The Alfred F. Rosenheim Mansion really has a big problem to find its new owner. Probably better known as the place where the hit FX show “American Horror Story” is filmed has gone on and off the market a number of times over the last few years. The property was shopped for as much as $17 million in early 2012, but saw its price slashed by $11 million later on that year. Last year, infamous house has relisted for the tidy sum of $7.85 million and now can be yours for only $5 million.
Built as a private home in 1908 by one of the most important turn of the century designers, this architectural masterpiece boasts an enormous private palace with an appearance as intriguing as its history. The 15,000-square-foot home has Tiffany stained-glass windows and light fixtures, and museum-quality Tiffany glass doors. It still has six original fireplaces with Batchelder tiles and lots of other original details. Other features include a sunroom, a basement with a hidden room and a converted chapel that now houses a ballroom, a recording studio and a car collection.
For more than a century Hollywood producers have flocked to the Rosenheim mansion to capture its splendor on screen-most recently the property has been used as the setting for the entire first season of the mystery thriller “American Horror Story” and gained notoriety among the show’s dedicated fan base. The estate has also been prominently displayed in an impressive catalog of films and TV shows such as “Old Blue Eyes” starring Frank Sinatra in the 50s, the Halloween-themed season 4 episode of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” and 2002’s “Spiderman.” Other shows featuring the unique residence include: “CSI Miami,” “Law & Order,” “The Mentalist,” “Criminal Minds,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Californication” and many more.