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Phil Spector’s notorious Alhambra castle on the market for $5.5M

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The imprisoned producer is selling the 1920s chateau to satisfy a divorce settlement with his third wife

Photos by Jeremy Spann, courtesy of Ladd Jackson/Hilton & Hyland

Pyrenees Castle, the Alhambra estate where actress Lana Clarkson met her untimely end at the hands of music producer Phil Spector in 2003 is now up for sale with an asking price of $5.5 million.

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.

The living room of Pyrenees Castle
Features include original hardwood floors and wood-paneled walls.
The 8,686-square-foot chateau contains a bar, a game room, and a hair salon.
It’s also got two updated kitchens.