Beach Boy Brian Wilson's Former Home in the Suburbs of Chicago

Location: St. Charles, Illinois

Price: $1,490,000

Shouldn't rock stars have outrageous, tricked out, MTV Cribs-style pads? Well Beach Boys frontman Brian Wilson apparently doesn't think so, judging by his staid former home in St. Charles, Illinois (above), and for all that talk about wanting to go surfing, the genius singer-songwriter lived about as far from the ocean swells as possible. Anyway, back to the house at hand, which -- with its beige facade, beige interiors, and beige patio -- is hardly the image of rock star extravagance. Down in the basement things get more convincing, with a large-scale professional recording studio ready for the next owner's attempt at crooning. This five-bedroom, 6,500-square-foot mansion, located an hour outside of Chicago, is asking $1,490,000.

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