Infamous LaBianca House Under Contract
Ghost Adventures’ front man Zak Bagans has placed a contract on the infamous LaBianca House, located in Los Feliz, California. Bagans offered close to the $1.98 million dollar asking price. The 2 bedroom/1 ½ bath house was made famous in 1969 when members of the Manson Family slaughtered the then owners.
The Spanish-style home was built in 1920. In 1940, Antonio LaBianca purchased the home and raised his family there. After his death, his son, Leno (a grocery store owner), purchased the home in 1968. Leno and his 2nd wife, Rosemary, moved into the home. However, they never felt comfortable living there. The home was broken into several times prior to their murder.
On August 10, 1969, Leno and Rosemary were stabbed to death under the direct instructions from Charles Manson, who entered the home and supervised the couple’s restraints. Manson sent in other family members to carry out the vicious murder. All responsible received commuted life sentences.
The 1,655 square foot home is a favorite stop for thrill seekers and dark tourism fans. The original address of 3301 Waverly Drive was later changed to 3311 Waverly Drive. The footprint of the home remains today with little being changed. Last sold in 1998, the home was on the market for three weeks. Bagans is expected to close on the sale within the month.
I am not a Zak Bagans fan and I can’t help but feel he is doing this for self-promotion. Still, it is such an infamous crime that I doubt many other people would even consider buying it.
The Haunted Librarian said:
True. The realtor has multiple offers on a waiting list if it falls through. I’m not sure I would want to have so many people taking pictures/dropping by–provided I had the $2 million to spend. 😉