A little crime biz history hits the market.
The tony Southern California villa where a Jewish mobster was killed is looking for a new owner.
In 1947, Bugsy Siegel – known for his involvement in the development of the Las Vegas Strip and for being a gangster – breathed his last, at the age of 41, when a sniper shot him through the window of his Beverly Hills home. Gave. That property is now available for purchase with Myra Normand of Normand & Associates for $16.99 million.
“The Bugsy Siegel estate is very special,” Normand told The Post of the seven-bedroom manse. She sees the buyer as having an eye for architecture and period homes that are somewhat more unique than your average cookie-cutter modern. “The seller did a lot of restoration work throughout the house to maintain its original character and design, including the bathrooms, which have been restored to their original design,” he said of the current owners, Fiona Chalom and plastic surgeon Dr. Added Joel Aronowitz.
The Spanish Colonial-style complex, designed by Joseph Fox & Sons, still has many original details, including wrought iron railings and hand-painted tiles in the two-story entry. All have been maintained to resemble how they appeared shortly after construction in 1928 hollywood reporterWho first reported the listing.
“A lot of Spanish homes built in the ’20s have a heavy, heavy, dark feel. Unlike them, this home is full of light with windows everywhere and high ceilings,” Normand told the outlet.
In addition to its old-fashioned charm, the 7,092-square-foot spread — which is set on half an acre — also features several modern upgrades, including a new pool and a kitchen equipped with a Sub-Zero refrigerator.
“There is also a tower in this house and there is a room at the top of the tower,” Normand told the reporter.
A turret room and a mob death not enough drama? The house’s block also made news for the time the late business magnate Howard Hughes’ plane crashed into it.