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 had 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 let’s just say I was surprised by the state of the interiors.
Take a look!
Phil Spector’s Pyrenees Castle
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:
For some reason, we’re also treated to a close-up of his fridge and its collage of photos:
The Dining Room looks a little better than the other rooms do:
The red theme continues into the Game Room:
I don’t even want to know what that is on the floor in front of the dog kennels (poor pups):
Phil Spector’s Pyrenees Castle is back on the market for $5.5 million.
It looks a lot better in the current listing photos. All the red carpet is gone, for a start!
The kitchen got a makeover since 2010, too:
For all the photos and information about the current listing, visit Variety.
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!