While the trick-or-treating is done for another year, you may find that there are still some hauntingly good deals available out there – especially if you’re looking to purchase the home of a former madman.
No, it’s not Jon Hamm or John Slattery’s abode – but that of Earl “Madman” Muntz, who may be considered California’s greatest salesman of all time. Muntz is well-known for being one of the most iconic hucksters in the history of Southern California, or maybe even in the entire U.S.
Starting out by selling used cars back in the early 1940s, “Madman” Muntz quickly made a name for himself when he enlisted military men who were on their way west to drive vehicles that were purchased at low Midwestern prices to the higher-priced market in California.
As time went on, Muntz entered the TV business – not necessarily as a star, but rather by selling low-priced (and equally lower quality) television sets. This business, however, proved to be quite profitable for him – so much so that his daughter was aptly named Tee Vee.
The Madman icon’s 3,000+ square foot, 4 bedroom / 4 bath Sherman Oaks home features impeccable hardwood floors, and skylights that span across and brighten the entire kitchen area. In the master bedroom, you will find sliding glass doors that take you out to the pool, spa, and comfortable lounging area, as well as an en-suite bath.
This home, which can easily play host to the best of get-togethers, has been the site of numerous celebrity-filled parties throughout the years. Situated on a large, corner lot, there is plenty of space, yet ample privacy as well. Following a recent $50,000 price reduction, the home is currently listed at $1.75 million.
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