Before the Rosenheim Mansion was a maddening American Horror Story star, it was just another cool, old, expensive house for sale. On and off the market for pretty much forever (ok, since 1999), its most recent story arc begins in 2011, when it came up for sale asking $4.5 million. There were no takers, but fame went to its head and after a stint on the first season of AHS, it was suddenly looking for a ballsy $17 million. The public disagreed, and pricechops ensued. Last listed at $7.8 million, it finally sold for $3.2 million earlier this month, according to our friends over at Curbed.
The buyers, according to PropertyShark, are actress Angela Oakenfold, the ex-wife of the electronica DJ that the 1999 Guinness Book of World Records named Most Successful DJ in the World, and a doctor listed as her domestic partner. The pair have a bit of work ahead of them, as the mansion needs a new roof, some serious electrical and plumbing updates, and other "deferred maintenance"-type updates, real estate agent Stephen Apelian tells Curbed. (Apelian represented both the seller and the buyer.)
Alfred Rosenheim was an architect who moved to Los Angeles to work on the Hellman Building in Downtown's Historic Core. Around 1908, he built this place for himself, and it is a doozy. The designated LA Historic-Cultural Monument features all kinds of Tiffany elements—stained glass windows, lighting fixtures, "a museum-quality set of Tiffany glass doors"—six Batchelder tile fireplaces, a detached ballroom, and a solarium.