Want a castle home? You’re in luck! The historic Art Nouveau Estate in LA is on the market at the price of $9.88 million. ‘The Castle’ as it’s famously known is not just a house, but a living testament to the creative spirits that have graced its halls.
Designed in the 1920s by legendary architect, A.F Leicht, this mansion has tales to tell. Back in the vibrant 1960s and 70s, it earned the moniker of “rocker road house” thanks to the many rock n roll artists who lived out their best lives here. The likes of the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Andy Warhol, and Barry McGuire of the New Christy Minstrels not only found their way to its rooms but also called it home at some point. Even the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea was an owner in the 2000s.
Acquiring this property also means you’ll be in the same vicinity as celebs like Katy Perry, James Cameron, and Angelina Jolie among other A-list individuals.
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The Castle is on 2630 Glendower Avenue, one of LA’s most esteemed neighborhoods. The mansion, a beacon of Art Nouveau brilliance, stretches over 5,500 square feet. With five bedrooms, a separate studio, and a guest apartment, it offers ample space for both solitude and social gatherings. As the sun dips below the horizon, the twinkling lights of downtown LA create a magical backdrop.
Getting Into the Property
A world of possibilities unfolds beyond its gates. Upon entry, residents are greeted by a sweeping driveway guarded by stately trees. It leads to a meticulously landscaped compound dotted by the main residence, a guesthouse, a freestanding garage, and a studio. If you don’t want to go inside yet, follow the meandering pathways to the relaxing gardens, a basketball court, and a vast second flat lot, ripe for expansion. Whether crafting a personal oasis or a residential masterpiece, the canvas is ready.
Stepping inside is akin to stepping into a time capsule, where an eclectic blend of Spanish, Art Deco, and Assyrian touches create an unforgettable ambiance. On one side, the entryway leads to a 2-story living room crowned by vaulted ceilings, and bathed in natural light through its floor-to-ceiling windows.
Nearby, octagonal lounge rooms offer panoramic views of the serene landscape, a sanctuary within the bustling city. If you find the octagonal lounge rooms fascinating, you’re in for a treat as intricacies unfold with every step. An arched doorway leads to a dining room while curved archways lead to upper-level bedroom suites with private enclaves. Egyptian-inspired geometric pillars and arched passageways exude an air of refined luxury, while gilded ceilings curve gracefully overhead.
On the other side of the entryway is a stone staircase leading to an observatory tower 26-feet above the ground. The tower opens up into a rooftop terrace with sweeping vistas of downtown LA’s dynamic sprawl and the lush landscape beyond.
As the sun sets on this captivating estate, a new chapter beckons. The 2630 Glendower Avenue residence stands as a timeless homage to architectural artistry, musical legends, and the spirit of a bygone era. With every corner brimming with stories and every room infused with character, it eagerly awaits a new owner to compose its next chapter. The legacy of this property isn’t just in its bricks and mortar; it’s in the echoes of laughter, the tunes of guitar strings, and the whispers of those who’ve in the past graced its halls.