1120 Westchester Pl, Los Angeles, CA
For sale: $5 million
In 2011, the producers for the first season of “American Horror Story” were looking for a house that would be both creepy and attractive, a believable setting for their haunted-house tale. The house they chose in Los Angeles’ Country Club Park earned the nickname “Murder House.”
The 6-bedroom, 5-bath 1907 Gothic home is no stranger to the screen. It has been used in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Spider-Man,” “CSI Miami,” “Law & Order,” “The Mentalist,” “Criminal Minds,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Californication,” among other shows.
Architect Alfred F. Rosenheim designed the home and spent five years constructing it as a private residence. In the 1950s, the Catholic Church owned the home and built a chapel on the property, which has since been turned into a recording studio. The home became a Historic-Cultural Monument in 1999.
The residence has been listed for sale off and on for years, at times for as much as $17 million. Rodeo Realty’s Joe Babajian has just relisted it for $5 million, marketing it as “an enormous private palace with an appearance as intriguing as its history.”
The three-story main house has Tiffany stained-glass windows, light fixtures, display cases and doors, as well as wood paneling and floors, and 6 tiled fireplaces. The formal dining room has hand-painted ceilings in gold and silver leaf.
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