Phil Spector’s Infamous Los Angeles Castle Sells for $3.3M

The California mansion where late music producer Phil Spector murdered actress Lana Clarkson has sold. Known as Pyrenees Castle, the now-notorious home was built in 1925 by Sylvester Dupuy to model a French chateau he admired in his youth. With four dramatic turrets and a tragic history not long past, the hilltop property in Alhambra looms over the San Gabriel Valley. The recent sale closed for $3.3 million, and according to Mansion Global, Spector’s ex-wife Rachelle Short was the seller.

Spector, who worked with icons like The Beatles and Tina Turner during his career, shot Clarkson in the castle-like home in 2003. He was convicted of the murder in 2009 and was serving a prison sentence of 19 years to life until his recent death due to complications of COVID-19.

While an eerie legacy surrounds the home, its architecture is dramatic and unique. Dupuy brought his French chateau dream to life with Pyrenees Castle and crafted in its execution the largest privately-owned property in the area. Gated and set behind high walls on 2.5 acres, the home spans 10,590 square feet and counts 10 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms within two wings.

Tim Durkovic of Douglas Elliman represented the seller and the buyer.