The iconic 5-acre hillside estate, reputed to be the former home of legendary magician Harry Houdini features a surprising amount of light, an expansive lawn, terraced gardens filled with exotic plants, a rock waterfall, a natural-spring pond, an hour of hiking trails with an unexpected ocean view, and romantic gazebos with stunning canyon vistas. Ten stories of multiple backgrounds, tropical, jungle, hills, terraces, hidden gardens, caves, rock passages, cliffs and much more. Built in the Edwardian tradition in the early 1900s, the estate still has the deep-water tank where Harry Houdini reportedly practiced his underwater escapes. High-speed Internet, satellite television, outdoor fireplaces, barbecue patios, five gazebos, three water fountains, a heated pool, and an outdoor spa. The estate and its gardens were restored after the 1959 Laurel Canyon Fire and now enjoys modern amenities while maintaining the grand mystique and marvel of Harry Houdini. The property’s 3000 sf main house has two stories, and four bedrooms. A master suite features a carved-stone mantelpiece and a spacious bathroom with a whirlpool tub, five bathrooms including an outdoor one, ample living room next to dining area, and an open-plan kitchen. Greenrooms, wardrobe and make up area. Easy loading area, storage space for equipment. The fenced and gated estate is very private and 6 minutes from Sunset Boulevard, 7 minutes from Beverly Hills, and 13 minutes from Universal Studios. Accessible to the gate by public transportation. EVENTS* The minimum event rental is three days and two nights, one for you and us to prepare the estate; one for the event itself; and one to tear down, collect your belongings, rest, and fully enjoy the estate. The gated and fenced property can park 50 cars, up to 80 inside with valet. With Uber, shuttles, and valet, the estate has hosted more than 1,000 guests. We only provide the property, so you’re welcome to bring your own caterers, equipment, decorations, and rentals. We’re also happy to make suggestions and help you plan. Please note, outdoor music of moderate volume is allowed until 10:00 p.m. per city ordinance, indoors until 2:00 a.m. Following are approximate costs for a three-day, two-night stay incorporating a one-day seven-hour event with midday checkout. These rates don’t apply to national holiday weekends, Valentine’s Day, Easter, and Halloween weekends or parts of those weekends, which all cost 50% more due to demand, overtime and hard-to-get personnel. Please include guests and your staff in your total headcount. EVENT RATES Up to: 025 to 50 people $7,200 051 to 75 people $9,000 076 to 100 people $10,800 101 to 150 people $13,200 151 to 200 people $14,400 201 to 250 people $16,800 251 to 300 people $18,000 301 to 400 people $19,200 401 to 500 people $20,400 There is a $100 penalty charge per head above the plan you select. The final cost is determined by the event’s length (5% extra each additional hour over seven hours), the number of days, and if there is a pre- or after-party, $1,000 each. *Your event might require that we obtain a permit from the Zoning Administrator. No extra charge for it. SITE VISITS We receive many requests for tours, but the estate rarely opens its doors to visitors. To be selective, we charge $100 to your group to send somebody knowledgeable about the estate and event planning to open and explain the property’s possibilities. Your $100 payment is donated entirely to an IRS-recognized charity; you will also receive a credit of $200 toward your rent with our compliments if you book at the showing. Bring comfortable shoes and reserve an hour for the tour. WE CAN PRICE AND ANSWER FASTER WHEN GIVEN THIS INFORMATION: Proposed start and stop date(s) of the booking: Proposed date and hours of the event: Proposed event, e.g., charity dinner, political fundraiser, short-term rental, filming, etc.: Approximate number of guests and staff: Other information about the occasion and yourself we might find helpful, including your telephone number(s) and e-mail address(es).
Additional services available by request. Please inquire for details about staffing, and additional extras. Cleaning Fee $350 for light cleaning. Free Parking up to 50 Cars. A security deposit equal to the total amount of booking is due 30 days in advance. The number of guests is restricted to the number of guests disclosed in your reservation. Guests must provide additional insurance and valid permits for all vendors. Broken or missing items could be deducted from your deposit. Trash must be taken out at the end of your booking, and placed in the outdoor dumpster. No loud music outside after 10pm. No smoking allowed inside the house. No pets without written authorization. Thank you and enjoy your stay.
Lori is the best host! Super sweet, helpful, and super accommodating! She was able to accommodate every one of our needs. Will definitely book location again!
Lori the site rep is one of those people that just makes things perfect. The location is stunning and I will be back but now that i know Lori I will know that it will also be a pleasure dealing with the location manager.
The estate is better in person! Such a beautiful and unique space! Lori, the site representative, was extremely helpful to my music video production! She maintains the property very well and was very helpful throughout the entire process.
Wow! What an amazing location and an amazing host! Lori was extremely accommodating and went out of her way to make sure our photo shoot was a success. The estate is expansive with so many wonderful backgrounds to work with. Highly recommended!
Lori was a great host, she has a great understanding of the film industry and made our day stress free. It's a beautiful property with a ton of great looks. I'll definitely shoot here again!