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Wolf’s Lair…

Saturday, July 5th, 2008


Wolf’s Lair comes with a lot of lore


(Michael McCreary / Los Angeles Times


Los Angeles Times HOT PROPERTY
July 5, 2008


One of Los Angeles’ true trophy properties is for sale: The so-called Wolf’s Lair is a castle that sits atop a hill overlooking downtown, Griffith Park and the Hollywood sign; on a clear day, it even has views of Santa Catalina Island. Asking price: $7.5 million, but that includes the 1920s speakeasy and all the history that comes with it.


The owners are former View co-host Debbie Matenopoulos and her husband, Lionsgate Entertainment’s Jay Faires.


(Michael McCreary / Los Angeles Times)


But the real celebrity here is the house. It sits on 3 walled and gated acres. There are eight bedrooms, six bathrooms and a heart-shaped, black-bottom pool. The guesthouse was designed by architect John Lautner.


Wolf’s Lair was built by Hollywoodland developer L. Milton Wolf. One story connected to the house is that Wolf, said to be a womanizer of young starlets, built a secret apartment under the gatehouse in which to do his entertaining while his unsuspecting wife slept in the castle a few hundred feet away.


The exterior of the gatehouse still looks like a Norman-style castle; the interiors have been reworked.


(Michael McCreary / Los Angeles Times)

Matenopoulos did a brief stint hosting Good Day Live, a nationally syndicated show. She is one of three hosts on E! Entertainment’s weeknight celebrity gossip series The Daily 10.


Faires is president of music at Lionsgate and founder of Mammoth Records.


The listing agents are Laura and Brian Moore of Keller Williams Realty, Los Feliz.


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