Manson’s crime is a story line in the upcoming Quentin Tarantino film, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” starring Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio.
The Spanish-style home was built in 1922 and has had several upgrades under different owners in the intervening years. Situated high on a steep slope, the 1,600-square-foot home has privacy from the street, yet is close to the popular Griffiths Park and Glendale restaurant and retail centers. The “Hollywood” sign is around the corner, according to Giambalvo.
“The grade level of the house is probably equal to or greater than the height of a two-story home,” said Giambalvo. “Even when you’re standing at the gate you can hardly see the house. It has that grandeur feeling to it [as] you go up the driveway.”
The “wedding style” ceiling in several of the main living rooms include concentric circles of stucco in shaded gradients, according to Giambalvo. The dining area has an ornate chandelier and sliding-glass door to the outside.
A modern kitchen accommodates a breakfast table and movable island.
The backyard has a pool, hot tub and free-standing sauna. A covered patio near the pool is directly off the kitchen.
Several mature fruit and avocado trees not only provide fruit when in season but also add to the privacy.
Louver-style vents in the attic help circulate the air so the home stays cool, even without the use of air conditioning.
A two-car garage is behind the property.