Buffy The Vampire Slayer/Murder House Criss-Cross

A few weeks ago I was binge-watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer after a long day of running errands.  Buffy the Vampire Slayer is all about Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy Summers, the ass-kicking vampire slayer of Sunnydale, California.  The casts include Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, and David Boreanaz.

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I was in the middle of season 4 where Buffy is now in college with her best friend Willow.  Episode four of the series, titled Fear Itself, was about the Scooby gang entering a frat house for a Halloween party.  While watching the episode, I noticed something unusual about the fraternity house where the haunted house party was taking place.


After a few quick glances of the house, I was shocked to realize that it was THE Murder House that was used for season one of American Horror Story!



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You heard me right folks!  That was THE infamous mansion used for Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story: Murder House.  The first season of American Horror Story revolved around a series of linked murders in a historic mansion with an amazing cast starring Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Tarissa Farmiga, Evan Peters, Denis O’Hare, and Jessica Lange.  Memorable events such as the Rubber Man and Bartholomew came to my mind when seeing Buffy Summers with her friends in that fraternity house.


That fraternity house used in Buffy the Vampire Slayer is known as Alfred Rosenheim’s mansion in Los Angeles.  The mansion was built on 1908 and is currently located in 1120 Westchester Place at Country Club Park.  It was known was “Billionaire Row” back in 1908 because it was known to some of the wealthiest families who resided there.  Rosenheim’s mansion was built with materials such as Italian bricks, African Oak, Teal, Walnut, Maple, and some Peruvian Mahogany that was used for some wood-paneling.  There is an over-sized living room that features a cross-beamed ceiling and tile fireplace.  Guests can eat at the dining room that features an antique Japanese theme with peacock feathers and flowers.  A dramatic circular library was also built with a pink Blood-Marble fireplace and features built-in Tiffany Glass for the leaded glass doors and windows.



Alfred Rosenheim’s mansion has been a historical entertainment hub used for many films, TV shows, music videos, concerts, recording sessions, and other private events.  Some infamous shows that were filmed there include CSI: Miami, Dexter, Nurse Jackie, Californication, Dragnet, Six Feet Under, Bones, Grey’s Anatomy, Angel, and many more series.



A few months ago, the infamous Murder House was listed at Airbnb.  Alfred Rosenheim’s mansion can be booked for 16 people and features 9 bedrooms with 4 ½ baths for everyone.  The mansion is currently listed for $1450/night for anyone who dares to sleep in the murder house from American Horror Story.


            This mansion has become a historic landmark in Los Angeles for the entertainment industry.  It is always intriguing to learn about notorious buildings that have been used for various movies and TV series.  Alfred Rosenheim’s mansion is one of many cultural filming landmarks within the Los Angeles area.  There are other famous areas that have been filmed at multiple times including the Santa Monica Pier or Encino High School.  Filming in Los Angeles has always been the norm for employees in the entertainment industry



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