SHOOT FROM A TARZAN MOVIE TO AN ELEGANT INTERIOR. 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. Memories are the treasure nobody can take away. This legendary $12 million property offers a unique way to escape the cookie-cutter venues and create those lifetime memories. Five acres of romantic gardens, an hour of hiking trails, hidden passageways, a natural spring, and a three-story waterfall bring enchantment to your experience. Brilliantly colored koi, inquisitive turtles, giant bull frogs, stately blue herons, and wild deer and their babies also add a unique charm to the estate. All of this in famed Laurel Canyon, only six minutes from the Sunset Strip. PHOTOGRAPHY Private photography sessions in the garden or the house are a minimum of $1,500 for four hours; $500 each additional hour or fraction. Up to 25 people are allowed; more than 25 is priced as a party. There is access to one outdoor restroom. TOURS 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.
Additional services available by request. A security deposit equal to the total amount of booking is due 30 days in advance. No smoking allowed inside the house. No pets without written authorization. The number of guests is restricted to the number of guests disclosed in your reservation. Broken or missing items could be deducted from your deposit. Location Rep $38/Hr Cleaning Fee $350 for light cleaning. Parking Included. 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!