Now that Phil Spector has been found guilty of murdering Lana Clarkson in his “Pyrenees Castle” in Alhambra, California, he is reportedly prepared to sell it to pay for his appeal.
I had seen the exterior photos of his house before, and read that it was built in 1926 as a replica of a real French chateau. European artisans were even brought over to complete it in style. So imagine my surprise when I saw the interior photos on Curbed recently, and this is what it looks like inside:
Mirrored walls. Cranberry carpet. And knights standing guard in the entry. As Curbed puts it, the decor in Spector’s castle proves he’s guilty of more than just murder.
He bought the faux chateau in 1998 for $1.1 million, but the London Times says it’s expected to sell for less than that. This kitchen may be one of the reasons why:
When I saw this close-up of the fridge, covered in photos, it made me wonder if this is what it looks like inside Phil Spector’s brain (maybe we don’t want to know):
Look at this room for very long and you’ll start seeing spots. I did, anyway:
I don’t even want to know what that is on the floor in front of the dog kennels (poor pups):
Even before he shot Lana Clarkson in the entry hall, Spector’s castle had been rumored to be haunted. One woman who grew up in the area says that she and her friends would dare each other to run up to the house and touch it, and she only had the nerve to do it once.
*4/12 UPDATE: Phil Spector is suing local government from inside prison because he says a construction project is “destroying his house.” Details on TMZ.