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Bela Lugosi's Beachwood Mansion Flipped For $4.197 Million

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Bela Lugosi moved around a lot in the 1930s and '40s, but from 1936 to 1937, he supposedly hung his cape here in this house, built in 1926 and situated on nearly a third of an acre in Beachwood Canyon. We first saw the estate back in 2011, when, despite all the sunshine, it looked like a place where some creepy, vampire-y things could go down. (See the fixer version here.) It sold within a few months, for $2.25 million, then changed hands again for $2.6 million last summer. Now we see it, all brightened up, with a new kitchen and a lot of new paint. The five-bedroom, five-bathroom "Castle La Paloma" has hand-finished ceiling beams, a formal dining room, library, an infinity pool, and "the most beautiful slate roof." There are even still a few eerie touches (a distressed-wood rocking horse, a disembodied mannequin hand), if you're into that sort of thing. The ask is $4.197 million.

· 2835 Westshire Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068 [Redfin]
· Bela Lugosi's Late-Life House in Beachwood Canyon Now a Fixer [Curbed LA]