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The Houdini Estate, A Hollywood Hills Mansion

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101 locations in one. Rent mansion or whole 5-acre estate.Great for any type of production, events and weddings. 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. Film crews have multiple backgrounds to choose from: tropical, jungle, hills, terraces, hidden gardens, caves, rock passages, cliffs and much more. Built for Harry Houdini in the early 1900s, the estate still has the deep-water tank where Houdini reportedly practiced his underwater escapes. The estate and its gardens boast numerous modern amenities while maintaining the grand mystique and marvel of the famous magician. Features include high-speed Internet, satellite television, outdoor fireplaces, barbecue patios, five gazebos, three water fountains, a heated pool, and an outdoor spa. The property’s 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. We only provide the property; so you’re welcome to bring your own caterers, equipment, lighting, and props. We’re also happy to make suggestions and help you plan. Please note, outdoor noise of moderate volume is allowed until 10:00 p.m. per city ordinance, indoors until 2:00 a.m. SITE VISITS We receive many requests for tours, and to be selective, we charge $100 to your group to send somebody knowledgeable about the estate to open and explain the property. 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.

Category and style

Mansion

Colonial, Old Hollywood, Ranch Style, Spanish

Parking

Private parking for 50 cars

Truck / motorhome on site parking: On property

Permit zone

Address most likely falls into one of the following permit zones: Los Angeles, West Hollywood. Please confirm with the host.
Giggster offers in-house permit coordination services for certain projects. Call (323) 544-4600 to inquire about pricing or visit our FAQ section to learn more.

Location details

Bedrooms:
4
Bathrooms:
5
Property size (sq ft):
3000 sq ft
Lot size:
217800 sq ft
Main floor number:
2

Location Rules

No electricity usage
No smoking
No loud noises
Use of restroom(s) for a crew of 15 people or less is allowed

Amenities

Air Conditioning
Wifi

Features

Large Shower
Marble Bathroom
Modern Bathroom
Spa Bathtub
French Doors
Glass Doors
Ornate Doors
Sliding Doors
Stained Glass
Wood Doors
Brick Driveway
Cobblestone Driveway
Colored Driveway
Gravel/Dirt Driveway
Long Driveway
Backyard
Balcony
BBQ Grill
Bridge
Columns
Courtyard
Exterior Shower
Front yard
Gates
Gazebo/Pergola
Hills
Large Grounds
Rooftop
Toolshed
Walkway
Brick Fireplace
Firepit
Fireplace With Mantle
Stone Fireplace
Dark Wood Floor
Stone Floor
Tiles Floor
English Garden
Japanese Garden
Large Yard
Lush/Manicured Yard
Overgrown Garden
Rose Garden
Tropical Garden
Closet
Crown Molding
Dressing Room
Home Bar
Open Floor Plan
Walk-in closet
Bright Kitchen
Granite Countertop
Kitchen Island
Open Kitchen
Stainless Steel Kitchen
Wood Kitchen Cabinets
Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
Kidney-shaped Pool
Front Porch
Patio
Porch Swing
Wood Deck
Grand/Bifurcated/Double Stairs
Quarter/Half/Three-Quarter Turn Stairs
City View
Hollywood Hills
Mountain/Vista View
Texture Walls
White Walls
Wood-Paneled Walls
Fountain
Pond/Stream/Creek
Waterfall

Crew access

Stairs
Street Level
Featured Reviews
Adam G.
3 months ago
Lori was fantastic. Great communication and attentive to our needs. I couldn't recommend her or this location more highly.
Karen G.
7 months ago
Great experiece, Lori was such a great host and very sweet. Would definitely work with her again!!
Location
Exact location provided after booking