One of the most unique properties in Southern California often referred to as the “House of Sin” is now up for sale for an eye-watering price of $10.2 million. The mansion, which is located in the Hollywood Hills, was once owned by the photographer Richard Franklin, who took photographs of more than 600 models and celebrities while using the home as his studio.
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The property, which is 7,500 square feet and features imaginative nooks, crannies, and hidden passages, has become a favorite filming location for reality shows and avant-garde fashion shoots starring famous names like Kim Kardashian.
Not to mention the many amenities, such as a make-out-ready cinema with ambient lighting and reclining leather chairs, a shower room large enough for a friendly gathering, and another colorful recreational area built in the 1960s that may lend new meaning to the term “psychedelics.” There’s also a fully-equipped exercise space, complete with motivational posters on the walls and various pieces of equipment.
Thanks to its close proximity to the Sunset Strip, this house is minutes away from premium shops, restaurants, and entertainment options. But the house itself — which was constructed in 1990 — is most recognized for its futuristic electric wiring. This allows the house to be transformed into a glow-in-the-dark, blacklight-ready coloring book with the flip of a switch.
You can do this in several of the different recreational spaces, allowing for neon green, pink, and purple atmosphere to be created.
In addition to built-in entertainment areas, the home offers expansive views of the famous Los Angeles skyline, the finest of which is saved for the principal bedroom located on the top level of the home. The other four bedrooms, three of which have private bathrooms en suite, open out onto the pool and terrace area.
As if that wasn’t enough, the home boasts a gazebo and a two-car garage in addition to the skylights that are already installed in the kitchen. Upon entering the mansion, you’ll be astounded by the enormous vaulted ceilings with skylights as well as glass doors that lead to magnificent views from the hills to the city.
A wide variety of amusement options are available inside the spacious residence that has five bedrooms and six bathrooms. This includes:
- A vibrantly lit and electronically equipped gaming area with tables for a variety of board games and card games.
- A single-body mannequin painting on the wall of an indoor spa facility with a swimming pool.
- Nooks and secret passageways decorated with paintings of human faces on the walls.
- Another lively space that’s inspired by the psychedelic aesthetic of the 1960s.
- A spacious bathroom with a shower that can accommodate a big group of people.
- An exercise space that is completely kitted up, complete with inspiring artwork and equipment.
- A pool with love swing hanging over the Los Angeles skyline, a rooftop deck, an indoor spa, a chef’s kitchen, a dance studio, gold corridors that open to a Hugh Hefner–style grotto room, a romantic fireplace, a casino, a black-light disco, as well as ocean views.
The property is now placed on the market by Josh Morrow and Brooke A. Elliott, both of the Aaron Kirman Group at Compass.