A Manson Family murder house is on the market, and it’s super expensive
In 1969, the peaceful era of Hollywood’s hippie scene was unsettled by Charles Manson and his killer cult, whose violent, two-day murder spree devastated the state of California. While the crime scenes in the houses of Tate and the LaBiancas were as gory as they were horrific, both of the homes in which the murders occurred are still standing to this day. Now, one of the Manson murder houses is up for sale, and the price is steeper than you could imagine.
The scenes of the Manson Family murders
While the Manson Family committed a number of horrific crimes during the two-year assembly of their cult, their most well-recognized offenses are the killings of Sharon Tate (along with her friends) and Leno and Rosemary LaBianca. These murders are particularly horrific because both series of slayings were done in the places where the victims were supposed to feel the safest: their personal residences. Across the course of two nights, Charles Manson and members of the Manson Family broke into the respective homes of each of the victims and brutally killed them, leaving behind a major crime scene in each location. The hellscape that they left seemed to be, in more ways than physical, uncleanable. Where Tate was killed, the murderers used her blood to write “PIG” on the front door of the home. In the LaBianca household, Manson ordered his followers to write a series of words on the walls with their blood, creating a gruesome and unsettling atmosphere in what was once a lovely household. The victims left behind a massive number of mourners who could likely never view the once-jovial homes belonging to them the same way again. However, while most people would likely prefer to steer clear of the Manson Family murder homes, a chilling opportunity has arisen: the ability to purchase one of the houses.
What happened to their homes?
Have you ever wondered what happened to the two homes where Charles Manson and members of the Manson Family brutally murdered seven people during a two-night killing spree? Believe it or not, they weren’t torn down, lit on fire, or scrapped from the earth in some other way. Surprisingly, despite their horrifying history, the two structures are still standing…and one of the murder houses recently went on the market. The Spanish-style home of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca was built in 1922. The couple was murdered by the Manson Family in the residence in 1969. Since then, tenants have moved in and out of the home, and another couple seeking to retire is currently on their way out. What is the current listing price for the house where the LaBiancas lost their lives? $1.98 million dollars. While this may seem like a steep price for the 1,600 square-foot home where the notorious murder occurred, the sensationalism attached to the property seems to be one of the reasons behind the high price-tag. Additionally, despite being nearly a century old, the home has undergone several sweet upgrades since it was first built. Considering all of the fancy new features that have kept the home modern across the years, as well as its stunning architecture, the price for 3311 Waverly Drive seems more than fair.
LaBianca murder house on the market
While it may have been the sight of a brutal murder, it’s understandable why the house of horrors comes at such a high price. Besides interesting people who are morbidly curious about the features of the (probably haunted) property, the house could appeal to anyone looking to live in a gorgeous Los Angeles home with both great location and a lovely view. The house features a long, extravagant driveway, a large swimming pool (and a matching jacuzzi), two bedrooms, wedding style ceilings, chandeliers, fruit and avocado trees, and more. While the property is fairly private, the neighborhood it’s in, Los Feliz, is close to a number of L.A.s shopping-centers and attractions, including the famed “Hollywood” sign. The view from every window of the high-seated house is spectacular, overlooking California’s scenery and the unique neighborhood where the house is positioned. Sure, the house might have a fairly gruesome history, yet it’s an undeniably beautiful location to live.