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Former Bela Lugosi manse sells for $2.25 million

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Update: A Hollywood Hills home once owned by actor Bela Lugosi, known for role as Count Dracula on stage and screen, has sold for $2.25 million.

Castle La Paloma, a Tudor built in 1926, features interior arches, vaulted beamed ceilings and bay windows. Its 5,000 square feet include an oversized living room, a breakfast room, a butler's pantry, five bedrooms, four bathrooms and a service wing. The more than a quarter-acre terraced site is in the Beachwood Canyon area.

Lugosi, who died in 1956 at 73, played other villains in addition to vampires. He starred in "White Zombie" (1932), "Bride of the Monster" (1955) and "Plan 9 From Outer Space" (1959).

The property came on the market in April at $2,367,000.

Konstantine Valissarakos of Sotheby's International Realty, Los Feliz, was the listing agent. Hugh Evans of Partners Trust, Brentwood, represented the buyer.

lauren.beale@latimes.com

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