The house shown above is owned by Jeff Franklin, creator of the 1980s television sitcom “Full House”. Franklin is putting his Beverly Hills estate on the market for $85 million. The roughly 21,000-square-foot, Andalusian-style estate, recognizable for its distinctive blue dome, sits on about 3.6 acres near Benedict Canyon and has nine bedrooms and 18 bathrooms.
Here are some of the amenities:
- a shark tank
- a movie theater
- a spa
- a bedroom with a giant TV that comes out of the ceiling and then disappears when not in use
- an indoor Jacuzzi in the bathroom that’s like a swimming pool
- a gym
- a hair salon
- a billiards room
- six aquariums
- a bar
- a pool with three waterfalls, two hot tubs, a 35-foot waterslide, a swim-up bar, a private grotto, a koi pond, and a lazy river
Let’s assume you’ve got the $85 million to buy the house, and you love everything about it, from the architectural details, to the setting, to the amenities.
Now let’s throw in one additional piece of information.
The property is located on Cielo Drive, on land that once contained the house where the actress Sharon Tate and others were murdered by the Manson Family in 1969. The house where the murders occurred was demolished by a previous owner in the 1990s.
So the house where the murders took place is gone, but it’s the same property.
Could you do it? Could you live there knowing such a gruesome event took place on the property?
I couldn’t do it.
I think I’d be a little freaked out every time I heard a noise in the house or heard a car pull up in the driveway.
If I’ve got $85 million to spend on a house, I think there are plenty of other places I could find that would satisfy my needs, and wouldn’t constantly remind me of Helter Skelter…
*image and story source: Wall Street Journal