Former Bela Lugosi property is for sale
The 1926 Hollywood Hills home that Bela Lugosi once owned features slate tile foyers, interior arches, vaulted beamed ceilings and has sweeping views.
A house once owned by actor Bela Lugosi has sold in the Hollywood Hills. (Everett Fenton Gidley)
Called Castle La Paloma, the imposing red-brick 1926 Tudor features slate tile foyers, interior arches, vaulted beamed ceilings, copper gutters and a slate roof. Its 5,000 square feet of living space include an oversized living room, a library, a breakfast room, a butler's pantry, five bedrooms, four bathrooms and a service wing. There are city, canyon and mountain views from the site, more than a quarter-acre site.
Beyond his trademark role as a vampire, Lugosi, who died in 1956 at 73, played a series of villains. He starred in "White Zombie" (1932), "Bride of the Monster" (1955) and "Plan 9 From Outer Space" (1959). The Movieland Directory places Lugosi at the Beachwood Canyon address in the 1940s.
Konstantine Valissarakos of Sotheby's International Realty, Los Feliz, is the listing agent.