Built in 1925, the hilltop residence was designed by architect John Walker Smart for Sylvester Dupuy, a French-born rancher who wanted to recreate a version of the country chateaus he grew up with in his homeland.
The largest privately owned property in the area, the remote chateau is located at the end of a long driveway on a woodsy, 2.65-acre lot.
Measuring 8,686 square feet, the mansion contains nine bedrooms, 10 baths, two full kitchens, a butler’s pantry, game room, bar, hair salon, two home offices, “segregated” staff quarters, and four garages.
Features include original hardwood flooring, hand-painted murals, beamed ceilings, crystal chandeliers, French doors, and two fireplaces. The listing notes that “many upgrades & improvements have been made.”
The “Wall of Sound” producer, currently serving a prison sentence of 19 years to life, purchased the San Gabriel Valley property for $1.1 million in 1998.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Spector is selling the estate as part of a divorce settlement with his third wife, Rachelle Short, whom he married in 2006 while he was in jail and awaiting trial.
- 1700 Grand View Dr [Hilton & Hyland]