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"World Famous" Sierra Madre Pyramid Now Under $1 Million

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If Nicolas Cage ever gets his finances sorted out and can resume his hobby of collecting houses, he might wanna ease back into it with Sierra Madre's famous Pyramid House. Frankly, we can't imagine too many other people eccentric enough to want to buy the glass-and-steel landmark, which, according to a 1991 LA Times story on it, features such quirky touches as a wrought-iron spiral stairway salvaged from a London sewer and a round front door resembling an oversized wagon wheel that opens by being rolled out of the way. But hopefully we're wrong, as it would be a shame to see the kooky pyramid, which was built in the early 70s by architect John G. McKinney, meet the wrecking ball. Located on a one-acre lot with views to downtown, the mystical property also includes a separate, non-triangular guesthouse. Per Redfin, the three-bedroom, two-bath home last sold in 1991 for $450,000; it was asking $1.098 million in 2009 (and was for lease for $3,500 per month). It's now listed at $925,000.
· 751 OAK CREST [Redfin]
· National Treasure II: Live In Your Very Own Pyramid [Curbed LA]
· Stretching a Point [LAT]