(NEXSTAR) – TV producer Jeff Franklin, best known for creating ‘Full House,’ is selling a posh Beverly Hills mansion that was built on the same property as the now-razed home where Sharon Tate and four others were murdered in 1969, according to reports.
The home, which sits on 3.6 acres, is currently listed at $85,000,000.
Located on Cielo Drive, Franklin first bought the property for $6 million “about two decades ago” when it contained only a partially completed mansion, according to the Wall Street Journal. Franklin moved in after fixing up the estate in 2007 and has since said the property’s past has had “no impact on my life,” the outlet reported.
A former home on the same property – located at 10050 Cielo Drive – was the site of the gruesome murders of Sharon Tate, Jay Sebring, Abigail Folger, Wojciech Frykowski and Steven Parent by the Manson family in the early morning of August 9, 1969. Tate was eight months pregnant when she was killed; the fetus did not survive.
The house at 10050 Cielo Drive was eventually demolished in the mid-1990s by Alvin Weintraub, who owned the property at the time, Los Angeles magazine reported in 1998. Weintraub built a new house on the property, changing the address in 10066 Cielo.
“We went to great lengths to get rid of everything,” Weintraub said, according to the Los Angeles article. “There is no house, no land, no blade of grass remotely connected to Sharon Tate.”
The current listing at 10066 Cielo Drive, represented by Douglas Elliman’s Joshua and Matthew Altman, makes no mention of the property’s history, instead playing on the “unprecedented luxury” offered by the house and its location. The 21,000 square foot home has nine bedrooms, 18 bathrooms and its own movie theater, spa, gym and hair salon, according to the listing. Additional features include a 75 meter swimming pool, three waterfalls and an underground garage with space for 16 cars.
Franklin also told Architectural Digest in 2010 that he hired architect Richard Landry to build the mansion with “a warmth and comfort not very common in homes of this size”, and credited “John Stamos, Bob Saget and the Olsen Twins” to contribute to the wealth that enabled him to build his dream home.
Franklin now plans to move to Miami and has hired Landry to build his new residence on the Venetian Islands, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Listing agents at 10066 Cielo Drive weren’t immediately available to discuss interest in the home, though it’s possible the property’s notorious past won’t make a difference to the sale: a separate LA home where Manson supporters murdered Leno and Rosemary LaBianca, just a day after the August 9 murders at 10050 Cielo Drive, which sold for $1.875 million in June 2021.