Castillo del Mar, the 1920s estate that has for several decades been in the center of speculation about actress Thelma Todd’s death in the 1930s, has officially been listed for sale. Todd appeared in numerous early-1900s films, including some with the Marx Brothers.
She also happened to be the off-again-on-again mistress, and a business partner, of Roland West, the Castillo del Mar estate director, when her body was found cloaked in a fur coat in the estate’s garage.
The property is being offered for sale for the first time in 40 years – and it still maintains many of its original features, including its solid oak peg-and-groove floors, beautifully carved wood doors, art deco tile, and a number of windows that are leaded / stained glass.
In the main house, you’ll find five bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths, and the living room features magnificent high, beamed ceilings with several large windows that offer absolutely breath taking views of the Pacific coastline below.
There is also a detached garage that is large enough to hold four vehicles, and a studio / chauffeur’s quarters. The 23,000+ foot lot also offers plenty of room for expansion and / or other amenities to suit your specific tastes.
This iconic property is located at 17520 Revello Drive, in Pacific Palisades, and is listed for sale at $6 million. Private tours can be arranged for interested purchasers.