House where Charles Manson's followers MURDERED family sells
Charles Manson murder mansion sells for $1.8M: LA home which boasts a pool, stunning views – and a grisly history as the site where cultists stabbed the LaBianca family to death in 1969 – sells for below asking price
- The Los Angeles house where Charles Manson’s followers brutally murdered a grocery store owner and his wife in 1969 has sold for $1.8 million, under its asking price of $2.2 million
- Paranormal investigator Zak Bagans, host of the show ‘Ghost Adventures,’ bought the 1,655-square-foot home in 2019 reportedly in hopes of filming a project there but later abandoned the idea
- He put the house on market one year later, and it was listed for eight months
- The Mediterranean-style house was first built in the 1920s and features a covered patio for people to enjoy the expansive backyard and swimming pool
- It also has a large living room and a terrace outside one of the two bedrooms
- The property offers views of downtown Los Angeles from the front yard and the backyard overlooks Griffith Park, Glendale and the San Gabriel Mountains
The house where Charles Manson’s followers brutally murdered a grocery store owner and his wife in 1969 has sold for $1.8 million.
An anonymous buyer closed on the Los Angeles property on Tuesday, TMZ first reported, at a discounted price of $1.87 million from paranormal investigator Zak Bagans, host of the show ‘Ghost Adventures.’
Bagans had bought the modest 1,655-square-foot home in 2019 in hopes of filming a project at the Los Feliz property, according to TMZ, but soon abandoned the idea out of respect to the LaBianca family.
He first tried to sell it one year later for $2.2 million, and it was on the market for eight months before the anonymous buyer closed on the deal.
The house where Charles Manson’s followers brutally stabbed a middle-class couple in 1969 has sold for $1.8 million
The Mediterranean-style Los Angeles house sits on a 0.71-acre lot, and features a fountain in the backyard
The Los Feliz home features a covered patio that overlooks a large in-ground pool, perfect for the hot summer months
A patio set outside the home lets residents enjoy the views of the surrounding Los Angeles neighborhood
The patio also features a screen that can be pulled down for extra privacy or to keep free of insects
The property overlooks the San Gabriel Mountains, and is surrounded by lush greenery, offering a serene view
A terrace outside one of the bedrooms offers couples a romantic place to watch the sunset over the mountains each night
The gated single-story home sits on a 0.71 acre lot and offers two bedrooms and two bathrooms, according to Realtor.com.
It was first built in the 1920s, when Los Angeles real estate was booming with would-be stars trying to move into the city, and was last renovated in March 2019, before Bagans moved in, according to the New York Post.
It features an expansive living room with a gas fireplace and Italian tile floors, which then opens up into a formal dining room, and a covered patio that overlooks an in-ground pool, which is surrounded by greenery, including some fruit trees.
A terrace outside one of the bedrooms also offers couples a romantic place to watch the sunset each night.
The front of the property offers views of the Silver Lake hills and downtown Los Angeles, and the backyard overlooks Griffith Park, Glendale and the San Gabriel Mountains.
The Realtor.com listing said it has ‘tremendous upside potential as the lot size is truly rare for the pristine location,’ and said it is ‘truly, one of a kind.’
The listing does not mention, however, that on August 10, 1969, followers of cult leader Charles Manson brutally stabbed Leno and Rosemary LaBianca more than 50 times.
The group had murdered starlet Sharon Tate, who was eight and a half months pregnant at the time, just the night before, stabbing her more than 16 times.
Her friends, Jay Sebring, Wojciech Frykowski and Abigail Folger were also murdered at the home of Tate rented with and her husband, who rented it from director Roman Polanski.
Manson was reportedly desperate to make those deaths look like part of a race war, and ordered his followers to kill the LaBiancas the next night.
He was convicted of first-degree murder for directing the Tate and the LaBiancas murders, and was sentenced to death, which was automatically commuted to life in prison after California’s Supreme Court invalidated all death sentences prior to 1972.
He died of natural causes in 2017.
The LaBiancas were stabbed more than 50 times the night of August 10, 1969, one day after the murder of starlet Sharon Tate
Manson was arrested in 1969 and was sentenced to death, which ultimately turned into life in prison
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