Written by Patti Pauley
Attention gothic boils and ghouls who’re in the market for a dreadfully, delightful new home. The home of Hollywood horror legend Bela Lugosi has been put on the market and your dreams of owning your very own haunted gothic house in the famous hills of Tinsel Town can become a reality. Of course, you’re going to need a substantial amount of cheese, as the asking price is $3 million, but why get caught up on technicalities.
Located just beneath the infamous Hollywood sign, Lugosi’s 3,484 square feet home where he resided during the height of his career at Universal between 1934-1937, has also since provided a residence to Misery‘s and American Horror Story‘s Screen Queen Kathy Bates, and more recently Jon Cryer of Two and a Half Men.
The house built by Frank W. Green in 1932, still holds a very vintage look and feel with some of the original features untouched, including iron-paned windows, a ballroom-sized living room complete with a stone fireplace, original intact tile floors, and what gothic home wouldn’t be complete without a full-sized library! Ravens not included..
According to Realtor.com, the home has had a few upgrades since last tenant Jon Cryer’s departure, including a heated in-ground spa, upgraded chef’s kitchen, and the all important wine cellar!
As far as Lugosi Manor being haunted, that is always up for speculation and your views on the paranormal alone. Renowned psychic Sylvia Browne once visited the home and encountered Lugosi’s “earth-bound spirit”. According to reports, the psychic said she came upon Bela wrapped in his Dracula cape in a room in the home that held a wooden casket where he rested. The spirit of Lugosi peered into Browne’s eyes and muttered, “You weren’t invited.”
Haunted or not, I could care less. Time for me to hit up my home loan officer!