This California House Has a Dark History with Charles Manson’s Cult

Selena Barrientos
Photo credit: Redfin

From House Beautiful

  • The Los Feliz, California house that once belonged to supermarket executive Leno and his wife, Rosemary LaBianca, was recently put on the market.
  • The Spanish-style home was targeted by Charles Manson and the Mason Family.
  • The listing for the two bedroom, one-and-a-half bath house is asking for $1.98 million.

It’s been 50 years since the Manson Family was first put in the spotlight, after becoming key suspects in the murders of director Roman Polanski and actress Sharon Tate in their Los Angeles home. Now, another infamous house in which Charles Manson led his Family has hit the market—once belonging to supermarket executive Leno LaBianca and his wife, Rosemary LaBianca.

In August 1969, six members of the Manson Family and Charles himself, arrived at 3301 Waverly Drive in Los Feliz, Los Angeles. It would become another tragic scene of a couple terrorized by the cult leader and his followers. On July 11, Redfin listed the two bedroom, one-and-a-half bath home for $1.98 million.

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“Very rare opportunity to own a home with breathtaking, unobstructed front and back views,” the description reads. “This classic 1920’s Los Feliz gated single story home with a pool is nestled in the prime location north of the Rowena Reservoir. Featuring front views of the Silver Lake hills and Downtown Los Angeles, while the rear offers Griffith Park, Glendale and the majestic San Gabriel Mountains.”

The 1,655-square-foot Spanish-style home was built in 1922 and features a spacious living room with a fireplace and Italian tiles floors, which open up to a formal dining room. Outside, the pool has a covered patio and is surrounded by lush greenery in addition to tall fruit trees. The private escape is marketed as being minutes away from hiking trails, food, and entertainment spots—a “truly, one of a kind” house.

Photo credit: Redfin

By California law, listing agents are required to tell buyers about deaths that have occurred on properties within the past three years. But since the LaBianca deaths occurred several decades ago, this rule doesn’t apply anymore. Whether or not potential buyers were aware of this information involving the Manson family, it’s now well-known a week after being put on the market.

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