11 Best Mansions to Rent for Film and Photo in Los Angeles
A mansion fits the occasion. Doesn’t matter what the occasion is, you can be sure a mansion would make it look better. At least at a pure picture value. And that’s what you’re going to find in this list. Great looking mansions, all available on Giggster! Built in different styles, there are a lot of opulent features and luxury frames you can capture here, all of which go a long way in adding more dynamic, colorful sequences to your project. Read on and check out our picks for the best mansions you can rent for film and photo shoots from our extensive list of location rentals in Los Angeles.
1) Luxury Italian Mansion Home in Pasadena
A brand new Tuscan-Italian mansion home, this villa is located on the prestigious ‘Millionaire’s Row’. This opulent property has a neutral color palette, high ceilings with custom light fixtures and tasteful decor — making it a perfect on-camera set. The mansion also contains a large marble infinity patio connected with the indoor living space via a runway of Roman palatial arches and columns, as well as an indoor-outdoor jacuzzi spa, providing a dramatic and romantic backdrop to any shoot. The outdoors are made to seem like a resort with landscaped gardens, walkways, fountains, and tons of walking and seating spaces.
2) Resort-Like Mansion Overlooking Glendora Valley in Glendora
Seating on nearly 11 acres of gorgeous land, overlooking the marvelous Glendora Valley, this mansion home is a sight to behold - both for you, and your camera. A massive infinity pool and hot tub in the backyard, under manicured trees, offers endless vistas of the city, making this an ideal spot to capture that palpable L.A energy and vibe. Inside the 7 bedroom, 5 bathroom home is decorated with wonderful furniture and fixtures, with plenty of windows allowing natural sunlight to sweep through the home.
3) Mansion Home of Legendary Musicians near Pierce College
A mansion made famous by the musicians who called this ‘home’, the Penfield mansion is an Old Hollywood style exotic. Multiple wall colors, elegant use of wood and fixtures, stunning coats of paints, bold colors and a bar … this space has everything you’d need, even if you were Frank Sinatara, Roger Miller or Clint Walker. The property sits on the top of a hill, all by itself, on over an acre of land with 360-degree views of the whole city and is completely gated and secure. There is even a vast backyard that makes the property a great space if you’re looking at filming a private party or wedding sequence.
4) Stunning Tudor Mansion in Tarzana
Located in an enchanted secluded setting, this mansion is sure to make your footage look spectacular. Outside, the lush green foliage provides privacy & a serene setting featuring a naturally shaped lagoon pool and a jacuzzi. The interiors are very posh and upscale, yet having a down-to-earth nature about it. Soaring ceilings & distinct structural accents let in natural light from all sides. Minimal is spaces and intricate over the rest, this stunning Tudor mansion in Tarzana has been stylised for maximum camera appeal.
5) Iconic Houdini Mansion Estate in West Hollywood
Spread over 5-acres the iconic Houdini mansion estate is a mini world all in itself. This one-of-a-kind estate features an expansive lawn, terraced gardens, rock waterfalls, a natural-spring pond, hiking trails and romantic gazebos with stunning canyon vistas with plenty of backdrop themes you can choose, be it tropical, jungle, hidden garden, cliff, cave or rack passages. The estate and its gardens boast numerous modern amenities while maintaining the grand mystique and marvel of the famous magician - you might’ve thought this is not possible, but here is the standing proof!
6) Uphill Classic Mansion with Spectacular Views in Glendale
A classic Americana mansion with extravagant interiors, especially the walls, this home is a delight for any photographer and filmmaker looking to frame stunning interior scenes and shots. Spread over 2,700sq ft, this three-storey listing has 4 bedrooms you can make use of. There’s also a wide array of features and fixtures you can choose to highlight and bring in frame - rest assured, they all look spectacular!
7) Private Mansion in Beverly Hills
A private mega-mansion designed in a contemporary, high tech style, this space has been decked up to look spectacular on camera. You might've even seen it on 'The Apprentice', 'American Idol', or a bunch of music videos. Perched atop the famous Mulholland drive, you’re going to get stunning panoramic views of the valley below. As far as the core features go, there’s a long private drive with 6-car garage, pool, Jacuzzi spa, 2 media rooms plus 10 Plasma TV's , a dining room & gourmet kitchen with a pizza oven. And if you're looking to entertain, look no furhter than the 4 bars and 3 large reception rooms.
8) Victorian Convent Mansion in Silverlake
An exotic relic, this Victorian convent mansion is decorated with a bold Bohemian-chic vibe. The abundance of color and character looks spectacular on the camera, and the open floor plan makes sure you can get as many great angles as possible. Notable features include large grounds outside, a fireplace with a mantle inside, different textured walls and floors, fountains, and more. So if you’re looking to add a bold, positive, Zen-like aura to your sequences and film, this space is perfect for you.
9) The Date Palm Mansion Estate in Palm Springs
A Mediterranean-themed exclusive mansion in a private, gated community, this estate has been newly remodeled and furnished. The outdoors are really what set this space apart. Palm trees, a pool and Jacuzzi, incredible seating areas, firepits, this is a visual only money can buy. The entire outdoor area has that feel about it with the exposed columns only adding to the grandeur. The interiors match the exteriors in terms of style, but instead of being bold are more subtle and refined. All in all, a great photo or film shooting experience.
10) Oceanfront Mansion Estate in Malibu
A mansion by the sea … this property offers magnanimous vistas of the ocean. The only colors you’ll see from the outside are the greens of the yard and trees, reds in the fireplace seating area, and the blues of the pool and ocean. Inside, the walls are painted white and there’s a lightwood floor, both necessary for spectacular interior lighting. Minimal yet classy, the open floor plan and large hallways are perfect for setting up bigger camera and rigs.
11) Modern Hi-Tech Mansion Home in West Hollywood
A modern high-tech mansion designed with rustic contemporary aesthetics, this property has a great look and feel on camera. Modern fireplaces, steel doors, walk-in closets, and multiple rooms make up the interiors while offering stunning views of Hollywood Hills and the world famous Hollywood sign. Spectacular right from the get go, the house in unfurnished and perfect for your project. There’s even a helipad on the roof!
These mansions have a lot of on-camera appeal and you’re certainly going to have a great time working on your projects here. If you’re interested in any of them, or would like to see more pictures, maybe check out the entire list of offerings, then please follow the links. In case you'd like to see more listings, follow this link to view our catalogue of photo and film rentals available for rent in Los Angeles. Happy filming!