The house was "surrounded by tall, thick pine trees and cherry blossoms, with rose-covered rail fences and a cool mountain pool grown over with flowers It was a fairy-tale place, that house on the hill, a Never-Never Land far from the real world where nothing could go wrong. To most, simply hearing the address Cielo Drive won't mean much. But it's where the innocence of the s counter-culture went to die — metaphorically speaking.
10050 Cielo Drive: The House On The Hill
This beautiful, 4,square-foot ranch style house that once hosted stars of stage and screen was sold to investor John Prell in after just two weeks on the market. Overlooking scenic Benedict Canyon, the same house also was the scene of the tragic slaying of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and four guests by Manson family members. The final resident of the house, before it was bulldozed and its address changed to Cielo Drive, was Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor.
The original home located at Cielo Drive in Benedict Canyon, Los Angeles, California, has been occupied by many famous Hollywood figures, and was the scene of one of the Charles Manson "family" murders. It was extremely similar, but not exactly identical to the house which sat on its own plateau directly below , Cielo Drive often referred to as the "Twin House". They were originally built on land called "The Bedrock Properties" and were built at the same time. The French country style structure was located on 3 acres 1. The hillside structure faced east and featured stone fireplaces, beamed ceilings, paned windows, a loft above the living room, a swimming pool and a guest house. The couple split in early , with Melcher relocating to Malibu. William Garretson, Altobelli's caretaker and an acquaintance of Parent, lived in the guest house behind the main house and was unaware of the murders until the next morning when he was taken into custody by police officers who had arrived at the scene. He was later cleared of all charges. Owner Rudi Altobelli moved into the house shortly after the murders and resided there for the next 20 years.
The property had a main residence and a guest house. The main house had been occupied by various famous Hollywood and music industry figures. In , both houses were demolished and a new house was constructed on the site, and the street address was changed to Cielo Drive. They were originally built on land called [ by whom? The French country-style structure was located on 3 acres 1. Wadkins to build the luxury home resembling an early 19th-century European style farmhouse. The house was completed in , with an address of Cielo Drive. The home included a 3, square foot main residence and 2, square foot guest cottage. The house was later sold to Dr.