The Beatles’ “Let It Be” producer Phil Spector fell from grace when he was convicted of killing Lana Clarkson in his Los Angeles residence.
Almost 20 years later, the late Spector’s 11,000-square-foot “Pyrenees Castle” offered for $3.3 million, an enormous low cost from its authentic $5.5 million itemizing worth in 2019 as part of a divorce settlement.
Although the red-roofed, white mansion with a number of turrets gives 360-degree views of San Gabriel Valley on a 2.5-acre hill, the property had bother promoting, according to Realtor.com — maybe, partially, because of its notorious historical past.
Spector met 40-year-old actress and mannequin Lana Clarkson on the House of Blues VIP Foundation Room throughout an evening out in 2003 and invited her to the 9 bed room, seven-and-a-half lavatory residence drenched in heavy, darkish, old-world luxurious.
The gated motor courtroom with a fountain, where Spector’s driver heard Spector say, “I think I killed somebody,” nonetheless stands immediately. A second-floor terrace overlooks the motor courtroom, in keeping with the itemizing.
A heavy, carved-panel wood entrance door results in the two-story lobby where Clarkson’s physique was discovered, pictures present.
Spector’s spouse Rachelle — who he married three years later in 2006 — ripped out the lobby’s pink carpets in favor of a limestone tiled flooring. A crystal chandelier nonetheless hangs over the lobby’s carpeted stairs, and throughout the corridor, glass doorways result in a lined terrace, in keeping with the itemizing.
“I ripped up the carpet. It was red and had stains I couldn’t get out,” his now ex-wife Rachelle told the Daily Mail in 2009.
The pair separated in 2016 and agreed to separate the proceeds of the house sale, however the 81-year-old convict died in jail in January 2021 from complications from COVID-19. Rachelle lived in the home till January, when it seems to have gone underneath contract.
The then large-haired Spector purchased the home in 1998 for $1.1 million and lived there for 11 years along with his three iguanas and, for just a few years along with his spouse Rachelle, till he was sentenced for second-degree homicide in 2009.
To the correct of the lobby, a wall of mirrors results in a front room with uncovered ceiling beams, a grand chandelier, a carved-wood mantle fire and enormous French doorways. Attached is a round sitting room inside the house’s turrets, in keeping with the itemizing.
The front room results in a household room with a pool desk, a moist bar and a round “iguana room,” where Spector housed his iguanas, Godzilla, Laurel and Hardy, in keeping with the Daily Mail.
On the left of the lobby, a eating room with darkish wood-paneled partitions has a carved mantle. Exposed wooden beams stretch throughout the ceiling, where a crystal chandelier overhangs the desk, in keeping with the itemizing.
The eating room’s French doorways result in a kitchen with wooden flooring and a bench breakfast nook. The kitchen has a brick backsplash behind its industrial hooded oven and a black-tile backsplash towards its white cabinetry.
A separate garage-cum-guest-house has four-car parking on the primary flooring, plus two-bedroom visitor lodgings on the second flooring.
Spector had a number of abuse allegations against him from his ex-wife Ronnie and his three adopted children, Louis, Gary and Donté. He additionally had a son Phillip, who died of leukemia in 1991, and a daughter Nicole who has filed for management of his posthumous property, according to the Blast.