Does owning a house with a bit of crime history sound like something you would want? Well, you’re in luck, as the famous Beverly Hills mansion where Bugsy Siegel died is up for sale. The mobster was assassinated 75 years ago in that house. However, nothing about that house today indicates it was once owned by a gangster.
Ownership of the House
Siegel didn’t exactly own the house. He rented it to his mistress, called Virginia Hill, who was a courier for the mob. On 20th June 1946, an assailant fired at Siegel using an M1 carbine through his window, killing him instantly. One of the things Siegel is popular for is being one of the influencers behind the growth of the Las Vegas Strip.
There are many theories about the murder, with the most popular being that it was a mob hit. Other theories suggest it was Siegel’s associates who ordered the hit, while others say he was involved in a love triangle that led to his death. Either way, the case still remains a mystery.
The house was designed by Joseph Fox and Sons and still has some of its original details. For instance, the iron railings in the two-story entry are still there. But don’t let that faze you, as the railings have been maintained well over the years. In fact, if you step into the house, you’ll hardly realize it’s from the 1920s. The hand-painted tiles also still exist, giving the house a classical look.
Currently, Fiona Chalom and her husband, Joel Aronowitz, a plastic surgeon, are the owners. This house is very special. Anyone looking for a seven-bedroom mansion with a period architectural style will love it. It’s unique, and the sellers have done a lot of restoration to ensure the house has everything you need. However, they didn’t touch the original design of the house as that’s what makes this house very unique. Some of the main features include the following:
- Location: Beverly Hills California
- Lot size: 0.51 acres
- Year: 1928
- Specs: 7,092 sqft, 7 bedrooms, and 5 bathrooms
The house is currently going for $16.995 million. The upgrades done in the last few years include a new pool and a new kitchen with a sub-zero refrigerator. All the bedrooms are very spacious. But what else can you expect from a house which used to be owned by someone who loves a flashy lifestyle? This isn’t your ordinary Spanish home which was built in the 1920s. Such houses were popular for having a musty and dark feeling, but the mansion comes with high ceilings and plenty of windows, allowing natural light into the house.
Bugsy Siegel inspired the famous crime drama film Bugsy, which starred Annette Bening and Warren Beatty. However, the film wasn’t shot in this famous mansion but in an Italian mansion on South Plymouth Boulevard.
With the house being up on sale, you can go online for a tour of the amazing features. And if you’re lucky enough to own $17 million, the house could be yours.