Last year a six-bedroom Mediterranean-style mansion on Eagle Rock’s prestigious Hill Drive went up for grabs in a short sale. The 1930 home, which sprawls over nearly 6,000-square-feet on a corner lot at Hill and Maywood Avenue, had been dubbed the “Pantages Mansion” by some, and the name “Pantages” even appeared on a front gate, according to a post and photo that appeared in Curbed L.A. last September. But it turns out that, as Curbed L.A. hinted at, theater impresario Alexander Pantages lived and died in a Los Feliz mansion on Vermont Avenue. Eric Warren, head of the Eagle Rock Historical Society, said he might be able to explain the confusion. The Eagle Rock house located on a nearly half-acre lot was built for a lawyer who worked for Pantages – not the theater owner himself, Warren said.
Despite the questionable Pantages connection, the Eagle Rock estate at 2110 Hill Drive sold last month for $800,000. That’s about $50,000 more than its asking price but still less than half of the $1.85 million the previous owner paid in 2004, according to Redfin.