Eagle Rock’s largest home with a price tag – and DWP bill – to match goes up for sale

Curbed L.A. reports that the former Bekins-Lane Mansion, an approximately 6,000-square-foot Tudor-style home that sits on Eagle Rock’s Hill Drive, has gone on the market at an asking price of $5.99 million. The house, built in 1927 by the founder of the Bekins moving company, sits on 3-1/2 acres that includes three guest houses, a free-standing bistro, pool and parking for more than 40 cars, according to the Redfin. The property is now known as Chateau Emanuel and has served as the home of the Kvassay family. In a presentation last year before the Eagle Rock Valley Historical Society, Robert Kvassay, whose parents purchased the property in 1965, provided another eye-opening statistic about the family estate: a recent DWP bill cost $3,700.

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  1. That house was completely ruined by the Kvassay family’s son. The original kitchen was torn out and replaced with a Home Depot looking kitchen, same for the bathrooms. The only hope of someone wanting to spend a couple of million dollars on this colossal money pit was to have left all the original details in intact.

  2. Jessie Rae Baker-Swim

    When a friend invited my husband and I over for a afternoon dip in the pool, We were amazed to think that property so large was located in an unassuming neighborhood. We felt like we were pretty big deals just being there. Great views of Downtown. Lots of room for the dogs to play. Green house, croquet court, fun paths to walk, a pond with fountain, and a huge pool deck.

    Biggest selling point: The Olsen twins filmed a movie there 🙂

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