Sorry, a theater mogul did not sleep in this Eagle Rock mansion

Photo from CrisNet/Redfin.com

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.


  1. That’s a steal for a 6000 square foot house on a 30,000 sq. ft. lot!

  2. A million dollar discount. Sweet.

    Or, looked at another way, 55% off.

    Good deal? Only tie will tell.

  3. that’s only 100k more than that little place without A/C on echo park. what a steal.

  4. The place probably needs a lot of work, and I’m guessing the buyers’ offer was all-cash, but it seems like an insanely-good deal. That’s one of the nicest streets in Eagle Rock, and the house itself — 6000 square feet — is huge, as is the lot size. I have a feeling the owner will spend around $100,000 fixing it up, then list it in two or three years for $1,400,000 or so.

  5. I’ve lived in Eagle Rock/Highland Park for 51 years and always admired this place. There are few houses in Eagle Rock that come close to it for size, quality of design, and sheer end-of-the-1920’s decadent pizzazz.

    I understand, however, that some serious problems plague this house, which are outlined at http://www.brokenmansion.com. This was definitely one of Eagle Rock’s most elegant homes. Hopefully, it will be again.

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