991 for mega-hits such as "Proud Mary" and "I Want to Take You Higher." Ike died in 2007 at age 76 and Tina is still going strong at 77. In 2013, she married longtime boyfriend Erwin Bach.
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