For Sale: Beautiful Los Angeles Home With Unfortunate Charles Manson Connection
The murders here 50 years ago shouldn't be a selling point
A Los Angeles single story home with a dark connection to Charles Manson is up for sale.
Priced at $2 million, the 1655-square-foot property — on a 31,000 square foot lot — features gorgeous views (Silver Lake hills, Griffith Park Observatory, San Gabriel Mountains), a pool, hot tub, free-standing sauna, gas fireplace, a huge yard with fruit trees and an enviable location near the famous “Hollywood” sign.
Its history, however, is far from enviable. Two of the seven murders committed by followers of Charles Manson took place here 50 years ago, a fact lacking in Redfin’s real estate listing (which we applaud, but perspective buyers should be made aware.) There was never a reason given as to why cult members murdered the occupants, Leno and Rosemary LaBianca.
While the house has had multiple owners in the in-between years, and its current asking price is a bit lower than the estimated worth of $2.175 million, the history of the property will definitely bring the property some renewed focus … as will this weekend’s release of Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time In Hollywood, a historical drama that takes place and touches upon the two-night murder spree of the Manson cult.
If you want the home on its own merits — again, the property underpriced and looks beautiful — great. Otherwise, heed our advice: Please don’t buy it because of (or in spite of) its past. We’d all be better off if we stopped glorifying serial killers and their followers.
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