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Special Note: For ALL corporate events please contact Ella Leber: (310) 425-0877 Please note price listed is starting rate per hour! Price per hour will go up depending on number of guests. 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. 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 incorporating a one-day seven-hour event with midday checkout. These rates don’t apply to national holidays weekends, Valentine’s Day, Easter, and Halloween weekends, which all cost 66% more due to demand and hard-to-get personnel. Please include guests and your staff in your total head count. 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. Insurance required? Yes Deposit required? Yes Drones allowed? Yes Trailers allowed? Yes Pets allowed? Yes Child-talent allowed? Yes Generator allowed? Yes Furniture/wall art movement allowed? Yes Wifi speed? 100 mbps Mobile/cellular network reception? Depending on provider. Noise restrictions? Yes Fireplace/fire pit usage? Yes Pool heated/usage? Yes, negotiable. Ground floor or elevator/stair access? Both. Can you record clean dialogue? Tbd What is noise in the surrounding area like? Moderate How many outlets are available? Where are they? Too many to count. How many bathrooms do you have? 5 Is there dedicated space available for hair & makeup? Yes Square Footage? 3000 What is the natural light like (exposure, # of windows)? Full exposure from every room, 10 glass doors Are all areas of the space accessible for production purposes (including the exterior)? Yes What are the power capabilities like in the space? Being upgraded as we speak. Will there be an on-site manager present during the booking? Yes What are the parking and load-in / load-out options on site? Parking lot for up to 50 + cars.
Additional services available by request. A security deposit equal to the total amount of booking is due 30 days in advance. No loud music after 10pm. 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. Guests must provide additional insurance and valid permits for all vendor. Broken or missing items could be deducted from your deposit. Please inquire for details about staffing, and additional extras. Trash must be taken out at the end of your booking, and placed in the outdoor dumpster. Cleaning Fee $350 for light cleaning. Free Parking up to 60 Cars. Thank you and enjoy your stay.
Guests may cancel their Booking until 90 days before the event start time and will receive a full refund (including all Fees) of their Booking Price. Guests may cancel their Booking between 90 days and 14 days before the event start time and receive a 50% refund (excluding Fees) of their Booking Price. Cancellations submitted less than 14 days before the Event start time are not refundable. Learn more
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!