Infamous "American Horror Story" Mansion Back On The Market

Listing Agent Joe Babajian Sells Esteemed Rosenheim Estate on Westchester Place

May 08, 2014, 11:00 ET from Joe Babajian

LOS ANGELES, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The magnificent Alfred F. Rosenheim estate, popularly known as the "Murder House" featured on the FX series "American Horror Story," has been listed for sale by luxury real estate agent Joe Babajian for $5,000,000. An architectural masterpiece built as a private home in 1908 by one of the most important turn of the century designers, the 1120 Westchester Place estate boasts an enormous private palace with an appearance as intriguing as its history.

"The Rosenheim estate is a landmark property rich with culture, history, and personality that is nearly as famous as some of the stars who have filmed there," says listing agent Babajian. "The buyer is sure to be someone with a deep appreciation for architecture and Hollywood culture."

For more than a century Hollywood producers have flocked to the Rosenheim mansion to capture its splendor on screen—most recently the property has been used as the setting for the entire first season of the mystery thriller "American Horror Story" and gained notoriety among the show's dedicated fan base. The estate has also been prominently displayed in an impressive catalog of films and TV shows such as "Old Blue Eyes" starring Frank Sinatra in the 50s, the Halloween-themed season 4 episode of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," and 2002's "Spiderman."  Other shows featuring the unique residence include: "CSI Miami," "Law & Order," "The Mentalist," "Criminal Minds," "Grey's Anatomy," "Californication" and many more.

"From the priceless Tiffany stained glass windows to the antique hand-painted ceilings, the exquisite original details captivate and transport the viewer back in time," says Babajian. "Whether visitors are hoping to live in the estate, shoot a movie, record music or take a tour, it's an incredibly popular and desirable location."

The Catholic Church owned this property as well as built the Chapel in the house in 1954. Since being declared an L.A. Historic Cultural Monument in 1999, the estate has been the primary residence of music producer John Gocha (and Greta von Steinbauer) and boasts a private professional recording studio in the grand ballroom, which was formerly the Chapel. In addition, the three-story home has six oversized bedrooms, five baths, and a solarium overlooking the beautiful park-like grounds complete with a private pine forest.

"Breathtaking in every respect, this residence evokes the quality and grandeur of a bygone era and represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity," says Babajian. "I am excited for the opportunity to share this listing and begin meeting with potential buyers."


With more than 25 years experience and a portfolio featuring some of the world's most distinguished properties and clients, Joe Babajian is the real estate agent at the forefront the luxury home market. He is among the select realtors to sell almost $3 billion in residential real estate, where his expertise in all facets of luxury real estate have secured him high profile clients, which have included CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, Hollywood executives, as well as talent, such as Barbara Streisand, Ryan Seacrest, Janet Jackson, and the Osbourne family. Committed to keeping his clients as top priority, Babajian promises nonpareil service by listening and anticipating clients' needs, providing expert guidance and personalized solutions, and masterfully negotiating the most profitable deals.

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