This remarkable Spanish Revival mansion in sun-kissed Los Angeles is on the market for the first time in 50 years – but, be warned, it has a dark history.
The four-bedroom, three-bathroom property sits near the city’s elevated Griffith Park, and thus offers incredible views. And it’s in surprisingly good nick.
But there’s one catch… the mansion is notorious, known locally as the Los Feliz Murder House.
The Murder House is on sale for £1.9m (Realtor)
Built in 1925, it is the property in which a cardiologist called Harold Perelson murdered his wife in their bed in December 1959.
The story has long been told, but its veracity has often been disputed. However, LA crime journalist Jeff Maysh dug up the case history last year.
The owner has just died – meaning the property is back on sale for the first time in 50 years (Realtor)
He discovered the story to be true and that the doctor, after murdering his wife, Lillian, with a hammer, attempted to kill his teenager daughter, Judye.
She escaped while he told her two younger siblings to go back to bed. He then committed suicide.
It offers great views over the city of LA (Realtor)
The house was bought after the incident, but then abandoned by the owner – and has stayed that way for 50 years.
With its owner now dead, the property is back up for sale – and these pictures are believed to be the first time anyone has seen inside it for five decades.
The property is listed on website Realtor. The advert read: “First time on the market in over 50 years! Perched on a hill up a long drive way with sweeping views sits this 4 bedroom 3 bath Spanish Revival home on a large lot.
A doctor murdered his wife in the house in 1959 (Realtor)
“Features include grand entrance with a step down living room with serene views, formal dining room, library/study, large kitchen, and a ballroom with bar on the third floor. Three car garage at street level and two car garage at the end of the driveway.
“Waiting for that special person looking for a wonderful opportunity to remodel or develop. This is a probate sale, subject to court confirmation.”
The property, at 2475 Glendower Place, has an asking price of $2,750,000 (£1.9m).
The property is in surprisingly good shape considering it has been abandoned for 50 years (Realtor)