Phil Spector’s Infamous Los Angeles Estate Selling for $5.5 Million

Phil Spector’s Infamous Los Angeles Estate Selling for $5.5 Million
The music producer Phil Spector's mansion on Grand View Drive in Alhambra, Calif., on Aug. 9, 2007. (Richard Hartog, Pool,AP Photo/ File)

ALHAMBRA, Calif.—The hilltop Los Angeles-area mansion where music producer Phil Spector killed actress Lana Clarkson in 2003 is for sale at $5.5 million.

The Daily News reported Sunday, March 10, that the walled French-style chateau known as “Pyrenees Castle” sits on 2.5 acres in Alhambra.

The now jailed music producer, who collaborated with such acts as Ike and Tina Turner, the Ronettes, and members of The Beatles, had purchased the property in 1998 for $1.1 million, according to property records obtained by Variety.

It is now being sold off as part of a divorce settlement with his third wife Rachelle Short, The Wall Street Journal reported. The hilltop estate, where the couple lived, is listed at $5.5 million.

Spector is serving a sentence of 19 years to life after his second-degree murder conviction in Clarkson’s death. The 40-year-old actress — star of the 1985 cult film “Barbarian Queen”—was found shot to death in the foyer of the 8,700-square-foot, nine-bedroom home.

Jurors were taken to the castle to inspect the scene of the crime during two trials. The first ended in a mistrial.

The 79-year-old Spector is known for his “Wall of Sound” recording technique developed in the 1960s.

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