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Bela Lugosi Allegedly Haunts His Old Home and It’s Now for Sale

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You can hang out with Bela Lugosi for just $3 million!

Do you believe in ghosts? If you do, then perhaps you buy into the stories that late horror legend Bela Lugosi haunts the Los Angeles home he once lived in. Famous psychic Sylvia Browne once visited the home, which rests under the iconic Hollywood sign, and reported seeing the spirit of the long-dead Lugosi roaming the halls in his Dracula cape; now there’s a mental image for ya!

Lugosi lived in the Beachwood Canyon home between 1934 and 1937, which means he purchased it shortly after the release of Universal’s Dracula. As reported by Realtor.com, the remodeled mansion, which was built in 1930 and is referred to as Westshire Manor, Castle La Paloma, or the Bela Lugosi House, went up for sale this week with an asking price of $3 million.

From the official property listing:

Landmark celebrity masterpiece, one of the rare estates in Hollywoodland, the Bela Lugosi “Westshire Manor”, built by architect Frank W. Green – finished in 1932. Magnificent construction & classic details not often found. Ballroom sized living rm w/massive stone fireplace, formal dining w/banks of iron glass windows, library/4th bedroom w/its own entrance, & bright chef’s kitchen w/gaggenau appliances & service entrance. 3 en suite bedrooms. Expansive master suite w/marble fireplace, original tilework, mahogany & peg/groove floors, handmade ironwork. Crafted beam ceilings, grand foyer w/skylight, gated courtyard entry. One of the most advantageous sites in Hollywoodland married to one of the most classic homes in Beachwood Canyon w/a storied celebrity history. Soaring views through Hollywood to Palos Verdes & Beachwood Cyn. Gorgeous flat & terraced grassy yard, gardens & terrace w/waterfalls, fountains, outdoor stone shower,tiled in ground spa encompass the manor. Gym & wine cellar.

Other celebrities that have lived in the 3,484 square foot Tudor include Kathy Bates and Jon Cryer. It’s located on 2829 Westshire Drive in Los Angeles, California.

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COMMENTS

4 Comments
  • augster3

    Sylvia Browne was full of shit. The house is pretty nice, though.

  • Carlton Fisher

    I’m sold at the inclusion of a library. I’m running out of room for my books.

  • THGrimm

    I want the home based on features alone, but having been Bela’s for a time? Amazing!

  • Geno1987

    I would hang a picture of Lugosi on the wall somewhere out of respect.

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