Photos: The 'American Horror Story' Mansion Is Off The Market
The characters in American Horror Story: Murder House were doomed the moment they set foot in this gorgeous mansion, but perhaps its new owner will be luckier.
The Rosenheim Mansion at 1120 Westchester Place was built in 1908. The home was recently purchased for $3.2 million by actress Angela Oakenfold, DJ Paul Oakenfold's ex-wife, Curbed LA reports. The home had previously been listed for much more after appearing in the TV show, but didn't sell.
While the Rosenheim Mansion has been used in other films and TV shows over the years, it's sort of the star of the first season of Ryan Murphy's FX anthology series. In the AHS season aptly titled Murder House, an unsuspecting family leaves their troubled past behind in Boston and attempts to start over in the gorgeous 6-bedroom, 5-bath Los Angeles home. They soon find out that the previous occupants were killed there—as well as many of the previous occupants before that. Many of the rooms as well as the striking exterior will be instantly recognizable to fans of the show.
In one scene in Murder House, a macabre tour makes a stop in front of the home to talk about its spooky past. Show creators have confirmed that this tour is based on a real L.A. tour, Dearly Departed's Tragical History Tour. The show also makes obvious references to two notorious L.A. crimes: the Black Dahlia murder and the Manson Family murders.
You might also remember the Rosenheim Mansion from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In a season four episode titled "Fear, Itself," a demon crashes a Halloween party at a fraternity house and forces the guests to confront their worst phobias. The fraternity house is played by the mansion.
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