- The home where Charles Manson's cult murdered Leno and Rosemary LaBianca in 1969 is currently up for sale.
- It's currently retailing for $1.98 million.
Amityville Horror. American Horror Story. The Conjuring. What do these stories have common? Aside from being a definitive part of the pop culture and horror landscape, they're all stories that feature knowingly haunted homes that people end up (a) dying in or (b) nearly die trying to escape from. And yet, people purchase these homes anyway. But who really cares when these homes have grit! appeal! and most importantly, have character! Right??? (I'm being sarcastic.)
Well now, a new (potentially) haunted home appears to be on the market. The LaBianca house, a.k.a. where Charles Manson's followers killed owners Leno and Rosemary LaBianca on Manson's orders—literally the day after they killed Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate in 1969— is currently on sale for $1.98 million. You know, just in case you're into old Hollywood glamour as much as you're into macabre.
According to The Washington Post, this two-bedroom, 1.5 bathroom home is currently on the market and has been for two weeks now...coincidentally in time for the premiere of Quentin Tarantino's newest film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and just shy of the 50 year anniversary of the murders. The last time the property was on the market was in 1998.
Despite the house's history, Redfin real estate agent Robert Giambalvo says that interest in the property is pretty solid, which honestly says...a lot. “It’s just such a calm, peaceful, serene environment that I don’t think anybody cares about what happened a long time ago,” Giambalvo told the Los Angeles Times. “The first showings were yesterday, and I already have several people telling me that their clients are preparing to make an offer.” Well alrighty then.
For those who are interested in the home, there is full disclosure that the property is the scene of the LaBianca/Manson murders, as well as an advisory to do some research on the property before attending the showing. “We don’t want somebody to go into escrow and find out 10 days, 15 days later that there was the event that happened 50 years ago. And then they don’t want to buy it because of that,” Giambalvo explained. “We just wanted people to make offers with their eyes wide open.”
So if you have a cool $1.98 million to spend and think the LaBianca house would be a great place to rest your head at night, who am I to stop you? Knock yourself out (and keep your eyes peeled).
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