History / Bachman Estate

In 1975, Randy Bachman—lead singer, guitarist and songwriter for the popular Canadian rock band Bachman-Turner Overdrive— was enjoying the success of hit songs such as “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” and “Takin’ Care of Business.”

Also in 1975, the musician purchased nearly 30 acres of land in Whatcom County, about a 10-mile drive from Lynden and roughly a half-mile from the United States-Canada border. There, Bachman built a private, three-story mansion that became his family home.

The mansion included Legend Studios, a separate studio building designed for creativity. There are rumors about who visited there during Bachman’s ownership, including The Beach Boys, George Harrison, and even Frank Sinatra.

Bachman owned the estate until the late 1980s, after which the residence passed through several owners and business ventures, including a bed and breakfast.

Today, the mansion clocks in at nearly 15,000 square-feet, with additional buildings that contain the original recording studio, bowling alley, gymnasium, and seven-car garage.