The Beatles’ “Let It Be” producer Phil Spector fell from grace when he was convicted of murdering Lana Clarkson in his Los Angeles residence.
Virtually twenty years later, the late Spector’s 11,000-square-foot “Pyrenees Fort” offered for $three.three million, an enormous low cost from its authentic $5.5 million itemizing value in 2019 as part of a divorce settlement.
Though the red-roofed, white mansion with a number of turrets affords 360-degree views of San Gabriel Valley on a 2.5-acre hill, the property had hassle promoting, according to Realtor.com — maybe, partly, attributable to its notorious historical past.
Legendary “Wall of Sound” pioneer Spector met 40-year-old actress and mannequin Lana Clarkson on the Home of Blues VIP Basis Room throughout an evening out in 2003 and invited her to the 9 bed room, seven-and-a-half toilet residence drenched in heavy, darkish, old-world luxurious.
The gated motor courtroom with a fountain, the place Spector’s driver heard Spector say, “I believe I killed someone,” nonetheless stands in the present day. A second-floor terrace overlooks the motor courtroom, in accordance with the itemizing.
A heavy, carved-panel picket entrance door results in the two-story lobby the place Clarkson’s physique was discovered, photographs present.
Spector’s spouse Rachelle — who he married three years later in 2006 — ripped out the lobby’s crimson carpets in favor of a limestone tiled ground. A crystal chandelier nonetheless hangs over the lobby’s carpeted stairs, and throughout the corridor, glass doorways result in a lined terrace, in accordance with the itemizing.
“I ripped up the carpet. It was crimson 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 a number of 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 lounge with uncovered ceiling beams, a grand chandelier, a carved-wood mantle hearth and huge French doorways. Hooked up is a round sitting room inside the house’s turrets, in accordance with the itemizing.
The lounge results in a household room with a pool desk, a moist bar and a round “iguana room,” the place Spector housed his iguanas, Godzilla, Laurel and Hardy, in accordance with the Day by day Mail.
On the left of the lobby, a eating room with darkish wood-paneled partitions has a carved mantle. Uncovered wooden beams stretch throughout the ceiling, the place a crystal chandelier overhangs the desk, in accordance with the itemizing.
The eating room’s French doorways result in a kitchen with wood 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 ground, plus two-bedroom visitor lodgings on the second ground.
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.