By Ivy Brown
On Feb. 3, 2003, Phil Spector murdered actress Lana Clarkson in the foyer of his Los Angeles County mansion, known as Pyrenees Castle.
The legendary music promoter purchased the nearly 11,000-square-foot residence in the city of Alhambra in 1998 for $1.1 million, according to the Wall Street Journal. His ex-wife, Rachelle Short, sold the home in 2021 for $3.3. million.
The 2021 real estate listing states the home was “built in 1925 by Sylvester Dupuy as a replica of a chateau he admired in France during his childhood.”
During Spector’s 2007 murder trial, the jury, and trial watchers, stepped inside “the castle” through crime scene photographs and exhibits.
Spector died in prison in Jan. 2021 at the age of 81.
PYRENEES CASTLE GALLERY (CA v. SPECTOR 2007)