At the summit of the Alhambra hill, the French Chateau-style mansion, owned by Phil Spector, for sale $ 5.5 million.

The property, known as the Pyrenees Castle, dates back to 1926, while French immigrant Sylvester Dupuy built the house to imitate the castles he saw as a child in his hometown. Before a Chinese investor bought and reorganized in the 80s, it divided into apartments in the 1940s.


Spector, an influential producer famous for his “wall of sound” recording technique, paid $1.1 million for the home in 1998, describing it to Esquire as “a beautiful and enchanting castle in a hick town where there is no place to go that you shouldn’t go.”

Moreover, overlooking the town of San Gabriel Valley, the mansion with walls and doors sits in a special knoll of over 2.5 acres. The property also has 8.700 square meter interior, which passes through the quarter mile garage road and the motor court, opens up to a large marble foyer.

Crystal chandeliers and hand painted wall paintings draw attention to the floor plan with nine bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. Furthermore, original parquet floors appeal to elegant living spaces. There is a large living room with panel walls and a fireplace, two kitchens, two offices, a playroom, a dining room, a wet bar and a hairdresser.

On the outside, the turrets provide a castle-like vibe to the exterior, and a high-level terrace offers city views. A fountain and four garage surround the area.

However, the owner of the list is Ladd Jackson from Hilton & Hyland.

Source: Los Angeles Times

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