An abandoned mansion near Runyon Canyon in Los Angeles.

From gang clubhouse to blue-chip crack house to a space for Satanic worship, 2450 Solar Drive has had quite a past. Set on top of the world as it may seem, it’s a picturesque scene from every window; a breathtaking sweep of Los Angeles stretching from downtown to thePacific Ocean.

Currently owned by Timothy Devine, a former executive with Columbia Records, “It’s the last big parcel in the Hollywood Hills” the real estate agent calls it and Kirk Morgan, house guard, 53, agrees. The giant house is back on the market for $15.2 million with about 9,800 square feet, seven bathrooms, five bedrooms, a 200-bottle wine cellar, six-car garage, stone floors, a pool, a Jacuzzi with a view of the sunset and all that undeveloped acreage smack in the heart of urban Los Angeles. Cursed or not, it might be an opportunity for someone with a thick wallet to place his stamp on the city in a loud way.

Developers/contractors and clients who want something rare and unique are also called to the table as the property listing suggests other possible fates. “All sorts of subdivision possibilities exist,” it says.

On the other hand, all this talk has sent quivers of concern through city officials and preservationists anxious to protect an undeveloped spot in this city.

All in all, for those heavy hitters and thrill seekers interested in a property who bears many a legend and a glorious view, it’s the ultimate fixer-upper of a lifetime.

Don’t forget if your trying to sell your house give Sunset Park Realtor’s a call!


Source: New York Times


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